‘I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty’: Lil Wayne, Soulja Slim star on ‘Naughty and Nice’
From his humble beginnings in New Orleans to his long career as a rap sensation, Lil Wayne has been a force to be reckoned with.
But as the 30-year-old rapper prepares to release his first solo album in 10 years, he’s been forced to confront his past.
In a candid interview with The Washington Post, the Grammy winner reveals how he’s still a rebel even today.
“I’m a very stubborn guy.
I’ll fight until the end, and I’m very loyal,” he said, noting that he won’t let his “bad rap” get him in trouble.”
You can’t just say I’m not going to fight,” he added.
“I’m going to make you a little bit nervous.”
A decade after releasing his breakthrough hit “Naughty & Nice” and debut album, Lil Yachty, the rapper, songwriter and actor is back with his third album, “N-A-T-S,” to be released this year.
The album is set to be the last album from the acclaimed hip-hop producer and is his most ambitious and personal project to date.
It marks a new chapter in his career and will serve as a continuation of his signature style, the “N” word.
While the album features collaborations with Lil Wayne and others, it’s his work with his mother, Gwen Stefani, that has been the focus of much attention.
In a new video for the album, the mother, who died in 2007, discusses her own childhood and the ways she struggled to understand her son’s struggles.
“What was the first time that you heard his name?
Did you know that?
No, I didn’t know that,” she says.
“He was like, ‘I got a problem, mom.’
I had no idea.”
In the video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times, the singer also discusses the ways her son struggled to come to terms with the death of her mother.
“The most important thing that he said to me, is that he was not going through any of the stuff that we were going through,” she said.
“There was a time where he was in a wheelchair.
He was really, really sad.”
Gwen Stefina, whose son, Tyga, is currently one of the most famous men in the world, said she would have to take some time away from her son to help him.
“He’s always been a fighter.
I’ve always been an advocate for him,” she told The Post.
“And it’s just going to be hard to watch him go through it.”
The Grammy winner said he’s ready to be on the outside looking in for the first part of the album.
“It’s going to have some tough songs, but it’s going have some really great songs,” he told the Post.
“Because it’s not just a personal song, it has some really personal things that you’re going to really get to know him as a person.”
A year ago, Lil West, his father and producer Rick Rubin released the album titled “The New Kanye,” which featured the single “New Slaves.”
“I don’t even want to put my foot down on it, but I don’t know how to deal with that anymore,” West told The Washington Free Beacon in 2015.
“It’s like when you see your friends at a party and they don’t like it.
And they get upset, they cry, they throw rocks, and you go, ‘What the f—?’
They can’t take it.
Lil Wayne, who released his first album in 2004, says he’s not ready to settle for what he has.””
So for me, this is a good time to start doing what I’m supposed to do, because I’m on my own.”
Lil Wayne, who released his first album in 2004, says he’s not ready to settle for what he has.
“My first album was not what I wanted it to be.
It was a lot of f—ing hype.
I got to the point where I thought, ‘Man, I’m gonna try to get to the next level, I think I can do this,'” he said.