Lil Wayne welcomed the world to his hometown of New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. The Young Money chief headlined Electronic Arts’ Madden Bowl XIX along with Big Boi on Friday night at the Bud Light Hotel. A shirtless Weezy took the stage to perform his hits including his latest “Love Me” off his upcoming album I Am Not a Human Being II, due March 26.
While his team the Green Bay Packers are not playing in the Super Bowl this year, he was still happy that the festivities are being held in his hometown. “I’m excited for it to be in New Orleans, for the city, period,” he told MTV News. “Just for the city to get that kind of respect and that recognition, after such a tragedy [like Hurricane Katrina].”
He plans to kick back and watch the Ravens take on the 49ers on Super Bowl Sunday. “I’m going to just chill with family, enjoy the game like everybody else,” he said. “My team’s not in it, so I ain’t trippin’.”
On Saturday, Weezy will perform again at GQ magazine’s annual Super Bowl party. The invite-only event will take place at the historic Elm’s Mansion on St. Charles Avenue in the city’s Garden District.
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