Lil Wayne isn’t a biter; he’s just an admirer.
The New Orleans rhyme spitter’s second single from his forthcoming Tha Carter IV, “If I Die Today,” arrived online Wednesday (March 23), and the track is a take on Rick Ross’ “I’m Not a Star” from the Miami rapper’s Teflon Don album.
Weezy’s version features a new verse from Ross and the same production by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, T.I.), though Polow Da Don helmed the boards on “If I Die Today.”
According to Young Money President Mack Maine, the song was one of the first numbers Wayne heard when he was released from prison in November. The Cash Money MC liked Ross’ “I’m Not A Star” so much he decided to record his own version.
“When I was in jail, she let me call her collect/ But if she get greedy, I’mma starve her to death,” Wayne raps. ” … You f— with me wrong, I knock your head off your neck/ The flight too long I got a bed on the jet/ The guns are drawn, and I ain’t talking about a sketch/ I pay these n—as with a reality check.”
Last week, during the kickoff of his I Am Still Music Tour in Providence, Rhode Island , Wayne revealed the release date for his highly anticipated project .
“May 16, believe that,” Wayne told MTV News. “It can come out tomorrow ’cause I’m so finished. … Tha Carter IV will be dropping May 16. If you’re not doing anything, do me.”
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