Artists across the rap game pay their respects to Lil Wayne after the rapper suggests that his doomed label situation has got him thinking about retirement.
Earlier today, the rap world awoke to some potentially devastating news, as everyone got word of Lil Wayne venting his excruciating frustrations on Twitter and suggesting his retirement. "I AM NOW DEFENSELESS and mentally DEFEATED," he wrote at around 4 AM this morning, seemingly in response to his futile attempts to escape his contract with Cash Money Records. He then wrote, "I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I'm done," causing alarm across social media. Obviously, many esteemed rappers reacted to the possibility of saying goodbye to one of the undisputed greats. They praised all that he has done for the hip-hop game and culture, and they offered empathy and words of encouragement regarding his unfortunate predicament with Cash Money.
Rick Ross responded to a fan requesting that Wayne sign to MMG by writing, "get Birdman on the phone." Chance the Rapper, who included Tunechi on the Coloring Book hit "No Problem," tweeted a message of inspiration to Wayne, writing, "I just wanna remind you that absolutely nothing and no one in this world can defeat you." Other artists who shared their feelings about Wayne's lamentable situation include Missy Elliott, Lupe Fiasco, Flying Lotus, Chevy Woods, and more.
Without discounting the severity of Wayne's grievances, it's fortunate to see that both Reginae Carter, his 17-year-old daughter, and Mack Maine, the current president of Young Money, have suggested that Weezy isn't going anywhere. Though he's been in the industry for over two decades, Wayne is just 33 years old.
Y'all know lil Wayne ain't going nowhere 😏— Love me (@reginae_carter1) September 3, 2016
get Birdman on the phone. https://t.co/pYr0WIeaYY— Yung Rénzél (@rickyrozay) September 3, 2016
Be Encouraged https://t.co/iNABu4GzeS— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) September 3, 2016
Dear @LilTunechi I just wanna remind you that absolutely nothing and no one in this world can defeat you. Tell them devils back back.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) September 3, 2016
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An inspiration who made being lyrical cool & pushed rappers in all sectors of the art to reach higher bar after bar https://t.co/5d1XYWjN4x— EG| Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 3, 2016
I hope you find some solace in the act of creating and continue to practice in some capacity the art which you helped progress @LilTunechi— EG| Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 3, 2016
@LilTunechi Prayers up 4 whatever u may be enduring right now this to will pass & may u find PEACE🙏🏾 I will always be a fan of your work🙌🏾— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 3, 2016
Thank you for everything @LilTunechi— Indigo Purple (@JoeyPurps) September 3, 2016
I hope that Lil Wayne post is false ... I know I'm not the only one who feels that way— Chevy Woods (@CHEVYWOODS) September 3, 2016
@LilTunechi I FINALLY MADE IT WE GOTTA MAKE A REAL ONE BEFORE U COMPLETELY STOP THAT CARTER SHIT THOSE DEDICATIONS IS ALL A YUNG NIGGA KNO— IG: YFNLUCCI (@YFNLUCCI) September 3, 2016
@LilTunechi U THE REASON I NEVER GAVE UP U THE GREATEST TO EVER DO IT BIG BRO I GOT THESE STREETS FOR U THO PLUS I HAVENT EVEN MET U YET— IG: YFNLUCCI (@YFNLUCCI) September 3, 2016
How ever you're feeling about all this,know that it's ok!The feelings change and it's definitely part of the process https://t.co/Uh4iYQHxJI— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) September 3, 2016
We r the same age and u inspired me when I was in HS. It didn't matter that we were kids. Awesome is awesome. https://t.co/Uh4iYQHxJI— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) September 3, 2016
U put in so much work. Inspired so many. I will always be grateful for the impression u left on me a a kid. https://t.co/Uh4iYQHxJI— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) September 3, 2016
Grab ur favorite ladies take em with u on a jet somewhere awesome. Get head by a waterfall. Record new song about it https://t.co/Uh4iYQHxJI— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) September 3, 2016
Lil Wayne isn't really leaving the game puffy left and came back ass p diddy then left and came back again as diddy they never really leave— ill yaya (@itskamaiyah) September 3, 2016
Jay Z has retired like 3 times from the game and comes back frequently Wayne isn't leaving the game— ill yaya (@itskamaiyah) September 3, 2016
Lil Wayne has reached his ultimate peak in hiphop once you excell as magnificently as he's done you can't go any higher he's legendary— ill yaya (@itskamaiyah) September 3, 2016
Hate seeing what's going on with Lil wayne that shit ain't kool Bruh.— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) September 3, 2016
Tune's impact is undeniably the greatest outside of Eminem. 85% of today's rappers took from Wayne.— Glasses Malone (@gmalone) September 3, 2016
Tune is the hardest working artist I've ever been next to!!! Never seen nothing like dude!! Closest to Pac's work ethic— Glasses Malone (@gmalone) September 3, 2016
2006-2010 if Lil Wayne rapped to your instrumental it was no longer your song!— CLUBGOD (@BEATKINGKONG) September 3, 2016
I'm keep it lit for Lil Wayne. 💯— 6 Speed (@IAMSU) September 3, 2016