Lil Wayne Shares His Love For Nirvana's "Nevermind"

Weezy reflects on the classic 1991 release in honor of its 20th anniversary.

Lil Wayne released his rock-inspired LP Rebirth last year, but his love for the genre run deep. Speaking with MTV News, Weezy shared his love for Nirvana’s Nevermind in honor of its 20th anniversary, explaining how it inspired his rebellious spirit.

"Because I was young and I actually listened to the lyrics, and I probably felt at that time that I was rebelling and I could associate myself with that and relate to the things [Cobain] was talking about and speaking about in the song," he said. "I probably couldn't, but I thought I could."

As part of MTV News’ “Nirvana: The Nevermind You Never Knew,” the network will air “Nirvana’s Legacy: Today’s Biggest Stars Remember,” where Tunechi will reminisce on the album alongside Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and Zooey Deschanel.

RELATED: Baby Says Lil Wayne's Rebirth Not A Rock Album

41 Comments

  • New Orleans

    Lil Wayne put's on a great show... I Remember the song " Georgia Bush", when he was calling White people crackers... Wayne is smatter than what you think. All he had to do was wear Jeggins and Skate Board, he sure does know how to make money

  • El Moe

    ...still waiting for the ultimate collab: Lil Wayne, Celine Dion, Garth Brooks, Slash, and a couple of the kidz bop kids.

  • stephenc

    Lil Wayne talking about Nirvana? Is this guy going to bleach himself white like Michael Jackson? Now he's a skateboarder... last week he was talking about republicans and the tea party. People it's official, Lil Wayne is now the only white rapper signed to Young Money.

  • OH I FORGOT

    KURT RIP ITS NOT HIP HOP BUT I STILL RESPECT TRUE ART

  • NOT A RAPPER

    LIL WAYNE HE GAVE UP RAPING HES MORE OF A POP STAR OR WANNA BE ROCK STAR ITS FUNNY REALLY THE GREAT ONES DON'T SELL OUT THEY PIMP THAT PEN CONSTANTLY THEY DON'T SETTLE FOR ROCK TRACKS AND CHEAP GIMMICKS I LOST ALL RESPECT FOR THIS DUDE EVERYTHING AFTER 2007 HAS BEEN GARBAGE AND IT LOOKS LIKE HES TRYING MORE AND MORE TO BECOME SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN A RESPECTABLE EMCEE MORE LIKE A MEDIA HO

  • Anonymous

    fuck lil wayne, that just him tryin to get more white fans kurt was a genius, wayne is a penis he's the one that likes all the pretty songs and he likes to sing along and he likes to shoot his gun but he dont know what it means, no he dont know what it means when kurt says yea http://soundcloud.com/this-j-bird-bitch jbird bitch kurt mixed with odb and little pcp

  • Anonymous

    man dont play with wayne! he make a perfect rapper, please wake up and download tha carter 4

  • Anonymous

    FUCK GAYWAYNE AND GAY MONEY

  • N/A

    Daaaamn, I miss The Box. That was for cats who couldn't afford cable. I use to have a VHS tape full of videos from that channel. Back when No Limit was doing it big...fuck, I'm getting old!

  • Hip Hop Expert

    I'ma let you ignorant people know who really belongs to the top 10 best rappers dead or alive (no order): Soulja Boy (whenever he rhymes, he goes superman, YOOOU) Birdman (hunin' million dollars, nuff said) Lil' B (let's face it, the only reason why Lil' B isn't top 10 in every list, it's because he's gay, but he is one of the legends) OJ Da Juiceman (he is a lyrical monster, OKAY?) Wacka Flocka Flame (the way he nods his head? Damn he a beast) Gucci Mane (will be forever known as the rapper with the best wordplay, BURR) Gudda Gudda (everyone knows that weezy ain't shit if he don't write his lyrics, "Gudda Gudda, I put her under") Fat Joe (unforgettable words, CAUCA, CRACK, he isn't fat, he's just full of talent) Bizzare (just like Gudda Gudda, he ghostwrites for Eminem, and he also is full of greatness) Diddy (name one rapper who can dance like Diddy, you just can't) Now, each of you understand why me, Hip Hop Expert, tells you that this rappers should be in the top 10 best rappers of all time, cause I'm the expert, not you.

  • Drake

    He is the best guitar player ever, you guys should see the way he handles my only string YMCMB WE THA BIZZNESS

  • Anonymous

    i respect wayne for bein a fan of rock music because me myself like rock music as a matter of a fact im listning to the new stained album right now and love it!!!

  • Obi Patrick

    CLOWN ASS NIGGA...

  • SutterKane

    Makes sense, Kurt Cobains Lyrics didnt make any sense either Every time I hear the name nirvana I think of the Weird Al, "Smells Like Nirvana" Parody Youtube it if you havent

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Are we sure that Wayne has ever listened to Nevermind because I can't imagine someone thinking that Rebirth should go anywhere but the garbage if Nevermind was an important record to them?

  • Doubl Negative

    As much as I detest and loath this cretin, I commend Wayne for showin' love to an exceptional, seminal, important and special album. For whatever reason, Kurt and 'em are the only rock band that receive love from Black street dudes. I've never let that influence my opinions on them, I just had love them cats 'cause their music was emotional and it hit me in a visceral manner. On my left wrist I have the Nevermind logo tattooed on it, on the right it's Illmatic. Two superb '90s LPs that have yet to be bettered in their respective genres.

  • Luka CuDi Balić

    bla bla bla about Lil Wayne. leave him alone, geezus. Sick bastards.

  • FUCK LIL WAYNE

    WEEZY F BABY AND THE F IS FOR FRAUD!!!

  • hellrazor

    kurt cobain was an artists and a visionary. lil wayne is a charlatan, a fraud, a hack and a fuckin homo. kurt cobain should've refrained from suicide and saved the gun specifically for wayne for recording "rebirth" which is one of the worse albums in music history

  • Anonymous

    i dont think they could have found a more ridiculous group of people to talk about this album for that mtv special coldplay, lil wayne, linkin park, zoey deschannel? yall got kurt rolling in his grave

  • Anonymous

    kurt cobain would have never fucked with lil wayne, lil wayne is pretty much the opposite of kurt apart from the drug addiction

  • MuddyDonut

    Well at least he knows what he can never achieve.

  • Joe G. Stacks

    Rebirth was lame..Cobain would've laughed

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