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Man. I love yíall, man. I hope this table donít fall and everything stays smooth. First off, NYU I want to say I love you. And thank each and every one of you, every beautiful person in the building, every legend, every historical human being. You know, every future legend in the building, man. Iím in the building with the future. Yíall going to be helping me when things get hard for me. Thatís what I hope. I hope everybody leaves this conversation together feeling like family. This is not everybody listening to me, this is everybody is a part of it. If you feel compelled to say something in your heart, please do, because at the end of the day we all have something to teach, and we all have something to say
I want to come to this with a story that I feel symbolizes everybody in the building. This happened to me two days ago. Iím going to the gas station and this older guyóhe looks like heís about 70. Me generalizing and stereotyping, I asked him, ďYo, excuse me sir, how you doing? What has changed for you in the last years? From like when you was younger until now?Ē And he was like, ďYou really wanna know?Ē And I was like, ďYes, sir, I really want to know.Ē And he was like, ďYou know what has changed?Ē And he was like, ďYour attitude.Ē And that was deep, bro! That was deep! I feel that represents us all of us today
I thank yíall for not judging me and being able to respect us being humans. Thatís what we should all be able to do. I specialize in love. A lot of people wonder, the small majority who donít understand wonder why Lil B would be here. But you know, itís good. I love to spread love, you know. Thatís what Iím here to do
This is the big thing I want to speak on to set the tone: Nobody in this building asked to be born. You didnít ask to be you, bro. I didnít ask to be me. I didnít ask to have this skin. I didnít ask to be who I was, bro. Nobody in here asked that. The beautiful people? Your beautiful parents made you, bro. You didnít ask for that. You didnít ask to live where you live or anything. So when you see people, forgive them and accept, you feel me? You gotta open your mind and say, man, nobody asked to be born. Life is hard, kinda
Ay, bruh, I love you positively. I love all yíall. With relationships and women and being together and everybody, man, itís just likeÖ Itís just real. Iím just happy you guys are getting the real me. No pen, no pad. I didnít script a speech. I come here and all I can do is be myself and spread love. But with relationships and stuff man, Iím just taking it slow. Taking it easy. A lot of things are happening real fast and Iím just taking my time and respecting women, respecting others. I mean, but thatís obvious, though. To respect women is obvious, yo
And a big thing Iíve been thinking about is the tone with a lot of people I meet and the media, I see itís a lot of: If you get hit, you hit back. Why is that? Real recognize real, bro. You get blessed out of situations. I did that situation because I wanted the world to see that you can have a million stones thrown at you and you can still be positive. You know, that was kind of embarrassing. I had a lot of hood credibility [makes quotation marks in the air]. I had a lot of imaginary hood respect. But you know, at the end of the day, itís no respect in being violent or a coward for no reason. Itís no honor in picking on people. Itís no honor in senseless violence. Itís no honor in war
But at the end of the day, I look at animals and insects. You know Iím the first rapper to adopt a tabby cat. You know I adopted straight from the ASPCA, you feel me? Just breaking the boundaries, man, showing everybody itís okay to be yourself. Embrace yourself. Embrace your health. Ayyy! Just continue to love yourself and accept
I canít lie, when I was younger I loved the media. I believed the media. I can say I was a product of my environment. You know, you grow up. I remember when I was younger, I didnít know how to walk. I was so young, I was wondering how I was walking. Am I walking weird? Somethingís in my butt? You know what I mean? But really so conscious, though. So hard on myself. And I say through time and love itís just easing up on yourself, easing up on life
Itís a lot of words people have given so much power. When I mean things to be specific, itís that tone of you hit me I hit you. Thatís not right. The new generation as I see it, how I hold my integrity, why I conduct myself in the way I doópeople see me and they say, ďHe didnít retaliate or taunt that man, and he could have.Ē There are people that love me. People were upset. But just because somebody wants to fight you for no reason, or because somebody says something to you, you can forgive that person. Iíd be that guyís friend. Youíve gotta move on and be positive. Weíre way past dwelling. I spread that love. Keep it and donít be hard on yourself with anything, how you look to your weight to wanting to complete what your parents want you to be. Donít stress so hard. Pat yourself on the back. Youíre at NYU. Congratulations. What you guys are doing is very brave. Everybody that is going through school, youíve made a huge sacrifice. All the staff, all the beautiful students, everybody thatís here to teach. Shouts out to everybody thatís here for learning and love and trying to find their way. I mean, shit. I mean, shoot. Weíre all trying to find our way. I want to thank you for embracing and accepting me, like really. I love you
I want to show: have friends of all creeds, all colors, all races. Stop saying, black, white, this, thatóweíre all human. Now I donít know everything. This is my philosophy. But I feel like things are just generalizations. Drop all that. Stop giving negative words so much power. Instead of saying, ďHey, look at him, heís black,Ē just say, ďHey, where are you from? What is your nationality?Ē Just take two seconds instead of generalizing, because, I promise you, I looked up what black means online, and black means something like coal, you feel me?
We all got problems too, bro, real talk. We all can have something that we can relate to. Make sure you can relate and have a common. And if you do feel too different, make sure you respect the people. Give people a chance to come in your heart. I know why a lot of people donít trust people. You know why? Thereís a lot of mean, bad people out here. A lot of people donít have a value on their own life. They donít have a value on how blessed we are to be alive. Our generation right here, weíre on a class of earth together. This is our class. All of us are going to be like, ďHey, remember 20 years ago when we did that?Ē Donít be hard on each other. Let your friends have fun. Work hard and do what you do because weíve only got one life to live. That is scary, you know. Itís scary and itís really real, itís really true. It just makes me appreciate people. Appreciate every single person. Look at them like a golden, million-dollar baby. Ay, bruh, Iíma tell you the real secrets of life, bruh. Ay, bruh, feel me, bruh, I got the real secrets. For real, bro. For real. Real talk: the secrets of life? Look at everybody like theyíre a baby. Remember like, man, weíre young. Donít be so hard on people. Weíre just little baby insects or mammals or whatever. You feel me?
I tell you, bruh, I was looking at insects. I do my observations when I go out. If I become a neurosurgeon or Iím about to come into some bugs, Iím rocking. With the bugs, man, you just be looking at them. Because I was having these big ant problems in my house. It was crazy. And these are people in their own way, too. As I was studying these ant colonies infesting my house daily, Iím not kidding you, I left food out and 20 minutes later r-r-r-r-r and Iím like, man, they already know! They get it down pat! And real talk, like, seeing these ants and studying them and respecting them, itís like, man, theyíre in their own community too. Theyíre trying to
Survive. They love. They fight. They telling themselves something. We canít understand, but one day we will. Iím trying hard to figure it out. Iím there with them. Weíre very smart animals, you know, or whatever we are. Organisms? What are we? What do yíall think we are? Is there like a fact? Does anybody have any proof what we are? Live that life, experience it, travel, and come up with your theories man. Read the books, too, but experience your own. Itís crazy
Some of the things I think about on the daily: I just want my people to be safe. [Audience member: "What you think about, bro?!"] Safety, man. And real talk, everybody make sure you wear seat belts, for real
Man, Iím pro-caring. Thatís a big thing we should bring back. Letís bring back caring about each other, honestly, genuinely. Anybody can have their preconceived notion about me. They can be like, ďI think he looks like this and I have my vision in my head.Ē But after the day, break that down. Look at me and Iím not what you think. Some people not even be thinking nothing about me. They might have love. They might look at me like a baby, like a little alien. Cuddle. Hold me. But, man, bruh, all this is is a positive healing. With this historical time together I want everybody in this building to know everybody is your friend here. People that love Lil Bís music and respect Lil B from the core, weíre about positivity and not judging, letting people be theyselves. Be yourself one hundred and one thousand percent. Everybody man, from the sides to the back to the middle to the sides, you might not even know people, but if you rock with Lil B music and respect me from the core, you should know that based means you have someone you can trust, because we all have a common courtesy. Itís about having empathy now. What I mean is really caring and paying attention to somebody elseís feeling. You gotta have empathy and know we all on this common vibe. Itís all peace. Itís saying, hey, you know what, you can hit me and Iím not hitting you back. And that takes a very big person to do that. If someone attacks you or your family, at the end of the day you do what you gotta do. But Iím saying, if you really want to be a bigger person?
I go to sleep and Iím so happy. You know why? I know Iím living what Iím talking about. I go to sleep and Iím like, nyah. On my bean bag like nyah. Iím making history and Iím living it and Iím honest. It feels so good to be honest. Honest as we can be. Nyah. Honesty, integrity, loyalty, passion, friendship. For real, man, thatís real
Itís funny, you feel me, this is how I really feel. Iím glad I can come tell you guys and you can see my personality and see this is really Lil B. This is what he wants. Regardless of what anybody says, I want all of you to live as long as possible, have a great, healthy life, fun, full of adventure, full of mystery, full of trials and tribulations. Just going through and seeing things, being able to forgive
Test your friends. See who really loves you. Remember that. See who will be with you forever. Just see. Take some time out for yourself. A lot of people miss communication. Friendships are such deep things that sometimes people tangle the friendship. People are like, ďWell, I knew this person since I grew up, but this personís a douche. You feel me? But Iíll still be his friend. But itís like, we donít agree. But itís like, I have some weird thing in my head so Iíll still be your friend.Ē But be honest with yourself. Be around people who represent you, who you feel is on the same kind of monotone, you feel me? Whoís on your wavelength. I love yíall. Hopefully, everybody in this building is on the same wavelength, you feel me. You guys are very brave and historical and legendary, like I said, so I know everybody is on a wavelength. Iím looking at everybody and I know we could chill and we could have some good stories
What are some of the things that yíall be feeling? What are some of things that yíall are going through? [Audience: "Family problemsÖ sales taxÖ the cooking dance."] You know we ainít gonna pull that dance out man! Thatís millions, billions! Iím feeling like Michael Jackson out there, whipping the wrist like br-br-br-da! But Iím too subtle now. We representing. I got this beautiful quilt. I wouldía come up here in a suit so yíall could take me seriously. I take yíall so seriously. I take the based god seriously
This is about me spreading my love to yíall. This is about saying how much I love you guys. How much I love being alive. How much I love human beings. How lucky we are to have this structure. Who built this? Tell me who built this building, please. Just going through New York you see just, wow, you have so much beautiful architecture. Itís so rich. When I look at the buildings, Iím like, dude, everybody is lucky. This might not be here forever. Anything could happen. Take heed, you guys are lucky youíre alive. Really, take heed. Can I hear you say, Iím lucky Iím alive! No, really, please, can you feel it? Iím lucky Iím alive!
Real talk: Donít ever deny the voices in your head either. When youíre sitting at home alone, right, we all go through depression, anxiety. Youíre by yourself and you hear those voices going wild in your head, in your unconscious, those angels by your side, your mental, your gut feeling, your heart. Listen to them. Let your mind tell you how you feel. Let your body tell you. Be in tune with your rareóthis is a very rare thing. Iím like a robot. Hey look, tell your hand to do this. [Raises hand]. Itís like, man, thatís amazing! Thatís amazing to me
Hey, man, salute to all the beautiful doctors, everybody thatís researching and helping find cures. Salute to everyone whoís finding cures to diseaaaases. Everybody thatís aiding the people. The silent, beautiful American people that are working hard daily. Thank you to everybody. Honestly, a lot of people deserve to be where Iím at. Thereís a lot of people thatís legendary, and to all those people I love you
[Audience member: "Run for president!"] Ay, I donít know man. But you know, I have nothing to hide either. I might run for president because yíall know everything about me. Look, my very smart NYU family, I tell you, I have nothing to hide and yíall shouldnít either. Donít let other peopleís stereotypes or stigmas or words put you in a box. Donít let that run your day. Donít be depressed anymore. Believe in yourself. Sometimes you look at yourself in the mirror like, ďEw, really?Ē For real. I went to the mirror, man, Iím like, ďDamn. How? How am I succeeding?Ē Yíall make me feel gorgeous, but sometimes you go to the mirror like, ďOh my god, Iím not that gorgeous.Ē But itís all from your heart though, and thatís why you can always feel gorgeous, one hundred percent. To say ďIím not that gorgeousĒ is only a reflection of the media. You are gorgeous. Iím telling you. You are what you believe you are. You are a model. You are a rapper. You are a student. You are a positive person. Donít let these words feel like youíre different. Nobody is different, Iím telling you, and nobody asked to be born. Iím telling you, bro, Iím telling you. Iím telling you
Shouts out to Jay-Z, though. Shouts out to Jayyyy-Zeeeee, you feel me?
Does anybody have anything to ask me? I say this, though, out of respect: You see everybody raising their hand, right? Just me personally, when Iím driving, I see somebody raising their hand and my whole attitude of respect is to let this person go. Thatís my reaction. You see somebody raising their hand? Here you go. Just that vibe, just that tone. We all got our hands raised and we all want to talk, so let that person talk and youíll be next. I feel everybody can do it civilized
I just want people to see the tone of respect Iím carrying, the love and respect Iím trying to instill for the generations. I donít have no secret plan behind it. I generally want to bring back the people, all of us loving each other. We all human, we all people. Have fun while youíre alive. God bless, weíre all about to die some day. Be ready. I just want to say, humbly think about this. Our bodies are amazing. Weíre all consistentlyóour white warrior blood cells, our red blood cells, everybody is fighting for us in our body and we donít see. Salute to our brain and our cells fighting for us, fighting off those infections when you rub your butt and you forget toówhen youíre writing a paper and you wipe your butt and you go to shake your partnerís hand. Wash your hands! Wash your hands! Itís crazy! Iím watching my hands all the time, shouts out to Sam for that
At the end of the day, we canít judge anybody. From the richest to the homeless, from the dog to the cat. You have to look at these things. I thank my car that I didnít get into an accident. Iím like, thank you. Brand new. Nothing I drive is under 50,000 miles. 50, 50, 50,000, bro. Straight from Europe. I tell you, Iím Buickíd up. Toyota, whatever. We doing it. But like I say, I thank my car. Thank you whoever, whatever, earth, spirit, myself, people. Iím like, man, I got from point A to point B safely. Congratulations to everybody getting here safely, man, Iím telling you. And shouts out to New York for always embracing me. Always. Because, man, coming from Berkeley
Being in this industry, man, you guys have got to watch out. In business, there are going to be a lot of people. This is crazy and Iím going to tell it to you like this, this is what I really live by. I run my business by this. You see a lot of peopleóand I cannot STAND these kind of people, I promise youótheyíre like, ďAh, man, itís just business. Business is business. Itís business.Ē Itís like, what are you talking about? Have some people love! What happened to humans? Everybodyís thinking about capital gains! Ay, bruh, Iím serious. Iím like, dude, Iím hollering at somebody because I do this out of love. I do this for free, for the love. Yíall make me. The people make me. I been giving you stuff free, over two thousand songs. Lil B. Iím around my business different. Itís business, but do what you love. If you want to do something out of love and the spirit, do something because your heart tells you that. Do something, not because, oh, itís a business, oh, beat me in the business, Iím going to do this favor because itís the business, Iím not going to pay attention to you because itís the business, Iím going to treat you unequal because itís the business, or Iím going to treat you some way because itís the business. What happened to being a naked human being? Even though weíre not. Weíre advanced now, like you see. Itís obvious weíre not naked
Salute to the architects, man, anybody thatís designing things. Anybody in here designing anything? Salute to you, bruh. Build some of the next beautiful buildings. Thank you. So whatís everybody doing up in here? What you going here for? I know we got a lot of future legends? Congratulations! Salute yourself! Be happy! Talk about yourself! And you know on top, this is one of the best schools ever
Salute to the generation and to all our kids that are just going to be friends. I canít wait for all of our kids. We about to grow up, 50, 40, and weíll be looking at people with no boundaries, no colors, no judgement. Iím a really do this: I want to have a place where you can come. Itís going to be like a city. You can come and itís like, bruh, everybody is on the same wavelength of positivity. You see somebody? Let them go. Ask somebody how theyíre doing today. I had to train myself to do that. I didnít just become a happy person, you feel me. I had to train myself. I lied to myself for a while. I had to train myself, because I wasnít always positive. I think I was so busy trying to be cool. Being younger, I was skinny and stuff, I was like, I need to garner my respect in the streets. I didnít want to get picked on, so it was things I did that I felt were necessary. You grow up and youíre like, man, I was just so wrapped up. Be yourself. I was wrapped up in friends and wanting to be this and wanting respect. This was young. Itís crazy what goes on. You see the cool guys, or in high school itís the bad kids. Everybody has their adventure
I was a product of the media and my environment. I seen the people I like with gold teeth, and I was like, man, I want gold teeth. He looked like me and I wanted gold teeth. Everybody can get a grill in here. Everybody should embrace that. Get gold teeth! Donít be thinking so hard, like, ďOh, man, I canít get gold teeth.Ē Who is going to say what to you? We got love in our heart. We good people. Canít nobody tell you nothing if you doing it from the love and youíre embracing people. Try to have fun and try to be as less ignorant as possible and meet people. Iím trying to set a tone for the younger generations. You can look how you want, but now you will be judged from your soul and your heart. Why I work everyday and why I love you guys so much is I want people to no longer, as hard as it is, to not judge somebody for the look but from their heart and their actions and their positivity and how much they put out there. Even if youíre pissed off, still stay positive. If you got a friend doing bad, be like, ďStay positive.Ē Thatís the only way. Positivity, happiness, forgiving, forgiving, forgiving
Forgiveness? Forgiving. I think thatís number one. Forgive and say, ďMan, we only human. Man, nobody hates you.Ē We might feel that people hate us, and people do mean. But I go to sleep every night and I feel good, despite the hate every day and the threats. You take a deep breath and you know what youíre doing it for. Weíre all searching life for how we can serve humanity. What are we going to do that we can do for free for the rest of our lives and feel good about? How are you going to serve the humans?
You know how I serve humanity? Spreading true love. Putting myself out there to be vulnerable, to be criticized, to be one of the most critiqued artists ever. Theyíre like, brrrr, Lil B said this at this time. Lil B is talking here. Itís beautiful, and I want to give this scarf to somebody too. And real talk, I want to give some books to the beautiful students that made this happen. Iíve got a few of my rare books. Itís love, bro. Shouts out to Seb. I see you. This is the first book I ever wrote when I was 19. We got the positive DVD in there. You already know me because youíre seeing me right now. You guys see my true core. Itís not sketchy. Itís no fraud. Itís no corporation backing me. I really love people, Iím really here for the people. I donít care. Itís not gimmicks. I pick and choose what I want to do. I deny a lot of people and I love it, I stay rare. Nobody will ever work with Lil B and thatís how it goes
Iím ready to die for the humans. Iím ready to die for positivity. Iím ready to be the poster. A lot of hip-hop artists donít understand the position theyíre in. They be like, ďBruh, Iím not a role model.Ē And me, I feel totally different. I feel like I am a role model, and we all are. We all role models. Without yíall, itíd be no me. As a role model with the power influence, whether itís Twitter followers or friends, you always want to use your influence for positive things. Put down the guns. Please stop the gun violence. Stop the knife violence. The chemical warfare, letís stop that. Biological warfare, letís stop that. Who knows about hydraulic fracking? Letís stop fracking! Hey, bruh, stop messing with the earth, bruh. Real talk, we hear about these deadly gases going on in the earth, and Iím like, whodie! For real. Iím like, whodie. Whodie, get that oil out the ocean, whodie
I see what weíre living in. We were all born into something. You have to salute the humans before us, right. I have no problem and no animosity because weíre in a beautiful place. Imperfections, duh, nothing is perfect, but this is beautiful right here. This moment. We gotta be happy about something. Everything is not going to be right, but we gotta be happy about something right now. Itís continuous life living, continuous rotations of life living. Like I said, stop messing with this earth. Iím going to be going in and learning new ways to protect the earth. Trust me, I donít even litter. Iím not a litterer. You see me and Iím not throwing trash on the ground. If I throw this trash right here, this is just adding for someone to pick up. This is just adding for some animal to get stuck in. At the end of the day, it all starts from you
I had to take steps myself for people to believe in me. I had to be a walking light of spiritual positivity and a walking beam of love before anybody could respect that, you feel me? Itís a big thing like, people call me the based god out of respect. People arenít stupid. People here are a high class of honor, and people from the highest class call me the based god. The based god came from positivity and love and from watching out for people. I take that with heed. When people call me the based god, I accept me, but Iím not the based god. The based god is better than me. Itís crazy, you know. Itís crazy. But we all got a hand in love. One by one, each and every one of us needs to keep living and embedding that positivity. Look at that person. They didnít ask to be born, they didnít ask to be who they are. Itís like, man, embrace their style. Look at somebody and be like, ďMan, theyíre unique. But how are we similar? What is our commons?Ē
My grammar and spelling and how I say things might not be technically what we hear or textbook, but as long as you understand me? You have to work as a human with empathy and love in your heart, staying positive and staying based and staying normal. You have to make an effort to learn about people. You have to make an effort at your job. You have to make an effort to care. When you care about everybody genuinely, when you look at everybody like theyíre a million dollars, it takes a lot of energy out you. You give everybody a chance. This is the successful lifestyle of personal excellence. Success is what you see on the outside, but I live a life of personal excellence. People can look at a Bentley as success or money as success, but at the end of the day personal excellence is what you strive for. Everybody is successful, we all made it. Yíall are in college. But now itís about going back
I have no pride. I have no pride issues. I have no pride. I canít be under as well as be on top, and thatís for the people. Thatís why I never signed a deal. Iím unsigned. I have no record label behind me. When you see everything I do, this is me pushing my love. It was a lot of managers and fake managers that wanted to claim me, and you have to watch out for the industry predators, and predators in business. And sexual predators. Weíve dealt with that. Itís a very touchy subject and itís very uncomfortable for all of us. Anybody who has went through hardships like that, I love yíall, and the best I can tell yíall is to forgive. Cleanse your soul and forgive yourself. Donít be hard on yourself
I donít write my speeches. Any time I speak it will be from the heart. You canít write down love. If I was a phony man, yíall could look me in my face, man. If I didnít have love, and if I didnít really care about the community and wanting people to excelóI want all of us as a human race to excel and stop being so hard on each other. Stop using separation. Stop saying, ďWhy are you dressed like that?Ē What are you talking about? Like, stop. If someone looks different from you, admire them. Stop thinking so hard about things. Have a light heart. Get lighthearted. I think thatís a big tone of what I pray for everybody in the building and in our anything-is-possible generation. Just be you. The anything-is-possible generation. What is based? What does based mean? Shwoo. Shwoo. Shwoo
[Audience member asks about the status of The Pack] You know, Iím one hundred percent still in The Pack. We coming, man. Shouts out to Young L, Stunnaman, Lil Uno. We coming, you know. Naw, we coming. With me just making history, the people really wanted me. The people made me. That was my only reason. I been giving you guys free stuff. You donít have to listen to me. You donít have to watch me. Iím not on TV every day. Iím about to be. But right now Iím not. You guys are the beautiful people. You are the beautiful people for accepting me. My mom would be happy, and I really appreciate that. You guys have made me special, and in return you will always get my genuine love and consideration. Iím not perfect. I get mad sometimes. I deal with people that threaten me. I have to protect myself. Everybody know: Protect Lil B. Protect the based god. Thereís only one me. I promise you, nobody has done what Iíve done in history. From being the first artist ever to release an ambient album in history with no cursing, Rain in England. Love is strange
[Audience member asks about working with Lil Wayne] It was great. It was an honor working with Wayne. Me and him was in the studio man, I was really nervous. [Audience member: "I have a question!"] Yes, sir, I definitely hear you. Can I continue? Can I finish? Or do youÖ? Okay. No, no, this is just me being considerate. He is a man. It was amazing in that studio. Shouts out to Mack Maine. Shouts out to Birdman on the real, bruh. Working with Wayne and seeing how much love he had for me, to see him embracing me like family is so good. That ainít the only track we got in store. And you guys are going to freak out, because, real talk, I got a song with pretty much the biggest artist on earth. You will see. Phwoo, we coming. Iíll let you know some history with me towards the end. Anything else?
[Audience member: "Do you like to paint?"] I definitely do, man. My mom was a painter. Ay, bruh, feel me. But you know what I do rock with? My favorite is watercolors. Iím a watercolors type of dude, so definitely collect some of my rare paintings
[Audience member: "What's your next step?"] Well, you guys are actually the first to hear, but Iím releasing my rock album. Pretty much. Regardless me selling platinum records or me going gold or nothing, I already made history in rap. Nobody has ever done what Iíve done. So with that, out of respect for people, Iím not just some joke. Iím not some rapper whoís going to make some joke rock album. This is going to be real respect. This is going some garage punk. This is going to be for the rebels. And the women and the ladies, we about to be having a real good time. But look out for my Lil B rock album, California Boy. We made history NYU because yíall are the first people to hear that. Iím shutting it down. Itís about to be a celebration for all of us. Thank you for believing me, because this rock album is about to go down in history. On everything
[Audience member tells story of his mom crying listening to Rain in England] I love you. Thank you family. I love you man. Respect knowledge. If you see somebody with gray hair, embrace that beauty. Show the world that we are beautiful! That was me trying to get everybody to rally. Show the world weíre beautiful! Iím out here getting my Mitt Romney on. Show the world weíre beautiful! I better not talk about Mitt or you might not see me. What happened to Lil B? Lil B is in jail. Why is he in jail? Imprisoned by the government. Lil B made jokes about Mitt Romney at NYU and heís in prison for some reason. But what was you saying about your mother? You just wanted to tell me that? I appreciate you, and thank you. I just want to tell her I love her, and I want to tell her congratulations for making it so far on earth. Serious, serious, serious. Congratulations to her and I pray she stays alive longer, bro. We all not going to have our parents forever, so Iím glad youíve got her right now
[Audience member: "Are you going to have your own clothing line?"] Iím not here to capitalize on people. I only do what I really love. I got full control of this. I know people want to buy stuff from me, and I know a lot of people are buying other clothing lines thinking theyíre me. So anybody youíre buying, youíre supporting them, and thatís good. Support humans. I put out money. I spend my money in America because this is our money. Iím about to pay taxes, and Iím happy because of that. Iím happy. I donít know what itís going for, and I pray itís going to the people. The government says that and Iím going to give them the benefit of the doubt. But, hey, look, anybody is smart and has some facts, let me know. But until further notice, Iím paying taxes and Iím loving it. Youíve gotta buy people dinner. Never deny your friends food. If your friends are hungry, at least give them food
[Audience member: "What inspires you?"] You guys. Itís you, bruh. Being here, we could be brothers now. Itís good, regardless. And everybody, speak both languages too. Listen to slang. Slang is like learning another language. Be bilingual and go learn some slang. For sheezy! Brang dang dang. If you know some slang, rep that. You feel me? You feel me?! Yeah, bruh. Use swag, yeah, dummy
[Audience member on Jay Electronica] Thatís one of the only people in rap Iím listening to. A lot of people arenít original. Shouts out to my bro Drake. My brother Drake, I love him. Everybody is rapping like him and I love him. I respect artists. You gotta be yourself. Let my brother Drake have his swag. Let Lil B have his swag
[Audience member gives Lil B a Rap Genius T-shirt] Shouts out to Rap Genius, man. If anybody has any questions about my lyrics, I would love to spit a cappella. If you ever want me to decode my lyrics, if you ever have questionsÖ Anybody got questions?
[Audience member comes onstage and bows to Lil B and Lil B kisses his hand] Salute to the family. I stay by that. Thatís my brother right there. His hand is gold
Alright, yíall, so weíre about to wrap up. I want to take pictures with yíall for Facebook and Twitter. Letís take these rare pictures real quick and weíll get up out of here. [Proceeds to sign a variety of sneakers, MacBooks and cooking utensils, and take photographs and shake hands for a half hour]
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