Do things smell differently now that you’re pregnant?
Oh! My nose is like [mimics radar] ‘doot, doot, doot’! I smell everything! It enhances it. If it smells bad, I smell it! My husband’s fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now. So, thank God I love this one [laughs].
Do you still have moments where, even as big as you are, you’re like, ‘Ooh, my mom would not like this.’ Absolutely! I was doing a photo shoot and I was like, a little too risque and I heard a noise that sounded like my mom’s footsteps because she walks really heavy, I was like AHH!
50 cent served Lil wayne his ass on this fire track.
50 raps, “Actin’ like a white boy, bored / Now you trying to jump a flight of stairs on a skateboard / N*gga, why the f*ck your pants so tight? / You tryin’ to show n*ggas your ass, your alternative life?”
anxiously taps fingers and waits for Weezy to respond to Fif
J Cole explains how he snagged Missy Elliot for ‘Nobody’s Perfect’, missing rent, what it means to sell out and what inspired his record ‘Lost Ones’.
You graduated college…What happened in between college and you getting signed?
A lot of crazy stories if you got the time. You know what happened? When you graduate college, it’s like a six month period before or some people are on it a year ahead and start applying for jobs. The late comers it’s like six months, some of them three months before you graduate you start applying for jobs. All of my friends were applying to jobs for like 9-5 positions in the city, PR positions, some of them got jobs, and some of them graduated and was still waiting. I was like just chilling because I was so confident with the music that I always though I would get signed in like three weeks. That was my true feeling even though it didn’t happen like that I was like, ‘I’m good.’ My mom would be like, ‘Son, what are you going to do after you graduate?’ I’d be like ‘Mom, I’m about to get signed its cool, chill out, relax,’ but it didn’t happen like that. So like, two months after I graduated I’m like on rock bottom because I’m dead broke, real life hits, I can’t pay my rent, can’t pay for my food because I don’t have no income and I realized like, ‘Yo, fam you have to still work because it’s not going to come like that.’ So I had to go get a job that was part time, $8.00 an hour that would allow me the flexibility to still go to the studio late and call-in when I wanted to. You know you got those jobs were the manager is cool or whatever so I had to work those jobs for the next two years while I tried to get on. That’s a long story…I could’ve kept on going.
You missed a few months rent?
Oh, yeah! Yeah, I probably stacked the most rent recorded ever in history of landlords. It was thousands of dollars of a tab but I had this landlord named Muhammad, he believed in me. I use to tell him, ‘Yo, Muhammad I do this for real.’ This is New York City….he was a blessing to me because the fact the he believed in me, he’ll be like, ‘I believe in you, you’re my guy,’ and he let me stack up my rent too high. If I wouldn’t have gotten this record deal I would still owe him like college loan style, that’s how much money I owed him on rent.
You paid him back?
Oh, yeah I paid him back as soon as I got that advance I wrote him a nice check plus some extra. That’s my man right there, shout out to Muhammad.
J Cole believed in his vision and never lost sight of being a successful rap star. J Cole started from zero and had nothing to lose. I swear his rap lyrics speak to my soul : ) …You have to hit up Necolebitchie for the entire interview.
Wayne on if he looks at Drake as competition:
I don’t look at it like that. Drake is my artist. If he wasn’t my artist, then yeah maybe. But that’s my artist. He’s not [just] a friend. We’re more than friends. It’s business. It would be impossible for it to be a competition. I mean, I’m the guy’s boss.
On if he knew the repercussions of going after Jay-z
Well, I’m a man. I believe as a man you should know that. Every man should know the repercussions and consequences behind whatever they do before they do it. And of course, I know there won’t be any repercussions behind what I did.