Lil Wayne definitely put on for his city at his inaugural Lil Weezyana Fest. The day before the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans native showed out in front of multiple thousands of fellow New Orleanians.
This could be a very long, detailed post, but seeing how almost every person in the city was at this show, I’ll make a long story short.
Weezy literally performed almost ev-er-y song ever made under Cash Money/Young Money’s belt. I mean, he went all the way back to “Millionaire’s Dream” which is featured on The Big Tymers’ 1997 How You Luv That album. How’s that for a true throwback?!
He didn’t go through the show without paying homage to those before him, paving the way with a true New Orleans sound. He brought out New Orleans legends DJ Jubilee, Ms. Tee and 5th Ward Weebie; Juvenile and Turk hopped onstage for The Hot Boys reunion and Master P made the crowd say uhhhh. Also accompanying him onstage was Cory Gunz, Shanell, NOLA natives August Alsina, Curren$y, and Big Freedia.
When the crowd thought the show was almost over, Wayne pulled another surprise on them, bringing Drake to the stage. They went nuts. They went extra cray when he performed the Meek Mill diss track, “Back to Back.”
At the end of the concert, The Free Agents Brass Band closed it out like a true NOLA party with fireworks. Wayne took to his Twitter with a heartfelt message to the attendees.
New Orleans, one word, amazing! Thank you so much I'm forever grateful for tonight! I love y'all
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) August 29, 2015
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