Lil Wayne known as @lilTunechi now on Twitter, had the cameras rolling on his final days of freedom before checking into Rikers Island on March 2nd. DJ Scoob Doo recorded this clip of Weezy breaking down his nickname.
“I just opened that up,” Weezy said. “I got almost 200,000 followers. I need more followers. I saw Drake had like 400,000 followers. I need more followers than Drake.”
Wayne then gave background on his nickname.
“My nickname is Lil Tune — my grandmother named me that,” he explained. “She’s passed. My grandmother, her name was Mercedes Carter. She named me Lil Tune. We just threw the ‘Chi’ on there. Like Gucci, I say ‘Tunechi!’ ”