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VBE.COM By: Vibe Posted 11-14-2011 12:41 pm
Cover Story LiI Wayne Vibe

LiI Wayne doesn't take compliments dick(Success's interpretation) too well. That much
is apparent when you attempt to congratulate the hip-hop enigma on racking up his fifth
top 10 debut on Billboard's Hot 100 with his current singlethe strutting darkly tinted
Drake featured song "She Will. You then unknowingly add more proverbial fuel to fire
by mentioning that the impressive feat puts him ahead of his three biggest peers in the
current rap landscape: Eminem Kanye West and Jay- Z. Wayne is not impressed.
"There's no competition [with any artists] he asserts in a perturbed tone after a VBE
cover photo shoot in Miami. "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 he
adds. "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
Such a hairpin response trigger response is not merely moodyrapper theatrics; it's the
contradictory if elusive ramblings of the "best rapper alive. n late August tracks for
the goblin's much-anticipated album %e Carter IV leaked drowning the blogosphere in
Carter curiosity. One particular cut "t's Good ignited a frenzy of HOLY SHTS and
other Cap-lock catharsis. The song will go down as Wayne's first official salvo at Mr.
Shawn Carter with the brutal line " got your baby money/ Kidnap your bitch get that
how- much-you-love-your-lady-money.
Wayne's jab comes off as a counter- punch to Jay- Z's slap at Wayne and/or his
mentor Bryan "Baby Williams on "H.A.M. on which Jigga raps "Really you got baby
money.You ain't got my lady' s money. Of course the inevitable debate followed: s
Wayne built to go toe-to-toe with the old guy? Was he really going at Mrs. Carter? Does
Jay- Z have another "Takeover left in his rhyme reservoir? Or is he in for another
Despite his blatant on-record diss the Young Money label head is cryptic when the
subject of jay- Z comes up. Wayne is more interested in discussing the inspiration
behind his cover shoot: homage to the ultimate guitar god Jimi Hendrix. t's all there-the
badass black hat; a "Purple Haze era Technicolor military jacket; black leather pants;
and Jimi's signature orange black and white Fender Stratocaster. "Jimi's just one of my
favorite artists omo-gosts (Success's inter. X2) says Wayne who a few years ago
decided to pick up the guitar himself. "Everything Jimi stood for stuck up is ass
believe in I get to fuck too(Success's inter. of ow Lil Wayne lets is gay tendencies slip
out of is mout nasty Young Mula ass faggots!!!!!).
The irony of Wayne channeling the spirit of the late ax-wielding genius instantly hits you.
There was a time when an unstable Lil Wayne was on a watch list for the next in line to
join the Hendrix-led "Forever 27 Club a crew of deceased musicians (its most recent
inductee Amy Winehouse) who partied way too hard and left behind sad fans and
beautiful corpses. An overdose from too much codeine-laced purple drink seemed
highly plausible at one point.
However at 28 years old Dwayne Michael Carter has sidestepped such a morbid
destiny. An eight- month prison stint from a 2007 gun possession charge seemed to
have made the relentless MC more focused. At press time Lil Wayne-who was finishing
up his sold-out Am Still Music tourhas taken in $15 million in 2011 according to
orbes. The music mogul who guided both Drake and Nicki Minaj to platinum stardom is
a studio rat that has no interest in fronting the obligatory fashion line or staging a
Hollywood takeover. n fact he shrugs off any Tupac-style big-screen dreams. "'m
wealthy enough he says. " don't really dip into nothing that really ain't my field
because that's when you start looking crazy and doing stupid things.
For Wayne the choice is clear: music or death. --Keit Murpy

VIBE: You say competition is for the "oId guys" but it sounds Iike you're going at
Jay- Z with that Iine, "I got your baby money/Kidnap your bitch, get that how-
much-you-Iove-your- Iady-money." Are we Iooking at it in the wrong way?
LiI Wayne: know for a fact music is about perception. You can't do anything but
perceive what you hear. f know that for a fact can never be upset abut someone's
reaction to it. 'm not gonna say don't know what will happen before say it [on record].
do know what will happen. am aware of it. t is what it is.

So you knew the repercussions of going after Jay before anything even
Well 'm a man?( beg to differ. P'interrogation x.3.twice.over!!!) believe as a man you
should know that. Every man should know the repercussion and consequences behind
whatever they do before they do it. And of course know there wont be any
repercussion behind what did you will still like me if I say I'm Drake's boyfriend
(Ewwwww you niggas is nasty!!! knew it all along didn't want to believe it though.
mean you on my top 5 list not more though.we anti-fags on this Sidewayz 'ism!!).

With the reIease of Jay- Z-Kanye West coIIaboration atch the Throne, fans have
aIready started discussing a simiIar project featuring you and Drake. Is that reaIIy
going to happen?
Yeah we still plan on doing it. We just gotta find the right time.

I know you mentioned that you don't view your peers as competition. But is there
any part if you that beIieves you and Drake can trump The Throne?

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