Lil Wayne, Birdman Give Out Turkeys In New Orleans

Weezy shows his humanitarian side, as he gives back to the city where he grew up.

Just days before Thanksgiving, Lil Wayne took time to bring some holiday cheer to his hometown of New Orleans.

Along with Birdman, Wayne handed out Turkeys to the public, a yearly Cash Money tradition.

"It's actually been my first time back here for the past eight or nine years, and they've been doing this for 15 years," Wayne admitted in an interview with MTV News. "I haven't been back here to do this for so long just being super busy, just always on tour."

"Those times I did it years ago, I was just a kid and I was just doing it because Baby and Slim, we were giving away turkeys at a park and that's what we were doin'," added Wayne. "Now it's a totally different feeling, because I can actually give you that and say, 'Here, happy Thanksgiving.' I can do that, and I can provide that for you. That's a different feeling in general, and it's a beautiful feeling overall."

Watch the interview below:

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45 Comments

  • anon

    is this news? who gives a fuk they both homo fukn each other n e way

  • Smoove

    Slim was sitting on fur. 1% or nothing.

  • Cleveland S E Seymour

    if this story about them giving was never brought up y'all wouldn't be saying that they should be giving more... can't please you ppl 4 nothing.

  • Anonymous

    I don't know if they give back to the community in other ways-but if this is all they give back the who cares there are free turkey's and places to eat turkey for days at this time of the year ..these guys brag on everything they have the rest of the time bunch of turkeys handing out free publicity..still im sure there are people who appreciate the gesture..At the same time there are kids who would love a scholarship to school so they can get paid buy there own turkey and help others as they where helped..

  • Anonymous

    ANYONE CAN TALK ABOUT HOW THESE GUYS MAKE MILLIONS AND ONLY GIVE AWAY A COUPLE OF TURKEYS, BUT IF YOU'RE GETTING SOME TYPE OF MONEY YOU CAN DO IT TOO. LET'S NOT ACT LIKE MOST PEOPLE ARE SAVING THEIR MONEY FOR BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS, THANKSGIVING CLOTHES, AND GO TO FAMILIES' HOUSES WHO HAVE PAID FOR ALL THE FOOD YOU EAT.

  • Anonymous

    Im from New Orleans so I'm glad to see ymcmb giving back. I hope all the artist or out giving back to their community for the holidays. Make sure to come back for Christmas because their are alot of little black kids in every Ghetto who parents cant afford to buy new bikes and toys in general. Make sure to give back to the people that help you become successful

  • YADIG

    WEEZY YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL!!

  • YADIG

    WAYNE YOU ARE AMAZING!!! :-D CONTINUE TO CHANGE LIVES WITH YOUR AMAZING MUSIC & YOUR AMAZING HEART!!

  • YADIG

    YMCMB DAWG.. THEMS SOME GOOD FOLKS OVER THERE.. LOOK AT THE NIGGA WEEZY SOLIDIFYING HIS GREATNESS AS A PERSON... WEEZY KEEP DOIN YA THANG PARTNA YOU ARE SUCH A PHILANTHROPIST AND ARE CHANGING THE LIVES OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE INCLUDING MINE!!!WEEZY WE SALUTE YOU!!

  • Anonymous

    Finally some good came out of these fools, because the good surely hasn't been in their music. But turkeys? Birdman rolls up in his Bugatti to give out turkeys too I bet.

  • Ryan Hurley

    Anyone can throw out money and hand out turkey's I don't see him helping at a soup kitchen or making better music for the kids. He's still dumbing down the musics potential smh.

  • RAMSES

    thee other ten months of the year they brag about how they doin better then the same people they handin turkeys an toys 2 ,,

    • Sensaye252

      lol exactly. Plus, they make sure they make it a public showing, instead of just giving anonymously. They probably make sure they get their tax write off for it too.

  • Sensaye252

    Giving out turkeys on thanksgiving, the classic superficial 'giving back to the community' that rappers do. How about giving back to your community by not influencing little black kids to be gangsters, crack dealers, and drug addicts.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    its nothing new they been doing this since how u luv that..VOL1,VOL2 days thats 1995,1996 you dumb fucks

  • "BREAKING NEWS"

    Multi miilionnaire rapper spends three thousand dollars on turkey's.

  • Anonymous

    "this my first time coming back in like 8 or 9 years, they been doing this for 15 years." -wayne so basically what he saying is I'm better than you bums but let me try an regain my fans back cause my career is on the downslope

    • bballslim42

      Dont confuse record sales with a decent album. C4 was as much of a Frisbee as Take Care

    • jg

      he has the hottest selling album of the fuckin year, how is his career on the downslide? He's just finally using his time to be there for an event that gives back to his city

  • Anonymous

    a TURKEY the cd cost a few more bucks than a turkey give out 100 bucks take a milli out the bank ang give that shit away the fans paid for your homes and cars do some real shit

    • Anonymous

      A CD COST MORE THAN A TURKEY? I DON'T THINK YOU SHOP FOR FOOD BUDDY. EVEN IF THAT WAS TRUE, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD FIVE TURKEYS AND HAND THEM OUT, RIGHT?

  • cordero

    people,they GAVE.Doesnt matter what it was or how much it cost,they GAVE.If it really bothers you all that much,just give something better than what they did.Talk about throwing rocks at the throne.....

  • Anonymous

    Them niggas been doin this shit it's good they do it

  • Bangladesh

    I bought them turkeys nigga

  • Obi Patrick

    The fuck is a turkey? How long does that take to consume? How about...recreational centres and youth clubs...niggas can buy turkeys from the grocery store...

    • Anonymous

      LEMME PLAY DEVILS' ADVOCATE HERE. SO ACCORDING TO YOUR YEARLY FINANCES, HOW MANY TURKEYS DID YOU GIVE TO THEM WHO MAKE LESS THAN YOU? ARE YOU GUYS INVOLVED IN ANY OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES RIGHT NOW? YOU'D BE SURPRISED HOW YOU COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE USING THAT MONEY YOU WOULD USUALLY SPEND ON JORDANS, TRUE RELIGIONS OR JEWELRY AND BRING SOMETHING TO THE CENTER FOR THE PEOPLE. YOU CAN WRITE IT OFF TOO. DON'T BE SO QUICK TO LOOK DOWN ON A WEALTHY PERSON DOING SOMETHING YOU COULD DO YOURSELF.

    • Bigfoot89

      Exactly, a fez dozen turkeys is hardly an investment in the ghetto when he could be building music schools that teach real hip hop production, singing and rapping for free

    • Iron

      I feel you on that. Its rather sad that people are trying to justify such a minor donation for a guy that has sold over a million units from one cd (In 2011!). He should be doing more than turkeys, he needs to get involved in more community based projects like youth centres, and educational programs(All year round). Just goes to show hes your typical slave to his masters at the record label Co.

    • Big K

      That is what is up, playboi. I'm a G

  • the Doc

    at least they doin somethin with all that mo fuggin money they pledge their lives too.........but yall gotta step it up, a turkey!?!?!?!? a mothafuckin turkey?!!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • agamemnon_lives

    damn...didn't baby just drop eight mil on a car a little while back? all you got for your city is a turkey? sounds like somebody's been watching new jack city or some shit...cash money got the resources and influence to raise people up above that poverty...create jobs, provide educations...I guess its too easy to drop ten grand on some turkeys than to change a life...give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach him to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime...

    • @ donkey kong

      YOU CAN'T EVEN PROVE EVERYONE WHO GOT A TURKEY IS A BROKE N!GGA WASTING THEIR LIFE IN THE HOOD. THERE'S PEOPLE IN THE SUBURBS WITH RIBS TOUCHING SQUATTING IN THEIR FORECLOSED HOMES WHO COULD USE A TURKEY. STEP YO KNOWLEDGE GAME UP.

    • donkey kong

      lmao if you got rich would you enjoy your money or use it to help broke niggas who are already wasting thier lives in the hood?

    • Anonymous

      nah the owner called him out on that he cant afford it

  • pol

    bout time... build a home or give out scholarships for college , you cheap bastards..

    • cudder

      you're a dumbass, lil wayne donated to several charities before... ignorant loon (i don't even like weezy that much)

  • Adrian Andre

    Doesn't make up for the lack of lyricism targeted at raising the socioeconomic plight of his city.

    • Doom

      Loool. He needs to make a pledge that he'll hang up the mic instead of giving out turkeys. On a real tip though, he should increase his charity efforts, he put out a wack cd and people bought shit loads of units when the money could have gone towards better charitable organizations than young money.

  • Christian Maciel

    Props to them for giving back to society.

  • Eli Abdallah

    42 yrs ago? wtf

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