Tunechi talks. Amid rumors of a Roc Nation deal and collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Gucci Mane, Weezy pops up on “Undisputed” once again, to share his thoughts about everything from sports to music in a rare two-part interview.
During his lengthy chat with host Skip Bayless, the New Orleans rapper opened up about the state of hip-hop. “I’m good with where it’s going,” he said. “As far as where do I see myself in that direction of where it’s going, I see myself as, I’m going there with you, but in my own lane. When I say there, I only mean to the next level. I’m not meaning going to where there’s certain sounds, or certain place, or look. Whatever the next level is, I’ll be right there with you, just in my own world.
“I like where the music’s going,” he added. “I can’t relate to it a lot because I’m working on my own stuff. I’m listening to your stuff a little too late. So I don’t deny your wave, if you’re an artist and you have a movement, I don’t deny that. It’s just that I caught on a little too late so I don’t even understand it. So I just stick to my own music.”
Tunechi also took this time to break down his rumored affiliation with Roc Nation. While an official deal has yet to be announced, Wayne said Jay Z has become a close friend who is looking to help him out while he battles Cash Money in court.
“Jay is just a good guy,” he said. “It was nothing but a simple thing. Friend to friend, I just want to help you. Simply. That’s all it was. I just want to help you, man, in any way I can. Right now, he’s just gonna help me in any way he can.”
This doesn’t mean his feud with Cash Money is over, however. “No. We haven’t done that yet,” he said. “We’re still working on that. That’s a situation. But Jay is just a good guy and he just wants to help me. That’s it. He’s gonna be helping me.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Weezy revealed an interesting tidbit about his mother, who apparently went to school with Birdman. “When I was younger, when I was around 11, my mom told me rap was forbidden,” he said. “I just think she didn’t believe that this was gonna be something successful. Cool, you like to make words rhyme? That’s fine. But you’re not gonna try to chase this as a dream. We’re from New Orleans so to say I’m gonna be a football player or superstar, it’s kind of far off…Also, she went to school with Baby, who became my boss. She went to school with him so it was kind of like, ‘You’re talking about that guy, my friend from school? You’re gonna be with him and y’all gon’ be superstars? Yeah right. You’re gonna go to school.’ … That’s the best part about it, that it actually came true, and that I was actually able to show her more than she ever thought she’d see.”
Watch both interviews for more on Lil Wayne’s thoughts regarding Prince, Aaron Hernandez, and the Green Bay Packers.