Lil Wayne Brings Game Out During Los Angeles Tour Stop
Lil Wayne brought the I Am Still Music tour to the Los Angeles Staples Center Friday (April 22) night, and he brought rapper Game along for the ride. Although he didn’t make his appearance until the end of the night, the Compton native received a warm reception from the audience while he and Wayne performed ‘My Life.’ Game’s appearance came a surprise as headlines last week had the rapper detained at the Canadian border.
Emerging from the bottom of the stage, and decked out in a Los Angeles Lakers hat and camouflage, Weezy kicked his set off in the right direction by declaring that he was a fan of the home team. Launching into his musical library with ‘A Milli,’ ‘Got Money’ and ‘Single,’ the Grammy winner performed for close to 45 minutes, before announcing that he was going backstage.
From there, Nicki Minaj had her way with the crowd, in what has become her tour uniform: a Marge Simpson wig, white corset and a bodysuit. “For every winner there’s a loser,” she announced after opening her set with the Lil’ Kim diss record, ‘Roman’s Revenge.’
It may have been just two years since Minaj exploded onto the music scene, but to her credit the Queens native commanded the stage like a seasoned pro. Her legions of Barbies cheered as she performed an assortment of tracks off her debut, including ‘Moment 4 Life,’ ‘Right Thru Me’ and ‘Save Me,’ the latter of which was dedicated to the island of Japan in wake of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami last month.
Perhaps the most anticipated scene of the night was Minaj picking an audience member for her now infamous lap dance. Instead of choosing one potential suitor, she narrowed her options down to a girl and a guy, before leaving the final decision up to the audience.
Wayne returned for the second and final leg of the show bringing out Brian “Birdman” Williams, and Cory Gunz for his current single, ‘6 Foot 7 Foot.’ As he ended the night, thanking fans for their support while he was behind bars, he reminded the audience that his talents are plentiful. “You’re being entertained by so much more than a rapper,” he proclaimed. “I am one of the greatest things to hit entertainment.”
The I Am Still Music tour will wrap up this week with three shows in Canada.