Lil Wayne covers the new Billboard mag talking about everything from his Tha Carter V album to his recent lawsuit with Cash Money Records. The new long-awaited album is said to be due out in on September 21st. Weezy spoke freely with Dan Rys about Birdman and the state of their current relationship.
Wayne also opens up about a personal issue, a suicide attempt at 12 years old after his mom told him to stop rapping. He touches on the incident on the ‘Outro’ track featured on the forthcoming new album. Take a look at some of what Lil Wayne had to say below and read the full article over at Billboard.
When he was 12, Wayne came across a gun in his mother’s house and shot himself in the chest, just missing his heart. In the past, he has called this an accident. But on the new verse he plays, Wayne admits this was a suicide attempt, undertaken after his mother told him he would no longer be allowed to rap. The track, which samples British R&B singer Sampha’s brooding but hopeful 2013 song “Indecision” and will be the album’s outro, was on the original album tracklist, but Wayne added new lyrics this summer, following the suicides of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. – exerpt from article, Billboard
‘He just told me one day that he was ready to address it now,” says Maine. “Just being an adult, reaching a level of maturity and comfort where it’s like, ‘I want to talk about this because I know a lot of people out here might be going through that.’ – Mack Maine
‘There came a time when it was like, ‘Let’s just go ahead and be me.’ I’m always appropriate. Sometimes appropriate may be crazy, but I’m always appropriate.’
‘I don’t write. When you write something down, you know which thoughts to put on paper to keep you in the subject. You can send me a love song, and I may still find a way to bring [something else] up, ’cause it’s what I’m going through.’
‘I must be a hell of a motherfucker. In football, when a motherfucker hasn’t been playing one year, we expect him to be nothing. Thank God I’m in music, and they still expect me to be up there with no one touching me, other than my own [Young Money] artists.’
‘I do think about retirement. I think about how I don’t think I ever will.’