In the latest installment of Young Money Radio on Apple Music, Lil Wayne expressed his disappointment with André 3000’s recent remarks regarding the challenges of rapping in one’s 40s. While Wayne refrained from explicitly naming André 3000, he made it evident that the comments were directed at the respected artist.
During the conversation with his guest Tyga, Lil Wayne shared his sentiments about a disheartening statement he had come across. The undisclosed individual, when questioned about their absence from the music scene, responded with a sense of despair, stating, “What am I supposed to talk about? I’m in my 40s.”
Wayne found this perspective particularly bleak and contrasting, emphasizing that he, personally, has a wealth of experiences to draw inspiration from.
Tyga chimed in, suggesting that staying engaged with the current music landscape is crucial to remaining relevant in the industry. He asserted that one cannot afford to become too disconnected.
However, Wayne held a different viewpoint, expressing concerns that actively keeping up with contemporary music trends might prove creatively discouraging at his stage in life.
Disagreeing with Tyga, Wayne explained his approach: “So that’s why I say I don’t listen. I just go in my little hole. I love what I do. I just put it out and swing for the fences, man.” This perspective reflects Wayne’s commitment to staying true to his own artistic vision and finding inspiration within rather than being swayed by external influences.