Lil Wayne
Wayne’s Wages

Lil Wayne doesn’t come cheap. To let him tell it, the self-proclaimed “best rapper alive,” who has collaborated with artists ranging from Enrique Iglesias to more subterranean acts like Little Brother, commands between $100,000 to $75, 000 for a guest verse.The cheaper rate (75k) goes when Wayne likes the song or beat, and apparently, exceptions are hardly made. “I wouldn’t do a song for my sister for less than $75,000,” Wayne told Rolling Stone Magazine.Sure, major labels are likely to fork up to 100k for a Wayne verse or hook, but what about indies with little to no budget? Though signed to a major imprint, Akon’s Kon Live/Interscope, Kardinal Offishall was fortunate enough to get the five-finger discount. “At the time, he had did it for free,” Kardi told XXLMag.com regarding Weezy’s verse on “My Swag,” which also featured the Clipse’s Pusha-T. “We didn’t even pay him. Mind you, it was a minute a go. I don’t wanna bust Wayne’s buble like that, but, big up to Wayne for sure.”While Bun B, who featured Weezy on “Damn I’m Cold” off his recently released LP, II Trill, wouldn’t talk prices, he salutes Wayne for getting his money. “Go Wayne,” Bun cheered. “I wish I got 75, 100 a cameo.”Wayne’s sister may have to save up for a verse, but Ludacris doesn’t necessarily have to. In addition to working on songs on one another’s projects, Wayne has also worked with Luda signees Playaz Circle.“I can say that I’m on his album and he’s on mine,” Luda offered. “But as far as the business is worked out, no disrespect, but I rather keep that private. It’s his business, so he can tell it. But as far as I handle mine, shoot, it was just a mutual respect thing. So read between the lines.” –Carl Chery

  • Tёma

    Cool for wayne, although it seems too much to pay for a verse for me lol

  • http://xxlmag.com Dallas, TX

    First,DALLAS GOT NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DJ Such & Such

    OMG! XXL get off of Wayne’s dick!! Ya’ll did a whole feature on his feature price?? There is way more news worthy shit that you could be posting. How about the fact that 50 Cent dissed T.I.

    • ATL = All Trannies Live

      Did fif really diss T.I.? What did he say?

      • Bubble

        He said he got the best lawyers on earth and they said they would have gotten him 10 or 9 years at best
        so he asked the lawyers how did shorty breeze,
        and the lawyer said you either keep your mouth shut or you eat the cheese

        its a new song called “you so tough”

      • DJ Such & Such

        This is from the song “You So Tough” off of G-Unit’s new album coming out. This was reported after a listen party held yesterday.

        Nowaways, this rap shit ain’t adding up/ How niggas get caught with 10 machine guns, only get 12 months

        Got the best lawyers that money can buy/ They say at best they woulda got me 10 or maybe nine

        I said, ‘How do you explain how the homie breezed?’/They said, ‘You keep your mouth shut or you eat the cheese

        • DJ Such & Such

          50 Cent said that. You can read the full story at various hip-hop sites who are actually on their game. Unlike XXL who’s been makin their money by dickriding Wayne for over a year.

        • ATL = All Trannies Live

          In the words of Flava Flave “Wooooooooooooow!!!” That’s dope. That sounds like mixtape 50 right there. I don’t like to maintstream album, but his mixtape are still fire.

          Setup for the biggest rap battle since Jay Z vs Nas??????????

          @50 cent haters listen to his mixtapes and you’ll be a fan again.

        • ATL = All Trannies Live

          50 cent vs Ja Rule doesn’t count count as a battle, b/c fif ethered him.

  • droopey

    wait a minute so flip that 75k dollars to get weezy on a track and we know this guy sells tracks and makes shit a hit….

  • billy bob

    seriosly im getting sick of all this wayne “news” all you need to post is when his album comes out and how much he makes in his first week then dont talk about him ever again till he does something else.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thirdeyevisionaus Lofty

    http://www.myspace.com/thirdeyevisionaus

    Hey fair enough, Weezy is tha SHITE! I love the carter 3, and the whole series… but talking numbers in hip hop is exactly what is destroying it, as a consumer who cares about numbers? We should be out for dope music and nothin else!

  • stuckfresh

    Birdman get half of Weezys money anyway!! Birdman the don!!! Realest nigga in the game!! He walks around w/ $1,000,000 in chains and shit everyday and you never heard nobody try him!!!! 5 star stunna! Real gangsta!!!

  • http://XXL TheGodJustice

    I see the kids are out. And of course, not sticking to the subject at hand here.

    But anyway, so basically this nigga WAYNE is lying?? Pretty much. Anything to keep his name out there. That’s one reason why CARTER III sold so much, HYPE. PEACE!!

  • http://XXL TheGodJustice

    I see the kids are out. And of course, not sticking to the topic at hand here.

    But anyway, so basically this nigga WAYNE is lying?? Pretty much. Anything to keep his name out there. That’s one reason why CARTER III sold so much. HYPE. PEACE!!

  • GI JOE

    “MAN I LUV WAYNE’S FLOW”

    Rock banana republics, her made sneakers
    cousin name skeeter gotta twin named peter
    i am a beast, beef in my teeth
    mouth fulla bling, all the diamonds sing
    haha…i spit jewels literally
    fuck a muthafucka fuck’em hard the carter
    barge in dischargin’ all opponents incompentent
    i kiss da nigga so what?
    i love the nigga so uh, leave me alone
    as i ride it home, gone
    me and baby behind closed doors
    its weezy

    THE REMIX BABYYYYYY

    • makaveli71

      Really? That’s talent to you? You’re so deprived. It’s incoherent nonsense. Haha, and “Me and Baby behind closed doors”? Uhh……..

  • Caine

    …but talking numbers in hip hop is exactly what is destroying it, as a consumer who cares about numbers? We should be out for dope music and nothin else!

    ^^ Fa sho…

  • Mr. Me Too

    I remember when you went gold and were the shit . If you the shit you still the shit. Go get cha money. If someone wants to pay you a crazy amount of money then let them niggas pay.

  • dusty boy

    Lil’ Weezyana gettin’ PAID!!! $$$$$$$

    Awready

  • Paulie

    I’d pay him $75,000 of sizzrup dose so he would shut the fuck up forever!!

  • Dame da Don

    Who the fuck cares how much these rap dudes make. How many spend money on you, how much do you see. I just care about good music. shit that makes you turn that shit up so everyone can hear it. That shit that as soon as you hear the song come on you just go crazy. how can you go crazy for a song when all they talk about is what they have and how much they make. Songs like that just make me sad, I dont got it like that. Talk about some shit that’s relevant, going on in the hood, your city, state, country. Mother fuckers can make a whole album about the fucked up war, the gas prices, this crazy ass weather (global warming), shit even these punk ass referrees (sorry from Sac and that shit is fucked up, we should have been champs) but they want to talk about money, jewelery, making it rain (what happend to M.O.B money over bitches). Like Messey Marv said “Lil Wayne said it aint tricking if you got it/ Shit I can have a million dollars and I’l steal a bitch’s wallet.

  • makaveli71

    I would make Lil Wayne pay ME $75k-100k to fuck up a song. Fuckin wack.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mc585 MC

    NIgga pay me 75 to a 100k to listen to the CARTER 3–Casue on the real the only thing bubbleling in the carter 3 is MR. Carter and JAy-z Murdered wayne’s little punh line–{ i give him credits when he says i got spring hatting on me cause i aint never sprung..

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=22198 MrPresident916

    Yesterday i made a comment about u suckin waynes dick all tha time.. i wake up on tha west coast and wat do i see.. 2 more fukin things about this nigga.. please how many times do i got to say and everyone else about gettin of his dick.. man xxl is guna lose some fans.. yall aint doin shit for plies new cd thats fuckin fire!!!!! you guys r also losin respect.. every day theres sumthin new.. theres a ton of more new shit then waynes cd..
    GO GET THAT NEW PLIES DEFINITON OF REAL.. AND ALSO DA REALEST ON DECMEBER 16 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • geed’up

    Lil wayne is an entertaining dude always brings something new too the table.

  • FUCK THAT

    FUCK THAT I WOULDN’T PAY HIM THAT SHIT, HE IS A DIVA, A REAL NIGGA WOULD CHARGE AN INDIE ARTIST ALOT LESS.

  • KLETEWOOD

    There’s no way Jay Rock forked out $75,000 for a Wayne verse.

  • playboy83

    Lil Wayne burned his spark out wit all them feature this guy is the future http://youtube.com/watch?v=s00zidaXXZo

  • balaramesh

    so why would someone pay him 75k a verse when albums are NOT SELLING? yall act like a wayne verse is going to give you a gold or platinum album which it is not. yeah, let us pay 100k for a verse for a album to still sell 300k. that is great business right? HECK NO! .

    i guess yall did not really read luda’s commnet but, what can you expect from a bunch of morons?

    “But as far as the business is worked out, no disrespect, but I rather keep that private. It’s his business, so “

  • Anonymous

    little wayne is over priced im not saying he is not good at what he does what about up coming rappers who are trying to get ahead