As he visited Toronto for OVO Fest, the Cash Money Records icon sat down with Much Music to talk about questions concerning the “Great White North.” The discussion led to pop artists that included Justin Bieber, Fefe Dobson and Avril Lavigne.
The hip hop artist stated he had no idea Bieber was from Canada, despite jumping on multiple songs with the pop sensation. Avril Lavigne got a name drop from Wayne and he also made mention of Kardinal Offishall.
“Shout out Avril,” Wayne said. “I had to sing ‘Sk8r Boi’ on Masked Singer. Also, she sung my verse while she was on tour with MGK. But, my favorite Canadian artist — I’m sorry — Kardinal Offishall…Google it.”
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Kardinal reacted with humility and felt honored for the praise. The two haven’t collaborated with each other, but they both were performers during Drake’s October World Weekend.
“Maximum respect to one of the greatest of all time @liltunechi,” Kardinal captioned his post. “Between @champagnepapi and Lil Wayne showing me so much love over the past couple weeks, I’m telling you I’m just grateful to keep receiving these flowers while I’m alive to smell them. All praises due. No pun intended.”
He added: “No gimmicks or marketing or viral moments will ever get you the respect of the people. Earning the respect from the people you respect is the greatest gift…thank you.”