So by now you probably have heard that Lil Wayne‘s scheduled sentencing on gun charges has been postponed for a second time after a Tuesday morning fire at Manhattan’s Criminal Courthouse. (Grillz surgery was reason for postponement #1). Whether fate, coincidence, good luck, or Weezy fans taking measures into their own hands in hopes of avoiding a year without the rapper, Lil Wayne sure made the most out of his new found temporarily freedom.
Last night, Wayne, who is the CEO of Young Money records, joined one of his artists, Young Jeezy, during Jay-Z’s performance at Madison Square Garden in New York. Confused? It basically went like this, per MTV.com:
Jeezy came out about 45 minutes into Jay-Z’s set to perform “Real as It Gets”. Hov then turned the reins over to Jeezy, who threw out a few of his street-approved rhymes, like his verse on Shawty Lo’s “Dey Know”. Jeezy told the crowd that his friend Lil Wayne was supposed to go to jail that day, but a courthouse fire delayed his sentencing on weapons charges once again. Jeezy said he wanted to bring someone out to dedicate a record to him. Nicki Minaj then came out and did her verse from “Bedrock”.
After the song, Jeezy told Nicki to stay, and the beat for “I’m Goin’ In” came on. Lil Wayne then emerged from the mini-stage where Jay’s Roc Boys band was playing and jumped on the main stage with Jeezy. The concertgoers who were already on their feet gave the New Orleans native a phenomenal response. Wayne’s face lit up as he rapped his verse.
You can find a couple videos of the performance below. Also, in case you’re wondering, TMZ reports Waynes sentencing hearing has been moved to Monday, March 8th. We’re now placing bets on what sort of unexpected force will delay this one. Haircut? Cough syrup overdose? Kanye West?