Lil Wayne Covers Tupac, Performs New Song at ‘Unplugged’ Taping

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Lil Wayne followed hip-hop greats like Jay-Z and Lauryn Hill, becoming the latest artist to go “Unplugged” for MTV. The rap kingpin taped his intimate special of the groundbreaking series before a live audience at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif., on Thursday (May 12), performing stripped-down versions of his Cash Money classics.

Dressed casually in a white tee, jeans, and red fitted cap, Weezy opened with “3 Peat” and “Mr. Carter,” before giving new life to “A Milli” with his band. Playaz Circle’s Tity Boi joined him for “Duffle Bag Boy” and Young Money’s own Shanell guested on Rebirth‘s “Running” and “Prom Queen.”

The New Orleans native ventured into holy hip-hop territory with an acoustic cover of Tupac Shakur’s “Hail Mary,” his answer to those who keep asking about his recent jail experience.

After performing more current hits including “Drop the World” and the chart-topping “Lollipop,” he debuted a new song from Tha Carter IV called “Nightmares of the Bottom,” part of which he has previewed on his “I Am Still Music” tour. “I’m sleeping at the top, nightmares of the bottom/ Everybody want to be fly till you swat them,” rapped Tunechi.

The memorable evening came to a close with a rousing rendition of “6 Foot 7 Foot,” with Young Money’s rising star Cory Gunz storming the stage to spit his rapid-fire verse alongside his mentor.

“MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged” will air Sunday, June 12, at 9 p.m. on MTV and MTV2.

Lil Wayne and Shanell

[Photos via Twitter]

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18 Comments

  1. minajje twat

    YM IS THE ROSTER; & A MONSTA CREW! =]

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    StarsRblind Reply:

    @minajje twat, Damn right!

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  2. AllBright

    He was dope. No lie. Pretty funny too. Shannel had to tell him about his fly being down the whole time. lol Lollipop sounded completely different. But the rest of the songs like fireman, were the same

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  4. mk

    meaninglesss.

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  5. Heminem

    This happened real quick. After reading it was happening i thought it was in a couple weeks.

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  6. Heminem

    I’m surprised people ere allowed right next to the stage, they could have easily climbed up.

    Suppose it was a small, low risk crowd

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    carlos Reply:

    @Heminem, hell yeah

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  7. young sean

    lil wayne,yes is true but in his own carier,not when 2pac music is stil alive

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    carlos Reply:

    @young sean, wat up hit me up

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  8. weezay

    YMCMB double M we rich forever :P
    weezy killin em

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  9. nasha

    young money forever rules
    luv u sooo…. much

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  10. Blackmahger

    Disgrace to 2pac. No one probably understood what that crooked ass bitch was saying. Comparing him to 2pac is like comparing a third rate boxer to Tyson.

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  11. @jameestunechi

    Weezy the Best rapper alive ;D

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  12. yayyy

    @Blackmahger yu didn’t even hear tha carter iv yet plus thats probly a bias opinion cuz yu probly dont like him…disgrace to tupac…yeah right

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  13. carlos

    lil wayne is the bades nigga ever hit me up in one of your songs jaden crues

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  14. carlos

    i got wrapp i need you in it

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  15. carlos

    lil wane bad

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