Lil Wayne recalled a memorable meeting with Jay Z back in the day in a recent radio interview. The rapper, who could hardly keep himself from cracking up, talked about the time Jay Z presented a potential offer to sign him to Roc-A-Fella Records.

“You know it was crazy … since we cool I can tell the story now, right?” Wayne began. “That’s the big homie now.”
“You know, when I went out to talk to him about being at Roc-A-Fella — and mind you, this was years ago. First of all, he was at the 40/40 in the daytime, and when I got up there he was talkin’, it was Denzel [Washington], it was Derek Jeter … I was like, ‘This is his clique?’ And they up there just laughin’ at jokes I just don’t get. He literally sat me down next to him, and this where all that is going on at, and he sat me right here. Like, ‘You ain’t a part of this,’ you know? And he would talk to me on the side after every joke,” he continued, setting the scene.

“That man offered me 175 [thousand dollars],” Wayne claimed. “I said, ‘Believe that’ … I was looking like … two teeth in my mouth is 175 [thousand dollars]. My bottom teeth.”

Apparently, there are no bad feelings about the offer now; in fact, he continues to look up to Jay Z as a mentor.
“We laugh about that all the time,” Wayne said.