Lil Wayne is the latest celebrity to critique his own wax figure, following Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who recently slammed his whitewashed statue at the Grévin Museum in Paris.
Wayne’s sculpture at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee has been the subject of debate since its unveiling in 2022. The musician’s depiction resurfaced online earlier this week thanks to social media.
“Sorry, wax museum, but [that] s**t ain’t me! You tried [though], and I appreciate the effort,” Wayne tweeted on Monday (Oct. 23) in response to the statue, which many claim poorly resembles the rapper.
The figure also prompted conversations across social media platforms, with some users suggesting it looks more like Toosii or Jacquees. The former weighed in by stating, “Man, that s**t don’t look like me even with my grown hair.”
Sorry wax museum but dat shit ain’t me!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 23, 2023
You tried tho and I appreciate the effort.
Wayne’s reaction followed closely on the heels of the backlash surrounding Johnson’s wax sculpture in France. The actor took to Instagram to address the statue, which many criticized for its inaccurate portrayal of his complexion.
“For the record, I’m going to have my team reach out to our friends at Grévin Museum… so we can work on ‘updating’ my wax figure here with some important details and improvements — starting with my skin color,” Johnson posted. “And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself.”
In related news, Wayne is gearing up to drop Welcome 2 Collegrove with frequent collaborator 2 Chainz in November. Coming out via Def Jam, the pair liberated its first pre-release single, “Presha,” last Friday (Oct. 20).
During NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that same day, 2 Chainz revealed that he used to be Wayne’s weed dealer after being asked how the artists met. He told the talk show host, “Wayne wanted cannabis.”
“And so every time I would go to Atlanta, and I wanted to speak about that one thing [marijuana], I would always call [2 Chainz] to talk about that,” Tunechi chimed in. “The moment he said he rapped and the moment I heard it, we got to the studio, and I did this hook for the song ‘Duffle Bag Boy.’ And the rest is history.”