He might seem to have it all, but what Lil Wayne doesn’t have is a healthy relationship with his biological father; however, the Young Money frontman recently clarified that’s something he doesn’t want.
“He don’t give a $h!t about me. And I don’t give a $h!t about him,” Wayne told GQ magazine, admitting that he might have a different attitude if his father had been around for him.
“You know, whatever your father’s into, if you’re rich, you’re gonna get him that $h!t. I would’ve got that n!gg@ all kinda harnesses, ranches—you know what I mean?” said Wayne, before recounting a recent run-in with his dad.
“I had a show in New Orleans. And I ain’t afraid to put this out there, ’cause this is just how much I don’t [care] about a n!gg@, and I want people to see how you’re not supposed to be. I was parked at the hotel, and I saw him walking outside the hotel. Just walking back and forth. I’m like, ‘Look at this n!gg@! You gotta be looking for me.’ If Lil Wayne got a show in New Orleans, the whole of New Orleans knows. Basically, you’re not there for nothing else but me. So I call my man on the bus. I’m like, ‘N!gg@, that’s my daddy.’ He’s like, ‘Word? Oh shit. That nigga looks just like you!’ So I tell my man, ‘Go see what’s up.’ So my man goes to holla at him. He tells my man, ‘Oh. I didn’t know y’all was here. I’m here waiting for this little ho to get off. Get off work from the hotel.’ For real? That’s when I was like, ‘Typical Dwayne Carter.’ So that’s what’s up with me and my real father. I don’t want to look like his ass, but I do."
Vowing not to follow in his father’s footsteps, Wayne reiterated his plan to retire at 30 and spend more time with his kids.
“Six [more] years, 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.”
—Tracy L. Scott