Lil Wayne’s Former Group Member Turk Says Fame Has Changed Him
YMCMB bossman Lil Wayne is one of the biggest and most successful rappers in the world today, but there was also a time when Weezy was just a budding young star known for his fiery personality and standout lyrical skills as the youngest member of New Orleans rap group “The Hot Boys.”
Now, more than a decade after the groups’ short lived 5-year run in the spotlight, Wayne’s former Cash Money counterpart Turk is speaking out on who Weezy has become today and their relationship at present.
G14 Radio recently caught up with Turk, who responded with a mouthful about his Hollygrove homie after a fan called into the show saying Wayne’s music and lifestyle isn’t representing New Orleans well.
Check out a few interview excerpts below:
“Yeah, Wayne..that’s like my little brother but we grew apart. I got my own movement. I was just locked up. If I had been out, it would’ve been the same result.”
“I think my thing [music] gonna go farther,” he said. “I got people that can relate to me and I can relate to. I’m not Michael Jackson, I ain’t “weird.” Some of these dudes out here, you can’t even touch ‘em, you can’t even talk to ‘em.”
Turk and Wayne recorded a song together shortly after Turk was released from a lengthy prison stint back in October 2012, and he even said Wayne consistently sent him money while in prison, but it sounds like things must have went left sometime between then and now.
Hit the flip to hear Turk’s response to Wayne’s “alleged” drug use and his lifestyle today.
On Wayne’s drug use & erratic behavior:
“I used to be in a circle where I was caught up in some drugs. I used to do h-ro-n, c-c-ine,” he shared. “I used to shoot [those] like an old n—a, when I was fifteen, sixteen, because no one tell me nothin’. So the only thing I can say about that situation is when you’re under the influence, anything can come out your mouth. Don’t necessarily mean that’s the type of person you is.”
On what he thinks of Wayne now:
“Wayne’s like a little brother to me. That’s not Wayne. When I see certain pictures of Wayne, I know that’s not Wayne,” he says. “I’d rather not even talk about the Wayne that’s happened today. I don’t know that Wayne. I can’t speak on that Wayne.”
It was all good just a
week year ago…..wonder what happened? Or maybe Turk is just trying to get some shine to jump start his own solo career. Who knows.