Lil Wayne shared a Jay Z story during a recent interview on DJ Drama’s Shade 45 “Streetz Is Watchin” radio show. Weezy revealed just how much he was offered to sign with Roc-A-Fella Records many years ago.
“You know when I went out there to talk to him about being with Roc-A-Fella [Records], and mind you this was years ago, years ago,” Lil Wayne said. “First of all, he was at the 40/40 in the daytime, and when I got up there he was talking, it was Denzel [Washington], it was Derek Jeter. I was like, ‘This is his clique?’ And they up there just laughing at jokes I just don’t get.
“He literally sat me down next to him, and this where all that’s going on at, and he sat me right here. Like, ‘You ain’t a part of this,’ you know? And he would talk to me on the side after every joke.”
Wayne then revealed that Jay offered him a less-than-desirable sum to sign with his label.
“That man offered me 175 [thousand dollars],” Weezy continued. “I said, ‘Believe that…’ I was looking, like–two teeth in my mouth is 175, like, two of them. My bottom teeth. So we laugh about that all the time. We joke about it all the time.”
Wayne admitted in the conversation that Jay is “the big homie” and that he still sees him as a mentor. And he revealed that there will be more music coming–including collaborations with Jay.
“You gon’ see a lot more,” Wayne assured Drama. “Once I get my situation right you gon’ see a lot more Dwayne Carter everything.”