Exclusive: Drake Reacts to Lil Wayne’s Jail Sentence

Lil Wayne and Drake

Not even jail time can faze Lil Wayne. The rap superstar is keeping his head up in the wake of his expected year behind bars over attempted gun possession. He is scheduled to be formally sentenced in February. Wayne’s Young Money affiliate Drake speaks exclusively with Rap-Up.com about how his friend is coping with the news and how he’ll be holding down the fort when his boss takes leave.

Weezy is not dwelling on his impending prison stint and is instead using his time to focus on what he does best, making music and money. “He’s dealing with it well. Wayne’s not usually gonna open up emotionally and tell you how he’s really feeling about anything,” Drizzy tells Rap-Up.com. “He’s kinda more concerned about getting as much music as he possibly can, so that when he’s in there, people are still satisfied musically with Lil Wayne product, and that’s just the mind of a true businessman.”

Drake, who’s set to release his debut album Thank Me Later early next year, will keep business booming in Weezy’s absence. “I’ll just do what I can to keep the whole Young Money/Cash Money team going, and I just want to play my part as a team member and keep the brand strong until the boss gets home.”

Despite the circumstances, Drizzy’s cohort remains in high spirits. “We spoke last night, but it wasn’t about that though. He was making jokes. He was in a good mood. He’s always in a good mood when he’s in the studio making music,” shares the 23-year-old Canadian. “He’s like superhuman. I don’t think anything could really break his concentration or his zone when he’s in there.”

The rappers will link up next week when Young Money shoots the video for “Bed Rock.” “I get to see him next week, so hopefully I’ll be able to gauge where he’s at mentally, but I think he’s alright.”

The sentencing came as a surprise to Drake, but he believes the end result will be beneficial. “I definitely didn’t think this would be the outcome of it, but I hope it will add to him selling a million records again.” He has faith that Wayne can turn a negative into a positive. “It’s an unfortunate situation and I hope that he’ll be able to position it where his release is a day where everyone’s excited and they’re just excited about his new album. I hope he manages to market it the right way.”

Before he checks into prison, Lil Wayne will drop his long-awaited Rebirth album and the Young Money compilation, We Are Young Money, on December 15. A leaked version of his mixtape No Ceilings is available now.



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  3. O-dee

    I wish lil weezy gud luck

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  4. la loca

    i love lil wayne i hope himm good luckkk..

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  5. AAA

    AWWw mann i wish wayne good luck mann…and young money will be on the rise on his time of absence..

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  6. lil red

    lil wayne is tha shizzzzz i kno he will be alright and he is in my prayers…

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  7. lil moon

    Weezy stay up whateva don’t kill you makes you stronger I am still go but your albums

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  9. good riddances

    man the game will not miss him
    Hes just another gucci and soulja boy

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    RMBMusicBlog Reply:

    @good riddances, not at all

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  10. Micheal

    Lilwayne i wish you all the best you are my best fan ever byeeee.i love u

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  11. marcus

    man drake stay on top of your game hold it down for wayne while he gone..i know wayne gone be droping hot albums while he locked up.p.s jay z u is not bett than WAYNE…T OR F

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  12. uptown emon

    M@N GOD GOT A WAY OF PUTTIN GOOD PEOPLE ON TIME OUT. ON THE CONTRARY BEIN THAT WAYNE REALLY DIDNT HAVE A STREET CRED RECORD THIS PROBABLY WILL GIVE HIM A TEST HIS MONEY BLINDED HIM FROM AND WITH HIS EGO HES NOT GOIN TO BITCH OUT!!! SO JUST BE EXPECTING AND EVEN RAWER COMEBACK!!!! A YEAR REALLY AINT SHIT,,,,BEST BELIEVE HELL HAVE BEATS AND SONG READY 2 E RECORDED HELL PROLLY CUM BAK WIT DR.DRE,PHARELL,TIMBALAND,EVEN MANNIE FRESH. HATE 2 SEE IT HAPPEN BUT HE STR8!!!

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  13. paul talley

    they just gave him more material for more of the best music. young money music!!!!!!!! ONE

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  15. N0nto

    Lil wayne is d best and always will n0 mattr whats happens to h!m hs music will always entertain . .y0ung m0ola go real hard. An drizzy keep bckn ya b0y awt shows that u guys g0t real l0ve. . Weezy wil nvr be g0ne evn if his behind bars that makes n0 diffrence to the ‘TRUE WAYNE FANS’ an birdman ya s0n wil be h0me s0on like he was nevr g0ne. Yeah mr carter is a man he can haddle al ths an i pers0naly wishng him the best of luck in there an we wil mic u. Wayne much much l0ve mwhaz…..! Y0ung m0ola babie 4 life….4 evr . 4 real

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  16. koko g

    fukk lil wayne. i dont care if
    he to jail. weezy looks like an animal

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  17. CHRIS from PhOENIX ArIZONA

    good luck and god bless you. U will be alright n there im sure u already know, i would look after ur house or one of ur cars if u would like me 2. J.K. 1 luv and like always everybody, wayne will make the best of this.

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  18. lil pac (makavelis devotee)

    why will he cut his dreadlocks? is it compulsory?

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