Lil Wayne Covers XXL (Aug./Sept.)

blame it on Meka July 31, 2014

Everybody’s favorite talking alien graces the front of the house of Harris’ magazine once again, which hits newsstands on August 12th. In the article Wayne talks everything, from Drake (who recently became the sole owner of the most No. 1 singles), to Nicki (because, cheeks and more cheeks), being a father, why Prince plays an integral role in his career, and much more. A few key quotes:

On Prince:
“It was the way he pronounced words and the way he used his voice. It was like if he was playing with a baby. You know if he was playing with a kid. [Imitates a baby cooing] It was the way that he was exploring it. He wasn’t doing it because it was funny. He was doing it because he could make it sound good and exceptional. I realized that I could do that too. He wasn’t afraid of how he sounded because he knew what he was saying and how he was saying it would always sound good.”

On authenticity:
“I know I’m authentic because I’m 35 million years in the game. I don’t know where the authenticity is in the game anymore. Today everyone sounds alike, they looking alike, they acting alike, they dressing alike. I came out when everybody was super different. You had an ODB. You had a Busta Rhymes and then you had a 2Pac. You had a Biggie. And everybody was different. Biggie was talking about Mob and Mafia shit. 2Pac was wylin’, talking about West Coast this and that. You had niggas like Meth and Red talking about how high they got and making people laugh. And then now, you got them, them. You got the categories and then everyone falls under it.”

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