Wayne equates the number to his two bottom teeth.
Lil Wayne was vocal about his discussions with Jay Z leading up to the release of Tha Carter II in 2005, and while he's never gone into details about the offer, the Young Money rapper decided to tell the story of his conversation with Hov while on DJ Drama's radio show.
Weezy seemed a bit hesitant to go into detail at first, consulting Mack Maine on whether he should do so. “You know it was crazy…since we cool I can tell the story now right? That’s the big homie now,” he said, at which point, both he and Mack Maine burst into laughter.
“You know when I went out there to talk to him about being with Roc-A-Fella, and mind you this was years ago, years ago,” he said of his official meeting with Jigga. “First of all, he was at the 40/40 in the daytime, and when I got up there he was talking, it was Denzel [Washington], it was Derek Jeter. I was like, ‘This is his clique?’ And they up there just laughing at jokes I just don’t get. He literally sat me down next to him, and this where all that’s going on at, and he sat me right here. Like, ‘You ain’t a part of this,’ you know? And he would talk to me on the side after every joke."
Then came the big reveal. “That man offered me 175 [thousand],” he said, obviously amused by the number at this point in his career. “I said, ‘Believe that…’ I was looking like, two teeth in my mouth is 175, like two of them. My bottom teeth. So we laugh about that all the time. We joke about it all the time.”
As far as their relationship now, Wayne is still always looking to Jay for guidance."Still a mentor, I'm still looking up to everything he do," he said. "He still hit me up every other day, trying to tell me what move to make and what move not to make."
Of course, Wayne ended up staying loyal to Birdman and sticking with Cash Money, which has since put him in a difficult situation, but according to him, it's all in the process of being figured out, and we'll be hearing new music soon.
Watch the interview below.