Lil Wayne Speaks On Friendship With Former Rival Jay-Z: 'That Man Helped Me With My Taxes'
Everybody needs a friend like Jay.
January 30, 2019 at 8:31 pm
Lil Wayne revealed in a touching moment during the last stop on his tour that Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz were there for him when he needed help the most.
According to Complex, the New Orleans rapper made a final stop in Chicago. Fans at the concert and those with Tidal subscriptions witnessed Wayne open up about his past financial struggles. He thanked Hov and Swizz Beatz for giving him a hand.
The "Uproar" rapper said Jay-Z, widely known for being a business mogul as well as a legendary rapper, helped Wayne with his taxes.
"There's people like Jay-Z. He helped me when I was really, really, really down. Really, really, really down," Wayne said onstage in his address to fans. "Jay don't want me to tell nobody. That man helped me with my taxes. He's a real friend, y'all."
Despite a beef between the two music artists that carried on for years and played out through several albums, the two have grown close. Tha Carter V artist's tour was sponsored by Tidal. In a video announcing the tour, Weezy said he wanted the final stop to be within an intimate setting.
"There's people like Swizz Beatz that's gonna send me every beat he makes and wants me to rap on every single one until I got my situation straight," Wayne said.
@LilTunechi thanks JAY-Z and Swizz Beatz— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) December 24, 2018
"There's people like JAY-Z, he held me when I was really really down... Jay don’t want me to tell nobody, that man helped me with my taxes." - Lil Wayne tonight in Chicago #TIDALXLilWayne - 'I Ain't Shit Without You' Tour pic.twitter.com/qESixcsRGZ
Wayne's latest album was a commercial hit receiving more than 433 million streams, topping the Billboard charts and selling 1 million album-equivalent units by November in the U.S. alone. "I Ain't S**t Without You" served as the perfect ending to a triumphant year.
"This year has been amazing, and I’m so grateful for all the love Tha Carter V has gotten,” he added. “There’s no better way to wrap up 2018 than to spend it with the people who mean the most to me—my fans!"
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