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Lil Wayne Talks Googling His Own Lyrics, Wheezy’s Producer Tag, Nicki Minaj Memories & Teases “Tha Carter VI”

Lil Wayne Talks Googling His Own Lyrics, Wheezy Producer Tag, Nicki Minaj Memories & Teases Tha Carter 6

Lil Wayne recently chopped it up with Variety to talk all about his “Young Money Radio” show, the aim for it, and if he enjoys being a radio host.

During their interview, Weezy also spoke about how he is adapting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, having a platform to speak out on racism, Googling his own lyrics, thinking Wheezy‘s producer tag was Future shouting him out, Betty Wright‘s influence on him, rolling his own weed, one of his favorite memories with Nicki Minaj being from the “High School” video shoot, and much more.

You can read the full conversation between Tunechi and Variety after the jump below. He even teased a Tha Carter VI album by replying with “the next one” when asked what his “favorite Carter” project is!

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Behind The Scenes Of Lil Wayne’s “Young Money Radio” Show With Apple Music’s Larry Jackson

Behind The Scenes Of Lil Wayne Young Money Radio Show With Apple Music Larry Jackson

Lil Wayne‘s “Young Money Radio” show, which airs every Friday afternoon at 4PM PST, is now eight episodes in and it’s getting stronger and stronger.

According to Apple Music’s global creative director, Larry Jackson, this radio show with Tunechi was always going to happen even before COVID-19 became a thing. “Young Money Radio” was originally going to be taped weekly at Culver City studios in Los Angeles, but due to the coronavirus, Larry set Tune up to broadcast from his private studio in Miami.

“We’re No. 1 in hip-hop. Artists like Wayne, Drake, Travis, Future, Post Malone, Kanye all do really well on the service. To be sure: Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ holds the biggest first-week streams tally of any album on Apple Music. In second place: Wayne’s ‘Carter V.’ It was a natural if I could work it out to get Wayne to deliver the show.”

To date, Weezy has chopped it up with guests such as Dr. Dre, Drake, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Durant, Kevin Hart, LaToya Cantrell, Mike Tyson, Muriel Bowser, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, and plenty more on “Young Money Radio”. Jackson reveals to Variety that his dream guest was Dr. Anthony Fauci and his pitch to get the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on the radio show went something like:

“I know you don’t know me, I know you haven’t even heard of this show, but it’s become a real roaring success for us on Apple Music. We’re the No. 1 streaming service in Black music, and our community needs to hear what you have to say. They’re not on CNN; they’re not on ‘Good Morning America’; they’re not on the ‘Today Show,’ but they are on Young Money Radio. I promise you if you come on the show, it’ll have true resonance with the community.”

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Tyga Names His Favorite Lil Wayne Album & Explains Why

Tyga Names His Favorite Lil Wayne Album & Explains Why

Not long after dropping his Legendary album on June 7th, Tyga chopped it up with Variety for an interview.

During their conversation, T-Raww mentioned he put the Phantom on his Legendary project artwork to pay homage to Lil Wayne.

Also in the interview, which you can read below, Ty revealed that his favorite Wayne album is Tha Carter II and explained his reasons why!

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