Lil Wayne made a triumphant return to the stage for his first tour in over a year. Hip-hop’s martian landed his spaceship at Providence, Rhode Island’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Wednesday (March 16) for the initial stop on his “I Am Music II” tour. Supporting acts Travis Barker, Mix Master Mike, and Rick Ross took the stage first before throwing it to hip-hop’s reigning crew.
Wearing skinny jeans, sunglasses, and a backwards hat, Wayne was welcomed by loud applause and cheers as he breezed through crowd favorites such as “A Milli,” “Right Above It,” and “Got Money.”
Midway through his set, he passed the mic to his protégé Nicki Minaj, who entered to “Roman’s Revenge” in a tight white and pink bodysuit, furry pink heels, and a blonde monster ‘do. She tackled her Pink Friday hits and popular guest verses while sporting football shoulder pads, pulling out a naughty toy during “Did It On’em” and giving one lucky male fan a lap dance he won’t forget.
Weezy returned to cap the night with the rest of his YMCMB crew, including Birdman, Lil Twist, Mack Maine, and Shanell, closing with his Carter IV single “6 Foot 7 Foot” featuring Cory Gunz.
“Best nite of my life dot com. Providence was amaaaazzingggg…..boston was in the bldng!!!! thank u guys sooooo much!!!!! Mmmmuuuaaahhh!!!” tweeted an overwhelmed Nicki after her first show.
Check out photos and video from the opening night festivities below.