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.

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