A number of weeks ago, Lil Wayne made headlines (and turned heads) when he proclaimed himself the “new [Tupac].” Among those that disagree is Wyclef Jean.

“Once again, that’s his opinion,” opined Wyclef against Lil Wayne’s bold assertion in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45. “At the end of the day, that’s his opinion. He can feel that. Personally, I had a chance to be in a room with Tupac and he’s a character by himself.”

“[Do I see a resemblance?] No, no, no,” continued Clef, before carefully couching, ” I see Lil Wayne in a league by himself. I see Tupac in a league by himself.”

Wyclef then drew a comparison between his Fugees and Tupac, despite the fact that the two had beef. “Tupac reminded me a little bit of the Fugees in this sense, if you pick up the Fugees’ first album, after we got that check from the record company, the album was called Blunted On Reality, the first song on the album, we was talking about, ‘We black folks ain’t taking this shit from the Ku Klux Klan no more.’ It’s a young generation and fuck the KKK. Before you blow up, the fact you don’t know if you’re going to make it and your first statement is just based on the vibe.”

Listen to the interview below:

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