Lil Baby is giving Lil Wayne the crown.
Speaking with Complex, the Atlanta rapper declared the Young Money boss the “best rapper of all time.” When asked why, Baby had a simple explanation: “I don’t see nobody better than Lil Wayne, period.”
Baby himself was named Best Rapper Alive of 2020 by Complex, something he doesn’t take lightly. “I didn’t [always] want to be a rapper. But I’m rapping. So if I’m going to be a rapper, my whole thing was, I don’t want people to just f**k with me because I’m Lil Baby and I get money. I really wanted my music to be good,” he said.
While Baby may think Wayne is the G.O.A.T., Baby’s fans have also called him a G.O.A.T. “I never call myself a G.O.A.T., I leave that love to the people,” he raps on “Emotionally Scarred.”
Baby and Wayne previously teamed up on a pair of tracks, “I Do It” and “Forever.” “I loved his voice at first and it kinda reminded me of me when I was younger,” Weezy told XXL. “And then his melodies and stuff started getting at me. So that’s what it was. And then I started actually listening to what he’s saying and he talk about the struggle a lot and he’s talking about some real stuff.”
After an epic 2020, Baby is now debating whether he will drop a new album this year. “There’s give and take on both sides: keep dropping or waiting,” he said. “The only way I don’t drop an album in 2021 is if I drop a joint album, like a Drip Harder 2. Something like that.”
He also recently teased unreleased collaborations with Meek Mill and Drake, telling Billboard that he and the 6 God “got a lot of songs together.”
But there’s still one artist on his wish list of collaborators–Rihanna. “I ain’t never talked to Rihanna. But if I could pick anybody, that’s who it would be,” Baby revealed.