Lil Wayne Shares His Retirement Plans

Just months after his release from Rikers Island, Weezy discusses his exit strategy.

Posted: 03/29/2011 10:21 PM EDT

Hot 97's Angie Martinez caught up with Lil Wayne, currently headlining the I Am Music II tour, for an interview this week. Wayne talked about prison, probation, Jersey Shore and retirement at 35.

“The hardest part about it was just coming from the life we live—coming from having a chauffeur, masseuse, this that and the third. That’s why it’s different for everybody that goes,” Wayne said about adjusting to life behind bars.   

Being sober, a condition of his probation, has also affected the way Lil Weezy works on his music. "When I was on that level, I would go with anything," he said. "Now there's a lot more thought put into it."

The Cash Money capo also talked about his protégés Nicki Minaj and Drake and how their continued success is the result of very hard work. “This is my life,” said Weezy. “That’s why retiring at 35 would be a life lived, because this music thing is my life. I want their singles to be hotter than mine. That’s why Nicki comes out after me. It’s all part of a plan.”

The on-air interview was Wayne’s first since being released from prison in November. He also took the opportunity to go public with his obsession with Jersey Shore.

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