During the near-decade Turk spent in prison after his 2004 arrest for shooting a Memphis, Tennessee SWAT team member, the rapper’s former labelmate Lil Wayne went from New Orleans phenomenon to international pop success.
With that success came change, as Lil Wayne’s wardrobe and musical tastes changed vastly – something Turk commented on in a G14 Radio interview.
“Yeah, Wayne…that’s like my little brother, but we grew apart,” admitted Turk. “I got my own movement. I was just locked up. If I had been out, it would’ve been the same result. …I think my thing gonna go farther. I got people that can relate to me, and I can relate to. I’m not Michael Jackson, I ain’t weird, quote-unquote. Some of these dudes out here, you can’t even touch ’em, you can’t even talk to ’em.”
Turk touched on the subject of Lil Wayne’s alleged drug use, relating it tow his own heroin addiction. “I used to be in a circle where I was caught up in some drugs. I used to do heroin, cocaine. I used to shoot heroin and cocaine like an old nigga, when I was fifteen, sixteen, because no one tell me nothin’. So the only thing I can say about that situation is when you’re under the influence… anything can come out your mouth. Don’t necessarily mean that’s the type of person you is.”
Ultimately, Turk revealed his belief that the Lil Wayne fans see on TV today isn’t genuine. “Wayne’s like a little brother to me. That’s not Wayne. When I see certain pictures of Wayne, I know that’s not Wayne,” he concluded. “I’d rather not even talk about the Wayne that’s happened today. I don’t know that Wayne. I can’t speak on that Wayne.”
Listen to the interview below: