New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne is set to appear on an upcoming special hosted by newscaster Katie Couric about the impending 51st Annual Grammy Awards, XXLmag.com has learned.

Wayne, who had a phenomenal year with his latest album Tha Carter III being one of the biggest sellers of 2008, is set to be interviewed by Couric for a one hour CBS news special. The show will highlight many of the new and past Grammy nominees including T-Pain, Ne-Yo, John Legend and Justin Timberlake, among others.

Weezy leads this year’s Grammy nods with 8 nominations, including Album of The Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song. As XXL previously reported, the self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive”will be performing at the awards ceremony.

Couric’s show will air on Feb 4th at 9 p.m. EST while the 51st Annual Grammy Awards will air from the Staples Center on February 8th, both on CBS. – Elan Manicini