August 04, 2023

Music

Lil Wayne is confident AI can't 'duplicate his vocals': 'I'm one of a kind'

Lil Wayne has too much faith in himself to fear a potential AI takeover

By Ellen James August 04, 2023
Lil Wayne assures AI cant duplicate his vocals: Im one of a kind
Lil Wayne assures AI can't 'duplicate his vocals': 'I'm one of a kind'

Lil Wayne is pretty secure in his talent to care about a potential AI takeover.

The 40-year-old rapper weighed in on the looming fear of artificial intelligence among artists of all kinds in an interview with Billboard to commemorate 50 Years of Hip-Hop.

The Annihilate crooner alluded that machine learning isn’t good enough to replicate the sound of his voice, and even challenged the technology to give it a try.

“Someone asked me about that recently. And they were trying to tell me that AI could make a voice that sounds just like me. But it’s not me, because I’m amazing,” he expressed.

“I’m like, ‘Is this AI thing going to be amazing too?’ Because I am naturally, organically amazing,” Wayne continued. “I’m one of a kind. So actually, I would love to see that thing try to duplicate this [expletive].”

To say the rapper’s self-confidence is warranted wouldn’t be a false statement; he has consistently delivered hit after hit, surpassing Elvis Presley with the greatest number of singles on Billboard Hot 100 as a solo act.

Wayne also reflected on the rising trend of the new generation of rappers rocking face tattoos much like him.

He compared it with having kids of his own, who mimic him and make him feel proud.

“Sometimes people ask me how I feel about everybody looking like me, everybody getting tattoos, etc. That’s like seeing your kid come out of the room and looking just like you; it feels amazing,” the Mirror rapper shared.