Lil Wayne dies away.
Before his riot festival in LA on Friday, the Young Money boss spoke to him Los Angeles times from the living room of his new $ 15.4 million mansion in Hidden Hills, where he discussed several topics, including DaBaby’s problems and his own controversial meeting with Donald Trump.
Wayne said he was unaware of the homophobic swear words DaBaby made at Rolling Loud last month, which led to his being canceled at several festivals. However, he recognized the power of social media in the wake of the backlash.
“You know how to do it. The spotlight on artists and celebrities is absolutely insane, ”said Weezy. “You don’t even have to be a celebrity. Even ordinary people can feel wrong because their 200 followers said something. But that’s the power of social media today. “
Following the recent deaths of DMX and Biz Markie, Wayne was asked what the hip hop industry could do to better take care of its seasoned artists.
“I may surprise you with my answer. My answer is ‘absolutely nothing’, ”he replied. “The industry has nothing to do with your life and your productivity. It’s not what the industry should be doing for us. It’s about what we can do for ourselves. “
The 38-year-old rapper, who had his own health problems, credits his eating habits for his health. “I don’t exercise, but the main thing is that I haven’t eaten fast food in about 20 years,” he said. “My mother is a cook, so it was always important for me to have a home-cooked meal every evening. She makes the best gumbo, but I have a cook who makes sure that I eat vegetables every day. “
He also addressed his use of lean. “That’s life. You do what you do with it. I think with Lean or whatever, it could be Lean, but it could be coloring books. You don’t make it your thing, you don’t try to fix it to make your life whatever it is. “
Wayne met with then-President Donald Trump during his re-election last year to discuss criminal justice reform efforts, which has been criticized by some fans.
When asked whether a meeting with Trump could lead to progress, he replied: “Progress is always possible.”
However, despite the backlash on social media, he claims he didn’t feel any setback. “No, not at all,” said Wayne, who was pardoned by Trump in his final hours in office.
Elsewhere in the interview, he talked about the state of music in the age of TikTok while giving props to rappers like Polo G and Pooh Shiesty. “Music lacks a little creativity. But I like the really calm, cool flow of Pooh Shiesty. It gives me an old fabolous vibe, ”he said. “LPB Poody, I did the remix for a song called ‘Batman’. One of the lines hit my face and I said, ‘Okay, you’ve got bars, you’ll probably be there for another minute.’ And Polo G, I think it’s really real. “