Lil Wayne had some interesting things to say on ESPN anchor Cari Champion’s podcast “Be Honest.” On it he discussed with her his rap career, first phone call with Jay Z and his first advice to Drake.
First advice to Drake:
I was the one to tell him; don’t change anything. Don’t think ’cause you’re coming over here by me that you gotta rap about the things I rap about… Please rap about your little TV show… rap about girls, ’cause that’s what you’re good at… Don’t start singing about killin’ nobody [laughs]. Don’t start singing about the streets. Keep it Canadian [laughs].
Lil Wayne tells us his first phone call with Jay Z:
At that moment, my mama couldn’t tell me nothing…. Other people may say you’ve done a bunch of other stuff that should have made you feel solidified, but that phone call right there was serious to me. I remember exactly where I was, I remember telling everybody in the garage to shut up [laughs]. I was in my house in New Orleans. It was my second house on my own… We were all shooting pool in my garage… I got a phone call letting me know — Jay Z is about to call you. So I told everybody to be quiet… Like bro, be quiet… Like you shot a gun in the air [laughs]… All he really said is “Sup, lil homie. I see you. Just wanted to let you know, I see you.”
Lil Wayne on if he thinks he is better than Drake:
Man, I’d annihilate that guy [laughs]… I was trying to keep it Canadian, but you got me with that one.