Fresh off his presidential pardon, Lil Wayne got right back to work.
The Young Money rapper joined Tory Lanez on set of his “Big Tipper” video featuring Melii just a day after Donald Trump pardoned him in his federal gun case.
Tory took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes clip from the video, which shows Wayne in good spirits, dancing and smoking while a nude model lays in front of him on a table.
Wayne was facing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing a loaded weapon on a private jet. Just hours after his pardon, he dropped his new song “Ain’t Got Time” and thanked Trump “for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community.”
Several artists have distanced themselves from Tory in the wake of the Megan Thee Stallion shooting, but Wayne continues to show his loyalty to Tory even after the incident. Their collaboration “Big Tipper” appears on Tory’s latest project Loner, which dropped in December and also features Tyga, Swae Lee, and Rich the Kid.
A grateful Tory, who previously worked with Weezy on the remix to Jack Harlow’s “WHATS POPPIN,” thanked Tunechi for his support. “FIRST DAY AFTER THE PARDON, my ni**a came and did my video for #BigTipper feat . @melii,” he wrote. “I WILL NEVER FORGET THE TREMENDOUS LOVE U SHOW ME TUNE !!!”
Tory, who is facing up to 22 years in prison for allegedly shooting Megan, has also been teasing his “Skat” video with DaBaby, which was reportedly filmed prior to the July 2020 shooting in the Hollywood Hills.