Lil Wayne gets 'Unplugged' - kinda
May 13th, 2011
06:01 PM ET

Lil Wayne gets 'Unplugged' - kinda

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 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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  4. Little Wayne

    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....

    May 22, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. Girl *

    Girl *

    May 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sunshine Girl *

    I am fat. Trying out for the biggest fatty. I like taco bell.

    May 16, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The biggest loser

    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

    May 16, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. the_dude

    This is unplugged for a rapper. Usually there is some dude hitting the play button on the sequencer and that is it.

    May 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Snshine Girl *


    May 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Yeah

    May 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Odavey1

    Too lazy to talk rite let alone spell rite!

    May 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Llyod's Gay Wad Husband

    @Lil Wayne I can take you.My husband Llyod cant get off the stupid computer.SO BRING IT ON YOU HOT APE!!!

    May 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sunshine Girl*

    Good morning ya'll.

    May 16, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Name* THRO KEUS

    I got so mauh Wayne and want more and more.

    May 16, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. billy bob

    Mabe da monkey is tryin to do better for himself. Stop hatin @N. Your spellin is bad dude.

    May 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  16. @N

    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.

    May 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
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  19. PaddingtonPoohBear

    I seriously doubt this cRap will still be listened to decades or centuries from now. You, WCPE live or on the 'net – go now!

    May 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
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    Yo dude ! I needs me some of those natural male enhancements. My weimer is so limp and droopy. My mom said if i dont start servicing her better i am going to have to move out of the basement.

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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

    May 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  23. toes

    LIl Wayne is funny. Or at least the Dave Chapelle version is. I dont really listen to music.

    May 15, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  24. twisted

    Lil Wayne is richer getting off all of your hate b/c your kids buy his music and go to his concerts

    May 15, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  25. twisted

    Lil Wayne is getting off all of your hate b/c your kids buy his music and go to his concerts

    May 15, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  26. Twisted

    My mustache grew in and just bought a new vette. Dude magnet tonight! I'm gettin some d!ck

    May 15, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  27. Twisted

    I enjoy suckin a good schlong on sundays.

    May 15, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  28. Tripod

    They call me Tripod because I often can be found sitting with a big black shlong in my poop chute.

    May 15, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  29. Tripod

    Nuke Islam!
    Nuke them camel jockeysn

    May 14, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Cesar

    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.

    May 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Tripod

    Hay ladies, they call me tripod for a reason. Hit me up.

    May 14, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Lloyd Christmas

    @ vee. You've been exposed! Your game will end.

    May 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Cesar

    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.

    May 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Tripod

    I am here twister. Bring it.

    May 14, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Vee

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    May 14, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Vee

    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 ! 🙂

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  37. Twisted The Twit

    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!

    May 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Rat A Tat Tat

    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.

    May 14, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Tripod

    I enjoy George Michaels music.

    May 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Tripod

    @ twisted. You are following me. Psycho.

    May 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  41. enough...

    everyone who claims hes down to earth/full of hiself, a good/bad 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..

    May 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  42. twisted

    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

    May 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Rosie O'fat

    At least we all discovered that Leo the Lion is a dum a$$

    May 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Leo The Lion

    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.

    May 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
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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, Superhiro and a few others yet to be exposed… careful out there

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  47. tripod

    @twisted. U R a gaf

    May 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  48. twisted

    @triopd you must be a closet f*g?

    May 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
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    better see this http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    May 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  50. chana

    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?

    May 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
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  52. Tripod

    @ twisted. You are a loser and take the cubby pickle

    May 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  53. gunmouth15

    Mtv sucks my a$$ and should have rocked the shotgun mouthwash years ago.

    May 14, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  54. Vee

    yeah. he is a dang weiner toucher. grills out hotdogs just aboot every weekend.

    May 14, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  55. Smarter than Smarter than U

    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!

    May 14, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  56. Its Just Me

    A monkey with yellow teeth and ink all over his face screeching into a mic? Yeah thats what I call entertainment!

    May 14, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  57. twisted

    If you dont like him fine but why waste time and energy on a blog talking about it?

    May 14, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  58. Tiny Texan

    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?

    May 14, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  59. Just Wow

    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.....

    May 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  60. The BizNess

    "She, She, She lick me like a lollipop"...I said she so sweet make me want to like wrapper...LOL WEEZY F BABY

    May 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  61. ef

    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.

    May 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  62. keldoran

    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!!!

    May 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  63. SmarterthanU

    @GoodOleBoy_baiting a response with your "enlightened" perspective? Sorry don't mean to use big 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....

    May 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • LionHeart

      You say you wont even reply, but then you do 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.

      May 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Hulk Smash

    How bout lil wayne "plugged" with lead from my 9?

    May 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • InternetSpy

      Was this guy really on American Idol???

      May 13, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lil Wayne

      Attn all black Queens, Flamers and Weenie Grabbers. Im thru with Wacks Flocka Flamer and am looking for some new play buddys.

      May 16, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |

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