Lil Wayne was involved in a highly publicized beef with Young Thug after the YSL frontman made plans to title his last project “Carter 6.” The project ultimately was titled “Barter 6” after Thug alleged Wayne threatened legal action.
Wayne’s dispute with Young Thug over his then-mixtape title “Carter Six” somewhat mirrored the 2002 dispute with Juvenile over his “500 Degreez” album. As Hip Hop heads know, Juvie dropped his iconic “400 Degreez” in 1998.
Wayne spoke with Wild Wayne of Q93.3 to offer his thoughts on whether his “500 Degreez” is similar to Thug attempting to title his project after the Carter series.
“[Young Thug] was different. When we did it, we had no problem saying, ‘Yeah, we don’t need no Juve. This is 500 Degreez,’ Weezy explained. “Slim came out and said, “I’m naming my album such-and-such because of props. And I’m such a fan.” That’s a total different approach.
“I’d have to be a monster to overlook that,” he continued. “I’m not that type of person. I’d have to be a monster to say, “I don’t believe you.” If he says it’s from the heart and he’s some kind of fan, then I love him. Thanks bruh. I appreciate everything about it, if he’s a fan.”