As Lil Wayne wraps up the inaugural year of his forties, he exudes an unprecedented sense of self-assurance. Just a few weeks ago, the Louisiana-born rapper boldly proclaimed himself as "the best rapper alive" during an electrifying performance. In the realm of 2023, we witnessed him engage in a captivating conversation with Missy Elliott, reminiscing about the earlier days of his career when he astoundingly released over 100 features in the prolific year of 2007.
During that time, Weezy vividly recalls the exhilarating experience of tuning into his car radio and being greeted by his own melodic creations. “That was an amazing moment and an amazing time. I remember being able to get into my car and turn on the radio. I don’t care if I got the station wrong, could’ve switched to a pop station by mistake, I’m still on that motherf*cker!” he humbly shared with Elliott during their conversation. In his most recent interview with Rolling Stone, Wayne's unwavering confidence continued to radiate.
When asked about his ideal Verzuz competitor, the maestro behind the hit track "How to Love" made it abundantly clear that he prefers to challenge none other than himself. “I was interested in Mixtape Weezy going against Lil Wayne,” he teased.“That would’ve been crazy," the legendary wordsmith added, while confirming his intention to divide his monumental discography's greatest hits between the two distinct eras he has presented over the years. "Who else do you think?" Wayne eagerly inquired of the outlet.
“There ain’t no other artist that can stand on the stage next to me, bro,” he boldly declared.“I’m sorry.” As noted by Complex, Weezy discussed another intriguing concept for a musical showdown last November, suggesting that his Young Money roster could face off against esteemed artists from the Roc-A-Fella alumni in the future.
In the captivating journey of Lil Wayne's career, it is evident that he is basking in his achievements and embracing his unmatched artistry. With each passing year, he continues to push boundaries and captivate audiences worldwide, solidifying his position as a living legend in the realm of hip-hop. The confidence he exudes serves as a testament to his unwavering dedication and unparalleled talent, making him a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.