Tyga pays tribute to his mentor Lil Wayne in the video for “Lightskin Lil Wayne” off his latest album ‘Legendary’.
“Wayne helped me grow into this person and really just inspired me and mentored me through the years,” Tyga told Apple Music’s Beats 1. “He signed me when I was 17. I was over there when he was doing Carter III so, that whole process, I had somebody to look [up] to as far as like, this is how I should do it.”
The Tyga co-directed video starts with “A Tribute to the GOAT” before the rapper recreates scenes from Weezy’s biggest hits including “A Milli”, “Fireman,” “Go DJ,” “Lollipop,” and “Hustler Musik / Money On My Mind.”
“I don’t do this shit to entertain / Soaking bitches with the champagne / I’m the new lightskin Lil Wayne,” boasts Tyga.
Watch the video below.
Shortly after Tyga dropped the video, Wayne took to IG to say that he's loving it. "Love!!!!!! That’s too dope bro," Wayne wrote. "I’m at a lost for words after watching & listening to that! It feels gratifying to be honored in such a way! It feels uber better when it’s from ya broski!! Love @tyga - Light Skinned Tunechi!"
Revisit Wayne’s originals below.