Currently reading : Lil Wayne (9 months old) GQ Interview feat. Terry Richardson
Speaking of Jupiter, you say on your records that you’re a Martian. What’s that mean?
Just out there, you know. Don’t like to think like everybody else, don’t like to try to think like everybody else, don’t like to do nothing everybody else think I’m gone do, don’t like to say nothing everybody else think I’m gone say.
Seems at some point artists have to make the decision about whether they should be different or popular.
Not at all. It’s easy to be me.
That’s your first tattoo, right there, right?
My first tattoo is this tattoo right here, in memory of rabbit, it’s up to me. That’s my dad. He passed when I was 14, so I got it when I was 14.
How’d he die?
He got shot.
(extract of an interview with rapper Lil Wayne. Photographs were done by the one and only Terry Richardson. Check out the whole interview here.)