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Lil Wayne Reveals Why His Deal With SUPRA Went Wrong During “Sneaker Shopping” [Video]

Lil Wayne Reveals Why His Deal With SUPRA Went Wrong During Sneaker Shopping

Lil Wayne, who was rocking a pair of Prada Camouflage Combat Boots, recently went “Sneaker Shopping” with Joe La Puma at Neiman Marcus in Bal Harbour, Florida for the Season 10 finale of their series.

During their trip, Wayne recalled drawing the Nike “swoosh” and the Adidas “three stripes” on folders back when he was in school, what he wore in Juvenile‘s “I Got That Fire” music video back in 1999, and how his deal with SUPRA in 2012 got messed up because they didn’t want to do what he envisioned (they wanted something to rival Kanye West‘s Yeezy shoe).

Before spending $7773.55 on sneakers, Weezy spoke on his favorite sneakers to skate in, Kendrick Lamar remembering him rocking the Reebok Workout Low shoes when he signed his Reebok deal, deciding what to wear for court-side NBA games, Drake giving him exclusive Jordans, his stylist Marisa Flores laying out between 100-200 pairs of shoes each night for his shows, TRUKFIT, and more.

You can check all of this go down in the video after the jump below. Tunechi also revealed he has not been to a shopping mall in over 15 years! Did you like the Dior sandals, Balenciaga trainers, Versace slippers, and Dolce & Gabbana sneakers that Tune picked out to buy?

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Mack Maine Explains Why Young Thug & DaBaby’s Features Did Not Make “Funeral” + Reveals Lil Wayne Has Shot A Music Video For “Mama Mia”

Mack Maine Explains Why Young Thug & DaBaby Features Did Not Make Funeral + Reveals Lil Wayne Has Shot A Music Video For Mama Mia

Mack Maine recently chopped it up with Complex to share some details about Lil Wayne‘s brand new album, Funeral, which you can read in full below.

During their interview, Mack confirmed that Weezy was more involved with this project, they have already shot a music video for “Mama Mia” that is being directed by Mike Ho, there was a feature from DaBaby that didn’t make Funeral because of a clearance issue, and there was even a collaboration with Young Thug that was left off the album because Thug wanted to record fresh vocals.

The Young Money President also revealed why Funeral was a few hours late with its release, how he picked the tracklist for the project, how their relationship with XXXTentacion‘s family developed, why Tunechi first thought 21 Savage was a group, his vision for YM this decade, who is currently on the record label, Nicki Minaj‘s upcoming album, and much more!

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Lil Wayne Talks “Funeral” Album, New Generation Rappers, Working With American Eagle & More [Video]

Lil Wayne Talks Funeral Album, New Generation Rappers, Working With American Eagle & More

Pierce Simpson from Complex sat down with Lil Wayne for a one on one interview to promote his new Young Money clothing line with American Eagle, which Cortez Bryant first told us about last month before we then saw a preview of the collection earlier this month.

During their conversation, which you can watch below, Wayne also spoke on what his favorite piece from his new fashion line is, being shocked that American Eagle wanted to work with him, new generation rappers, TRUKFIT, how the last 18 months of his life have been, his upcoming Funeral album, and more.

While discussing Funeral, Tunechi says Tez Poe has a release date for the project, but he doesn’t want to announce it as of right now and so it’s “coming soon”. Tune even explained that he never records music for a specific album; he just records a bunch of songs and lets Tez pick which ones will appear on the certain project. It is very “rare” Weezy is in the “I’m about to go record this album” mode as it has only ever happened once, which was when he was locked up in jail!

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Sevn Thomas Explains How Excited He Is To Have Produced A Beat On Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” Album [Video]

Sevn Thomas Explains How Excited He Is To Have Produced A Beat On Lil Wayne Tha Carter V Album

Sevn Thomas recently sat down with Complex for an interview about producing beats for big music artists like Lil Wayne, JAY Z, Beyonce, Drake, Travis Scott, Mac Miller, Nicki Minaj, and more.

During their conversation, Sevn explained why he is super-excited to have a beat on Tunechi‘s Tha Carter V album, which is “Let It Fly” featuring Travis, and how it’s an honor and privilege because C5 will be looked back in time as Tune‘s first album after Cash Money Records.

The producer also revealed he used inspiration from DMX’s “Let Me Fly” song for creating the “Let It Fly” instrumental. You can watch what Thomas said about working with Weezy in the video after the jump below (head to the 9:10 mark)!

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Directors Talk About Working With Lil Wayne On Set Of Commercials

Directors Talk About Working With Lil Wayne On Set Of Commercials

Complex recently chopped it up with people that have worked with Lil Wayne on set of his commercials to see what it was like working with him.

Sara Gilbert, who is the Public Relations Manager for Sovereign Brands, talked about how Weezy acted as his own director to improve the scenes while on set of the Bumbu ads and the “A Word With Wayne” series:

“It must be from his experience being a professional for all of his adult life. He can hear something and put his own spin to it instantaneously. He might hear something upstairs or down the hallway-[maybe] someone shifted their weight and they have their keys in their pocket. He’ll stop and wait for the noise to clear and then he’ll resume or we’ll take it from the top. He doesn’t miss a stride, it doesn’t throw him off his game. The fact that he self-corrects, he’s directing himself, is amazing.”

Matt Aselton, who directed Tunechi in the commercials for Samsung, spoke on how his crew were unconvinced at first if Tune would be able to act the scenes, as well as how he reminds him of an athlete:

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