Lil Wayne has once again addressed his beef with Jay-Z, claiming that he knew what he was doing when he dissed Hov on “It’s Good.” In a cover story for VIBE Magazine, Weezy explained that he doesn’t consider other rappers as “competition” and that he’s just focused on his own career.
“There’s no competition [with any artists]. Music isn’t about competition no more. All the gangster rappers are happy, all the skateboard rappers are happy, all the white rappers are happy…,” he said. “Everybody just happy to do music these days. There are no problems. That shit died a long time ago with them old-ass rappers. We are just making music, making money and having fun feeding our families. Competition is for the old guys.”
He also spoke about how he knew others would look at his shots towards Hov as a diss, but says that he didn’t fear any repercussions.
“I know for a fact, music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear. If I know that for a fact, I can never be upset about someone’s reaction to it. I’m not gonna say I don’t know what will happen before I say it [on record]. I do know what will happen. I am aware of it. It is what it is,” he continued. “Well, I’m a man. I believe as a man you should know that. Every man should know the repercussions and consequences behind whatever they do before they do it. And of course, I know there won’t be any repercussions behind what I did.”
Read more excerpts from the story at VIBE.com.