Lil Wayne pulled no punches when ABC News’ Nightline interviewed him.
The Louisiana rapper discussed a variety of topics with the Disney owned news organization and in true hip-hop fashion, he kept it as real as possible.
While some critics may find his music vulgar, misogynistic, offensive or degrading, Lil Tunechi himself doesn’t pay much attention to the criticisms.
“If that’s what you think about the music, if that’s what you categorize it under, then so be it,” said Wayne. “All those things made me who I am and I am a very successful man. Please keep looking out for more, it’s coming baby.”
His lyrics would come up again during the interview, in particular the use of the words “bitch” and “ho” when referring to females. When asked how he’d feel if his daughter were called those words he responded by saying he’d have a “huge problem with it” and states he’s never called a particular female any of those things unless he had a serious issue with them.
Twenty years of rapping and being under the spotlight has led to many misappropriations about the Southern rap pioneer, including his character.
“That would be the biggest misconception that I’m some kind of rude,” said Weezy. “When they [fans] meet me they’re like ‘oh shit you’re so humble’ or whatever.”
For Wayne, his southern upbringing has instilled wholesome traits he keeps in the back of his mind to this day.
“I’m from the south I have to be respectful and everything like that because I have someone to answer to and that’s my mom.”
He’s experienced a variety of changes throughout his career, even though he’s only thirty-four years old. His most eye opening experience however might have been his eight month prison stint at Riker’s.
“I learned a lot about people, you are all on the same level, you’re all going through the same thing, everybody wants to go home.”
In the end however, it all comes back to the music and Lil Wayne is truly an artist who loves his craft.
“I’m a slave for your ear, I’ll die to make what you hear, great.”
In addition to this, Weezy discusses his relationship with weed, what goes through his head right before a performance, skateboarding, his priorities in life and of course, his now infamous remarks about the Black Lives Matter movement.
The full interview can be viewed below: