Lil Wayne had a few words for his protege’ Drake.
Drake came up when Champion asked Wayne about discovering the Canadian rapper. The YMCMB co-sign gave Drake “confidence” after getting “shunned by a lot of people,” he explained. He also encouraged Drizzy to stick to his signature sound. “I was the one to tell him: ‘Don’t change anything,’” Wayne continued. “Don’t think ‘cuz you coming over here by me you gotta start rapping about the things I rap about, don’t do none of that. Please rap about your little TV show, whatever you wanna rap about. Rap about girls…that’s what you’re good at.’”
October’s Own took his advice to “keep it Canadian,” and it turned him into one of the biggest acts around. That doesn’t mean he’s better than his boss though. When asked who’s the better rapper Wayne replied with a laugh: “Man, I annihilate that guy.”