Lil Wayne gets a memorable shout-out.
Lil Wayne has long been held in high esteem by his fans, but now he's getting praised by one of rap's trailblazers.
Weezy shared via Twitter that he recently heard MC Lyte, the Lyte as a Rock star who rose to prominence in the late-80's, refer to him as a "rap legend." Humbled by this kind of praise, Wayne called the moment "unforgettable" and said that the word were more than just a compliment.
Just heard MC Lyte say "rap legend" Lil Wayne. Much more than a compliment. Unforgettable. You're the legend Lyte.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 26, 2017
Social media users responded with their approval as well, accepting the rapper's humble attitude at face value but also pointing out that he's definitely done enough to be placed in the lofty category of hip-hop icon. With Tha Carter V still in purgatory, it's a nice reminder that what has come before is of the highest quality.
Best rapper alive don't ever forget that— OBs Aries 🔥 (@BonnyOkiror) June 26, 2017
It is alright to be humble. But you are a legend. You put in the hard work and Dedication to become what you are today. Stay up!!!! Love you— Giving God The Glory (@FarishaTimmons) June 26, 2017
weezy best fuckin rapper alive and yall betta not forget that shit💯— NBAYoungZig™𓅓 (@LakersKid4) June 26, 2017
Weezy i feel like your not getting the honor that you deserve Bet and the Grammys should gave you more awards— antoine dawson jr. (@suavedemarco) June 26, 2017
Great artists leave their mark on the game but u changed it. If that isnt a legend idk what is. Artists like u come around once a generation— Arvie (@VasquezRaul2) June 26, 2017