With his MTV special airing this Sunday, Weezy sheds a little light on his performance.
Lil Wayne is currently gearing up for the debut of his “MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged” performance, but before the special airs, he’s addressing his detractors. Weezy recently spoke with MTV about those who might change their opinion of him once they see him in action.
“I’d say thank you very much and please tune into my ‘Unplugged’ and understand why I was given the opportunity to have an ‘Unplugged,’” he said. “I believe that the ‘Unplugged’ stage is a platform for you to show and prove to people that don’t know too much about you. Actually, people that may have thought otherwise about you.”
He also explained why he chose to cover 2Pac’s “Hail Mary” during his performance.
“I chose the Tupac song ‘Hail Mary’ because I thought that it was very similar to my situation that I was just recently in. I was just incarcerated and ‘Pac was incarcerated. There’s a whole bunch of similarities between ‘Pac and I, and I just thought it was the perfect song. I had to give a tribute to the people who did what I do so much better than I do.”
Catch the special airing this Sunday, June 12th at 9pm ET on MTV and MTV2.
Lil Wayne rocked the mic during his taping of “MTV2 Unplugged” last month, performing his past and present hits. After taking the stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif., Weezy explained why he chose to include a cover of Tupac’s “Hail Mary” in his set.
“I thought that it was very similar to my situation that I was just recently in,” he told MTV’s Twitter Jockey Gabi Gregg. “There’s a whole bunch of similarities between Pac and I, and I just thought it was the perfect song, and of course I had to give a tribute to the people that did what I do so much better than I do and Tupac is one on them.”
He also revealed the last album he purchased, which was Robin Thicke’s debut A Beautiful World featuring the single “When I Get You Alone.”
Watch his interview and “6 Foot 7 Foot” performance with Young Money’s Cory Gunz. “MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged” airs June 12 at 9 p.m.