Lil Wayne Opens Up To Katie Couric, Says He’s No Longer Addicted To Syrup

Last night hip-hop sensation Lil Wayne appeared on news anchor Katie Couric’s “All Access Grammy Special” where he spoke on a variety of topics pertaining to his music, his family and his lifestyle.

During the show, which also included interviews with fellow Grammy nominees Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, the rapper openly professed his love for marijuana. “I will stand up for marijuana any day,” he told Couric. “I’m a rapper, that’s who I am Miss Katie. And I am a gangsta, and I do what I want. And I love to smoke.” [Watch Interview Here]

With no plans of quitting, Wayne said he only smokes medicinal weed now because it helps cure his headaches, “I have migraines that make me wanna just kill myself,” he explained. Yet when Couric brought up his highly publicized problems with the popular Southern drug syrup – which consists of promethazine and codeine – he wasn’t as forthcoming. Asking him if he still drinks it, Weezy dodged the question, replying, “[I] am not addicted to it [anymore].”

Discussing what message this might send to his fans, Wayne said, “Never in my life would I ever say, that I ever set out to be an example for people on how to live their lives.  If you need an example for how to live then you just shouldn’t have been born, straight up.”

Wayne believes he sets a great example for his two children though. “I’m a great role model cause I’m only a role model for two,” he said of his relationship with his 10-year-old daughter and 2-month-old son. “And that’s all, so why don’t you worry about yours; let them worry about theirs; I got mine.”

But the music is what Couric was most interested in. Wayne’s last CD, Tha Carter III, is the biggest selling disc of 2008 and it leads this year’s Grammy Awards with 8 nominations, including a nod for Album of the Year. When asked what inspires him, the Young Money rapper broke down his philosophy. “I believe music is another form of news, music is another form of journalism to me so I have to cover all the areas with my album,” he said.

And Wayne thinks his unique style of hip-hop has finally hit its stride. “I work very, very hard, Miss Katie. And hard work pays off,” he shared. “If you work that hard, you’re going to get good and good turns to great and hopefully I’m the definition of that.”

Wayne will be performing at this year’s Grammy’s airing on Sunday (Feb. 8th). The New Orleans native is set to play his Hurricane Katrina-inspired song, “Tie My Hands,” as well as join Kanye West, Jay-Z and T.I. for a rendition of their hit record “Swagga Like Us.” – Elan Mancini

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  • GO-Getta’

    Say the Gaaby..Geezy. I can’t feel my face, Katie i was lyyyying…all i need is a little sip of that syrrrrrrrruuuuup! -

    Hey mister cup carrier don’t b’ so com4table go get & bring me that syrrrrrrrrruuuuuuuuup! -

    Pls lord i’m truly tryna haaaard but Gaaby got me kissin’ his lips c & aint truly tryna beef with has been washed up fiddy, Amen.

    • Devon

      He was just on gorilla’s zoe song talkin about keep that strofone cup wit me dont believe what this bitch is sayn noy Katie WEEZY FAGGOT AZZ MAN THIS RAPPERS MAKIN ME SICK WIT THIS LYIN SHIT EVEN THOSE THEY BEEN LYIN TO US 4 YRS AWAY FUCK WEEZY BABY

      • tony grand$


        “& I don’t know what’s wrong wit me, but imma keep that styrofoam wit me (THAT STYROFOAM WIT ME, KEEP THAT STYROFOAM WIT ME), I think I’m losin it, I think I’m losin it, I think I’m losin, I’m losin my miiiiiiiiiind”

  • $hawty Reg

    I’m starting a pool. There will at least be 10 hate comments towards Wayne……$5 will get you in! Any takers??

    New Orleans in da buildin….Stand Up!

    • dusty boy

      Whats good $hawty Reg? I’m in. Dirty Third in the muthafuckin’ HOUSE!!! TEXAS STAND UP!!!

      Weezy F Baby is a beast!! Hate if yall want, but the dude is throwed.

      Yall stay tru and Bang SCREW!!!!


    • makaveli1671

      Weezy is a lame. How you gone git yo black ass on national tv wit Katie Couric and say you a gangsta? She couldn’t even look at that nigga wit a straight face after he said that shit…He should a told 40 glocc that shit when they had the escalades surrounded & MAYBE I woulda believed this fag. This is just another example of ignorance & stupidity from the self proclaimed greatest..I mean GAYEST rapper alive…plus you know the hip hop cops gone be at you when you git ya stupid ass on there & say you smoke weed…Shawty Reg I’m takin bets…5$ a head that this nigga will be dead, in jail or rehab before 2010…..any takers?

  • Mutada al sader the king

    I’ll take a piece of that action $hawty Reg.

  • The_Truth

    ***No one should deny Lil Wayne is a talented ass rapper, but his interviews fuck up his image. . .badly.

    This “Im a gangsta. . .” bullshit is crazy, then he’ll say “Miss Katie” like it’s his 3rd grade school teacher. Dude, you’re suppose to be a grown ass man, that bitch isn’t elderly, if she doesn’t address you as “Mr. Wayne” where the fuck is this “Ms. Katie” faggot shit coming from?

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  • amar

    i found it weird…syrup and weed are both illegal (i think?) and bad for u, yet he stands up for weed (i would too) and then seems super ashamed of syrup? kinda confusing

    • BobbyGringo13

      Then you obviously don’t know anything about either. Syrup is addictive…bad. Weed ain’t. Syrup can kill you. Weed ain’t. How’s it confusing again?

  • geico lizard

    Katie wanted to give wayne some ass.

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  • Marco317

    While I dont approve some of the things Wayne does, like kissin another man on the lips, misleading tear drops, and a cross in the forehead (which really means in new orleans a nigga with 5 kills, do ur research). Wayne should be imitated, so what if he tries new stuff, he has nothing to prove, like he said dont nobody control him, he does as he please, you guys need to be open minded, and let the guy experiment with new sounds, if he feels like he wanna do a rock and roll album, who can say you cant ? he’s young, rich and paid.

  • EReal

    LMAO @ Miss Katie

  • brand-new

    here’s a hate commet 4 shawty reg, fuck lil wayne!


    Many of these celebs need to get professional people to speak for them. Because they sound like idiots when they try on their own.

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