Lil Wayne took over the MTV VMAs yesterday as the rapper had the most talked about performances–and looks.
Weezy sported a new facial piercing, white pants that rivaled host Russell Brand’s jeans in snuggness, and no shirt as he took the the stage for his solo set. T-Pain joined the Cash Money star as the two performed “Got Money.” Wayne did a medley of his singles, including “Lollipop,” “A Milli,” and “Got Money.”
Later Wayne appeared with Kid Rock on stage, decked out in red jeans, a vest, and a top hat ala Samantha Ronson.
The rapper told MTV News beforehand that he expected his performance to be the biggest of his career.
Wayne, however, was upstaged by Kanye West and Britney Spears.
The pop tart took home three VMAs last night. The honors were the first she ever received from the music network. Spears’ video “Pieces of Me” took home “Best Female Video,” “Best Pop Video,” and “Video of the Year.”
Although all the talk early on was Britney, Britney, Britney, it was West who closed out the show and left people buzzin’ about his new track.
‘Ye’s management told XXLmag.com that the rapper would disclose details regarding his rumored upcoming album. He didn’t talk much; he didn’t rap much either.
West sung his new ‘tune, “Love LockDown,” complete with T-painese vocals.
The Chicago star was decked out in a simple grey suit, and a glowing red heart nestled on his lapel.
West commanded the stage on his own, until the end of the song when a troop of drummers joined him. The song is reportedly set to be available on iTunes today. A rep for Apple had no comment.
T.I. also debuted a new song. The Atlanta rapper was joined by Rihanna for their duet “Live Life,” which will appear on Tip’s Paper Trail LP. The rapper entered the stage performing “Whatever You Like,” before he and the Bohemian singer performed their track–Anthony Thomas