Lil Wayne wastes no time releasing a brand new stand-alone single titled “Ain’t Got Time” just after a day of him being pardoned.
In the brand new track, Lil Wayne talks about how things could have happened very differently when his private jet was raided by the FBI back in December 2019. Following a tip received by the authorities, Lil Wayne’s private jet was raised by the FBI and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and discovered drugs and gold-plated pistols in the aircraft. Lil Wayne was facing a possible 20-year prison sentence when he was pardoned by outgoing President Donald Trump on the last day of his office on January 20, 2021.
Lil Wayne thanked the ex-President in a Tweet later; “I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community.”
In “Ain’t Got Time,” Lil Wayne pays respects to late rapper Juice WRLD, who also faced a similar situation with the authorities back in December 2019. A tip-off led to authorities raiding Juice WRLD’s private jet after it landed at Midway International Airport, Chicago In a panic situation, Juice WRLD is presumed to have swallowed a large dosage of Percocet pills in an attempt to hide them from authorities, which lead to an overdosing and a seizure from which Juice never recovered. The rapper was pronounced dead within hours.
Lil Wayne draws similarities between events that conspired around his raid versus Juice’s events. Lil Wayne insinuates that things could have gone very wrong for him too; “lookin’ in the rearview to see the future.”
Listen to “Ain’t Got Time” by Lil Wayne
In the song, Lil Wayne boldly says that the FBI has nothing on him. Even after the December 2019 raid in his private jet, and having found drugs and guns, Lil Wayne was not under arrest until being fully pardoned by Trump in 2021. This goes to show that there was no direct link between the guns and the drugs and Lil Wayne, besides the fact that it’s his private jet.
Lil Wayne seemingly does admit to doing drugs in the lyrics: “I admit I can’t live when I think too much, too much on my mind.” But he follows up this claim with “I don’t get high, I got high,” seemingly putting his habits in the past. He could also be referring to the peaks he reached in his career as opposed to just getting wasted away on drugs.
Lil Wayne also admits that sometimes the world gets to him. It becomes too overwhelming and he cannot focus on anything at hand. We have seen this psychology in most cases among superstars, and most of them were not strong enough to overcome these feelings and the short fixes it required. However, Lil Wayne is still a living legend, and hopefully, continues to be so for many years to come.
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