Lil Wayne‘s daughter Reginae Carter has spoken out in defense of her father’s legacy amid online comparisons between him and younger artists.
On Tuesday (January 3), MyMixtapes tweeted the question: “Who goes harder Prime Lil Wayne or Current Lil Baby?” The tweet had been seen over 700,000 times by Saturday (January 7), and had been reposted close to 1,000 times.
The question was also shared by other users across social media platforms who didn’t attribute it to any particular source. On Friday (January 6), Reginae jumped into the conversation to defend her father’s place in Hip Hop; but did so without saying anything negative about Lil Baby or even mentioning his name.
“‘KEEP MY FATHERS NAME OUT YA MOUTH’ [crying laughing emojis],” she wrote jokingly at first. “Nah fr y’all need to stop comparing my dad to the new kids on the block .. gotta stop ! Everybody is super talented and dope ! Let them have their run and time will tell .. but leave that marathon Wayne ran out of it …”
“KEEP MY FATHERS NAME OUT YA MOUTH” 😂😂😂
Nah fr y’all need to stop comparing my dad to the new kids on the block .. gotta stop ! Everybody is super talented and dope ! Let them have their run and time will tell .. but leave that marathon Wayne ran out of it …
— Love me (@reginae_carter1) January 6, 2023
Weezy’s discography includes 14 albums released between 1999 and 2020; six of which have earned multi-platinum certifications from the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) and another three that were certified platinum.
During that same timespan, Wayne also released five EPs and 29 mixtapes, while appearing as a guest on hit singles alongside the Clipse, Drake, JAY-Z, Kanye West, DJ Khaled, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Destiny’s Child, Chris Brown and Shakira, to name a few, in addition to releases with his fellow Cash Money artists and other Young Money signees.
All in all, Lil Wayne’s singles discography comprises close to 3,000 individual titles. The volume and quality of his output has landed the New Orleans native on multiple Hip Hop superlatives lists over the years.
Thus far in his career, he has earned a total of 143 awards, including four Grammy Awards, four Billboard Awards and eight BMI Awards, with back-to-back Urban Songwriter of the Year wins in 2009 and 2010.
While some might argue it’s unfair to evaluate Lil Baby’s success in comparison Weezy F. Baby less than five years on from the release of his debut mixtape Perfect Timing, he appears to be well on his way to a stellar career and discography of his own; especially after a banner year in 2022.
In October, the Atlanta native became the youngest artist to ever notch 25 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, with all 23 tracks from his latest album It’s Only Me appearing on the chart during the project’s first week of release.
Lil Baby also became just the third artist to ever achieve such a feat following Drake, whose 27-track double album Scorpion charted in its entirety back in 2018.
Drake and Lil Baby closed out the year in a tie for the most Billboard Hot 100 placements of 2022, thanks to record breaking releases by both artists.
Chart Data reported that the frequent collaborators each nabbed 40 Hot 100 singles this year, including their joint effort as part of DJ Khaled‘s “STAYING ALIVE,” which peaked at the No. 5 in August. The song has also landed on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs year-end chart.