Despite the tweets sent out last week, Lil Wayne is undefeated and not retired.
In a series of tweets that put the world in shock, Lil Wayne revealed that he was “DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED” due to the ongoing legal war with Birdman and Cash Money Records. The messages, which concluded with the words “I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I’m dun,” left many wondering if Wayne had retired before our eyes. The news sent everyone from Chance the Rapper to Rick Ross and Kendrick Lamar up in arms.
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Today (September 13) however, on the new FS1 sports debate program “Undisputed” with Skip Bayless, Weezy quelled the rumors. “This was a tweet after an argument,” Wayne told Bayless and co-host Stephanie Sharpe, regarding his retirement. “The height of my talent, or the height of my career, I haven’t reached that at all.”
Instead, Wayne said he’s been pushed to the “tipping point” in his ongoing feud with Birdman and Cash Money, who he sued for a reported $51 million in royalties.
When Sharpe asked if he would ever work with Birdman again, Wayne responded, “No, sir.” Asked if he was just waiting for his payment to move on, a smiling Wayne said, “Yes, sir.” Bayless then asked, “That’s all this is about? There’s nothing beyond that?” Wayne confirmed, “Nothing beyond that. Give me mine, and I’ll walk off free.”
“I have a family. I have kids. I have a mother. We got bills. This is just business,” Wayne later said. “Once the business is right, everything is right.”
After the talk of Birdman and retirement, Wayne, Bayless and Sharpe went on to discuss sports and the current issue of racism. When asked about the sea of white fans he performed for at a Westchester concert, the New Orleans native said that moment clarified to him that “there was no such thing as racism.”
“I thought that was clearly a message that there was no such thing as racism,” he said. He went on to explain how he believes the younger generation is distancing themselves away from racism because “it’s not cool to them.”
“I don’t want to be bashed, because I don’t want to sound like I’m on the wrong — if there is a side, but I thought that was clearly a message that there was no such thing as racism,” Wayne added. “That’s what I thought that was. That was a perfect example.”
Later, the “A Milli” rapper said he’s never experienced racism. “I have never dealt with racism, and I’m glad I didn’t have to. I don’t know if it’s because of my blessings, but it is my reality,” he said. “I thought it was over; I still believe it’s over. But obviously it isn’t.”