Lil Wayne Prepares New Mixtape, Celebrates Birthday Watching Brett Favre Win

'That's my favorite football player ever,' Weezy says of Favre.

Even rap's hardest working MC deserves a little break on his birthday, and [artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist] celebrated turning 27 by heading to Minnesota to seen the Vikings beat the San Francisco 49ers in a last-second nail-biter. Brett Favre threw a 32-yard touchdown pass.

Calling into DJ Drama's radio show on Hot 107.9 in Atlanta, Weezy described the first part of his day.

"I took a plane to Minnesota to see Bret Favre play," he said. "That's my favorite football player ever. He won the game with like two seconds left, of course. He did that for my birthday."

Wayne phoned in from Miami and said that he had planned on going out that night that was if "the studio don't swallow me."

Weezy's next projects will be the Young Money team album, his long-delayed solo LP Rebirth ("We have a surprise for the Rebirth," he promised, but didn't elaborate) and a new mixtape called No Ceiling.

"I got tired of sitting back," he said. "Everybody was making mixtapes. And I could rap too. Once I found myself jumping in my car putting on the radio instead of CDs, that's when I know I gotta go murder their beat."

When Drama gave Wayne props on having the hottest crew in rap right now, Weezy accepted the praise but noted his squad has love for everybody.

"I never heard a female rap like her before in my life," Wayne said of Nicki Minaj.

As for Drake, he said, "Once I heard him, I knew the game was missing that."

Video of some of Wayne's birthday celebration hit the web today. He received a (reportedly) million-dollar Chopard watch and a birthday cake with diamonds wrapped around it. Stepdad Birdman was on hand and showed off his new tattoo: Wayne's birthdate on his arm, "9-27-82."