Thursday night, Lil Wayne rocked the mic for 650 lucky fans at a re-boot of "MTV Unplugged," the network's signature series from the 1990s. Hours later, we're still trying to figure out what was "unplugged" about it.
For most of the concert, the hip-hop superstar was backed by an energetic seven-piece band that included a pair of electric guitars and an electric bass. Only two or three songs featured acoustic instruments - including "Nightmares at the Bottom," a song off his upcoming album, "Tha Carter IV."
The taping took place at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California - home of "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy." Weezy took the stage in a black sweatshirt with the word "WOW" emblazoned on the front. By the end of the set, he had peeled away not only his sweatshirt, but also a white t-shirt and tank. There was a funny bit when he discovered his jeans were unzipped.
"Why didn't someone tell me my fly was down?!" he asked incredulously, as the crowd laughed.
In a particularly poignant moment, Wayne flipped the bill of his red baseball cap to the back of his head, and quietly addressed his fans.
"A few months ago, I was in a really dark place," he confessed, obviously referring to the eight months he spent incarcerated at Riker's Island for possession of a weapon. "Everybody always asks, 'How was it?' And I never answer."
Here, he answered by launching into a cover of Tupac's "Hail Mary," a song which laments time wasted in a penitentiary, and speaks of demons that inhabit "the solitary mind."
Perhaps a line from Lil Wayne's new song, "Nightmares at the Bottom," reveals his current mindset.
"Don't call me sir," he raps. "Call me survivor."
"MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged" premieres June 12 on MTV2, MTV and MTV.com at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Best thing he can do is shove a gun barrel in his mouth and pull the trigger....this guy is the worst role model for black kids out there....
I am fat. Trying out for the biggest fatty. I like taco bell.
FYI ya’ll Vee is the same person as Sunshine Girl, B lo me, twisted, head diva in charge, Yo!!, beautiful vixen, I am batman and a few others yet to be exposed… careful out there
This is unplugged for a rapper. Usually there is some dude hitting the play button on the sequencer and that is it.
STOP IMPERSONATING ME WHOEVER YOU ARE! THATS NOT ME SAYING GOOD MORNING! I WAS AT WORK. I SURELY HOPE YOUR HAVING FUN DOING THIS. B/C ITS JUST SHOWING EVERYONE HOW PATHETIC YOU REALLY ARE. ITS PROBABLY @LLOYD CHRISTMAS.
Too lazy to talk rite let alone spell rite!
@Lil Wayne I can take you.My husband Llyod cant get off the stupid computer.SO BRING IT ON YOU HOT APE!!!
Good morning ya'll.
I got so mauh Wayne and want more and more.
Mabe da monkey is tryin to do better for himself. Stop hatin @N. Your spellin is bad dude.
the ape loves to drag his knuckles.his teeth are lik a jungle.yellow lik leaves and metal lik guns dat shoot down this ape.but dis ape is famous for screeching.he gets lots of money but spends it on bannanas.mayb he shud consider colgate teeth whitning strips.
@Groupon. I left you a voicemail. Are you out drinking?
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I seriously doubt this cRap will still be listened to decades or centuries from now. You, WCPE live or on the 'net – go now!
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FYI ya’ll Vee is the same person as Sunshine Girl, B lo me, twisted, head diva in charge, Yo!!, I am batman, @N and a few others yet to be exposed… careful out there
LIl Wayne is funny. Or at least the Dave Chapelle version is. I dont really listen to music.
Lil Wayne is richer getting off all of your hate b/c your kids buy his music and go to his concerts
Lil Wayne is getting off all of your hate b/c your kids buy his music and go to his concerts
My mustache grew in and just bought a new vette. Dude magnet tonight! I'm gettin some d!ck
I enjoy suckin a good schlong on sundays.
They call me Tripod because I often can be found sitting with a big black shlong in my poop chute.
Nuke them camel jockeysn
Do you know that sound chimpanzees make when they are agitated?
That is the same sound white people hear when n!ggers try to rap.
OOGGA BOGGA BOOGGA!
Hay ladies, they call me tripod for a reason. Hit me up.
@ vee. You've been exposed! Your game will end.
Just another knuckle dragging jig-a-boo. Go back to doing what you lip flapping n!ggers are good at, like smoking crack, robbing old ladies and lowering property values.
I am here twister. Bring it.
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I disagree. Pretty young blond girls are quite wonderful. They make the world a good place to be. They make life much better than just being here. Especially pretty blond girsl 18 to 34. After 24 they are just old ladies that need to spend time fryin us bacon and making us good things to eat ! YUMMMMMMMM Good bacon biscuits .nd all kinds of delicious treats ! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM ! :)
Hey Tripod you know you like me so just admit it ok? Let me give you a taste of the ole Twister Tornado. Itll be a windy blow youll never forget.One taste and youll never know what hit you!
The only good thing I can say about the boy is he has excellent work ethics. But his music is nothing more than meaningless gibberish w/a beat. His looks leave alot to be desired. We all know he does drugs. His prison experience did nothing for him but give him another song. Tired. Boring. Same old crap as all the other rappers.Dont care how rich he is. Wouldnt be caught dead w/the likes of him.
I enjoy George Michaels music.
@ twisted. You are following me. Psycho.
everyone who claims hes down to earth/full of hiself, a good/bad person..so when was the last time you and Wayne hung out? prob never so you cant speak on any of that one way or another. just judge the music....which i getting old and has no real content. just a bunch of cool rhymes that ammount to nothing basicly..
Leo the lion is telling truth if 2pac was alive none of these pampered studio-gangster would get airplay to send rap and hip hop down the drain as they have.@tripod are you following me from blog to blog like a puppy
At least we all discovered that Leo the Lion is a dum a$$
Relax Sunshine Girl! This Lloyd b*stard is si eager to join us regular bloggers that hell do/say anything to belong/be included. Thats how he brings attention to his sorry self. 1st time Ive ever seen him on the Marquee. So how would he know anything anyway? Just another lonely/sociopathic/loser whos life sucks *ss. Leave everyone alone and get a life sorry punk.
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@twisted. U R a gaf
@triopd you must be a closet f*g?
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One of the best things about weezy is that he dont give a f*** about what ppl think about him, although he maybe lil different n not very attractive, hes a very down to earth and good person. to each is own and most of his music is good although is new cd hads only few good songs on it, he still richer then all you hating ass ppl so if the man wants to smoke pot and sip syrup or better yet pick his ass in public so be it, its his life!!!! do you get that?
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@ twisted. You are a loser and take the cubby pickle
Mtv sucks my a$$ and should have rocked the shotgun mouthwash years ago.
yeah. he is a dang weiner toucher. grills out hotdogs just aboot every weekend.
Just another cRapper who f'ed up, did time, and tried to parlay the "BAD BOY" image into $$. Rap is CRAP! learn to play something besides your d!ck!
A monkey with yellow teeth and ink all over his face screeching into a mic? Yeah thats what I call entertainment!
If you dont like him fine but why waste time and energy on a blog talking about it?
Just look at him and that will say it all. That gold in his mouth isnt attractive. And whats with all the facial tattoos? Sickening. I guess this just goes to show you that money and alot of it can get you just about anything. I cant see any other reason a woman would want something like that?
I cant believe people actually think this person is a good role model or mentor for our young people. I see no initiative to change what so ever. He is probably still smoking pot and drinking that 'syrup'. Just because he went to prison doesnt mean he learned any kind of lesson. All it did was give him new material for his so called music. This man will not be any kind of example for my kids. I dont allow his music in our house. This is not news. His zipper undone? Just wow.....
"She, She, She lick me like a lollipop"...I said she so sweet make me want to like wrapper...LOL WEEZY F BABY
wayne will not continue to make bad choices and he's not trying to convince the world he's changed or 'good". He is fiercly individual and loves it that way. This aint your average celeb....this is a rock star in every sense.
Except the part of "every sense" where he actually plays rock music.
Why is it that so many of these guys, who have worked so hard, make so many bad choices,do rehab and try to convince us all that they are ok now.My bet is he'll continue to make bad choices and keep his star status, setting a good example for all of the youth that follow him.Maybe he and Ms. Lohan should Tweet!!!
@GoodOleBoy_baiting a response with your "enlightened" perspective? Sorry don't mean to use big words...it seems you may have "read" the article, oh wait, let me guess you read better with pictures! So, you're jealous that you cant get the girls he gets eh? Not a surprise actually. There are more and more cowards offering up their spew in post format. I won't even bother to state the obvious, that you are a racist, p.o.s with too much time on your hands....
You say you wont even reply, but then you do anyhow...lol. And no, those of us who cant stand to see this midget coward hop around like a fool are not jealous of the Herpes-having crack-wh*res he wakes up next to with a splitting headache. I would not trade what I have built for myself in my life, for the garbage he is, does, and has, EVER. Where is Pac when you need him? If Pac were still showing his face in public "Wheezy" would have been beaten to a pulp or shot dead eons ago because nobody likes a studio-gangster.
How bout lil wayne "plugged" with lead from my 9?
Was this guy really on American Idol???
Attn all black Queens, Flamers and Weenie Grabbers. Im thru with Wacks Flocka Flamer and am looking for some new play buddys.
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