In his message, which featured a photo of Weezy sporting an OVO owl hoodie, Drake offered thanks and praise to the Young Money helmsman.
“Happy Birthday bossssssy! Thank you for the endless tools and the inspiration! I would have been lost at how to maneuver this game without watching you do it first. I remember when they told you that it was impossible to build a skate ramp on your roof…and then I came back and you were skating on your roof. Please never change. Love for life,” Drake wrote in an Instagram post made Wednesday (September 27).
The relationship between the two superstars began when Wayne signed Drake to Young Money Entertainment in 2009. Months before signing with Young Money, Drake released his highly celebrated So Far Gone mixtape, which featured a guest appearance from Wayne.
Despite the hit-or-miss relationship between Wayne and Birdman, Wayne and Drake have always appeared friendly over the years, appearing on a number of records together.
Earlier this year, Drake paid homage to Wayne in a more permanent manner, tattooing an image of the Louisiana MC on his upper arm.
Other artists to give Lil Wayne props on his birthday included Birdman, Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross.