Lil Wayne took a minute to speak with MTV News about his Young Money family. With Drake and Nicki Minaj holding down the crew while he was away, it sounds like Lil Wayne is a proud dad braggin’ on his children making in good grades in school:
Drake: “The first thing I said was this kid’s a superstar. I don’t think you can remember, but I did some interviews back then when they were asking me about him and I said he’s better than me. I can’t sing. I can make a song, but this kid has the actual R&B presence. He’s one of the dopest lyricists. That right there, he has a welcoming appearance. I knew he was something bigger than something I had envisioned for my company when I ran into this kid. I was thinking I’m going to put my people on and we’re going to be all right, but then when I ran into this kid, I was like, this a superstar, he’s got a chance to make my company something for real, something to be thought of, to be remembered.”
Lil Wayne just said that Drake is better than him… He might actually have a point because most of the time when Drake is rapping or singing, most people aren’t scratching their heads thinking— “What the hell is this dude talking about?”
Nicki Minaj: “I can’t front, I just thought she was going to be the new female MC that none of these other female MCs can touch, but now, she’s blossomed into a megastar with this new attitude and this style. Now when I talk to her, I just tell her, ‘Do what you do, baby.’ I used to be able to go into the studio and say, ‘Nah, don’t say that, don’t say that.’ You know, ‘That was better.’ Now, do what you do, baby. I don’t have a clue about what you’re doing right now, but it’s working, [so] do it.”
Aww that was sweet of him to speak so highly of his Young Money family. On another note, Nicki Minaj has broken a female MC record. She is the first female rapper to stay on the Top 200 Billboard charts Top 10 for 14 consecutive weeks… Dayyumm!!! Lil Wayne may not have a clue what Nicki is doing but he’s right about one thing… She’s doing something right!