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Young Money boss Lil Wayne recently opened up about signing Drake and Nicki Minaj to his ever-growing record company and the rapid growth of each artists’ so fast.
“The first thing I said was this kid’s a superstar,” Weezy told MTV News about his introduction to Drizzy.
Lil Wayne spoke of his admiration of Drake ability to rap and sing.
“I don’t think you can remember, but I did some interviews back then when they were asking me about him and I said he’s better than me. I can’t sing. I can make a song, but this kid has the actual R&B presence. Then he’s one of the dopest lyricists. That right there, he has a welcoming appearance. I knew he was something bigger than [what] I had envisioned for my company when I ran into this kid. I was thinking I’m going to put my people on and we’re going to be all right, but then when I ran into this kid, I was like, this a superstar, he’s got a chance to make my company something for real, something to be thought of, to be remembered.”
Wayne also share his thought on Nicki Minaj and how she blossom into a mega star with pop influence.
“I can’t front, I just thought she was going to be the new female MC that none of these other female MCs can touch,” Wayne said about Nicki. “But now, she’s blossomed into a megastar with this new attitude and this style. Now when I talk to her, I just tell her, ‘Do what you do, baby.’ I used to be able to go into the studio and say, ‘Nah, don’t say that, don’t say that.’ You know, ‘That was better.’ Now, do what you do, baby. I don’t have a clue about what you’re doing right now, but it’s working, do it.”
Wayne release his video for 6 foot 7 today. You can watch it here.
Peep a piece of the interview below.
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