Lil Wayne, the cockiest rapper in the game sat down with GQ for an interview that covered everything from why he's obsessed with skateboarding, his retirement at 35 and why he hates his dad. Even though he's a rapper, he spent the majority of the GQ interview talking about skateboarding, but since I think that's bizarre, I'm just going to give you the skateboarding highlight reel and get it out of the way.
So what's the deal with the skateboarding...he's a 29 year old man for goodness sake. "I'm still a kid, because unfortunately my childhood was raped away from me because I become a star and you can't be a kid and a rapper at the same time...So I was just watching TV, and I was like, 'Yeah, I want to do that!' and I called a guy and I said, 'I want a ramp on my roof. So I put a ramp on the roof, and man, I've been skating ever since."
I guess he's a latent skateboarder, "I'm kinda mad that I had to wait 28 years to jump on a skateboard."
Ok I'm sick of talking about skateboards. So what's this thing I hear about Lil Wayne retiring at 35?
"Basically, I have been doing this for eighteen years. That's reason number one. I have accomplished all that I have set out to accomplish and more."
Way to be humble, Wayne. He also says he's retiring so her can go to more Little League games. Wait, what?
"I can do this Lil Wayne thing, and my boys will be about 7 and 8 years old. And man, it's all about them then. You know, whatever they're doing. Sports. Whatever they're into. That's where I am. I'm at every game. I'm the dad with the hat on. The jersey. That's me."
The 29-year-old rapper wants to retire in 6 years. Not fair. He travels the world, raps about being a millionaire and basically lives at a skatepark. And he gets to retire from THAT in 6 years. That's the sound of my 401K plan laughing at me.
He also says he thinks he got a tattoo roofie. Which is probably true. Let's discuss those face tattoos. Who told him that was a good idea? "I think somebody slipped something in my drink, like a drug that’ll make you get, like, a bunch of tattoos.
Lil Wayne went to prison for an 8 month stint for weapons possession, however, everyone thought it was drug related. Though, don't get confused. Lil Wayne doesn't do heroin or crack, he just smokes a ton of weed and guzzles cough syrup.
"I cannot wait until I get off probation, sweetheart. Not for syrup. No, not for syrup. I stopped syrup May 9 of 2009. But nobody knew. Because I still rapped about it. Because I respect the culture of where it came from. I still rep that shit," says the rapper.
Repping syrup? Is he the spokesperson for Robitussin? All the sizzurp drinking dudes just collectively lifted their glasses and then passed out.
Wayne also says honestly that being sober totally sucks, "I drank syrup and smoked a lotta weed. I wish I could be back on it. That’s how it fucking feels. ‘How does it feel to be sober?’ I’ll be like, ‘It feels fucked-up.’ What you want me to say? ‘It feels great’? No. I was on something that the doctor prescribed. I was ill, and that was helping me.
In a rare moment, Wayne opens up about his relationship with his biological father, "He don’t give a shit about me. And I don’t give a shit about him. … I don’t want to look like his ass, but I do.”