Having been denied any drugs or alcohol, Lil Wayne explains life after prison and his hope to retire in seven years at age 35.
Part of Lil Wayne’s post-prison probation calls for a provision that prohibits him from consuming or drinking “any substances containing alcohol” for three years. It’s a change for Wayne, who has been seen for years carrying a pair of Styrofoam cups filled with what is usually a mix of codeine and promethazine. While Wayne joked with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez that his court-enforced sobriety leaves him with little use for his sunglasses, he said it was more difficult to adjust to other things behind bars.
“The hardest part about it was just coming from the life we live…coming from having a chauffer, masseuse, this that and the third. That’s why it’s different for everybody that goes,” Wayne said.
During Wayne’s nine-month stay on Rikers Island, his Young Money artists Drake and Nicki Minaj enjoyed continued success. He explained that their accomplishments were expected, and hoped for continued success as part of a larger plan for himself.
“People think when you say work hard it’s just, ‘Okay let me put two extra hours in.’” Wayne added. “No, this is my life. 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.”
Lil Wayne delivered a shocker to Angie Martinez when he revealed that he hasn’t heard Drake or Nicki Minaj’s platinum-selling albums in full.
“I never heard Drake’s album. I never heard Nicki’s album,” he told the Hot 97 personality. “I swear to God. I work too hard.”
The news may not come as such a surprise to his Young Money protégés.
“They would probably guess it. I’m always focused on something and it captures my whole attention, I can’t do nothing else,” he added, making sure not to offend them. “Drake and Nick, don’t take that no kinda way.”
Due to his hectic schedule, the “6 Foot 7 Foot” rapper also hasn’t seen Toya Carter and daughter Reginae’s BET reality show “Toya: A Family Affair” and is not even curious about it.
“I let her do her thing,” he said about his ex-wife. “It probably comes on at a time when I’m not at the house.”
However, he has had time to listen to Kanye West and Rick Ross’ latest albums, and his favorite show right now is MTV’s “Jersey Shore.”