Lil WeezyAna served as a Young Money Cash Money reunion, toasting to the 10th anniversary of Tha Carter 3
Last night, Lil Wayne gathered the Young Money Cash Money roster, classic and contemporary, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tha Carter III at the fourth annual Lil WeezyAna Fest in New Orleans.
According to Rolling Stone, the sold-out Champions Square arena saw performances from Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Jeezy, and Torey Lanez. But the surprise guest for the evening was none other than, Birdman, the problematic, respek-seeking paternal figure and co-founder of the New Orleans label whose public and court-side feuding with the rapper nearly turned fatal after a gunman opened fire on Wayne’s tour bus following a 2015 performance in Atlanta. Recently, they settled a pair of suits that could expedite the long-delayed release of Tha Carter V.
Taking the stage ahead of the Big Tymers hit, “Still Fly,” Birdman capitalized on the transition, apologizing to Wayne before embracing him: “It feels amazing to be home fucking with my son. I knew this day was gonna come but I ain’t know when it was gonna come.”
He continues: “And I wanted to apologize to my nigga worldwide. That nigga put his life in my hands.” From there, the duo dive into “Still Fly.” Precisely what Birdman was apologizing for is never specified. But he’s clearly holding onto something.
Weezy also had a solo standout moment at the festival Saturday night. The rapper performed a new freestyle to his old song “Best Rapper Alive” from 2005’s The Carter II.
Watch the onstage apology and Wayne’s new freestyle below.