Young Money’s Drake has revealed a conversation he had with incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne this month and said his boss made some unexpected comments.
The YM emcee claims Wayne suggested that Drake was a better artist than him.
“To him, there’s a whole world moving out there that he hasn’t seen for so long. He was just like, he told me something I never thought I’d hear him say, which was, ‘You’re the ultimate artist. You’re better than me. You don’t have the tattoos, you don’t cause any trouble. People like you.’ He was like, basically, ‘Look at me and look at you.’ He was like, ‘Man, listen. You know what I think you’re about to do? You’re about to do 2 million.’You’re about to do two million the first week. Whatever, man, whatever you do, do not get no tattoos never in your life. They gonna think you got it because you came around me.’ He said the same thing to me [during the Rikers visit]: ‘Don’t change yourself, please. You got it. I’ve never met a young dude that has it figured out, but you got it. Don’t mess it up. Just be you. Sing! Rap! Be you. Don’t stop smiling.’ That’s what he said.” (MTV)
Drake also visited Wayne in early June.
“FINALLY got some time for a visit tmrw to go see my brother…so if you got msgs that need to be delivered write #TellWayne” (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
Artists like Fat Joe and Diddy have also visited Wayne as he serves a one year jail sentence.
Rap mega-star Lil Wayne – locked up on a gun conviction – brought in at least one more bold-faced name this week: Diddy. The music mogul stopped by the Eric M. Taylor correctional facility to visit Lil Wayne on Wednesday. Diddy, born Sean Combs, even swapped his luxury wheels for the public bus like all the other visitors Wednesday. Diddy was on a pre-approved list to see Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., and the chat was limited to an hour, sources said. (New York Daily News)
Despite being behind bars, Lil Wayne recently recorded a verse for Drake’s “Light Up” single.
Even behind bars, Lil Wayne stays on his grind. Weezy drops a freestyle over Drake’s Jay-Z assisted track “Light Up” from Thank Me Later. The verse was recorded during one of Wayne’s phone calls from prison and premiered during Drake’s Ustream session on Tuesday night. Drizzy calls it “one of the most incredible Lil Wayne verses [he’s] ever heard.” (Rap-Up)
Check out Drake UStreaming Lil Wayne’s “Light Up” verse down below: