Lil’ Wayne Says Competition is For Old Guys
Lil’ Wayne is in a state of mind of “been there done that“. He talked with VIBE magazine to discuss hip-hop’s new angle. “There’s no competition [with any artists]. Music isn’t about competition no more. All the gangster rappers are happy, all the skateboard rappers are happy, all the white rappers are happy… Everybody just happy to do music these days. There are no problems.
That shit died a long time ago with them old-ass rappers. We are just making music, making money and having fun feeding our families. Competition is for the old guys.” When asked about responded to Jay-Z‘s “H•A•M” lyrics, he simply said he knew what the outcome would be. “I know for a fact, music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear.
If I know that for a fact, I can never be upset about someone’s reaction to it. I’m not gonna say I don’t know what will happen before I say it [on record]. I do know what will happen. I am aware of it. It is what it is.”
Being that Drake is signed under Lil’ Wayne’s label, Young Money — things may get a little interesting in a fans eyes of whether Drake is a threat to Lil’ Wayne. But if Drake were to be competition to Wayne, how would he respond? “I don’t look at it like that. Drake is my artist. If he wasn’t my artist, then yeah maybe.” says Weezy. “But that’s my artist. He’s not [just] a friend. We’re more than friends. It’s business. It would be impossible for it to be a competition. I mean, I’m the guy’s boss.”