Lil Wayne Closes 2011 MTV Video Music Awards With "How To Love," "John"

Weezy rounded out the performances with a rendition of two cuts from his new album "Tha Carter IV."

Lil Wayne closed the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with a raucous performance of cuts from his new album Tha Carter IV, which released at midnight on iTunes shortly after the show aired.

Introduced by Drake, Weezy kicked off with a slowed-down performance of the Detail-produced "How to Love," flipping the script by segueing into his Rick Ross-assisted "John." Though Rozay watched from the crowd, the Young Money chief held it down onstage on his own, strapping on an electric guitar and smashing it at the conclusion.

 

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106 Comments

  • watcher009

    Again!, the MTV Video Awards show was a good one! That was a great presentation of talent! One thing worries me though. It seems Lil'Wayne is a proponent for the "Canadian Invasion". As you know, they've been infiltrating American entertainment for years. Didn't "Ben Cartwright", come from Vancouver? What's goin' on? Is this guy goin' to break out on a horse in one video, or do a combo with Celine Dion? They'll do a ballad together about the Canadian wilderness, snow capped mountains, and travelling through the Great Lakes... What'goin' on. This guy, "Drake", is he really "fittin'" in? And hey! Is Lil' Wayne being a match maker between him & N. Minaj? Why that guy? What's Vancouver got?

  • karidc

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  • Anonymous

    hey those pants look just as gay as the shit he normaly has on i dont see what the big deal is. white folks sick of niggas and gangsta rap. so nigga went snatched up guitars and skateboards. to dress up the same old funky show haha to his defense its working. if game wants to sell he better start riding skateboards and skin tight clothes... white folks will be it. remember this has always been coon show that with black music. say the whites consumers says goes they got all the buying power

  • hahaha

    the queer was wearing women's leggings haha

  • Noland Castain

    Wayne is killing off his fans with shit like this. smfh

  • lasz

    Lmao, and this supposed to be a grown ass blood....WTF!!!!!!!nigga , you confused are you a skate boarder or a gangster????bitch boy

  • MASR

    THIS LIL NIGGA IS UGLY AS FUCK, AND PERFOMANCE WAS FUCKING WACK...NEWS FLASH DOG, LOOK WHERE YOU AND YOUNG MONEY CLOWNS WERE SITIIN AND LOOK WERE HOV WAS SITIIN AT THE LAST MINUTE...FRONT ROW NIGGA...YOU AINT READY..

  • jr88

    i think lil wayne jumped the shark.....wow.....that was beyond lame!!!

  • hellrazor

    who the fuck watches the VMAs???

  • Anonymous

    This is the future of hip hop?!?!? a tatted up, tight leopard legging wearing, man kissing, auto tune singing fool!!!! Hip hop took 100 steps backwards last night with that performance by lil wayne. News flash Weezy you are not a Rock Star. Kurt Cobain im sure was rolling over in his grave watching u play that guitar!

  • annonymous

    Okay... Seriously... I would rather listen to Kreayshawn sing that bullshit Gucci Gucci than this shit. Really? Wayne this the BEST you can do? YOU GOT THAT AUTOTUNE and you not even using it CORRECTLY? Bitch ass man. I hope C4 flops cause that bullshit performance and that John song sucks dick.

  • JFranks

    Honestly was the worst finale I have seen in a long ass time.

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  • Lil Wayne is GAY!!!!

    How to Love John???? sounds GAY!!

  • illegals ass foo

    i didnt finish watching the video, now i see a lil b wit shit locks, have u seen the video where he's freestylin wit yelawolf kendrick lamar and others? he's the only one wit his shirt off, skinny jeans, and sagging, wut the fuck is the point of that, i dont know this foo is wack

  • illegal ass foo

    that autotune makes him sound like hes nervous

  • NY

    This bitch Lil Wayne with his tight leopard print pants, dancing around like a retard, lip syncing, auto-tuning, didn't actually play the guitar. How does any Lil Wayne fan defend this, he is the worst thing ever to happen to rap and needs to retire.

  • Anonymous

    Nobody else noticed the grown man on another grown mans shoulders going crazy for lil wayne near the end of the performance?

  • popdx.com

    Son had leggings on yo,Classic!

  • I'm At Work And Bored

    Ahahahahaha...And this shemale actually has fans. Not only that, they think that he is the best? best at being a coon. Performance was already bad enough, he ended the show while pretending to play the guitar and smashing it, ahahahaha.

  • Anonymous

    FUCK LIL WAYNE WORST THING EVER HAPPEN TO HIPHOP!

  • Lsn22s

    Okay, I kept hearing from folks and reading online last night that Wayne's VMA performance was "incredibly gay", "super-gay", "wack-as-hell", "suspect" and a whole bunch of other shit I could quote directly from people's facebook pages and blogs...then I got up today and saw the video for myself... OKay...how do Wayne fans excuse all the autotune? the super-gay skin-tight leopard pants?!?!?! the clown shoes? the pointless guitar???? People really say THIS GUY is the best rapper alive? some folks should just slap themselves... Oh yeah...heard that Lil Wayne diss to Jay-Z, sad how Jay aint even in his prime and lil Wayne still can't hold a candle...that shit was weak-as-fuck... funny thought...I'm pretty sure if Wayne ever tried to kidnap Beyonce, Beyonce would beat Wayne's midget ass into a coma, probably break that weak-looking jaw he's rockin lol...and then baby would do an interview trying to spin that shit into a positive smh... okay I'm done...

    • Gay Z

      Jay z is the weakest fag out there. He doesn't even rap did you see him and kanyes performance... It isn't even music it is the worst thing I've ever heard. Its the difference between studio wanksta and street gangsta. Open your eyes look at Wayne and stunna then look at gay z. He a babbling Baffoon.

    • Lil Wayne

      I'll kidnap you and get that how much YOU love yo lady money!

  • Anonymous

    Lil Wayne fucking blows holy shit..

  • Money

    That performance was pretty bad. I don't know why Lil Wayne picked up a guitar, because we all know he don't know how to play one.

  • V-Nasty is God

    Birdman's bitch should have closed the VMA by him hanging his no talented self. Whatever though. OH, FUCK TYLER, KREAYSHAWN SHOULD HAVE WON THAT VMA. I USED TO BE A FAN OF THE WEAK BITCH, BUT NOT SINCE HE STOLE HER AWARD. I'M PISSED AS FUCK!!! SHE IS LIKE THE SECOND BEST RAPPER OUT RIGHT NOW. FUCKKKKKKKK!!!

  • NANDO

    WACK!!! WAYNE WAS SMOKING ON THAT LACED UP HE GOT PHONY FLOWING THRU HIS VEINS.FAKE BLOOD!! I LIKED HOW JAY AND KANYE PERFORMED AND HOW BEYONCE ANNOUNCED SHE WAS PREGNANT.. WAYNE IF YOU WAS GONNA DO SOMETHING LIKE YOU SAID IN YOUR DISS LAST NIGHT WAS YOUR OPPORTUNITY.. JAY AND BEYONCE WAS IN THE BUILDING AND YOUR FAKE ASS WASN'T GONNA DO SHIT EXCEPT RUN AROUND THE STAGE AND MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELF!! SINGING HOW TO LOVE AND SHIT FUCK OUTTA HERE SON!! WACK!!

  • Ill chance

    See this is what happens when people have too much time on they hand and love to hate he a performer he do what he do stop hating stop reading about him stop listening to his music if u not a Wayne fan don't respond to all the articles y'all got too much hate in yo blood sorry but yo favorite rapper aint doing shit take y'all ass to sleep

    • Crash2k12

      HE need to take his ass to sleep. and u need to go to bed wit him if for talking. people who not beat for the mainstream know wat they are talking about. shit was buns. They funny lookin nigga is the voice of a new generation. How wen he hardly say shit....

  • Doug Nichols

    Back in the day everybody knew Flava Flav was the hype man and not to be taken seriously. If only Flav had waited around 20 years, that crispy fried motherfucker would be considered the GOAT.

  • Kaan Özel

    Whack. Lil Wayne should be assasinated to save rap

    • Anonymous

      /\ Thats what you would think but its not like that. When 50 Cent/Gunit were hot they had kids in Trinidad forming gangs calling theirselves Gunit. The whole world watches our entertainers and emulates them. And in countries where there are few black people like most in Eastern Europe...They see our black entertainers and assume all black people in America are just like that. It's sad that it's like that but that's just the way it is.

    • what?

      You really want to put Wayne up as the guy representing black people across the globe? I'm sorry man, Wayne don't represent shit. Point blank, no rapper needs to be representing black people as a whole, not Jay, not Kanye, not none of them. Give that job to Obama.

    • B

      I agree. This dude whole style is a f-kin disgrace. Seriously, this dude is a parody. I mean who is a fan of this weirdo. This dude is representing black people across the globe can u imagine what they think of us? New York please come back and represent cause these country n-ggas is killing us. How this sh-t happen. DON'T GET THE FANS OF THIS DUDE

  • beatrixkid

    damn, weezy lookin and actin more and more like flavor flav every day. WTF was that!!???

  • Big L

    This nigga ain't shit... I'd be fucking this game up if that dumbass nigga didn't shoot me...

  • 490717

    Lady Gaga lookin like a man and Lil Wayne lookin like my Lil niece...

  • Kobe Bryant from the Future

    No... but I will pretend to be your friend in interviews with the press. Oh yeah, and sorry that your 4th team didn't work out.

  • thought dog

    Looked like a gay zebra minataur running around the stage.

  • J Cole

    Pac! Yo, can I get a verse for my album dropping in September?

    • J Cole

      Yo, my bad Biggie...You know I'm down to collab but I figured since I got Jay on the album hell probably spit half of the verse using your lyrics anyways. Next time my man...next time. COLE WORRRRRLD!

    • Delante West from the future

      yo lebron! you coming to your moms and i wedding??

    • Lebron James from the Future

      Hey Kobe can I borrow one of your rings? I still don't have one and I need one to propose to my wife.

    • Kobe Bryant from the Future

      September? You must mean September 2015. It was a cool album though... I listened to it while I was shining my 7th NBA championship ring and hiding from the robot invasion.

    • Biggie Smalls

      Oh I see how it is, Cole....

  • Things Change

    Wayne used to be pretty fun to watch and listen to... ughh.. what happened?? This is 50 Cent all over again....

  • Anonymous

    i think he just got his summer tucked in

  • Tupac

    WTF is this gay shit!!! ahhhhh im turning in my grave!

  • ItsTheTruth

    nobody's asking for my opinion but im gonna express my thoughts anyways I feel bad for the fans that limit themselves to mainstream music. They are exposed to a small portion of popular artists and dont pursue further. Radio, internet, television...That's enough to tell them who's hot and who's not. Gotta put what I hear at the clubs, and more importantly, what other people are listening to, on my ipod. What's sad is that 99% of these OVEREXPOSED artists is that their talents are over-rated, by the machine...television, radio, etc...forcefeeding the younger generation brainwashing, dumbing-down bullshit, until they are forced to not only accept, but enjoy it. Did yall love seeing jersery shore at the VMA's? A bunch of people famous for being famous get all the privaleges they want because their MTV's bitch. Fuck MTV, Fuck BET, fuck mainstream music, Fuck radio, Fuck reality TV. God damn we really need a revolution. These artists are not just musicians, they are role models. They inspire people, motivate people, and obviously have a lot of power. There's a reason that the top selling artists are the top selling artists. And it's not just from skill. It's from over exposure and a gimmicky image. And yall bobbin ur head to the beat while these people talk about getting money, fucking RnB bitches, house in malibu...Basically, rapping about shit ur never gonna do or never gonna have...and these r the same people you guys call ur idols, the ones u look up to as god. But when it comes to music with a positive message that would be beneficial not only to society but most of humany, yall wanna plug ur ears...cuz uve been conditioned. Idk what else to say, end of rant

    • Anonymous

      you make a damn good point that what the are doing with kreashawn. you know she hasnt really even dropped another single. yet she is getting media attension as much as jay z. they going to tell these dummies she is hot directly and indirectly first. and them once she drop her garbage no matter how its sounds these dummies will eat it up like hot cakes haha. oh well fuck the world nothing but a bunch of dummies. nothing to think with any more

    • Anonymous

      the underground aint shit either. the production always is low budget and boring . and you talk about kendrick lamar the nigga came half assed on section 80. take rigamoriz for example. your froma a coast that hasn't had a buzz in 10 years. and thats as hard you can you rap over that beat. this shit dead all the way around mainstream and underground.

    • justb84

      realest post ever put on this site...i second that with a hand clap...

    • Anonymous

      The music industry is pretty simple these days. If you want your career to take off start rapping about Satan and bashing religion...Or you could take the other route and become a spokesperson for gay rights/transgender people. The whole vma's were like a giant homosexual propaganda tool.

    • anelka

      @itsdtruth, cosignee, whr did u crawl out from? shits ridiculous, d award itself was a farce dominated by less talented to average artists, gimmicky BS, gay bs, etc. its a shame but we as d populace that have refused to be brainwashed must play our own part in supporting wat we feel is real, both artist n music. the revolution starts with us.

    • B

      Thanks "it's the truth". I can't take this sh-t. I basically want to break down some sh-t like u just did but I don't even have the energy right now to explain to these sheep. It's almost a lost cause. This lame is unexplainable. To make it worse he actually believes his own hype. He really thinks he just killed this sh-t. In reality he looked like a f-ckin fool. Ahh man, they really ruined hip hop and the fans who think this sh-t is hip hop. This dude is a clown straight up. What kills me is that when real sh-t is in these fans face they are to the point were the can't even determine what real sh-t sound like. Sad

    • Anonymous

      basket case talking to himself

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately with the way the game works, we'll probably never see such a dope song with so much meaning/substance like hiii power close out a major award show.

    • MosDef

      ya bro dont hold your breath for that one

    • ItsTheTruth

      Sad thing is, I have a good feeling I wont be seeing kendrick lamar, big krit, saigon, or pharoahe monch performing at the VMA's any time soon

    • MosDef

      @truth hahaha fucking section80 is a beast!!! shit should have promoted j coles sideline album instead of that piece of shit how to love

    • ItsTheTruth

      @MosDef nigga u aint gonna believe my but I was just watching the video for hiiipower right when I came back to this page lol. That's my favorite video right now, next to 'The Vent' from Big Krit, the video just came out a few days ago, check it out if u havent. Real shit, these niggas just dont wanna hear it. Mind-boggling

    • MosDef

      cosign! shit kendrick should have ended the vmas lol with hiiipower lol i can only dream..

  • Anonymous

    thats how you do it handle shit with class. make a few phone calls get a vma performance, surprise the crowd get them going crazy then beyonce come out she pregnant thats how you take a nigga shine.wayne performance was ok but you know the only thing they talking about is beyonce and the otis performance and thats exactly what mtv got on the site now you cant see wayne anywhere like he wasnt there lmao

  • M3RKURYON3

    Garbage. Musicians should be offended

  • Jeff

    HMM...WTF IS DEAR JOHN??!....

  • Jeff

    HMM...WTF IS DEAR JOHN?!....

  • Anonymous

    i gotta give it to weezy for putting on one of the worlds worst performances known to mankind -_-

  • Anonymous

    Young mulatto baby

  • Hov

    "cant wear skinny jeans cuz my knots dont fit..."

  • David James Robinson

    Looking like Boy George with those pants and that top hat.

  • Wooh

    Lil Wayne will so fuck Jay-Z up in a one on one fist fight!

  • jordanprodigy

    probably one of the worst performances i have ever seen hands down

  • Andre Cooper

    Jay-z winning again people!!!Beyonce preggo!!!!!! Yessssss WTT is here

  • hahaha...

    still repping the saggy nut hugger jeans, what a douche.

  • That was pathetic

    No joke, Probably the gayest thing I've ever seen on TV. If you still a Wayne fan after this, you shouldn't even be on this website. Sad just sad.

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