Lil Tunechi addresses perceived competition with Drake: "I'm the guy's boss."
(Photo: VIBE Magazine)
Lil Wayne graces the cover of VIBE's upcoming October/November "Reel Issue" looking like the rock star that he is. The music magazine sat down with the off-center talent to answer the question "Weezy: Still Hip Hop's Leading Man?"
One of the topics Weezy F. Baby addresses in the story is the perceived competition with his Young Money artist Drake, which Wayne denies is a problem. "I don't look at it like that," he said. "Drake is my artist. If he wasn't my artist then yeah maybe. But that's my artist. He's not [just] a friend. We're more than friends. It's business. It would be impossible for it to be a competition. I mean I'm the guy's boss."
In a portion of the interview that previously leaked on the Internet, Lil Tunechi talked about his recent lyrical diss thrown at Jay-Z.
"I know for a fact, music is about perception. You can't do anything but perceive what you hear. If I know that for a fact, I can never be upset about someone's reaction to it. I'm not gonna say I don't know what will happen before I say it [on record]. I do know what will happen. I am aware of it. It is what it is."
Wayne's latest album, Tha Carter IV, recently sold nearly one million albums in its first week, which came in at double the sales figures of the other kings of hip hop, Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaboration album Watch the Throne.
The October/November issue of Vibe hits stands next week.