Lil Wayne Reacts to André 3000 Saying He Feels Too Old to Rap

Weezy said he found 3 Stacks' quote depressing because he has everything to talk about.

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Lil Wayne has shared his thoughts on the comments André 3000 made about not having anything to rap about in his 40s.

During a conversation with Tyga on Young Money Radio, Weezy spoke on reading 3 Stacks' quote from his interview with GQ, where he said it felt "inauthentic" for him to try and fit into the current generation of rap when he doesn't have anything to talk about. According to Wayne, reading the quote was pretty depressing since he can make a rap out of nowhere. 

"I read a depressing quote or two from someone that I respect a lot in hip-hop and music period," Wayne said about André's quote. "They would ask, 'Why you ain't been doing music,' and they was like, 'Man what am I gonna talk about? I'm in my 40s, like what am I going to talk about? What you want to know about me being 40 and the life I'm living?'...I was like that's so depressing I have everything to talk about."

Wayne continued after mentioning staying in the game in order to stay relevant, "I thought that may be a downfall of me staying in it because you may at our age you may hear what's going on and feel I'm so out of that. I ain't bout to drop nothing," he said. "So that's why I say I don't listen. I just go in my little hole, I love what I do, put it out, and hopefully, we swing for the fences, man."

André 3000 told GQ last month why his new album, New Blue Sun, is all woodwind instruments instead of hip-hop, which many were expecting. According to André, he tried to record a rap, but things took a different turn for him.

"I've worked with some of the newest, freshest, youngest, and old-school producers. I get beats all the time. I try to write all the time," said André, who has only given fans a smattering of guest verses over the past few years. "Even now people think, Oh, man, he's just sitting on raps, or he's just holding these raps hostage. I ain't got no raps like that. It actually feels…sometimes it feels inauthentic for me to rap because I don't have anything to talk about in that way."

He added, "I'm 48 years old. And not to say that age is a thing that dictates what you rap about, but in a way it does. And things that happen in my life, like, what are you talking about? 'I got to go get a colonoscopy.' What are you rapping about? 'My eyesight is going bad.'"

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