2 Chainz Reveals Lil Wayne As A Source Of Inspiration

2 Chainz provides insight into how Lil Wayne encouraged him to be a success.

Any emcee looking for a model of success need not look further than Lil Wayne. Accordingly, 2 Chainz made sure he paid attention to the Young Money head's advice.

"The thing behind me and Wayne was that he always believed in me as a musician, as well as being a cool dude," said 2 Chainz of Weezy in an interview with AlLindstrom.com.

"And everybody thought he was the illest nigga in the world. So that's where my confidence kinda started. Just derived from him. It's like, 'everybody fucks with you, and you fuck with me!' So that's where our relationship came in."

2 Chainz revealed the effect of Wayne's advice. "He used to say encouraging things that I'm sure another rapper, [if] that didn't get that, they'd start figuring something else out."

"Me even being around him, seeing what they have, seeing the things you can get from puttin' words together, it kinda kept me inspired."

Watch the interview below:

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  • musicjunky330

    Original version of 2 chainz - riot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRmgZyPjKg8

  • Earner82

    **GASP** Lil Wayne inspiring "2 Chainz"...I'm shocked!

  • Anonymous

    the chorus on the no lie song is fucking horrible...good job at a first major single titty...

  • Anonymous

    Wayne is changing lives. What an inspiration to the world. Maybe him and the Pope should start hanging out, compare notes, see who has the bigger influence.

  • Anonymous

    So THAT'S why you suck so much

  • The Predator

    A bitch getting influenced by another bitch. Nothing new in that.

  • Anonymous

    Wht he really mean to say is "I pretty much bit lil waynes swag n style all the way thru the industry an thts y im who i am, because I am him"

  • Alf capone

    that doesnt surprise me. 2chains nor wayne have done shit i listen to

  • mal 617

    no shit, trash respects, trash.

  • Anonymous

    I don't get today's version of the game. You had to actually be nice before and not just nice but original. I salute anybody gettin' to the money but real talk this shit should still be about lyrics..line for line.

  • Just Being Honest

    And he thinks we care because?

  • Anonymous

    2 chainz is a very smart rapper, hes doin wat wayne did in 07. gettin on everyones album and remix. thats probably the reason for his popularity right now. anyone agree?

  • peanut8080

    fuck u and wayne..i can't believe people listen to these faggot for music

  • Anonymous

    real nigga represent

  • Anonymous

    fuck all you fake hipster ass niggas sayin hip hop dead. The past aint comin back, get your nappy ass head out ur ass. It's niggas like 2 Chainz and Wayne keepin this shit real. Hip hop is alive and well. It's a new era faggots quit bitchin. If u want shit to be how it use to be listen to ur old cassets and jack of to them, fuck you haters. suck a dick and choke on that shit. 2 CHAIIIIIIINZ

  • Anonymous

    I feel sorry for this clown to believe in Wayne that much, Wayne sucks a Godzilla's dick his music is pure garbage he looks gay and sounds gay... Next time this clown is gonna say wacka flocka and soulja boy are like Biggie n Pac... Shame.

  • Anom

    Did everyone forget about Duffle Bag Boy? Classic. Some one will say I'm wrong though, fuck it.

    • Alf Capone

      im the guy thats gonna say ur wrong. duffle boy was not classic. shook ones is classic, ambitions as a ridah is classic, follow the leader is classic. duffle bag boy is forgettable

    • ETK

      that was when wayne was half-decent

  • Anonymous

    Everybody acting like wayne has been garbage since he started rapping. Wayne was one of the best rappers. His old shits were crazy but dude just got lazy. Y'all need to understand music is business and everybody is in for the money. Cousious rappers dont sell CDs so why would he want to be one and starve himself. I agree wayne hasn't made anything worth listening since Carter 3 but don't sleep on him. He still spits good verses every now and then.

  • Anonymous

    Im sick of everyone claiming Lil' Wayne is the best of all time. grow a pair and stop supporting this wannabe rock coke head.

  • Anonymous

    SMFH ..Where do i begin...HIP HOP IS DEAD..until WUTANG drops another double cd..ATLEAST we have NAS droppin soon..Thank god these southern bamas cant RAP..if this was slavery then yeah they superstars..cuz they just being slaves..

    • dd

      Hip-Hop isn't dead--but the mainstream a bunch of zombies. Go listen to Hopsin, Slaughterhouse, Schoolboy Q, Papoose, Tech N9ne--you'll see it's not dead. There are a lot more talented artists out there, but you have to look past what is on MTV & the radio.

    • Alf Gang

      Now now...true, Ghost has had consistent dope albums, but c'mon man, that Wizard Of Poetry In Emerald City almost lost me. Don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE Wu head, but for real, a lot of cats used to tell me to give it up, and that album damn near made me do so. The Wu can make an album, one of great substance. But I'll be real, this day in age with RZA's progression in producing, the only way we can get that dusty 36 chamber sound is to outsource to other producers. And it won't appeal to the younger fans with whom don't, and don't get me wrong, don't appreciate a full joint with straight bars. I have yet to hear a song that can topple Triumph to this day, no hook, 10 personalities (how dope would it be if Dirty had at least 16 bars on that???)...But I digress... Sure 2 Chainz states Wayne as an inspiration. Who knows, maybe there is a very supportive side that a few personal cats have experienced with him. We can't blast him. Not a huge YM fan, but you can't knock a dude for giving props to where props is due...

    • Jay

      Lmaoo Wu aint saving SHITT you hear 8 diagrams? Only Wu member still consistent with it is Ghostface he never had a wack album

  • ramses

    if the headline of this is true ,,the game is more then fucked up

  • joeshmoe04sho

    oh a shitty rapper getting inspiration from another shitty rapper how great!

  • Anonymous

    Garbage begets garbage

  • Foolish

    NIGGA U JUST ACTING AND I'M JUST LAUGHING LIKE HA HA HA WATCH FLY RIGHT BY YO ASS MOTHAFUCKA U SO LAME I'M LIKE NA NA NA LAUGHIN AT YO BITCH ASS LIKE HA HA HA

  • The Predator

    It's a shame. Because of that bitch, nowadays any nigga with dreads is called Lil Wayne. But I have to rob, stab, rape, shoot, cut, burn, flense, bomb, and hang anybody that compares me to that flaming faggot.

  • Lil Loc

    I should have expected a bitch being influenced by another bitch. I mean, look at this fake, punk, chump, cunt, retarted, imbecile fucker picture, bitch looks just like Gayne!!!

  • ETK

    that, along with fuckin' Birdman being an inspiration(of all people...) it's only a matter of time until YMCMB picks him up niggas even look like each other

  • iamhiphop

    A wack nigga cosigning another wack nigga. Shocker. Everything Lil Wayne has released since Tha Carter 3 has been hot garbage and 2Chainz has always been wack since his Tity Boi days.

  • God

    LOL ofc his inspiration is Wayne, THE NIGGA FUKIN TRIES TO LOOK LIKE HIM, NOTHING CHANGES = BOTH UGLY AS NIGGAS JAY Z KILL THESE BITCHES FOR US.

  • YESSIR

    BIRDMAN AND WAYNE ALWAYS SUPPORTED 2 CHAINS

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