During a recent interview with New York Magazine, celebrating 50 years of hip-hop, Lil Wayne admitted that he was little scared when he called Eminem for a collaboration, probably referring to his 2009 single “Drop The World” from his seventh solo studio album, Rebirth.
In a new interview, Lil Wayne said:
“I was scared, actually, when I called EMINEM for a song. That is a monster. He must have the same thing I have with words. Like, we can’t get them out of our heads. Every meaning, every aspect of them. Things that rhyme, we hear it. I already know the gift and the curse that he has. And I love to hear the way he puts it together.”
Lil Wayne and Eminem have a mutual respect. Appearing on Young Money Podcast back in 2020, Eminem gave high praise to Lil Wayne: “I love when rappers are able to tell a story and don’t compromise any of the punchlines. It’s great to see you and me still doing it. It’s definitely an art to this sh*t and, man, you got it mastered.”
Eminem also admitted that he was jealous of Weezy when was on a hiatus. “Hatred was flowin’ through my veins, on the verge of goin’ insane, I almost made a song dissin’ Lil Wayne, It’s like I was jealous of him ’cause of the attention he was gettin’, I felt horrible about myself, he was spittin’, And I wasn’t, anyone who was buzzin’ back then coulda got it, Almost went at Kanye too, God, it, Feels like I’m goin’ psychotic, thank God that I didn’t do it
I’da had my a– handed to me, and I knew it.” raps Slim Shady on “Talkin’ 2 Myself”
For the full interview, visit New York Times here.