Lil Wayne gets deep during a 30-minute “Public Service Announcement.” Weezy F. Baby talked about his body arts addiction, saying he wanted to be like Tupac Shakur.
“I have no problem with people going and getting a billion tattoos,” Weezy said in a video. “But why are you doing it? I know my first tattoo I got, I got because my dad died. I was 14 years old and I knew, not for nothing, God forgive me, I did want to represent my dad in a way but I knew that, ‘Man, I could get my first tattoo at 14 if I asked my mom, ‘Can I go get my dad’s name?’ She’s not gonna be against that.’ … The next tattoo that I got said ‘Original Hot Boy’ with a star…Then I went and got my tat across my stomach ’cause I wanted to be like Tupac. I got my [stomach] tattoo because I wanted to be like Tupac and at the time, I would tell the tattoo dude that’s why I was getting it.”
The Young Money boss also reminisces on the life of Steve Jobs as well as his own legacy.
“I don’t know a person that hasn’t been influenced in some sort of way by this man,” says Weezy of the late Apple co-founder. “We lost that man, and I think we lost him too soon, honestly a lot too soon ’cause I’m quite sure there’s a bunch of people who don’t know who I’m talking about. And that’s when you’ve lost someone too soon, when there’s people that don’t know the greatness of someone.”
Adding, “I just want you to know that I’m a very passionate man at whatever I do. I just want you to understand and ask yourself at all times, what’s the reason you’re doing or trying to do or saying you do what you do?” he asks.
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