2 Chainz Used To Be Lil Wayne's Weed Dealer

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Recording artists 2 Chainz (L) and Lil Wayne perform onstage during the 2016 BET Experience at Staples Center on June 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/BET/Getty Images for BET)

"The moment he said he rapped and the moment I heard it, we got to the studio," Lil Wayne says.

During their recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne opened up about how they first began working together. According to Lil Wayne, they first met at a studio in Atlanta, and had great chemistry from the start. "I mean, once we linked up, we were friends from there," he explained. "Just same type of attitude, cool, but I didn't know he rapped at the time."

While they weren't yet connected through their music, they had come together through another one of their passions- weed. "Uh... Wayne wanted cannabis," 2 Chainz revealed. Lil Wayne elaborated, "And so every time I would go to Atlanta and I wanted to speak about that one thing [marijuana], I would always call this guy [2 Chainz] to talk about that."

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Eventually, 2 Chainz let the cat out of the bag that he can rap, playing Lil Wayne the track "Duffle Bag Boy." Right away, he was in. "The moment he said he rapped and the moment I heard it, we got to the studio, and I did this hook for the song, 'Duffle Bag Boy.' And the rest is history," he explained. Clearly, the duo have come a long way since they first started collaborating, as they're only weeks away from their follow-up to 2016's ColleGrove.

The sequel, Welcome 2 ColleGrove, is slated for release on November 17. "Me and Wayne's album drops next month. This is a full circle moment," 2 Chainz announced during an interview in September. "It was built on a relationship. Wayne at the time, was the hottest artist in the world. He could've charged me eight million, but he didn't." Are you surprised that 2 Chainz is Lil Wayne's former weed dealer? Are you looking forward to their upcoming album, Welcome 2 ColleGrove? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates on 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.