Dressed as a modern day king (or more like a pimp), Lil Wayne covers the upcoming October/November issue of Vibe Magazine. Inside, Weezy discusses his perception of competition (or lack thereof) in music, the repercussions of his Jay-z diss and his relationship with Drake.
Wayne on Jay-z and The ‘Old Guys’
“There’s no competition [with any artists]. Music isn’t about competition no more. All the gangster rappers are happy, all the skateboard rappers are happy, all the white rappers are happy… Everybody just happy to do music these days. There are no problems. That sh*t died a long time ago with them old-ass rappers. We are just making music, making money and having fun feeding our families. Competition is for the old guys.”
On if he knew the repercussions of going after Jay-z
Well, I’m a man. I believe as a man you should know that. Every man should know the repercussions and consequences behind whatever they do before they do it. And of course, I know there won’t be any repercussions behind what I did.
Wayne on if he looks at Drake as competition:
I don’t look at it like that. Drake is my artist. If he wasn’t my artist, then yeah maybe. But that’s my artist. He’s not [just] a friend. We’re more than friends. It’s business. It would be impossible for it to be a competition. I mean, I’m the guy’s boss.
Wayne on if he thinks Hip Hop helped influence the London Riots:
All you could do is pray for the people that were dealing with the situation and hope for the best. As far as them blaming hip-hop, you can blame Jesus for things, so you can’t really fault anybody for blaming someone or something. All you can do is hope for the best.
Read more over at VIBE