News: Lil' Wayne Lights Up "Ms. Katie" Couric Special, "I Will Stand Up For Marijuana Any Day" [Video]
Thursday, Feb 5, 2009 8:34AM
Multi-platinum selling rapper Lil' Wayne spoke on Katie Couric's pre-Grammy Awards special last night (February 4) discussing his thoughts on his work ethic, Katrina, and his stance on marijuana and syrup-sipping.
The Grammy-nominated artist opened up during his interview with Couric.
In New Orleans, reality is handed to you very very early...[Music], for me, was a way of always showing somebody my intelligence...I work very very hard, Ms. Katie. We don't approach things like we're good, we just approach it like we're gonna work and we're gonna work hard and hard works pays off. If you work that hard, then you're gonna get good and good turns to great and hopefully I'm the definition of that...I will stand up for marijuana any day...I have migraines, right, I have migraines that just make me want to kill myself...I do what I want, and I love to smoke. (All Access Grammy Special)
The Grammy-nominated artist spoke on both his personal and professional life.
He discussed with Couric the real reason why he dropped the D in his first name. "I dropped the 'D' 'cause I'm a junior," he said, referring to the fact that he is named after his dad. "He's not in my life, and he's never been in my life, so I don't want to be Dwayne." (The Celebrity Cafe)
Weezy also emphasized why he raps about 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
He explained that he touches on topics like Katrina in songs because "I believe that music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me. So I have to cover all the areas. You get Lil' Wayne's take on the new president, money, the economy, women, whatever." (MTV News)
Couric also took time to analyze the rap star's facial ink.
According to her, this tough-talking rapper insists what you see is not necessarily what you get. "Can you take me on a little journey through your face?" Couric asked, referring to Lil' Wayne's tattoos. "Okay. I have 'misunderstood' on my face, because I do feel that a lot of times, I am very misunderstood," he said. (CBS News)
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