Lil Wayne covers the next issue of Vibe Magazine. And well, he addresses Jay-Z without technically addressing him…again. Here are a couple quotes, including talking about Drake being his competition…
VIBE: You say competition is for the â€œold guys,â€ but it sounds like you’re going at Jay-Z with that line, â€œI got your baby money/Kidnap your bitch, get that how-much-you-love-your-lady money.â€ Are we looking at it the wrong way?
LIL WAYNE: There’s no competition [with any artists]. Music isn’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 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 guys. I know for a fact, music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear. If I know that for a fact, I can never be upset about someone’s reaction to it. I’m not gonna say I don’t know what will happen before I say it [on record]. I do know what will happen. I am aware of it. It is what it is.
VIBE: So you knew the repercussions of going after Jay before anything even happened?
LIL WAYNE: Well, I’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 won’t be any repercussions behind what I did.
VIBE: You mentioned how humbled you were at the success of â€œShe Will.â€ Drake, who wrote and performs the song’s chorus, has now become a platinum star in his own right. Do you look at the guy and say, â€œWow, I helped create a monster, I have to stay on my toesâ€?
LIL WAYNE: I don’t look at it like that. Drake is my artist. If he wasn’t my artist, then yeah maybe. But that’s my artist. He’s not [just] a friend. We’re more than friends. It’s business. It would be impossible for it to be a competition. I mean, I’m the guy’s boss.
Issue in stores in a couple weeks…