Lil Wayne appears on Elliott Wilson's CRWN, where he talked about the success of his artists, "Tha Carter V" and more.
Lil Wayne is the latest rapper to take the hot seat on Elliott Wilson's CRWN, and he took the opportunity to reflect on his career, as well as speak on his future endeavors.
Read some excerpts from the interview below.
OnÂ Tha CarterÂ V:Â âIâm approaching it like it is my last project and I think thatâs why itâs a lot different than everything else. Iâm approaching it as if you donât have tomorrow.â
On Jay Z:Â âWhen he said he was retiring, I was like aÂ basketballÂ player looking up at Kobe or looking up at Jordan, if Jordanâs like LeBron, like somebody gotta step up.â
On why he stopped calling himself the âbest rapper alive:Â âI have awesome artists, and Iâm not trying to outshine them at all. I have artists that I feel, I want you to be better than me.â
On Drake:Â âWhen I heardÂ his music, and everytime I hearÂ his music, I still get the same feeling, like, âMan, ainât nobody can touch this dude.ââ
On signingÂ Nicki Minaj:Â âShe was being Nicki. Thatâs who I met and that was without the glitz and the glamour. When I first heard the first two or four bars, it wasnât even about sheâs rapping better than any female rapper, it was about man, sheâs rapping better than the rappers, period.â
OnÂ KendrickÂ Lamarâs âControlâ verse:Â âWhen I hear aÂ Kendrick verse or something like that, I be like, âOh man, Iâm tired of this, man.â Iâm not about to be out here talking about IâmÂ the best. I donât need nobody coming at my neck.â
On Kanye West:Â âI rock with anything he does. That manâs a genius.â
On watching âThe Yeezus Tour,â:Â âWhen he came out with the mask, I was like, âThis nigga crazy. â¦ I found myself out of breath in that bitch. Now you know thatâs a show.â
Watch the full interview.