Lil Wayne Returns to New Orleans for Farewell Tour
Approximately a month away from beginning a one year prison sentence, superstar rapper Lil Wayne made his way back home to New Orleans Monday (Dec. 28) night for a farewell concert dedicated to his hometown family, friends and fans.
Lil Wayne was arrested in New York City following a traffic stop of his tour bus which turned up a loaded firearm. After more than two years of postponements and delays, Lil Wayne finally pleaded guilty to the charge this past October and will be sentenced this February with his plea deal calling for a 365-day sentence.
Before thousands of supporters at the New Orleans Arena, the twenty-six year old father of three told the audience, "I'm nothing without you" as they continued to cheer at his proclamation. Weezy kicked the show off with "A Milli" and ran through his recently lengthened catalog of smash hits. His Young Money crew was also in the building backing the Grammy award-winning rapper. New Orleans was just the first stop on what is being labeled as Wayne's "Farewell Tour."
Even with his limited time as a free man, Weezy is continuing on his non-stop work schedule. Wayne's "Farewell Tour" is scheduled to hit multiple states around the nation in the coming weeks. Crowd favorites like "Go DJ," "Lollipop" and "Every Girl," which also features rap's current "Rookie of the Year" Drake, received the most reaction from the N.O. crowd during Wayne's bittersweet performance. Wayne is also gearing up to release his rock-influenced album 'Rebirth' -- which was prematurely released last month -- on Feb. 1.