Jessie J: ‘I Was Obsessed With Lil Wayne’

Jessie J and Lil Wayne

When Jessie J wanted to add some swagger to her album, she looked to Lil Wayne. The “Price Tag” singer reveals that the Young Money rapper inspired one of the more colorful cuts on her debut.

“I was obsessed with Lil Wayne at one point,” Jessie told Weezy’s influence can be heard in her music, particularly the Oak-produced “Rainbow,” a track off Who You Are, due April 12 in the U.S.

“The song is basically about how we’re all colors of the rainbow and how we need to share the pot of gold,” she explained. “We all may be different, but we’re all the same really. Everyone bleeds red and we all get blue sometimes. The lyrics are a play on words with colors, but my delivery is very like yup, yup, still very Lil Wayne-y. It’s one of my favorites.”

The 23-year-old Brit would love to collaborate with Weezy. “That would be like a dream. I think he’s incredible and I love his swagger. I feel like he should win an award for how he acts in videos. I think he’s one of those one-take people who rolls in, does a sick take, and just rolls out,” she said, adding, “Lil Wayne and Nicki [Minaj], those two are killin’ it right now.”

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  1. Lisa

    I can’t really say that I agree with her. But that’s just me. Song’s dope, though.


  2. arnica

    i love her and i agrees with her


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  4. oso_jo_ro

    I really love her!
    got mad vocals, and seems like a nice girl…
    best of luck GURL! ;)


  5. Raine Martin

    Nicki Minaj is killing it and so is Lil Wayne. I can admit that even though i dislike Lil Wayne immensly. I dont think she should be looking to Lil Wayne as inspiration. Common or B.O.B are more her style. None the less Jessie J is an amazing singer.


  6. T_XXL

    I hate her, fuck… She’s very arrogant, don’t have humility too.


  7. precious

    YMCMB GOTTA LOVE’EM!! That’s some deep shit,theirs nothing wrong with admiring someone who is the greatest.


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