Lil Wayne Talks Baseball And "Tha Carter IV" On ESPN's "First Take"

During an appearance on ESPN's sports debate show, Lil Wayne gives his thoughts on San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson and Roger Clemens' steroid scandal.

Way back on his “The Dedication 2” mixtape, Lil Wayne proclaimed his love of all sports on an interlude appropriately entitled “SportCenter,” by saying, “That’s what I’m into—sports, sports, sports. Every sport: hockey, golf, basketball…of course football. I got a favorite team and a favorite player in every sport. I’m not gonna answer those questions no more.”

Since then, his unofficial ESPN endorsement has yielded an ESPN blog and a handful of appearances next to sports columnists on various ESPN sports debate shows.  Thursday Wayne popped in fresh off a Hartford, Connecticut date on his “I Am Still Music” tour, and made sure to plug his “Sorry 4 The Wait” mixtape as well as the upcoming Carter IV album on ESPN’s “First Take.”

“Just growth, maturity and different levels of live,” Wayne said, when asked the difference between Tha Carter III and Tha Carter IV. “I’ve seen a whole lot of different things that I didn’t even imagine I would see, and I’m here to talk about them. Tha Carter IV album was supposed to drop sooner, so I’m sorry for the wait. You just go to, and download [“Sorry 4 The Wait”] for free.” Weezy also acknowledged name dropping BYU shooting guard-turned Sacramento Kings prospect Jimmer Fredette on “Sure Thing.”  

True to his word, Wayne did engage is some mild sports debate centered on San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson. The Giants’ closer is an eccentric personality, much like Lil Wayne, and instead of his pitching, Weezy rated Wilson’s sense of humor on a scale of one to ten.

“I’d give Brian a high six,” Wayne said. “I think he has that not trying to be funny type of swagger, which is actually funnier. If you’re putting Richard Pryor at 10, then I would say somebody like a Shaq would be an eight. I can’t put Brian Wilson up there with Shaq.”

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  • anonymous

    lil wayne is the best YMCMB all day

  • Anonymous

    white lil wayne fans can eat a dick and choke to death on the cum like they know about hardships

  • TheTruth

    Another attempt by Espn to keep the African American Demographic happy and keep their "RESPECT"

  • Anonymous

    Lil Wayne is a fucking pervert and a faggot. I heard him say in an interview that he and Justin bieber "text" each other. WTF!!. Why the fuck is he texting Justin Bieber?? He probably invites him over to his studio where he proceeds to uncloth him and have sex with him.

  • Jason Williams

    B. Wilson is that dude, rem. when I thought he'd be a bum a few years back, now he's an elite closer. If he can stop throwing so many changes up over the plate as of late maybe he can lower his WHIP. SF Giants will repeat as Champs.

  • Anonymous

    Why is there a new Lil Wayne article every 10 minutes??

  • Anonymous

    why do i give a fuck about what he says on baseball n shit? his fans may like his shit, but it's wack. whatever. i'm on to the next page.

  • Kyle

    This motherfucker Roamin is ruining music man. Hes just trying to brainwash people into thinking they gotta join the army or buy products, meanwhile hes some junkie like Kurt Cobain. Wtf check this fucked up shit out

    • murdermitten

      kurt cobain was some junkie? go fuckin kill urself loser kurt cobain had more impact on music than anyone in the last 25 years

  • Anonymous

    Get this ghetto fuck off of ESPN please, fucking dumb negro.

  • Mandy Sandy

    lol, look how short diz nigga iz. he'z even shorter than dat woman. haha! these idiotz shuld've invited jay-z! and kanye instead of lil gayne. let em talk bout watch da throne and derek jeter'z 3000th hit. and jay! would b tellin people to buy j cole'z cole world. these moronz don't listen 2 dat real hip hop. they rather listen 2 wack shit like gayne and cum money. RNGMB BITCH!

    • Anonymous

      kanye dont know sports one. two jay only knows NY NJ sports. three jay definitely would plug j cole because reality is, dude dont give a fuck about anyone besides himself, B, and Ye. he could give a shit what his artist do.

  • Hip Hop Head

    Anybody else think Brian Wilson looks and sounds like buddy from "The Hangover"? lol

  • bizzalls

    wow, look at this fuckin homo. Looks like a fuckin female in that picture. clown..

    • Anonymous

      I agree, what a fucking little midget homo, he's such a bitch.

    • Anonymous

      so much anger. I feel sorry for you brah. You must have a really shitty life to be capable of even hating someone you dont even know that much.

    • jason

      And makes more money in one month than you'll ever make in your life. And currently has more fans than your favorite rapper not named Eminem.

  • Anonymous

    99.9 percent of this losers fans are racist statement here just hoping people see open up and notice the difference in musical taste between blacks and whites

    • jmon

      ya bc white people arent allowed to enjoy rap. its the year 2011 and people like you are still ignorant enough to think that just bc a person is white they cant know a thing about rap. poser

    • Anonymous

      Well if your trying to say that being White means you have no taste in music your a stupid ignorant bastard. Most people who listen to tupac are retarded thugs who only know how to act gangsta when they don't have a single brain cell. Actually most of this website is filled to the brim with haters who can't even grasp the English language. If most of his fanbase is White (which I doubt) then so what? Tupac has a fanbase of thugs and Retards. Who's fanbase is better? The retarded thug fanbase or the White fanbase? These comments about White people not knowing shit because they are from the suburbs need to stop because in my opinion a fanbase Like that is better than an uneducated lazy thug fanbase. Smarts > Skin colour and wheee your from.

    • Anonymous

      99.9. percent of his loser fans. LOL why even respond to such a stupid statement? Why entertain people who say dumbass shit like this?

    • Mandy Sandy

      damn, gayson. neva seen so much lil gayne cocksuckin since dat faggot handddyyyyyy wuz on here. lmfao! make sure u breath while ur drinkin lil gayne'z dick milkshake, don't choke! matta of fact, go ahead, choke!

    • lil wayne sucks

      jason, take his dick out of your mouth.

    • jason

      More professional athletes that listen to Wayne: J.R. Smith, Chris Johnson, Gerald Henderson, Tyrus Thomas, Stephen Jackson, DJ Augustin, Blake Griffin, Jernel Jernigan, Chris Canty. ALL are BLACK. Every time you hear somebody ask an athlete whats on their iPod, Wayne is normally someone who every athlete says.

    • jason

      ^^^I meant "accomplished"

    • jason

      Secondly, did you seriously refer to Wayne as a "loser"? If having a nationwide fanbase of tens of millions of people, if having a net worth close to 100 million dollars, if driving a $1.7 million Bugatti, if living in a $16 million mansion, if being nominated for 129 different awards and winning 62 of them, if running his own record label, if lasting in the hip-hop game for nearly 2 decades and counting, if putting out numerous CLASSIC mixtapes, one CLASSIC album and other GREAT albums, if getting praised as one of the greatest rappers by his peers including KRS-One, Eminem, Nas, Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, T.I., Kanye, etc., if all that makes one a loser, then ok I guess you're right. That's a pretty damn accolimshed "loser". Sign me up for that.

    • jason

      You really are an ignorant piece of shit, aren't you? Do you have ANY proof to back up your statement? Show me EVIDENCE of what you just said. In reality, Wayne has a shitload of black fans of all ages. I have black friends that love Wayne. Also, I post on Lil Wayne HQ forum, and many of them are black. Not to mention, probably about 50% of the NBA and NFL (mostly BLACK athletes) listens to Wayne. Including guys such as Kobe Bryant and Chad OchoCinco

  • CatfishBilly

    That's some baby back bullshit. Justin Verlander is the best in the A.L.

  • Daniel Gregory

    I smell haters

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