Former Hot Boys member Turk recently talked about his relationship with Lil Wayne and how the rap star has vastly changed from the Weezy F. Baby he remembers growing up with.
While Turk insisted their relationship is still secure, he did admit they went their separate ways in the music industry.
“Me and Wayne, we good. That’s like my little brother but we grew apart. I got my own movement, I just was locked up. If I’d a been out, it would have been the same results, you know what I’m saying? I’ve kind of been dazzing because I was wilding for real. I think my thing’s gonna go farther. I got people that can relate to me and I can relate to. I’m not Michael Jackson, I’m not weird — some of these dudes out here, you can’t even touch ’em, you can’t even talk to ’em.” (G14 Radio)
He also touched up on the possibility of Weezy F. Baby having no control over his actions due to drug usage.
“I used to be in a circle where I was caught up with some drugs. I used to do heroin and cocaine, I used to shoot heroin and cocaine like an old n*gga,” Turk added. “When I was 15, 16 years-old, couldn’t nobody tell me nothing. The only thing I can say on that situation is when you under the influence of anything that’s altering your mind, anything out loud will come out your mouth. … It’s those drugs that’s overpowering you, it’s those spirits overpowering you. Wayne like a little brother to me and I know that’s not Wayne. When I see certain pictures of him, I know that’s not Wayne. When I see Wayne, I see the Lil Wayne when we used to be in the Holiday Inn doing things together, battling in the studio — that’s the Wayne I see. … I’d rather not talk about the Wayne that’s happening today because I don’t know that Wayne. I can’t speak on that Wayne. I was gone the whole time.” (G14 Radio)
Back in October, Turk said he knew Weezy F. Baby’s work ethic would make him a certified hip-hop star.
“To see Lil Wayne, Baby, the whole Cash Money doin’ they thing, it’s not a surprise to me, because I know how Cash Money rock,” Turk told MTV News. “They get it in, you know what I’m saying? That’s what we all come from. We come from that. We come from doing a whole album in a week. Mannie Fresh get in the studio, we all get in the studio … ‘What you got? Let me hear something.’ Then bam! He put the beat, we put the rap and there it go. So when I was hearing Lil Wayne was doing all these mixtapes, doing all these features, people in jail and people on the phone when I’m callin’ home be like, ‘Yo, man, your dog doin’ this and this and that,’ it wasn’t no surprise to me. I don’t know why it was a surprise to the world. But I always knew that Wayne was gonna be how he is, ’cause he was focused.” (MTV)
Recently, Turk revealed his experience behind bars and possibly rejoining Cash Money.
“I’m always open to that. That’s an option,” Turk said referring to possibly signing back to Cash Money. “I’ve talked to Baby on several occasions, while I was incarcerated. I’ve talked to Lil Wayne. Wayne sent me money. I talked to B.G., but unfortunately he was locked up when I came out. I spoke to Juve, Mannie Fresh, everybody. It’s all love. We’re gonna sit down, chop it up as men and see what the future got for us. But right now, it’s about that YNT Empire–Young N Thuggin. I’m pushing on my own right now because a man gotta stand on his own, but I’m looking forward to working with the whole industry. It’s all love.” (XXL Mag)
Check out Turk’s interview: