Lil Wayne Talks Being An Innovator

Weezy gets really real and talks syrup, tattoos, cars, skating, and - of course - realness.

A seemingly inspired Lil Wayne recently took to video to discuss his role as an innovator in a number of contexts, not just music.

"We was reminiscing on the life of Steve Jobs," began Wayne. "An..innovator of many things. A very influential man. Most of our lives...I don't know a person that hasn't been influenced in some sort of way by this man. We lost that man...I think a lot too soon. Obviously too soon because I'm quite sure that there's a bunch of people who don't know who I'm talking about. And that's when you've lost someone too soon."

"The old cliche: you never know what you had until it's gone. So we were speaking on it. 'Man, what if I skate off my roof and just end it all? Or what if...I Sean Kingston the fuck out of myself? I wonder if motherfuckers would...REALLY remember me for the innovator I am. And I was thinking how saturated things get these days, and how easy it is to forget the greatness of something and someone. Today, I plan to take ten minutes or fifteen minutes out of your day and my day to elaborate on the subject."

Lil Wayne continued, pointing first to the fact that now "everyone" drinks syrup. Giving credit to UGK - particularly Pimp C - Wayne explained that initially his fans didn't know what it was. "I wasn't doing it to be cool. ...I can't blame the kids. I blame you adults. See, it's okay for a kid to look at somebody and see something and want to be just like it. It's only right; it's only human nature. But for an adult to fabricate something for some dumb reason, it messes up our youth, and it messes up the future. So I ask you: what is your reason? Why are you drinking syrup? Why?"

Wayne explained he doesn't want to be the innovator of syrup - and that he drank it for health reasons - but that he wanted people to know where the culture originated from.

Other topics broached included tattoos, cars ("I was the the first African American rapper with a Bugatti"), and skating - all within the scintillating context of Wayne's realness.

Watch the video below:


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266 Comments

  • Truth

    Lil Wayne is saying it's ok to be a fan of someone.. He's only saying that because it helps him. By being a fan of anyone but urself, you are putting them before yourself. Google "ifan" and watch the video. That song explains everything ifan by i bar

  • RTJ00

    Wayne is not no innovator he is a imitator!

  • Anonymous

    HEY GUYS IM AN UPCOMING RAPPER I KNOW YALL SEE THIS SHIT ALL THE TIME AND ARE PROLLY LIKE NIGGA PLEASE BUT I WORK HARD AND WOULD APPRECIATE IF YALL CHECKED ME OUT AND I DONT MIND BAD CRITICISM YOUTUBE=lilkaz604

  • YADIG

    http://community.therundown.tv/TheRUNDOWN/ ---- lil wayne and justin beiber have kid??

  • YADIG

    TALKIN BOUT BABY MONEY? I GOT YA BABY MONEY, KIDNAP YA BITCH MAKE HER WATCH ME N BABY KISS ON TOP OF MONEY, I WOULDV'E SAID THAT REAL BLOOD SHIT HERE SON, I GOT MY TIGHT JEANS I GOT MY AUTOTUNE,/ I KISS MEN, CALL EM MY DADDY WE BOTH SHARE A ROOM/FIVE STAR NOW BETWEEN MY LEGS/ HE LOOK UP I LOOK DOWN NOW WE HAVING SEX/ AND I RECEIVE HE DA PITCHA/ TAKE IT IN MY BUTT SO WHAT, WHAT YA SAYING NIIIIGGGGGA

  • YADIG

    AND I DON'T CARE HE GAY AND KISS MEN ON THE LIPS AND I KNOW HE DOES JUST GOOGLE IT HE MY MANS THOUGH EVERY NIGHT I TRY TO SLEEP IN JEANS JUS A LIL TIGHTER THEN HIS, YADIG+WAYNE=4EVER

  • YADIG

    http://community.therundown.tv/TheRUNDOWN/ PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS PIC OF MY BABY WAYNE, LOVE YOU WAAAAAAAAYNE LIL WAYNE KISSING BABY ON THE MOUTH>>>>>>JAY-Z FUCKIN BEYONCE

  • YADIG

    FUCK YA'LL HATING ASS FAGGOTS!! WAYNE IS SPEAKING TRUE KNOWLEDGE!! YA'LL NEED TO STFU AND LISTEN AND SOAK UP GAME FROM ONE OF THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY ICONS IS AMERICAN HISTORY!! REAL FUCKIN TALK... LIL WAYNE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>OLD HEAD RAPPERS (RAKIM, NAS, FEMINEM, GAY-Z THE LIST GOES ON....)

  • Anonymous

    if anyone here really knows what makeveli WAS trying to say, and what lil wayne IS trying to say you would understand they have one thing in common.... not being a thug, but t.h.u.g. l.i.f.e the acronym... wayne is no gangster, and neither was pac.... go watch tupac i get around, and tell me he wasnt similar to wayne.

  • Anonymous

    M.U. "Political" http://youtu.be/HbEhcViOlpw

  • StopTheBS

    He talks about grown men fabricating lies to the "kids" but yet this is the same dude who is a fake blood, lies about selling kilos of coke, etc. And it really pisses me off how he says hip hop is saturated nowadays, is bullshit, because Wayne/YMCMB is responsible for about 50% of the whack music that has been released over the last few years. This whole interview is hypocritical. And any grown ass man that wears WOMENS animal print tight pants and no shirt is a homo.

    • Anonymous

      ok hes a fake blood, and he wears tight pants.... but if he was a real blood, people would still hate him for being a gang member, and if he dressed in baggy pants every day he wouldnt generate all the attention, so you can keep reading about him, and talking shit, because that makes you a good person right?

  • Joe

    Most ignorant nigga ever. Fuck this dude. This is why you don't smoke too much weed.

  • Don't Listen to This

    Lil Wayne is saying it's ok to be a fan of someone.. He's only saying that because it helps him. By being a fan of anyone but urself, you are putting them before yourself. Google "ifan" and watch the video. That song explains everything ifan

  • wow

    not as many wayne dick riders as i thought, he got at least one good point to not be afraid to say why or where you got something from whether a style or just something you got into. ie: Lil wayne saying jay-z is or at least was his idol and thats why he tried to stop writing and just freestyle ( 106&park episode, think round carter 1 or2) so give him props for that its just something about him that us 24+ year olds, maybe younger, are starting to find annoying not sure what exactly cause i still think he can spit 6'7' best i heard from em in a min once i actually sat and listened to it.

  • SeventySeven

    It may just be my age but 9 times out of 10 I find Lil Wayne really bugs the shit out of me. The fact that he's on almost every other record that comes out is annoying enough but the main thing is his voice cause to me its like trying to listen to baby tv with sounds that I cant relate to and find annoying but to a child it sounds just right and what scratches away at me too is all these corny lines like 'I need a shit...toilet roll' or 'yeah i'll make you see stars...mike tyson'.

  • Anonymous

    "Lil Wayne talks about Being a Homosexual" I fixed it.

  • YADIG

    SUCH AN INSIGHTFUL VIDEO... LETS YOU SEE THE GENIUS BEHIND THOSE INCREDIBLE SONGS AND LYRICS!!! LIL WAYNE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>EVERYONE ELSE...

  • @Deknowz

    Someone help him, he's going to kill himself. I'm not a fan of his music, but he's going to kill himself.

  • nobody

    What the fuck, how stupid this guy can be? He's showing his credit card number on the video…

  • M.u. Tha Don

    www.reverbnation.com/eplay/artist_368778

  • gladrap23

    You are a grown ass man so we can blame you for perpetuating a destructive lifestyle to the kids. Grow the fuck up, let Jay coach you.

  • Max

    This is a cry for help. Can someone call A&E?

  • FUCKLILWAYNE

    stfu nigga u the one saturating the game with garbage

  • HOV

    I hope this dude does skate off the roof and end it. So sick of his terrible ass music.

  • EDDY

    MOST IMPORTANT BLACK MAN IN THE WORLD: 1. NELSON MANDELA(NO.1 ICON IN THE WORLD GO DO RESEARCH OR GOOGLE THAT SHIT) 2. THEN THE REST WILL FOLLOW HIM

  • Boy Super

    LiL Wayne! "smart man"

  • M.u. Tha Don

    I got a album coming out soon,whenever ya get a chance go check out my new video..

  • Anonymous

    Nigga still wack lol

  • r

    why the fuck my 2 comments i made been deleted?? fuck dx

  • quan

    go to youtube and search BLACKLAWREBELMUSIC and give them feedback please they my folk tryin to come up in game.

  • Josh Robin Taylor

    droppin fuckn sense fareal

  • MCEIHTWECOMESTRAPPED

    CORNY SHIT . HOW IS LIL WAYNE REAL OR AN INNOVATOR ?

  • WTF

    WTF? Everybody doing it? But its ok to get something cuz someone else got it? and just so much blah blah...this dude is retarded

  • M.u. Tha Don

    The vlog was interesting to say the least, actually he got his point across. Lil Wayne is a true hustler with this rap shit,I'll give him that. I may not agree with what he does but I still respect his "mc" fa sho. Check out my new video.. M.U. "Political" http://youtu.be/HbEhcViOlpw

  • jr88

    im guessing he is trying to promote tollerance by him dressing gay....nah he is a fag....loool

  • jr88

    lil wayne isnt doing anything new... it just looks new because he is black and dressing like a skater...the only thing he is bring to hip hop is gay culture...personally i have nothing against gay people but wayne is definately making gay culture "cool" or atleast trying...

  • Anonymous

    "But for an adult to fabricate something for some dumb reason, it messes up our youth, and it messes up the future" said the man who gets paid to play drug-addict gangster dress-up

  • Anonymous

    he is a innovator of of the bar being lowered so anything else is considered good http://soundcloud.com/this-j-bird-bitch i made it cool to hate lil wayne listen to my if you like real hip hop

  • Trace

    Crack is a helluva drug! This made absolutely no fucking sense. Every point he's trying to make is thrown at the wall and none of it sticks. He IS what he's talking about.

  • silentturd

    LMAO WAYNE SAYS HIS DOC GAVE HIME ADDERRAL FOR SLEEPING... ADDERRAL IS FOR A.D.D......ITS AN AMPHETAMINE.....SMH @LYIN RAPPERS..........UR WHOLE LIFE IS BULLSHIT.... www.youtube.com/user/trollingmusick STOP BY

  • Manuel Brown

    THIS NIGGA IS IGNORANT. THIS DUDE HAS LOT SENSE REALITY SMH

  • Anonymous

    i cant wait till this nigga fall off. WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN??

  • yelawolffan

    yelawolf lupe pharrell and many other rappers have skated before wayne ,, whadda dumbass

  • backtotheRAMA

    This video makes me feel racist. He shouldve washed the color off of his skin before posting this video because it is embarassing to human life.

  • r

    So Wayne sayin he got a stomach tat cos Pac got one.. I seen a interview like a year or 2 ago where waynes sayin he never really listened to much of 2pacs music

  • cheaaacheaaa

    he was comin at rick ross too haha

  • cheaacheaa

    lil wayne makes absolutley no sense

  • Anonymous

    this lil gay nigga worst rapper of all time (history)

  • MikeDub972

    I watched this vid b4 hip hop dx posted it. I am a YMCMB fan and have been since the EARLY Hot Boys days. All I can say is I don't see the point of this vid, but I guess he Charlie Sheenin' cuz we all watched it.

  • Anonymous

    So Wayne sayin he got a stomach tat cos he seen 2pac got one.. I heard a interview like a year or 2 ago where Wayne admits he never really listened to much pac stuff

    • Lupe Espinoza

      He considers his step-dad (not birdman) his real dad besides his biological one.

    • Cealix

      Yeah...he's lied about a few other things, like how he calls himself Wayne because he hated his dad and dropped the "D", and when an interviewer asked him does his dad know, his reply was "Now he does." But in this, he says his dad died when he was 14.

    • Alex Zubarev

      That's because Wayne, like all people, is a liar.

  • The way this should go

    Interviewer: So Wayne, tell us everything you know about innovating Wayne: [silence]

  • FREECARTERALBUMS

    Never got a chance to buy The Carter 4 well fuck it make sure you stop pass www.iamtherealgift.tk download the album collection free Carter 1-4 & Rebirth Free? yes ( Free) www.iamtherealgift.tk

  • Brad Bateman

    NEVER SOLD OUT? ARE YOU SERIOUS? lmfao omgggg this man is talking about REALNESS? This is a joke right? Yeah he's real... bout as real as the fucking boogyman living under my bed. Mans been on since he was like 13 never had to tote a gun in his life had money since he was a young in but reps the bloods meanwhile earlier on he wanted to be a crip... He's a JOKE and anyone whose a fan of this mans "realness" needs to be fucking slapped.

    • room2roam

      can u dudes tell me wtf wayne has rapped about his ENTIRE career?? bangin. his entire fukn career. this is not new. n1ggas jus mad cuz his image has changed, so has his lyrics to a degree but he still talks about gangsta shyt. he's always talked about gangsta shyt. wasnt his first album called the block is hot?? as far as innovator imo he has been an innovator as far as rap artists go. the definition of innovator is to invent or begin to apply (methods, ideas, etc)..he didnt invent anything but who else has been able to SUCCESSFULLY create a variety of music from different genres and be accepted for it? who else has been able to reinvent themselves image wise like him and be accepted for it. i know you cats dont accept it bc you dont like the music or think he's "real" (w/e that means)but no other rap artist in the past has been able to do a rock (used loosely) album or make songs like how to love and lollipop and see success. maybe there is other artists but i cant think of any that were successful at it. dude is in his own lane no matter how much you hate it. he created his lane. he did a million mixtapes/songs and built up his own buzz, not the media or the the record company, he did. he put himself in his current position all on his own while other rappers are complaining about their deals and what record companies want. he basically afforded himself the freedom to do whatever he wants musically bc the record company saw the buzz he was able to build on his own without their interference. i like the old wayne more but there's no denying that he's done things no other rap artists has done/been able to do/or even tried to do. the carter I and II are str8 hip hop and both albums are sick (imo) and the hip hop community loved those albums. C III he started going more alternative and took over the arena (took the pop and alternative community over with this one). dude is undeniable and all the hate in the world can't deny that...

    • MalcolmLittle

      Far as him carryin a pistol...well he DID Cheddar Bob himself as a youngin, does that count?? About the whole gangbangin thing...besides the blue rags he never really did or said anything else back in the day that'd give off the impression his was Crippin...but the real question is, who waits til AFTER they been rich and famous for a decade to start "bangin" (if that's what you even wanna call what Weasel doin)?? Last time I checked niggas got into the life cuz they didn't see no real opportunities for themselves or cuz they were born into it, this nigga done turned that deathstyle into a trend...smdh...as fucked up as this whole skater angle of his is, I'd MUCH rather see his sheep emulate that than that gangbangin bullshit (minus the jeggings of course).

    • YouSerious?

      You're missing the point that Lil Wayne is highly overrated and he is not an innovator whatsoever in terms of his music/rapping.

    • Lupe Espinoza

      #Facts VS. Ranting 1. "Mans been on since he was like 13 never had to tote a gun in his life had money since he was a young in". Dude got signed since age 9 according to him and back then Cash Money was more regional and not as big as today. Sayin he never toted a gun is jus speculation because you never have lived his life and wouldnt know if he is real or not. 2. "..Reps bloods meanwhile earlier on he wanted to be a crip.." He NEVER mentioned wanting to be a crip. Yea, he wore blue rags...solja rags...red rags...yellow rags..black rags BECAUSE in the N.O colors didnt set you in a certain gang like in CALI. Now I dont know about know but back then colors aint mean shit. Get ya facts straight first THEN bitch all you want.

  • Anonymous

    And tha nigga never sold out, always said he was out for tha money and power, tha nigga got it

  • Anonymous

    Wayne been in tha game for 18+ years u don't gotta agree with what he says but u should damn well listen

  • Anonymous

    Steps to LIL WAYNES success... 1.get initiated into Cash Money by being gang raped by Birdman and his crew. 2. Ride the success of HOT BOYS into your first album 3. Next album Flops 4. Sell your soul to Satan 5. Be a bisexual satanic rapper

  • anonymous

    yall are stupid... sayin rappers like jay z dre and tupac are the most important black ppl... them niggas aint near as important as the social figures during civil rights movements.... if u gonna put ANY type of musical artists on the lists more like niggas like jimi hendrix, james brown, ray charles, chuck berry... way more important than any rapper ever those cats were before the civil rights movement

  • guerilla jones

    ....um how is ANYTHING he mentioned innovative?

  • umm

    "I never put this car in a video" umm

    • Lupe Espinoza

      LMFAO at Ford Focus Boyz xD ^^^

    • Ford Focus Boyz

      BIRDMAN's red Bugatti has been in videos, not Wayne's ALL BLACK one. But who cares really right? U know u got 2 much money 2 blow when u can drop close to 2 mil on a car... FORD FOCUS BOYZ!!! We in here!!! #GETONMYLEVEL

  • yazz

    i think what he was saying that, after he dies, he hopes he can INNOVATE SOMETHING... he did not clearly say what he innovated. BUT he wanted to make CLEAR that he WASNT the innovator of syrup, getting fucked up, skateboarding ect, because these are THINGS THAT WERE BIG BEFORE EVEN HIM!!! he already admitted that, and doesnt wanna be known for the innovator of that. but i think he kinda saying he innovated it because he was the one that made it BIGGER than it was before, even though it started before him. Syrup wasnt that big until lil wayne started it (dont be stupid it was big the south i know), now that shit is known in the west coast and east coast. And i guess now since he skateboards... more black kids are getting into it? iuno thats what i got from it... but if you guys listen to him, the main picture hes trying to get accross to the viewers is, basically know where you got it from, and know what your working for.. and dont ever forget why you did it... DONT BE ASHAMED OF THE REAL REASON WHY YOU DID WHAT YOU DID, instead of sugar coating it (saturated) you guys can call me dumb if you want, its not like im a lil wayne fan, but im not just gonna sit here and hate for no reason

  • ceelos

    this nigga was not the first rapper skating...godamn lupe should slap this fool

  • Anonymous

    Even though I am by no means a fan of this guy....To the people who saying Wayne didn't innovate anything, I'll defend him in one area where he helped show artists how to coap in the new market, and that is the area of mixtapes. Although he wasn't the guy to first show the power of mixtapes (one could argue 50 was the guy who was responsible for the new found popularity) He was the one who put out an extremely large amount of music continuously bewteen albums, creating a new relevancy for himself in music that he didn't previously have. Utilizing the power of the internet fully. Leading to a huge boost in his brand awareness. Since then artists have followed suit, if we take a look at the new artists who have broken into the game with albums recently, they all adopted the strategy. (Big Sean, Wiz, J Cole, Drake, Wale, etc.) It has allowed guys who may never drop an album to make a fair amount of money from shows and mixtapes. Really some great opportunities/stuff for artists who can create a buzz virally. Some of these new guys were able to make millions before ever having an album. So i'll give him credit for at least sheeding light on an effective strategy to maintain relevance.

  • Anonymous

    How exactlay did Lil Wayne inovate anything??

  • Anonymous

    This man needs to stop it with the drug abuse, skate boards, and skinny jeans. I could tolerate him when he was making decication and the early carter albums, but I think dude has really lost his mind these days. I don't know how people can't see how bad this guy is doing at such a young age. Its sad too because he has done remarkable things to be so young. Hope he figures some things out and get his life on a healthy track.

  • Anonymous

    i dont mind some weezy tracks but this man has innovated nothing..

  • Anonymous

    wait did i just hear the word Innovator and wayne in the same sentence?

  • Anonymous

    Dear God, Please give us Biggie, Big L and Big Pun back. Then you can have the whole cash money crew. I think this is a fair deal. You can also have 50 Cent and Rick Ross.

  • Sourheadband

    God took away big and pac and left us with Wayne and Bieber 2012 cant come soon enough

  • Sourheadband

    Man how can he rap about blunt blowin when he gotta pass a drop for his probation. Anyways Codeine is weak as hell why dont he get some vicodin homo

  • Huh

    First rapper with a bugatti? So what did he innovate. UGK started that syrup thing, so what did HE innovate? What a bitch.

  • Opiates

    Codeine what a joke. Do some real opiates like oxycodone Wayne.

  • Homi

    @Gt...he put this video Out becuz at the end he promotes his young money Card Basiclly hes tryna play with peoples heads so that they get his card feel me thats smart But he was saying some real shit at the end of the day anywayz

  • drugs

    this dude is so gone...I used to have respect but tupac would not like lil wayne at this point. calling skating white-boy shit and bragging about his car like it means something (somehow makes him a hero) among other things. needs to read some books, then start sipping hard again.

  • Anonymous

    He's high as shit rambling...

  • west coast monster

    Lil Wayne fans are the same people you find "Occupying Wall Street". You want to stand for something but have no idea what for. I use to give Lil Wayne a pass as all the olderheadz dissed the shit out of him. I said, " Let that man live and do his thing. He's the voice of the youth." Now I listen to him and I listen to SOME of the young cats out there and I think the world is dumbed the fuck down!!!

    • SpikeyJamez

      That is the wackest comparison I have ever seen. Wall Street Protest are fighting against the bankers from fucking up the country you retard. Also I find Lil Wayne fans basically the tea party movement. Seriously you are a Lil Wayne fan, if you defend the rich moron.

  • Anonymous

    Wtf? I'm reading lists that has Jayz, Lil Wayne, Drake, and shit on it. Most important black men? Easy 1-Malcolm X 2-Huey P Newton 3-MLK 4-Bill Russell 5-Ali 6-Obama 7-2pac 8-Jackie Robinson 9-Louis Farrakhan 10-Michael Jackson

    • bo

      are you serious? malcolm x below public enemy and bill russell? they undoubtedly had an impact but you have no sense of history if mlk and mandela are not 1 and 2.

    • Anonymous

      LOL the rappers on this list were so fucking funny.

    • Ball So Hard

      Huey P Newton is more important than MLK? What the fuck are you smoking? Nas? Jay-Z? Dr.Dre? These three are more important than Thurgood Marshall? Booker T Washington? George Washington Carver? Get real. Jay-Z, Nas, and Dre should be no where NEAR this list.

    • Anonymous

      Oh shit, a top 20 right? ok easy. 11-Garrett Morgan 12-Public Enemy 13-Nelson Mandela 14-Spike Lee 15-Fredrick Douglass 16-Sidney Poitier 17-Michael Jordan 18-Nas 19-Dr. Dre 20-Jay-Z

  • Doug Nichols

    "Or what if...I Sean Kingston the fuck out of myself?" No lie, I cracked up at that.

  • Apes

    I used to only hate his music.

  • Blahh

    So he's takin credit because of something Pimp C inspired him to do?

  • latimes310

    most important black men ever... 1) Malcom X 2) MLK 3) Huey P Newton 4) Muhammad Ali 5) Michael Jordan 6) President Obama 7) Fredrick Douglass 8) Jackie Robinson 9) Jesse Owens 10) Jay-Z 11) Tiger Woods 12) Chuck Berry 13) Robert L Johnson 14) Harriet Tubman 15) Booker T Washington 16) Eazy-E 17) Dr. Dre 18) Spike Lee 19) Will Smith 20) Denzel Washington

    • eddy

      dats most iportant american black men MOST IMPORTANT BLACKMAN IN THE WORLD: 1. NELSON MANDELA(NO.1 ICON IN THE WORLD GO DO RESEARCH OR GOOGLE THAT SHIT) 2. THEN THE REST WILL FOLLOW HIM

    • r

      Obama is a puppet just like every other US president, don't let his blackness fool you. He answes too/is part of the same regime as all the others

    • Antwon do

      why is obama on this list? if anything he was detrimental to black people as he knows how to do nothing fucking successful as a president, with his dumb ass ideas and his heavy spending gtfo

    • Ball So Hard

      Jay-Z more important than Harriet Tubman? lmfaoooooooo. In what life time?

    • Anonymous

      Jay-Z, Tiger Woods, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Spike Lee over 2pac? Riiight....

  • Philosophical Thoughts

    This man is corny.

  • Philosophical Thoughs

    Lame.

  • Anonymous

    V Nasty is God is the same person as Wayne is Lord

  • GT

    A real mothafucka don't need to put out these types of videos explaining themselves. You want an old cliche...? Real Recognize Real. Point blank.

  • Wayne Is Lord

    Most important black men ever. 1) MLK Jr 2) 2pac 3) Malcolm X 4) Huey P Newton 5) Lil Wayne 6) Muhammad Ali 7) Thurgood Marshall 8) President Obama 9) Fredrick Douglass 10) Jesse Owens 11) Jackie Robinson 12) Drake 13) Jayz 14) Jan Ernst Matzeliger 15) Tiger Woods 16) George Washington Carver 17) Joe Lewis 18) Garrett Morgan 19) Sidney Poitier 20) [tie] Spike Lee & LeBron James & Michael Jordan

    • Anonymous

      Oh I see now, you're crying for attention. Stevie Wonder gets more credit than Wayne, Drake, Jay and Tiger Woods. But congrats, you got a response on the internet!

  • GT

    Wonder why Little Wayne put out this video... Y'all think about that for a minute. one.

  • Wayne Is Lord

    Wayne is nearing that Michael Jackson/Michael Jordan/Mauhammad Ali icon status. hes already put out classic music. now hes working on becoming a living legend. keep doin ur thing Weezy. Like my nigga nas said "Yo my nigga Wayne let them niggas hate". hahaha YCMB bitches.

  • howda fuck

    dis nigga sippin drank on probation

    • Cealix

      You clearly didn't watch the video. I'm not a Wayne fan at all, but at least I watched the video to see how much he's changed.

  • Lupe Espinoza

    So many haters and they care enough for this nigga to waist time of their life to write a hate comment about him. lol #hatersgonehate

    • Anonymous

      or people are simply pointing out that this guy is so full of shit right now and that Carter 4 is a pale attempt to recapture his carter 2 glory.

  • ghh

    AND that explains his new "passion" for skateboarding as well. Biting Odd Future to death.

  • ghh

    Dude calls himself an innovator when he is biting Earl Sweatshirt's lyrics in Carter IV. BIG JOKE.

  • innovation?

    the only thing he innovated on is being a shitty rapper that can be successful.

  • Anonymous

    this guy is retarded

  • Captain Falcon

    If I was in a room with Lil Wayne and the devil with one gun that had two bullets, I would shoot Lil Wayne twice.

  • LOL

    Why haven't any real bloods killed this faggot yet?

  • BMORE2011

    as I look at this video more and more I realize this is so stupid. What is the purpose of this

  • Seed

    Yes because going mainstream means you are an innovator.

  • BMORE2011

    So he is giving his reason why he is a fein.

  • Crystal

    People will only remember Lil Wayne for wearing womens clothes. Innovator LOL

  • TRUTH

    I never looked at Lil wayne as a innovator...only thing he has innovated was the word bling..I guess. But..other than that....tattoos....are nothing new...He started using Autotune and singing when T-pain was hot. He switched his flow and started rappin Like jay-z. He claims bloods...whats innovating about that?. Now he skateboarding? White folks been doing that. I think Lil wayne is on that Michael Jackson shit right now...He lost alot of his childhood being in the spotlight at a early age, now he just trying to be a kid again. And thats okay...but innovating? NO

  • Ali

    Thanks weezy! you just inspired me!

  • Homi

    i wonder where were all you fagets thats critizising wayne at when he made carter 2 dedication 2 drought 3 drought is over 2 drought is over 4 weezyveli lil weezyana i cant feel my face with santana , no ceilings this nigga is the most creative mother fucker alive you simple bitchass bastards Go fuck your mothers you hatin brOke Bitches this nigga is the best chop yall dicks off and fuck yall selves this nigga is a enovator more than your fav rapper!!!

    • ???

      he says the same shit over and over you can stay with your bullshit but ill stay jamming my no one real down south emcee any day

  • Eduardo Traconis

    if lil wayne is an innovator then what would Jay Z be?....let the hating being in 5 4 3 2 1....

  • LAME

    DO U SEE WHAT U PEOPLE ARE SUPPORTING INNOVATOR??? MORE LIKE CHEAP GIMMICK THIS FAG NEEDS 2 OD AND DIE HEY KIDS ONLY SMOKE WEED NOTHING ELSE IS WORTH IT

  • tdot1987

    I hate to be a hater, but this dude is way too into himself. Fuck him and his corny ass innovation. He's artificial talent.

  • YADIG

    WAYNE IS VERY INTELLIGENT, HE IS A INNOVATOR AND A AN INCREDIBLE PERSON!!! A REVOLUTIONARY... A POET... AN ICON....LIL WAYNE..

  • BlazeDatIshUp

    This is what happens when you believe in your own hype. You begin think you are great or an innovator, when in fact this idiot is nothing more than a glorified crackhead who needs to be gone, one way or another. The only thing he has done is made these gullible kids wear tight pants and think it's cool to kiss men. His lyrics make no sense, he's incoherent most of the time, and really just needs to be gone forever.

    • Anonymous

      Stupid. LOL. This nigga made more money than your family ever will.

    • BlazeDatishUp

      lol..I struck a nerve with a stan...I was just stating the truth and could care less if I'm being generic about it or not. I'm not someone who cares about making witty hater comments. I simply state the truth, he sucks and his head is way too far up his own ass to realize how wack he is. His stans/groupies are just as stupid as he is.

    • @ Jason

      Those same "played out" comments are the truth. Next this nigga gonna think he's better than Jesus. SMFH.

    • jason

      LOL @ this generic hater Haters aren't even original these days. Same old played out comments. SMH

    • 100

      I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING U JUST SAID

  • Anonymous

    "i think birdman has a new album coming too" bahahahahaha

  • wtf

    i watched the whole video and my perspective on wayne is that he is mentally challenged!

  • Anonymous

    Um im pretty sure Half da World didnt kno who Stevve Jobs wass till he died,Dats when dey found out who he wass and wat he did.SO idk whyeveryone acting like dey knew who he wass and wat he did so idk where da hell Influential comes from smfh

    • antmoney

      if its the same Anonymous its not my ignorance it yours. he had actually left apple to treat his cancer and then came back. they have other news outlets besides hiphop ones. i suggest you use them. I'm typing this on a macbook pro and i was the previous owner of several pc's but i will no longer go back. thanks steve.

    • Anonymous

      Don't blame your ignorance on everybody else! YOU didn't know who he was! LOL!

    • antmoney

      thats like mark zuckerburg dying and people saying dumb shit like they didn't know who he was till he died. he helped create some of the technology that inspired your tech devices that you probably used to post your comment and used everyday. just because it aint apple doesn't mean it wasn't influenced by it

  • Ali Lafayette Rhea

    No question the kid is nice and no doubt he gets busy- I'm not talking about him but Ali Lafayette Rhea. One Love

  • gully

    This video lacks substance out the ass just like his musik smfh!!!!!!

  • gully

    He's callin himself an innovator... more like a biter who takes credit for "underground real shit" and makin it "main stream bullshit" okayyy...who didnt kno about syrup b4 wayne?so he made styrofoam cups popular? LMAO this guy is a fool. WTF did he do tht made hip-hop or the world a better place???

  • White Person

    Even I know that Little Wayne is not an innovator. William Henry Lane and Thomas Dilward were doing his act a century ago.

  • larry loc

    thats good tell the fbi everything u stupid ass rapper and fans this shit is crazy

  • ComeOnNow

    The Black community would be better off if he overdosed....

  • Anonymous

    Lil Gayne is Wack On Wack On Wack He Got Wack On Wack On Waaaaack songs

  • Joe

    People need to get off waynes back, like atleast he has the balls to stand up for what he does and shit, like regardless he makes songs that everyone listens to and he sells a SHIT TON of albums, like seriously everyone hating on wayne is getting old , and the only reason people do is because when someone gets so popular people start to hate and thats what happened to wayne. He is Still and always will be one of the best rappers alive

    • LOL @ these comments

      YOU IDIOTS DON'T REALIZE HE USED THE KLAN LEADER DAVID DUKE AS AN EXAMPLE? LOL!

    • Anonymous

      No, people hate him cause his music SUCKS. I have nothing wrong with mainstream rappers as long as they are good (Eminem, Jay-Z) but this dude is terrible.

    • using your logic

      People need to get off David Duke's back, at least he has the balls to stand up for what he does and shit...

  • Ozzy Salas

    Comparing himself to steve jobs???!! FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!! SMH R.I.P STEVE JOBS

  • Anonymous

    you got to be fucking kidding me...This dude thinks he is an "innovator" because he drank some damn cough syrup? Is he really comparing himself to Steve Jobs in this regard?? LMFAO!

  • Ben Bourey

    He said "you never see this Bugatti in a video." Too bad it's in Single...dumbass.

  • Anonymous

    if everyone hates lil wayne, how does he sell platinum records WTF

    • Daniel

      Yea I agree. I recently had a Raekwon concert in my home time... ANd guess what I saw... Old White dudes... ANd Young suburban white kids.... Its a fucking shame that the people who claim to know hiphop the most don't support the real stuff..

    • SpikeyJamez

      Actually suburb white kids I've seen are always supportive with Underground/Independent rap artists. While too many African American youth I come across in school love commercial pop/rap like Lil Wayne. If you watch live shows like Madvillain and hundred other indie MCs all you see is white people. I agree with Jamie Madroxx on this.

    • Anonymous

      because of exactly what he said lol. kids listen to him. they dont know what theyre doing yet. hes a negative influence on hip hop. take someone like j cole.. he propbably smokes but rarely do i hear him talking about it. he mostly talks about real stuff. he is real

    • Jamie Madroxx

      Suburban white kids/ Hahaha, alot of so called hood or ghetto hip hop heads bump wayne...

    • Anonymous

      little girls and suburban white kids

  • asdf

    i hate everything about this article

  • Notorious H.A.T.E.R.

    Man, I am getting so tired of these ignorant rappers. What is he an innovator in? Taking drugs? Using a stryrofoam cup? F*ck out of here. With black males like these, who needs the KKK? These guys don't do anything. You have historically black colleges going bankrupt due to a lack of funding and these guys blow thousands of dollars at strip clubs. The white male dominates the world for a reason, he dominates the black man for a reason, he is simply, better, not inherently, it is not due to genetics but rather thinking. The Chinese are about to take over next and the black man is still going to be left behind. Shit. Mexicans are surpassing us. Tired of this bullshit. Never seen such profound ignorance in my f*cking life! All these niggas are idiots. Wayne isn't shit but a rambling junkie. Peace

  • Sir Crimson

    Bullshit Weezy, you did not drink syrup for "health reasons", you did it to get fucked up!

  • iddle1

    plz check my latest track and gimme feedback http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HitsGgpM9VY

  • Anonymous

    SOME OF YOU DUDES MUST HAVE BEEN BORN IN 2008 ... A LOT OF THE RAPPERS THAT ARE COMING OUT NOW ARE USING WAYNE'S OLD FLOWS AND STYLES FROM BEFORE HE BLEW UP.

  • baldheadnutt

    unlv, b.g.>>>innvovators & trill motherfuckers wayne, baby, drake

  • DL Dub

    So he's an innovator for being first in materialistic shit? Really? That doesnt make you an innovator guy, it makes you a high maintenance white woman

  • jjsteez

    "whens the last time you hear you're kids say i wanna play....or i want a skateboard" uh what....everyday fool. don't act like kids just watch porn all day...skatin is like the biggest trend in kids still..and kids who aren't skatin are playin sports. da fuck..

  • Anonymous

    sean kingston the fuck out myself lmao

  • beyond the rack

    seems like he's a funny guy to hang out with ... if he wasn't a rapper or famous or whatever, he still got that sense of humor i dont even like his music but this was ok stupid at first.. towards the end it got funny NICE fucking house bro wow. hey hey and im out

  • Anonymous

    this dude dont even know what he talking about

  • GLOCKWORK

    Wayne you are no innovator. Shit a kid making fingerpaints is more innovative than you. Make some sense nigga'...you sound stupid.

  • Akim

    why are u drinking syrup u dom ass,u gonna give ur self an heart attack.U are a talented artest, stop drinking syrub Wayne

  • Anonymous

    and your point is nigga?! i swear this fool is a fuckn douche bag.. make sense at least nigga!

  • Anonymous

    $WonDough$ The Innovator

  • mike

    i wasn't even talking about u man. i'm talking about wayne stans in general. they praise this nigga. wayne fucked up by saying he the best. to many niggas in the game better than him.

  • arto

    What's up with all this negativity. He is asking you why you do certain things? Not that you doing it because he is doing it. Im sure most of the people commenting here are high school or college drop outs with no interest in success. You have no authority or credibility to define what real is or what music is. Educate yourself and look up to those people that made it out of the ghetto. And stop all that weed smoking. Grow mentally and intellectualy and stop hating

  • Anonymous

    ''This the best-worst feeling and nigga if I die I die a death worth living'' Best line of the year by far. Wayne is a genius.

    • Anonymous

      seriously.... THATS ALL YOU GOT?!?!?!??!! LAUGHABLE!!! thank you for proving all wayne haters right, nigga got lyrics like a pre schooler

  • SpikeyJamez

    Once again, another wack MC with severe ego tripping problem like Kanye West. C'mon is any one actually believe this moron is the pioneer of the genre? This is stupid, the dude is a greedy uneducated rapper with absolute no acknowledgement about the birth of Hip Hop as a culture. Theres even a big diverse amount of rappers on the independent rap scene making significantly better music with such intellectual clever lyrics that I just can't take Lil Wayne seriously anymore. Too bad the masses are too ignorant and blissful that they're not willing to explore life beyond the media hype. KRS-One is the guy that Hip Hop Dx should cover.

  • Anonymous

    Wayne an innovator...LMAO!! Yeah ok, sure...lol Wackest fuckin rapper alive, and wears skin tight leopard print leotards. SMH! Get outta here.

  • Anonymous

    he started skateboarding after odd future got big, he trying to steal their swag except if you start skateboarding at 28 years old you are never going to have any style and are going to look gross on a board no matter what

  • Anonymous

    he really innovated the skin tight leopard print jeggings son!

  • anonymous

    steve jobs passed away. lil wayne is still alive. it should be the other way around

    • SpikeyJamez

      Actually as Guru, Nujabes & Eyedea died; Lil Wayne should of been the man who could of been gone last year. I agree with you the outcome should of been the other way around. But unfortunately we are in a society where greed and ignorance prevails while knowledge and humanitarian cats dies. It may be a sick world, but theres still sooo many heroes and great artists today fighting against the injustice that theres still beauty left for society.

  • FlashFixter

    REALLY?! This is out his fuckin mind! He is really thinking he doing shit. Too many drugs. Way too many. He is straight rambling. Nothing be said at all. Lil young dumb kids look at this clown like "WOW". This dude damn near 30 talking nonsense. He blowin himself for nothing. Sad. He kept saying, "You adults". That's you, Dwayne. You're an adult and a parent. Utter nonsense...

  • mbongeni

    so that is what he calls innovation? come on man... and since when did Wayne become a skater!

  • jrmaddox@live.com

    What the hell is this fool ass nigga talking about. on some silly ego shit. nobody gives a fuck about ur bugatti. And what the fuck does this have to do with steve jobs???????

  • Al Sharpton

    Not only is Lil Wayne the pinnacle of rap Godliness he also is the creator of our current culture as evidenced by they video

    • Anonymous

      Sharpton, you are a moron.

    • SpikeyJamez

      Bullcrap! Lil Wayne always has terrible glorifying lyrics about materialism, woman and how awesome he spits in he's bar. Seriously wheres the love for pioneer rappers like KRS-One & Chuck D who tries to contribute the culture with educational conscious lyrics. Am sorry, but Lil Wayne never deserve this much credits while large diverse amount of underrated independent rap artists today makes waaay better music than this wackjob. Remember Chuck D - "Don't Believe The Hype."

  • CMonSon

    It sounded like he was speaking sensibly in the beginning. Then it went all downhill from there. The first black-rapper to skate? Get out of here. People get tattoos to emulate you? What the fuck? People don't get high cause of you, ego-centric ass rapper.

  • Smfh

    Lol, He is the definition of fake. Enough said.

  • anonymous

    must be nice being rich and famous and doing nothing all day but smoking at your mansion wit your boys

  • godforgivesidontfaggots!!!!!!

    Big Things poppin 12/13/11 Rick Ross 5th studio lp "god forgives I don't" spit the nut out of your jaws faggots!!!!!! #mmgrealmotherfuckinggs!!!!!

  • Southern Fried

    Realest information that I ever heard Lil Wayne say and I can tell he is growing as a person. Lil Wayne does some stuff I don't agree with but he is human so I can't be over critical of him as a human being. We are all subject to failures and successes. God Speed to Steve Jobs and his family. God Bless.

  • mike

    im just sick of all the wayne shit thats all. im just letting it be known. wayne garbage

  • Elmer Fuddere

    look at this crackhead...judging? smh

  • Anonymous

    syrp for health reason LOL

  • Jake Bourey

    SIMPLE FACT: Lil' Wayne used to be real, now he just looks for a bigger check

  • Anonymous

    Weezy needs to stfu..people get tats cus we have since the start of time people drink syrup to get high which we been doing since the beginning kf time. Ur music sucks stfu.

  • m.ic

    aint no mutherfucker wana be like u wayne so shut the fuck up my nigga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dilli

    + i think i learned more about Wayne in this video than in any of his songs...

  • ItsTheTruth

    Not a fan of Wayne's music but that doesn't mean I have to hate on the dude as a person, like most haters do. I don't know him as a person so I can't judge him, but at the end of the day, real talk is real talk, which is demonstrated in the video

  • CT

    Lmfao @ drinking syrup for health reasons! U KNOW HE HIGH

  • bug

    so basically next time i get a tat i need to say its cause wayne has them...fucking idiot

  • Anonymous

    Im 85 percent dumber for reading this.

  • dilli

    hahahh this dude was fucking stripping

  • Elmer Fuddere

    Fuckn Ridiculous, A Retard Judging people? Health Reasons? smh lmfao you idiot You didn't start that shit and you drank for the same reason as everybody else,fool. Your an m.c....congrats..your nice Yeah, "we get high cause weezy showed us." Weezy your gassed and out of touch.

    • Elmer Fuddere

      Never been a lil wayne hater (there's plenty of them) This is some of the most hypocritical egotistical bullshit I've ever heard. Weezy got to high.... "so now I'm gonna"..smh Your no leader....your a rapper

  • Lala

    sean kingston himself rofl

    • Lala

      normally i don't comment on a post i've already made but this made me laugh. When did i say i enjoy his music or when did i say i was a Lil wayne "stan"? stfu, your the one willing to write paragraphs hating on a guy you have never met.

    • LMAO

      @Mike you really need to get a life bro. who cares what kind of music this guy likes? its not your problem, you dont even know him. smh, people these days.

    • mike

      wayne is garbage. most of u stans like him because bitches listen to his shit. ya think riding his nuts is gonna get u some pussy. or ya just riding the bandwagon cause ya wanna be cool. kiddies consider people who dont like his ass as haters, old people, or stuck in the past. being a fan of real hip hop is'nt cool to these stans riding bandwagons are. that aint us. muthafuckas who dont care about money, swag,charisma, all that other bull shit fans of this joke, wiz, gucci, waka and any other waste of studio time artist care about. niggas who only want dope beats and rhymes. all other to the side. the list of wack ass niggas i just named aint bringing it. all they bringing is trends and non sense.

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