Lil Wayne is one of the biggest rappers in the world today but a decade ago, he was mostly known as the youngest member of Cash Money‘s star-studded supergroup, The Hot Boys. Wayne’s former bandmate, Turk, was sent to prison in 2006 and watched the former teen rap star evolve into one of the most famous artists in music. In a G14 Radio interview, Turk admitted that the Weezy he sees today doesn’t look that much like the Weezy he knew back then.
“Yeah, Wayne…that’s like my little brother but we grew apart,” Turk acknowledged. “I got my own movement. I was just locked up. If I had been out, it would’ve been the same result.”
Turk went on to reveal that he feels that there are more listeners that would be able to relate to his music as opposed to what Wayne is doing now.
“I think my thing gonna go farther,” he said. “I got people that can relate to me and I can relate to. I’m not Michael Jackson, I ain’t weird, quote-unquote. Some of these dudes out here, you can’t even touch ’em, you can’t even talk to ’em.”
Turk also addressed the long-standing reputation Wayne has for drug abuse. “I used to be in a circle where I was caught up in some drugs. I used to do heroin, cocaine,” he shared. “I used to shoot heroin and cocaine like an old n—a, when I was fifteen, sixteen, because no one tell me nothin’. So the only thing I can say about that situation is when you’re under the influence, anything can come out your mouth. Don’t necessarily mean that’s the type of person you is.”
“Wayne’s like a little brother to me. That’s not Wayne. When I see certain pictures of Wayne, I know that’s not Wayne,” he says. “I’d rather not even talk about the Wayne that’s happened today. I don’t know that Wayne. I can’t speak on that Wayne.”