Lil Wayne Explains Martian References, Says Cee-Lo Inspired

Lil Wayne and you aren’t the same. He’s made is clear, numerous times even. He’s a “martian.”

According to the New Orleans lyricist, his alien assimilation was actually inspired by Cee-Lo. Not by the ingredients in his ubiquitous Styrofoam cup.

Weezy told XXL in October 2008 issue that he’s a fan of alternative hip-hop star and his artistic defiance.

“I’m a fan of anybody that’s out there like that,” Wayne explained. “I’m different from y’all. So instead of saying, ‘I’m different,’ I have a cool way of saying, ‘I’m a martian.’ I’m so glad I’ve developed into that type of artist. ‘Cause I never could see that shit from the Hot Boys days, to become a nigga that’s just lyrically out there. And make a muthafucka love it. Even though you could talk about nothing and put something to it to make it mean something.”

Wayne’s dominance this year continues. Aside from gracing the cover of the latest XXL, his most recent album continues to sell well. Tha Carter III currently sits at number six on the Billboard 200 charts 12 weeks after its release. The album just pushed past the 2.3 million mark.—Anthony Thomas

  • ‘King’ B

    1st ha ha aha ha ha FIRST. SUCKAS

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

    FUCK A LIL WANG.

  • i_dreamfilthy

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CARES

  • Tony Grand$

    Fa real? Did someone actually think that would be interesting enough to be printed? Gtfoh. Hhmmmph. That makes my ass itch.

    • djvenom77

      It seems like Tony Grand$ thought this was interesting enough not only to read, but take the time to comment.(waving) Hi Hater! LMAO

      • Tony Grand$

        ^^Yeah BlowJobVenom187, I did comment on it. If your brain is in working orfer, you’ll notice I made no comment towards Weezy, just the boring content of the article and its authors choice of it actually being sufficient information to be corresponded to the public. Not a hater, but an individual that enjoys periodicals and blogging, so why not make my comment. That’s the point of the site you jerk moron. What I do hate is the utterly pathetic fact that you really refer to yourself as ‘dj’ anything @ all. Hey stupid, its 2008, you can’t come up with anything better? Wow, your imagination is about as vast as your baby mom’s sugar walls, or so I’ve heard. 1989 just called, they want their name back. “Hi hater”, that was quite clever man. You mustve had a good day @ summer school creative writing class, felt you had to share your enlightenment with the world. I’m proud of you lil guy. Stick to your MTV2 and cartoon networks junior. Things must be hella slow in Minnesota for you to be so worried about me. Damn, you homotional adolescents are so annoying, smelling like a pack of Pokemon cards and Hi-C juice boxes. Pull up your skinny jeans that you bought by accident and kickpush your skateboard drivin ass back to daycare, and your big brothers prolly gonna sodomize you for using his computer again! But, you seem like the “pretend I don’t like it”-type.
        “No means no, Jimmy. Stooooop it”. Shut up faggot and don’t disrespect grown folk. Might get your feelings hurt. Just ask your mother. Your turn ma’am….

        • djvenom77

          Tony Grand$ a.k.a The Mad Blogger. Well you sure seem to take this stuff a bit too seriuos. You sure made alot of kid references, so what are you some type of internet perv? I’m 30 yrs old (therefore the 77 on the screen name) so save all that “young-boy” talk for your the kids at your Micheal Jackson meetings. I’m a grown man you should ask your pops about me. He and I used to be real tight back when we was running train on your mom. LAMO!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com youngrich

    wow your a good rapper but your not a martian your a human cuz full of his self im a martian

    • yung mula

      bitch you aint no martian and its su woo fuck boi no buz roundhere and get off wayne and get ya paper

      • Killa cKali

        cKo-sign…

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    rap fans thought he meant “martian” literally?

    “mrs. officer” he may have meant literally, but not that martian shit, people.

    it’s a literary device– nevermind.

    • Caine

      Some folks just don’t get it, and some never will…

      • A’aron

        :o(

  • i_dreamfilthy

    Im different from yall IM A SYRUP DRINKIN SEA MONKEY :\

  • Raul Duke

    He kinda looks like E.T. but fuck the haters

  • Cash Money Killa

    You Are a Homosexual, Just Admit it To Your Self and The World.You a Pussy without the Hair, You Ain’t From Hollygrove you Form a planet called PUNK,FUCK LIL HOMO AND ANYBODY DOWN WITH HIM.

  • ito

    Like, some people REALLY didn’t get it?

    niggas is dumb..

    • Tony Grand$

      You’re right, niggas ARE dumb.

  • dez

    drop that dedication 3 already

  • http://kirk-francosmodernlife.blogspot.com/ kirk

    Hasn’t he used that martian line like three times. of course you’re not a real martian a real martian would have way better music. He wouldn’t need all the big production and guest appearances. You’re not different you been in the game for like ten years. your a child rap star grown up. You’re rap’s Emmanuel Lewis.

    Phone Home is the song that makes the most sense to me on that album because it doesn’t have to make sense.

  • http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brickyardpro4 BRICKYARD PRO

    LIL WEEZY WONT SELL LIKE THIS AGAIN BECAUSE EVERYBODY MAD NOW AND DONT WANNA SEE HIM SUCCEED JUST LIKE WHEN THE GAME SOLD 5 MILL AND HASNT SEEN THOSE TYPE OF NUMBERS SINCE SO HE SHOULD REALLY BE DISSAPOINTED NOT PROUD 5 MILL TO 200,000 MEANS YOU SHOULD RETIRE LIKE AL GREEN

    • yaOK

      Dude you are fuckin retarded. No one ever sells anymore regardless of how popular they are. The game was never going to sell numbers like that ever again… no one will ever sell numbers like that again. It’s way to easy to download these albums for free online to even need to go out a pay for that shit. Not even Nas one of the greatest to ever do it can sell because he’s not rapping about gay shit like these fags Soulja Boy and what not. The Game is a lyricist regardless of all the hate you can say what you want the mother fucker can rap, so can Ice Cube, So can The Roots, Jay Z…Etc and None of these artist can sell anymore… look at talib, mos def real mother fucking lyricist wont sell because they aren’t making gay ass Laffy Taffy bullshit.

  • http://www.myspace.com/friscorepresenter ant

    If you really thought he was a real martian then ur a martian from planet stupid…but i think ur wrong brickyard pro he will continue 2 sale millions at least for 2 more albums…he got alot hype surrounden him bigger then Game had…if this album came out when documentary came out (not sayen Carter 3 is a great album) it probly wulda sold 5 mill too

  • that chick

    Duh!!! What did Dwayne think we thought he meant. He thinks he is so DEEP

  • Moi

    kool keith should blast lil wayne with a raygun. by the way, coked-up free association is not rapping, well at least not MCing.

    don’t get me wrong–wayne sounds fucking great when you’re coked up or on some pills yourself or even blunted enough. you can forget the fact that his metaphors are cheezy as hell (you’re a butter knife, i’m a machete they are not). but you sober fans who like him . . . i don’t know. this is the untold story with lil wayne–he only sounds good when you’re high as shit.

  • http://myspace.com/twooddaproducer Young History in the Making

    Its mad obvious that he has hit his peak as a artist..I mean to be real…..from like Sqad up days to like…once Carter II came out…that was his peak era…but once he got on ALL the drugs real bad..hes startin to slip…thats just how shit is in life…everything has a beginning and a end…..there is a thing called oversaturation…oh yeah, if yall really thing he meant martian for real then just go kill yoself cuz its only gonna get harder for you in life….*prince tone* bitches lol

  • http://xxlmag.com Philly215

    seriously wayne just said a whole bunch of nothing in this article almost similar to the way he raps

  • http://freshnessandabove.blogspot.com/ Malakidagod

    LOL YEA THE INTERVIEW WAS JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER MAGAZINES AND ALL THE OTHER PAST INTERVIEWS HE HAS HAD OVER THESE FEW MONTHS BY XXL HE STILL TALKING LIKE HES A GANGSTA TALKING BOUT HES A KILLA AND HE WUD RUN IN YOUR HOUSE AND SHOOT YOUR KIDS AND KIDNAP EM BLAH BLAH BLAH N HE SAID “RAPPERS BEWARE IM ON ANOTHER LEVEL” R YOU SERIOUS I HAVENT HEARD ONE TRACK THAT PROVES THAT AT ALL LISTEN TO THE CARTER 3 AND POINT OUT A LYRICAL MASTER PIECE SO MIND BLOWING IN MADE YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES AND REWIND HIS METAPHORS TILL THE POINT YOU REALIZED SOMETHING LIKE “HES THE BEST” NO NEVER WILL HAPPEN HES NOT EMINEM OR JAY-Z AND I DID A WHOLE LOT OF REWINDING AND THINKING LISTENING TO JAY-Z REASONABLE AND LUPES F&L & THE COOL SO SLEEP ON IT FUCK WAYNE AND YA WAYNE DICK RIDERS HOP OFF IM A FAN 2

  • tHOUSANDNAIRE

    September 4th, 2008
    at 2:26 pm

    Moi says:

    kool keith should blast lil wayne with a raygun. by the way, coked-up free association is not rapping, well at least not MCing.

    don’t get me wrong–wayne sounds fucking great when you’re coked up or on some pills yourself or even blunted enough. you can forget the fact that his metaphors are cheezy as hell (you’re a butter knife, i’m a machete they are not). but you sober fans who like him . . . i don’t know. this is the untold story with lil wayne–he only sounds good when you’re high as shit.

    CO SIGN THAT.

    WAYNE ONLY SOUND GOOD WHEN UR HIGH. BUT WHEN YOUR SOBER……… WTF AM I LISTENING TO?

  • http://xxlmag.com d money

    wayne is the best thing in the game right now but you niggaz gotta stop saying this niggaz the greatest wayne aint been that lyrical his whole career i aint taking shit from the nigga but niggaz didnt respect him as beast until around the time of carter 2, the guest appeariance on tracks, and the mixtapes which all started around 2005 this nigga been in the game since 1998.

  • kratzy

    been listenin to him since i was 10…i knew he was goin to be the best and look where he’s at…gotta respect and give wayne props

  • Mutada al sader the king

    I predict an early death from heart failure or a slow and agonizing death in his 30′s from lung cancer.. Kids this is an example of what NOT to do.

    But stop the Wayne hate..the nigga dont even talk all that much, yall act like he’s popping of like 50 cent

  • red alert e.n.t

    Bunch of niggaz madd cuz dey not makin big az wayne lmao fuckin clowns itz da carter 3 bitchhhhh

  • balaramesh

    of course, everything the dude does is “inspired” by someone else. anyhow, props to him.

  • djvenom77

    How is it that everybody hates Wayne, but they always click on the link to see what’s new with him and take time out of there busy lives to leave a comment?! (waving) Hi Haters!! LMAO

    • Tony Grand$

      How is it that grown ppl who utilize the services of this website exactly how it was meant to be used can’t express their own opinions without some cry baby lil man crying rivers on everyones shoulders because noone is paying him attention? How is it that an adult goes to a site page just to comment on what other grown ppl are doing, instead of commenting on the topic? Why is it that everyone else here is referring to Wayne, and this retard has the audacity to say that were wasting time, when his time is dedicated to monitoring our comments, and then actually responding. Dude, sorry you’re not popular, or even interesting, but we are here for the site, not your perverse need for attention. Smfh @ DickJackinVenom77.

      • Grindtimerapgame

        hater of the year! so you in love with venom, huh? with your childish-ass

      • Djvenom77

        The Mad Blogger strikes again! Wow first your moms now you want to get on my dick, sorry to kill you dreams but i don’t go that route. You little “internet gangsters” kill me. Real tuff talk. Why are you so mad at me? I mean I was’nt even smashing your moms around the time she was pregnant with you, so i’m not the reason you have that dick print upside your head.

        • djvenom77

          Now, the point I was trying to make(for the little yellow bus riders) is if you don’t like something why go into it? It’s like saying you don’t like the color red, and as soon as you see a web site that says “all about the color red” you click on it and then get mad at the content.Out of the millions of things to look at on here, why even put yourself through it?

  • http://xxl.co.uk SCRAPZ

    Hu da fuk wud fink hes a real martian. and he aint kno lyrists rappin bullshit on a track dat kno1 understands dont make u a lyrists.

    and its lyk niggas cant leave their opinion without bein called a hater.

  • marz

    kinda like ATLiens huh

  • Prince Ceasar

    I don’t give a fuck if this nigga was a superhero, his musicsucks. I can’t respect that fact that he had to dress like a skateboarder, still Jay-Z’s flow, and get 1,000 tattoos to actually become relevant in hip-hop. Caucasian people, actually, think Lil Wayne is a new-comer. Fuck this clown. Rap is dying fast.

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  • elunctanner

    get cheap , just clicks away with confident