In the November issue of Vibe, Lil’ Wayne gets retarded. This guy is on some next drugs. He ain’t sold shit, but he sure does shit. Check out this excerpt.
Lil Wayne is a madman. He’s unhinged. He’s hilarious. Passionate. Downright mean.
During my time with him in Miami for The Art of Storytelling (November ’07), I knew that Wayne would be difficult to capture. Many of the deepest, darkest stories he shared cannot be translated onto the pages of a magazine. But he gave so much, there’s still plenty left to report. We may never fully understand the mind of the most prolific rapper this year – but we can go as deep as he’ll let us.
So here I am with the president of Cash Money/Young Money.
I just want everybody to know I am no longer the president of nothing. I gave Cortez Bryant the presidency of Young Money Records and I stepped down from any other positions… I am the president of me. I am me! I run nobody, I live in a different world with different laws.
Who else is in this world?
Only presidents. Me, Franklin, Reagan…
You must have the most unique voice in that world.
Some people can’t sing and can just use their voice very uniquely. I was watching these clips on E! of the worst people singing the National Anthem and – what’s the dudes name from that rock group – the nigga with the big lips?
Steven Tyler? That’s the nigga with the big lips? That nigga’s like the worst ever! The secret – WHITE PEOPLE CAN’T SING UNLESS YOU’RE ROBIN THICKE!
He’s the only one?
I know they got more but I don’t feel like thinking right now. I just… I don’t care – fuck them!
Do you listen to a lot of music?
Everybody who know me know you come around Wayne, you better not be trying to hear the latest hits from somebody’s album. ‘Cause when you listen to another niggas music you can get in that zone. Like I done listened to Hov and I didn’t wanna do nothing but get shot everyday, I didn’t wanna go to the studio. Hov wasn’t rapping about going to the studio. I stopped listening after The Black Album. I stopped listening to other people’s music.
But you know hit songs that are out, right?
Yeah, I’m on half of ’em. I listen to the ones I’m on.
Back in August, 50 Cent was talking trash about you jumping on everyone’s tracks.
You talking about 50 Cent from G Unit?
The big 50 Cent?
Lil Wayne came out his mouth?
OH MY GAWD! I’M BIG! [sarcastic voice] I’m big, man! I didn’t know that dude knew me! What’s up 50? I got beaucoup 50 Vitamin Waters. He got the coldest one, the rest of ’em are really nasty. For real – don’t get that Revise – that other purple one. Naaaah, you gotta get that Formula 50. I done been fooled like that plenty of times. 50 got like the best-tasting Vitamin Water.
So you don’t have anything to say in response to him calling you a whore?
A person like 50 Cent say anything about me, you gotta understand, that’s what makes them who they are. So me getting mad, that would be outta Lil Wayne’s character. There’s been plenty of recorders right here in my face saying, What you think about such-and-such saying…? Nothing! I don’t think nothing! That ain’t me, I’m from New Orleans, man, we kill, for real, I’m not gonna stress that!
Speaking of stress, let’s talk about the incident when the cops pulled you over after your show on July 22, 2007, at the Beacon Theater in New York.
When they locked me up in New York and they asked me about Jay-Z, 50 Cent, G Unit and no fucking gun or weed like they made it look like on TV? Ask me what I told them – Nigga, I’m from New Orleans! I will murder ya’ll up in this bitch! Fuck that, why would I murder a rapper?! I’m gonna listen to his shit on the way to go murder another nigga!
So the hip hop cops took you in supposedly over guns and weed but ended up just interrogating you to get info about other rappers?
They ain’t ask me a damn thing about no gun or no weed. That could have been the gun that shot Kennedy, they didn’t give a fuck! All they wanted to know was, [in cop’s serious voice], ‘So what’s the beef with you and Jay-Z? You and 50 Cent?’ I said, ‘Sir, let me tell you two words – Beef who? [slaps his chest where his heart is] New Orleans, murder capital, man!
It’s so wrong how the cops stay steadily profiling rappers, trying to figure out some fake industry beef.
I’m not gonna murder a rapper, that’s like a cliche. I don’t wanna kill 50 Cent! Because he got fans. I don’t know who’s riding with him! I need to beef with niggas that I know. I don’t know how many people like 50 Cent. So if he said Lil Wayne’s a hoe, Lil Wayne’s a hoe. The word whore, that’s a nigga who be smashing a lot, like fucking a lot.
Don’t you call yourself that in a song?
Yeah, I said I’m a whore. I’m a whore. Whatever. And I live it to the fullest. I’m like Trey Songz, no homo.
Every picture of this nigga, he got his fucking shirt off! He’s looking at the camera like he’s looking at a hoe. I said, ya know what? Trey Songz don’t give a fuck – he be like, Fuck ya’ll nig*as! I’m eating, bwoy! Fuck how you think I look in this picture, your hoe love this picture! It’s her screensaver nig*a! When you call your hoe, my song play, fool! Holla! Trey Songz I fuck with you, you heard me?
So you respect his gangster.
I know he a G ’cause I tried to holler at his girlfriend and she said no.
I don’t even wanna put that man out there, that might not be his girlfriend, but in her mind she think she yours, dog, and she told me no for you, so you’s a G. And this wasn’t long ago, this was recently, I was the president, I had all that going for me, bitch said NO! She sent me a picture of y’all and everything, like that new video from 50 and Ciara, that’s how y’all was.
Naked on top of each other?
For real, I fuck with Trey Songz, no homo.
That’s funny. Is there anything else you want to share about your career so far?
I signed my contract at 11, I put out my first solo album at 15 and I’m 25 and I’ve been living in that ever since. I haven’t sold a brick. I haven’t had to see one unless I wanted to snort it!
So what are you about to do now, after the interview?
Yo, I forgot what we was doing! I forgot we was gonna go in the studio, Elz said he was gonna come through [Juelz Santana]. I dunno if he’s on his way.
Any parting words?
I’m glad that this whole interview was about what it was about and it wasn’t about my album or whose song I’m on because that makes it so important. That makes it so important.
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