Lil Wayne says that he knew at a young age that he would have a successful Rap career.

“I was 14 years old and my first check I got was for $6,500,” Weezy says to ESPNU’s “Power Hour.” “So 14 years old, a $6,500 check, waving it at your mom, you think you’re doing something. She ain’t bringin’ in no $6,500 check every week, so that was the moment I knew I could do a little something with something.”

He says that he tried giving the money to his mom.

“I gave it to her, but she didn’t want a dime of it and she gave it back,” the New Orleans rapper says. “She said, ‘Well I don’t want it. Whatever you want to do with it, let’s go.’ So I went straight to Nissan and bought a Pathfinder.”

Lil Wayne also names his top three rappers.

“This is no specific order,” he says. “Of course, Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.”

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