Lil Wayne has previously stated that he wants to retire from the mic by 35.
Weezy just did a story in GQ's "Gods of Rock" issue. In the story, Wayne goes into his challenged relationship with his biological father, along with his issues with drugs and all the other things that make him the "unique" artist that he is.
He also says that he plans to retire at the age of 35, mainly because he believes he's accomplished everything that he's ever wanted as an artist. At the age of 29, Wayne says that he's walking away from the game so he can do justice for his children and his artists.
“Basically, I have been doing this for eighteen years. That’s reason number one. I have accomplished all that I have set out to accomplish and more. Also, I have a label, and I’ve only put out two artists [Drake and Nicki Minaj]. I have a lot more work to do, and it’d be selfish to not focus on being the boss and focus on their projects.” said Wayne. “But the main reason is my kids, my children. Now, if I thought I’d be selfish to my artists, imagine what I think I would be doing to my kids. I have enough money that they don’t have to ever do anything—which, they will do everything, ’cause they ain’t getting s–t. [cackles wildly] Six [more] years, I can do this Lil Wayne thing, and my boys will be about 7 and 8 years old. And man, it’s all about them then. You know, whatever they’re doing. Sports. Whatever they’re into. That’s where I am. I’m at every game. I’m the dad with the hat on. The jersey. That’s me.”
When it comes to his relationship with his father, Dwayne Carter, Wayne had some harsh words:
“He don’t give a s–t about me. And I don’t give a s–t about him. I know his friends be like, “Damn, ni–a. That is not your son. Stop lying. Ni–a, you could be living in a motherf–king ranch right now, ni–a.” You know, whatever your father’s into, if you’re rich, you’re gonna get him that s–t. I would’ve got that ni–a all kinda harnesses, ranches—you know what I mean? I saw the ni–a recently—I had a show in New Orleans. And I ain’t afraid to put this out there, ’cause this is just how much I don’t give a f–k about a ni–a, and I want people to see how you’re not supposed to be. I was parked at the hotel, and I saw him walking outside the hotel. Just walking back and forth. I’m like, “Look at this ni–a! You gotta be looking for me.” If Lil Wayne got a show in New Orleans, the whole of New Orleans knows. Basically, you’re not there for nothing else but me. So I call my man on the bus. I’m like, “Ni–a, that’s my daddy.” He’s like, “Word? Oh s–t. That ni–a looks just like you!” So I tell my man, “Go see what’s up.” So my man goes to holla at him. He tells my man, ‘Oh. I didn’t know y’all was here. I’m here waiting for this little h- to get off. Get off work from the hotel.’ For real? That’s when I was like, ‘Typical Dwayne Carter.’ So that’s what’s up with me and my real father. I don’t want to look like his a–, but I do.”