President Carter can add another magazine cover to his collection as he covers “Vibeâ€™s” October edition. Lil Wayne is seen wearing a captainâ€™s outfit so we all have no questions about who controls the YMCMB ship. Between his personal life and hectic business schedule, Wayne stops to talk with Vibe to discuss hisÂ competition, fans, and even beef with Jay Z. Read more for a preview from the interview.
Wayne on Jay-z and The â€˜Old Guysâ€™ â€œThereâ€™s no competition [with any artists]: Music isnâ€™t about competition no more. All the gangster rappers are happy, all the skateboard rappers are happy, all the white rappers are happyâ€¦ Everybody just happy to do music these days. There are no problems. That sh*t 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.
On if he knew the repercussions of going after Jay-z: Well, Iâ€™m a man. I believe as a man you should know that. Every man should know the repercussions and consequences behind whatever they do before they do it. And of course, I know there wonâ€™t be any repercussions behind what I did.
Wayne on if he looks at Drake as competition: I donâ€™t look at it like that. Drake is my artist. If he wasnâ€™t my artist, then yeah maybe. But thatâ€™s my artist. Heâ€™s not [just] a friend. Weâ€™re more than friends. Itâ€™s business. It would be impossible for it to be a competition. I mean, Iâ€™m the guyâ€™s boss.
Wayne on if he thinks Hip Hop helped influence the London Riots: All you could do is pray for the people that were dealing with the situation and hope for the best. As far as them blaming hip-hop, you can blame Jesus for things, so you canâ€™t really fault anybody for blaming someone or something. All you can do is hope for the best.
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