Lil Wayne rocked the mic during his taping of “MTV2 Unplugged” last month, performing his past and present hits. After taking the stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif., Weezy explained why he chose to include a cover of Tupac’s “Hail Mary” in his set.
“I thought that it was very similar to my situation that I was just recently in,” he told MTV’s Twitter Jockey Gabi Gregg. “There’s a whole bunch of similarities between Pac and I, and I just thought it was the perfect song, and of course I had to give a tribute to the people that did what I do so much better than I do and Tupac is one on them.”
He also revealed the last album he purchased, which was Robin Thicke’s debut A Beautiful World featuring the single “When I Get You Alone.”
Watch his interview and “6 Foot 7 Foot” performance with Young Money’s Cory Gunz. “MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged” airs June 12 at 9 p.m.