Lil Wayne‘s daughter Reginae Carter has spoken out in defense of her father’s legacy amid online comparisons between him and younger artists.
Tuesday (January 3) MyMixtapes tweeted the question: “Who goes harder Prime Lil Wayne or Current Lil Baby?” The tweet had been viewed over 700,000 times by Saturday (January 7) and had been retweeted close to 1,000 times.
The question was also shared by other users across social media platforms who did not attribute it to any particular source. On Friday (Jan. 6), Reginae jumped into the conversation to defend her father’s place in Hip Hop; but did so without saying anything negative about Lil Baby or even mentioning his name.
“‘KEEP MY FATHER’S NAME BY THE WAY’ [crying laughing emojis]”, she jokingly wrote first. “Nah, you guys need to stop comparing my dad to the new kids on the block.. gotta stop! Everyone is super talented and talented! Let them run and time will tell… but leave that marathon, Wayne ran out of it…”
“KEEP MY FATHER’S NAME BY THE WAY” 😂😂😂
Nah, you guys need to stop comparing my dad to the new kids on the block.. gotta stop! Everyone is super talented and talented! Let them run and time will tell.. but leave that marathon, Wayne ran out of it…
— Love Me (@reginae_carter1) 6 January 2023
Weezy’s discography includes 14 albums released between 1999 and 2020; six of which have achieved multi-platinum certifications from the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) and another three were certified platinum.
During the same period, Wayne also released five EPs and 29 mixtapes, while making guest appearances on hit singles with Clip, Drake, JAY-Z, Kanye West, DJ KhaledFall Out Boy, Weezer, Destiny’s Child, Chris Brown and Shakira, to name a few, in addition to releases with fellow Cash Money artists and other Young Money signees.
All told, Lil Wayne’s singles discography includes close to 3,000 individual titles. The volume and quality of his output has landed the New Orleans native on numerous Hip Hop superlatives lists over the years.
So far in his career, he has won a total of 143 awards, including four Grammy Awards, four Billboard Awards and eight BMI Awards, with back-to-back Urban Songwriter of the Year winners in 2009 and 2010.
While some might argue that it’s unfair to judge Lil Baby’s success in comparison to Weezy F. Baby less than five years after the release of his debut mixtape Perfect timing, he appears to be well on his way to a stellar career and discography of his own; especially after a banner year in 2022.
In October was The Atlanta native became the youngest artist ever to chart 25 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time with all 23 tracks from his latest album It’s just me appears on the chart during the project’s first week after release.
Drake and Lil Baby finished the year tied for most Billboard Hot 100 spots of 2022, thanks to record-breaking releases from both artists.
Chart data reported that the frequent collaborators each nabbed 40 Hot 100 singles this year, including their joint effort as part of DJ Khaled“STAYING ALIVE,” which peaked at No. 5 in August. The song has also landed on the Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs year-end chart.