Lil Wayne stopped by Katie Couric’s talk show yesterday and let it slip that he plans to retire when he’s 35.
Although Weezy seems like an unlikely guest for Couric’s daytime show, the pair apparently formed a friendship when they went bowling in 2009 and discussed what it meant to be a gangsta. Umm…ok.
During yesterday’s show Wayne, who Couric calls “hip hop’s mad genius,” discussed his troubled upbringing, his addiction syrup, which has landed him in the hospital several times over the past few years, and his love for his children.
Wayne gushed when speaking about his kids, telling Miss Katie (as he calls her) he’ll soon retire from hip hop to spend more time with his brood.
“My oldest is my beautiful daughter, she’s 14, Reginae. She’s awesome, she’s a firecracker, personality out of this world,” he told Couric. “Then my boys—Tunie, Neal, and Cameron—they’re just everything.”
The New Orleans rapper says he’s looking forward to encouraging his children to follow their dreams and to be whoever they want to be in life.
“I don’t want to have no influence … ‘Hey you must do this, you must do that.’ Because I didn’t have that and because I didn’t have that I grew up to be exactly what I wanted to be and how I wanted to be. I want that for all of my kids.”
After Miss Katie asked Weezy if he’ll really be ready to retire in five years, he explained, “I know I’ll be ready to retire at 35 because I am so ready to retire now!”
One question: why wait?
Wayne could do us all a favor and gracefully bow out now.
Although he’s known for dropping “hot” lines (and believe me, that’s debatable), Weezy has devolved into a rapper who resorts to cheap, ridiculous word play to make his point.
He famously caught the ire of Emmett Till’s family after evoking the slain teen’s name during a sexually explicit lyric, which caused many to pressure Mountain Dew to pull his sponsorship deal. They agreed, severing ties with the rapper.
Wayne has also come under fire for his lyrics perpetuating colorism, drug use, and misogyny (you know, most wack rappers’ holy trinity). And for some reason he can’t seem to talk about much more than how spectacular his d*ck is (uhh…if you have to brag…), or how many women he’s bedded. Lastly, there’s the syrup, that horrendously addictive substance he claims he was recently able to shake after learning he had epilepsy.
It’s quite evident that Lil Wayne doesn’t need the cash, so unlike many rappers who have to keep rapping just to pay ConEd, Wayne can retire into the lap of luxury.
So for the love of hip hop, can he save us all five years worth of offensive lines, incomprehensible gibberish, and penis references and just hang up his mic already? Please?