Back in 2008, Lil Wayne re-signed with Cash Money Records for a multi-album deal… but there was also some interest from Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Records.
In an recent interview with DJ Drama, the rapper revealed the deal he was offered from Hov… $175,000 USD.
Weezy says he met up with Jay at the 40/40 Club, while some heavy hitters were in the building.
“This was years ago, years ago,” he explained. “First of all, he was at the 40/40 in the daytime, and when I got up there he was talking, it was Denzel [Washington], it was Derek Jeter. I was like, ‘This is his clique?’ And they up there just laughing at jokes I just don’t get. He literally sat me down next to him, and this where all that’s going on at, and he sat me right here. Like, ‘You ain’t a part of this,’ you know? And he would talk to me on the side after every joke.
“That man offered me 175 [thousand dollars],” Wayne revealed. “I said, ‘Believe that…’ I was looking like, two teeth in my mouth is 175, like two of them. My bottom teeth. So we laugh about that all the time. We joke about it all the time.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Wayne revealed that more music is on the way… but not until his label situation is ironed out.
“You gon’ see a lot more. Once I get my situation right you gon’ see a lot more Dwayne Carter everything.”