Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj + More Kick Off ‘I Am Music II’ Tour
Lil Wayne and friends kicked off his "I Am Music II" tour at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., performing for a sold-out crowd Wednesday night (March 16). Before the tattooed rhymer hit the stage, supporting acts Travis Barker, Mix Master Mike, and Rick Ross warmed up eager fans in the audience.
Weezy, who was released from Rikers Island late last year, referenced his time behind bars during his set, reflecting on the change his life had taken over the past few months. "I was in a place a few months ago [where] I couldn't even imagine this s--t, but now that I'm here, it's better than I could have imagined," the rapper revealed.
The New Orleans native gave a shout out to deceased rapper Nate Dogg, who died on March 15 from complications brought on by two prior strokes. Weezy also ran through performances of 'A Milli,' 'Got Money' and 'I'm Going In,' before handing the stage over to Young Money's main lady, Nicki Minaj.
Rocking a white corset, skintight pants and a white wig similar to the one worn by Marge Simpson, Minaj turned up the heat, pulling a fan on stage for an impromptu lap dance. "There's three rules," she told the male fan. "Keep your legs open, hands behind your back and keep your mouth shut."
Minaj launched into a few of her many hits including 'Moment for Life,' and 'Roman's Revenge.' Clearly proud of the show, the 26-year-old took to her Twitter page to sum up the tour stop. "What a magical nite... *lives in the moment*," she tweeted.
Up next, the "I Am Music II" tour will hit Buffalo, N.Y. at the HSBC Arena on March 18, and Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena on March 19.