The latest rapper to express his love for Lil Wayne in the midst of the retirement rumors is Kendrick Lamar. The artist shared a video of a recent recording studio session, where he joyously raps to a few Weezy tracks from his teen days. Watch above (via Miss Info) as the Compton rapper do his best impersonation of Wayne's signature cartoon-like New Orleans drawl.
Along with bouncing along to his favorite tracks, Kendrick also passionately exclaimed that he doesn't want Lil Wayne to retire. "We going all the way back, when he was motherf-ckin’ 16, 15 years old on some Hot Boy shit," he says. "Day one…N-gga talking ’bout retiring and sh-t. F-ck that, n-gga! Retire, quitting rap, whatever you wanna call it. Fuck that, n-gga."
Last week, Lil Wayne alluded to his retirement when he tweeted: “I am now defenseless and mentally defeated and I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I’m dun.” Fellow rappers like Drake, Young Thug and Chance the Rapper have since come forth to show their appreciation for him.
Tunechi looked happier than normal during his set with 2 Chainz at Made in America, so we'll see if he goes through with quitting the music game. Check out our highlights from that performance and see all the tweets below:
I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I'm dun— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016
ain't lookin for sympathy, just serenity— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016
I'm good y'all don't trip— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016
I just wish u could love me the way I love u big bro… ur my idol for life and I hope ur sorry for bashing me, not knowing how much I love u…— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) September 5, 2016
Dear @LilTunechi I just wanna remind you that absolutely nothing and no one in this world can defeat you. Tell them devils back back.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) September 3, 2016
Also, watch a throwback Fuse interview with Kendrick Lamar at Bonnaroo: