Lil Wayne recalled a memorable meeting with Jay Z back in the day when he recently dropped by for an interview on DJ Drama’s radio show. The rapper, who could hardly keep himself from cracking up, talked about the time Jay Z presented a potential offer to sign him to Roc-A-Fella Records.
“You know it was crazy … since we cool I can tell the story now, right?” Wayne began. “That’s the big homie now.”
“You know, when I went out to talk to him about being at Roc-A-Fella -- and mind you, this was years ago. First of all, he was at the 40/40 in the daytime, and when I got up there he was talkin’, it was Denzel [Washington], it was Derek Jeter … I was like, ‘This is his clique?’ And they up there just laughin’ at jokes I just don’t get. He literally sat me down next to him, and this where all that is going on at, and he sat me right here. Like, ‘You ain’t a part of this,’ you know? And he would talk to me on the side after every joke,” he continued, setting the scene.
“That man offered me 175 [thousand dollars],” Wayne claimed. “I said, ‘Believe that’ … I was looking like … two teeth in my mouth is 175 [thousand dollars]. My bottom teeth.”
Apparently, there are no bad feelings about the offer now; in fact, he continues to look up to Jay Z as a mentor.
“We laugh about that all the time,” Wayne said. See him tell the story himself in the video below.