Lil Wayne Releases New Footage, Says He’s Filmed Seven More Videos
Lil Wayne is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday (March 2) for sentencing in his weapons possessions case, but the New Orleans rapper is making good use of his last few days of freedom. In addition to surviving eight root canals, recording nine videos and joining Twitter in the past few weeks, Weezy also took the time to release a new home video for his fans this weekend.
Wayne sent the clip to MTV News, explaining that he wanted to let fans into his life bfore he went off to prison. "This is for my real fans," Wayne said. "People who wanna know what I be doin'. I'mma let ya'll in." The first three-minute clip was filmed in the guesthouse of Wayne's Miami home where the rapper urged fans to follow him on Twitter. He explained that he was counting on them to help him beat the competition. "I just opened that up," Weezy said of his Twitter account. "I got almost 200,000 followers. I need some more followers. I saw Drake had like 400,000 followers. I need more followers than Drake." He followed this with an explanation of the origin of his Twitter name @liltunechi. "My nick is Lil Tune -- my grandmother named me that," he said. " ... We just threw the 'Chi' on there. Like Gucci, I say 'Tunechi!"
In the second clip, Wayne told fans that despite the amount of videos he'd already recorded in the past few weeks, he was still working on more. "I'm shooting seven videos today," Wayne said. "I'mma show ya'll the ethic of a true artist. You know what i'm talkin' about? Seven videos. I shot ten in two days before. Now we about to do seven in one night. ['Runnin''] was one. Next we about to do Drake's song called 'Afrika Boombatta."
Lil Wayne says he will continue to shoot footage until he heads off to court on Tuesday (March 2). The clips have been dubbed 'The Nino Brown: The Road to Rikers' series. Weezy and his videographer DJ Scoob Doo will also film an upcoming reality DVD titled 'The Nino Brown Story Part 3.'