Lil Wayne has said that he related to Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
The rapper told MTV News “‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was one of the only rock songs that would come on, and you’d be like, ‘That one is okay, I can deal with that one’.”
“Because I was young and I actually listened to the lyrics, and I probably felt at that time that I was rebelling and I could associate myself with that and relate to the things [singer Kurt Cobain] was talking about and speaking about in the song. I probably couldn’t, but I thought I could.”
Lil Wayne released a rock-inspired album in 2010 entitled Rebirth, which was largely panned by critics.