During the interview, the rapper proved tricky to pin down and mostly unwilling to discuss the tweets where he declared himself a "prisoner" of his label. Instead, Weezy claims they were actually sexual in nature: "I love being a prisoner in some pussy. That's what I meant."
Wayne was similarly elusive when it came to his lawsuit, telling his interviewer, "That's a legal matter, homeboy." How does he feel about his former friend and mentor Birdman? "I have no words."
I am a prisoner and so is my creativity Again,I am truly sorry and I don't blame ya if ya fed up with waiting 4 me & this album. But thk u
-- Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014
But the rapper was happy to discuss the future. Although the release of Tha Carter V has been delayed innumerable times, Wayne reports that "It's super-done. Cake baked, icing on top, name on top, candles lit. I would have released it yesterday if I could. But it's a dead subject right now." Instead he's focusing on his next project, The Free Weezy Album, which he declares is "going to be something dope."
Wayne's also drawing energy from the new contours of the hip-hop landscape, since it's never been easier for a rapper to vault from regional success to national star. "That's wonderful -- the game is wide open," Wayne says. "My job is just to stay vital."
How do you stay vital in 2015? Talk to a teen. Wayne sometimes consults his daughter Reginae after checking out Instagrams from Rae Sremmurd and Migos. He tells Rolling Stone, "I had to call her, like, 'What the hell is "on fleek"?'"