Whether you love him, hate him or are just tired of hearing his voice on the radio, you can’t help but admire Lil Wayne’s rise to stardom and his worldwide impact on pop culture. In a recent interview with GQ we got a rare look at the man and not the hip hop legend.
Check out what the rapper told the magazine about what type of father he wants to be for his children and the role or lack of role his biological father played in his life.
GQ: I hear you plan to retire when you turn 35?
Lil Wayne: Basically, I have been doing this for eighteen years. That’s reason number one. I have accomplished all that I have set out to accomplish and more. But the main reason is my kids, my children. Now, if I thought I’d be selfish to my artists, imagine what I think I would be doing to my kids. I have enough money that they don’t have to ever do anything—which, they will do everything, ’cause they ain’t getting Shyte. [cackles wildly] Six more years, I can do this Lil Wayne thing, and my boys will be about 7 and 8 years old. And man, it’s all about them then. You know, whatever they’re doing. Sports. Whatever they’re into. That’s where I am. I’m at every game. I’m the dad with the hat on. The jersey. That’s me.
And on a recent encounter with his father…
GQ: Your relationship with your biological father seems complicated.
Lil Wayne: He don’t give a Shyte about me. And I don’t give a Shyte about him. I know his friends be like, “Damn, ni**a. That is not your son. Stop lying. Ni**a, you could be living in a motherf**king ranch right now, ni**a.” You know, whatever your father’s into, if you’re rich, you’re gonna get him that Shyte. I would’ve got that ni**a all kinda harnesses, ranches—you know what I mean?
I saw the ni**a recently—I had a show in New Orleans. And I ain’t afraid to put this out there, ’cause this is just how much I don’t give a f**k about a ni**a, and I want people to see how you’re not supposed to be. I was parked at the hotel, and I saw him walking outside the hotel. Just walking back and forth. I’m like, “Look at this ni**a! You gotta be looking for me.” If Lil Wayne got a show in New Orleans, the whole of New Orleans knows. Basically, you’re not there for nothing else but me. So I call my man on the bus. I’m like, “Ni**a, that’s my daddy.” He’s like, “Word? Oh Shyte. That ni**a looks just like you!” So I tell my man, “Go see what’s up.” So my man goes to holla at him. He tells my man, “Oh. I didn’t know y’all was here. I’m here waiting for this little ho to get off. Get off work from the hotel.” For real? That’s when I was like, “Typical Dwayne Carter.” So that’s what’s up with me and my real father. I don’t want to look like his a*s, but I do.
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