Young Thug and Lil Wayne were spotted locking in for a studio session over the weekend — despite an icy relationship in the past. The newly surfaced clip finds Lil Wayne and Young Thug jamming out to a possible new track they just cut together, but there’s no audio to be leaked for fans in the snippet, so they’ll just have to wait until it receives an official release.
Thug and Weezy first teamed up in 2014 for Slime Season‘s “Take Kare.” Weezy then invited Thugger to collaborate in 2020 for an “Out West” remix, which landed on his DJ Khaled-hosted No Ceilings 3 mixtape.
Young Thug and Lil Wayne’s rocky friendship took a dive soon after Thug named his 2015 mixtape Carter 6 then Barter 6. Wayne didn’t know if he was being trolled or the Atlanta native was truly paying homage to the legendary Carter series. In 2019, Young Thug said he didn’t think Wayne liked him and at the end of 2020 in an interview with the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, he explained how Weezy didn’t even dap him up the first time they met.
“I got that n-gga name tattooed,” Thug said. “This n-gga’s name tattooed, it’s gang. He knew [I was a fan], for sure. I’m honest. I’m just a real person. I don’t know how to be in a room and be fake.”
He continued, “Man that n-gga gotdamn … the first day he didn’t dap me up. Tried me. Now my feet hurt and I’ma real stepper. Left the pimpin’ hanging. One time I dapped him up (and gave me weak dap). I’m like, ‘Hey listen bruh, I’m never touching your hand again.’ Just off of that. I’m a player, I’m a real player and I don’t give no fuck. Nothing about me is a groupie, no nothing! You inspired me.”
Lil Wayne eventually let it be known he understood there was mutual respect between he and Thug when he spoke to Drink Champs in 2020.
“I looked at it as total respect,” Wayne said of Thug’s Barter 6 title. “When we talk personally, he’s got nothing but respect for me. Before he says one more word to me, he lets me know how much he respects me and is a fan of my shit.”