Lil Wayne has put out so much music throughout his 25-year career that his head is filled with countless verses. However, all that stored information can lead to forget moments from time to time, and Weezy F Baby had that happen to him recently.
On Thursday (June 9), the Young Money boss delivered an intimate performance at a restaurant in front of famous guests including 2 Chainz and Young Money president Mack Maine, where he was joined by Robin Thicke for a duet of their 2005 collaboration “Shooter,” from Wayne’s Tha Carter II album.
While Thicke jumped on the mic and effortlessly slid into his opening verse, Tunechi required a little bit more prep time as he pulled out his phone and looked up his lyrics to the song.
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The moment didn’t seem to bother the crowd too much, though, as 2 Chainz could be heard laughing with glee as he watched his ColleGrove collaborator — and one of his favorite rappers ever — dust off one of his Carter II classics. Lil Wayne even busted out a shoulder shimmy as the live band rocked out behind him.
Lil Wayne has landed on many a “top rappers” lists for his classic output and creative bars, yet when it comes to his own list there’s one artist in particular who reigns supreme.
During a visit to the What’s Wright? With Nick Wright podcast in May, Weezy was asked to name his top five rappers of all-time, and Missy Elliott took the top spot.
“It’s always gonna be first Missy Elliott,” he said. “She’s a huge influence of everything I’ve ever done. JAY-Z is the best ever to speak. Biggie, obviously. Then I have the whole Goodie Mob. Then I have UGK.”
Revisit Lil Wayne and Robin Thicke’s “Shooter” below.