Lil Wayne and JAY-Z weren’t always friendly. For times, the pair traded diss lines. That eventually changed, nonetheless, and the rap luminaries now consider themselves pals as well as peers. In reality Wayne took a moment during his Sunday night show in Chicago to thank Hova for his generosity.
” There’s people like JAY-Z. He helped me when I was truly, actually, genuinely down. Genuinely, really, actually down ,” Wayne said onstage( via USA Today ).” Jay don’t want me to tell nobody. That male helped me with my taxes. He’s a real friend, y’all .”
Wayne is likely referring to the $7.72 million in back taxes the rapper owed years ago. He paid it back in 2012, and as we now know it was apparently with the help of the Jigga Man.
Wayne also took a moment in Chicago to shout out producer Swizz Beats.” There’s people like Swizz Beatz that’s gonna send me every thump he make and want me to rap on every single one until I got my situation directly ,” Wayne said.
See the footage below.
Wayne’s doing solid these days. He eventually liberated the long-awaited Tha Carter V after it languished in the wilderness for seven years. He also recently teamed up with Nicki Minaj for a brand-new remix of “Good Form”, contributed to Future and Juice WRLD’s joint album, and popped up on the soundtrack for Creed II. His Tha Carter V racetrack “Mona Lisa” featuring Kendrick Lamar was identified one of our favorite songs of its first year.
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