Rappers 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne are revealing their connection long before becoming Grammy-winning artists.
Wayne says 2 Chainz was his plug for weed before they started rapping together. During a hilarious episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the rappers gave insight into their ten-year friendship while promoting their upcoming project, Welcome 2 Collegrove. When Fallon asked how the two started rapping together, Chainz explained their history.
“Uh…Wayne wanted cannabis,” the raping businessman said. And Wayne added that he would see his friend whenever he traveled to Atlanta.
“And so every time I would go to Atlanta, and I wanted to speak about that one [weed] thing, I would always call this guy to talk about that.”
Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., reminisced on meeting Chainz, born Tauheed K. Epps, at an ATL-based studio called Deuces and just connected after thinking he was a “cool guy.” He knew Chainz went to college and played basketball but had no idea he was a rapper.
“I mean, once we linked up, we were friends from there,” Wayne said. “Just same type of attitude, cool, but I didn’t know he rapped then.”
They finished their interview with the late-night host with a performance of their single, “Persha,” and announced Welcome 2 Collegrove will be released on Nov. 17.
Source: Black Enterprise