Earlier this month, Lil Wayne shook the hip-hop world when he tweeted that he was “defenseless” and “mentally defeated” and declared, “I’m dun.” Many people took that as a hint that he’s retiring from rap, but don’t light a candle for Weezy’s career just yet.
This morning (September 13), Wayne appeared on FS1’s new sports talk show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed (he also supplies the show’s theme song, “No Mercy”) to quell the retirement rumors. The rapper explained that he’s not planning to hang up the mic yet, and we can simply blame those tweets on him being a Libra. Seriously.
“This was a tweet after an argument,” Wayne said. “I’m a Libra. We’re known to not have real emotions. We’re the only zodiac sign without a heart or soul on the sign.” He went on to say that Libras are controlled by scales, and on the night he sent that “I’m dun” tweet, he had reached his “tipping point.” Apparently, though, it was all over an argument about his ongoing beef with Birdman and the Cash Money label (he and Birdman are embroiled in a $51 million royalties dispute).
As far as retirement goes, Wayne simply had this to say: “The height of my talent, the height of my career — I haven’t reached that at all.”
The rapper recently dropped a new song, “Grateful,” that’s essentially a Birdman dis track, so it wasn’t surprising that, when asked if he’d ever work with Birdman again, the rapper curtly replied, “No sir.”
“It’s business,” he continued. “I have family, I have kids, I have a mother. I have bills. It’s business. Once the business is right then everything is right. I did feel that way and I didn’t take the tweet down because I still feel that way. Until something is done about it then maybe it’ll change.”
So there we have it: Wayne is not planning to retire from rap just yet. Somewhere, Kendrick Lamar is cheering.