Lil Wayne has a million copies under his belt and is slated to start his Tha Carter III tour this week. One of the album’s standout tracks is Weezy’s collaboration with Jay-Z, “Mr. Carter.” Wayne told us last week that Hov was just a phone call away. Weezy co-managers G. Roberson and Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua used to be execs at Roc-A-Fella records.
“Shout-out to my [other manger] Cortez, my man G. My man Hip Hop,” Wayne said. “I asked them. I said, ‘That’s y’all big homie. I want a record.’ And I sent him that one. I thought that was perfect. I already had three verses to it and everything. I sent it, and the rest is history.”
An alternate version of “Mr. Carter” has leaked since the release of TCIII featuring some of those unused raps Wayne described.
The Carter III song “Don’t Get It” Ã¢â‚¬â€ or, as the streets call it, “Misunderstood” Ã¢â‚¬â€ garnered some talk because of the way Wayne goes after the Reverend Al Sharpton at the end of the record. In no uncertain terms, Birdman Jr. tells the rev he has no respect for him. Sharpton responded through the media, saying he refused to address anyone who doesn’t say anything “substantive” in their music. Weezy has zero concern.
“Obviously, I don’t have any thoughts on nobody’s response, because I wouldn’t have said what I said [if I cared],” Wayne said. “I don’t care what nobody thinks or feels about what I said. I think and feel what I said. I believe in it. No one has to side with me. My daughter smiles every time she sees me.”