Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne may be one of pop sensation Justin Bieber‘s numerous fans, but said his admiration for the youngster’s career forces him to turn the multiple collabo requests he receives from him.
Based on an excerpt from his July/August XXL cover story, Wayne divulges on his respect for Bieber and R&B singer Justin Timberlake.
While fans can expect to hear both Heartbreak Drake and Ms. Minaj on Tha Carter IV, it’s the two Justin’s that Weezy F. also talks about. “That’s my little homie now,” Wayne says of The Biebs. “He texts me every night asking me to do [his] d*mn song. That’s my n*gga, but I can’t do it. Like I said, I don’t want to f*ck his sh*t up. But like I said, I want to work with Justin Timberlake. That boy got a voice; that boy can sing. He needs to come back right there on Tha Carter IV.” (XXL Mag)
Recently, former Ruff Ryder artist Drag-On told SOHH he would jump if given an opportunity to record alongside Bieber.
“Yeah, h*ll yeah,” Drag told SOHH when asked if he would collaborate with Justin Bieber. “H*ll yeah, dog. I co-sign Justin Bieber. He’s a little young kid doing his thing. He came up off the Internet doing nothing. You know what I’m saying? I respect it. Word up. He’s young. I wish that dude the best. I’d jump on a song with Justin Bieber tonight, yo!” (SOHH)
G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks previously spilled his Bieber admiration.
“I would definitely do a record with Justin Bieber. I think early on in my career things were a little different. Now, the fact of the matter is the youth determines which way music is going to go,” explains Banks. “When you become influential enough to control one market, I think it’s time to cross-market.” (VIBE)
After Bieber released his “Speaking In Tungs” freestyle last fall under the rap alias “Shawty Mane”, Dipset affiliate Vado gave the singer his co-sign.
“I was shocked! He killed it! He sounded like [Notorious] B.I.G.,” Vado said in an interview. “When I seen it on Twitter, I didn’t believe it. We need to keep his verse for the remix! We might finish the remix this weekend, and let Justin go first. I’m definitely going to contact him.” (New York Daily News)
Check out Kanye West & Justin Bieber’s “Runaway Love” remix down below: