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Lil Wayne Says He's The LeBron James Of Rap: Check Out His Explanation

Weezy F. Baby thinks he’s the GOAT and breaks down why he is.

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Lil Wayne, arguably the greatest rapper of the 2000s, explored some similarities that he and LeBron James, the all-time leading scorer, have. That included what they did as teenagers all the while maintaining success.

This consistency is what few have been able to achieve.

"I would say that I'm like a LeBron," Wayne said in an interview with Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks. "I dropped my first solo album when I was 14, and that's the same album I'm talking about that went platinum... And I've been doing this at this pace of higher ever since, just like him."

At the young age of 11, Weezy was the youngest Cash Money Records signee, according to The Hollywood Reporter. With the help of B.G, who had just recently been released from prison, according to Billboard, Juvenile and Turk, the talented individuals solidified a group, releasing their first studio album, Get It How U Live, which was under the name Hot Boys back in 1997. Similarly, just a few years later in the early 2000s, James was put on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 17 years of age, labeling the junior out of St. Vincent-St. Mary as “The Chosen One.”

Lil Wayne’s very first solo album went platinum. And LeBron earned the NBA Rookie of the Year at just 19 years old.

James has since racked up four NBA championships, four MVPs and a whopping 19 all-star selections. Wayne earned five Grammys and also started Young Money Entertainment, which signed prodigies Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Following two decades of success, Wayne put everything in perspective.

"You remember Tom Brady, it was every year, even though he was winning the Super Bowl and all that, it still was, 'Is this the year he's gonna retire?' We don’t even say that about LeBron, we don't want you to retire," Wayne said. "That's how I feel when people ask when Tha Carter VI coming out. Like, 'God damn it, that's six of 'em. And they still want it?'"

Wayne also said in the interview that Kevin Durant, a member of the Phoenix Suns, inexplicably did something that prevented a special feature from coming out on Tha Carter VI.

"Why would KD do that? That was on the wrap. See KD, you messed up," Wayne said with a laugh, as transcribed by HipHopDX. "Now that you done that I just wanted you to know you messed up and that song was considered to be on Tha Carter VI and now that you've said something, it’s not going on Carter VI."


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