Lil Wayne has always supported the hip hop Barbie in all her ventures, and while he does support her gig on “American Idol,” that doesn’t mean he’s tuning in to watch it.
Don’t think the catfight itself made Weezy an ‘American Idol’ hater, however. It turns out the 30-year-old rapper from New Orleans never was a big fan of the singing competition.
“Actually, I’ve never watched it,” he said of “American Idol.”
He may not tune in to watch the show but he does respect the talent that the show often discovers.
“The talent on that is pretty good I heard, through,” he added.
As for taking a few minutes out of his day to see how his mentee is as a TV personality, he claims that Minaj herself didn’t even sell the idea to him.
“When I talk to her she always tells me, ‘You don’t wanna watch that, you’re not going to be into it,’” he explained.
In addition to being into the show itself, apparently the feud between judges wasn’t enough to attract Lil Wayne as a viewer.
“She knows me… It’s kind of like a catfight where they be going back and forth type of thing, I’m not into all that,” the rapper turned skater admitted.
As it turns out, much of America isn’t feeling the drama either and if the battle of the divas was a publicity stunt it definitely backfired for the show.
Many “American Idol” viewers expressed their disappointment with the show being so focused on the drama between judges rather than on the contestants who were coming through the doors to audition.
In fact, the show’s main competitor “The Voice” may be able to credit the chemistry and friendship between their judges to the shows successful ratings.
Let’s face it, if people want to see drama they get more than enough of it from “The Real Housewives” and the “Bad Girls Club,” but when they gather their family together to watch “American Idol” they want to see tear jerking success stories and hilariously terrible auditions… not two grown women behaving as if they were in middle school.
Either way, Lil Wayne who has also deemed himself with the new moniker Tunechi has been much too busy to spend his time watching catfights on TV.
On Friday, Weezy was busy singing hundreds of autographs for adoring fans at a Macy’s in New Orleans. The loyal fans gathered in the department store for the launch of his Trukfit clothing line, which he hopes to expand into women’s and children’s wear soon.
So far, the only problem is finding a woman designer who is okay with Lil Wayne putting some of her designs on the chopping block.
“They send everything, every design to me, and I approve or decline, and the designer is extremely OK [with that],” he said of the men designers who have helped him create Trukfit. “That person may have designed something, and I may say I hate it. I get no flack about it, and women are different.”
The rapper couldn’t help but laugh after he prepared to point out the difficulties he faced with many of the women designers.
“So we’re trying to find the perfect female designer who has no problem with me declining what I don’t like,” he concluded.
In addition to getting his clothing line together, Weezy is still working on his new album “I Am Not A Human Being II” which is set to release at the end of March.