In honor of XXXTentacion’s 21st birthday, Lil Wayne pays tribute to the late rapper in the video for their Carter V collaboration “Don’t Cry.”
The post-apocalyptic clip finds Weezy in the snow-covered Moroccan desert surrounded by belly-dancing women and camels. Decked out in Louis Vuitton pajamas, a carefree Weezy reclines on a cowhide rug while smoking a blunt. Tunechi later takes a seat on a throne alongside a nun, whose eyes start to bleed black. The visual ends with a black-and-white montage of photos and a dedication to the late MC: “R.I.P. XXXTentacion 01/23/98 – 06/18/18.”
Weezy, who will perform the song at Friday’s X Games in Aspen, took to Instagram to pay homage to XXX on what would have been his 21st birthday. “Happy Birthday @xxxtentacion The World misses u slime,” he wrote.
Following its release in September, Tha Carter V—which also features appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Travis Scott—has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
Meanwhile, EMPIRE celebrated XXXTentacion’s birthday with the release of Members Only, Vol. 4 from Members Only, the hip-hop collective comprised of Ski Mask the Slump God, Kid Trunks, Craig Xen, Coolie Cut, Killstation, Bass Santana, Flyboy Tarantino, Kin$oul, Robb Bank$, and XXX. Following his death in June, the crew came together to complete the fourth installment in their compilation series.