Now we know ‘Phenomenal’ starts with a Ph, but we let Lil Wayne slide with his iconic, F is for phenomenal’ lyric.
During a recent interview, Weezy’s longtime associate Cortez Bryant shares that he actually wanted to change that lyric because it was a mistake.
“The word starts with ‘ph,’ but he said ‘f,’ right?” Bryant says at the 19:11-mark. “He was like, ‘Oh sh-t, I gotta change that.’ We released it. We had an argument about that. He not understanding the concept about digital, and it’s gone now…We had pressed tons of CDs, but he didn’t realize he spelled it wrong, and I didn’t catch it.”
Bryant went on to explain that Wayne does not play about his craft, and was super passionate about wanting to fix the error.
“Wayne is a perfectionist about that, using his words and prepositions in [the] correct way,” Bryant continued. “He might misspell something on purpose for lyrical exercise and wordplay, but he’s really precise about his wordplay. He was really down, pissed, ‘F-ck the whole mixtape’ just because of that one damn line.”
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