Lil Wayne’s 10 Biggest Performances Of The Past Year

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  • NBA All Star Pre-Game Concert
    NBA All Star Pre-Game Concert (February 26, 2012)
    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/cvoJ9hVIRVE?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/cvoJ9hVIRVE?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>It was no surprise that Mr. Carter would show his face at NBA All Star weekend. Less expected, however, was his appearance following slated performances from Gym Class Heroes and Flo Rida. Much to the crowd's delight, Weezy spit "The Motto" and became the event's impromptu headliner.
  • 54th Grammy Awards
    54th Grammy Awards (February 12, 2012)
    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tD4HgZAakiQ?version=3&hl=en_US"/><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/tD4HgZAakiQ?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"/></object>In a true testament to his continued crossover success, Wayne graced the Grammy stage alongside pop-music mainstays David Guetta and Chris Brown. The trio performed their collaboration "I Can Only Imagine." The appearance was brief but memorable and not just because of the bright Jeremy Scott Adidas Teddy Bear sneakers he donned.
  • MTV Sucker Free Awards
    MTV Sucker Free Awards (December 4, 2011)
    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/l2d_DwCVg1E?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/l2d_DwCVg1E?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>During the inaugural Sucker Free Awards in his adopted hometown, Tunechi added onto YMCMB's win for Best Crew with a live rendition of "Y U Mad" alongside Birdman.
  • Performance With Eminem
    Performance with Eminem (December 1, 2011)
    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/LJuMx2bEWmc?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/LJuMx2bEWmc?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>Before hitting South Africa, Lil Wayne and Eminem teamed up for a couple of heavy-hitter shows in Australia to help close out 2011. To cap off their second night, the two platinum sellers treated fans to their joint effort "No Love" from Em's <i>Recovery</i>
  • MTV VMAs
    MTV VMAs (August 28, 2011)
    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/LTq7TzV0I9s?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/LTq7TzV0I9s?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>In a brilliant piece of marketing, Lil Wayne closed the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards just minutes before his highly anticipated album <i>Tha Carter IV</i> hit iTunes. Although his zebra-print pants dominated much of the dialogue the next day, they were not to be outdone by the release of the LP, which would debut at No. 1 on the <i>Billboard</i> 200
  • OVO Fest
    OVO Fest (July 31, 2011)
    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/19CHoui3IFg?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/19CHoui3IFg?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>Weezy loves his team, and he proves it through his actions and words. In support of his young gunner Drake's second annual OVO Fest, Weezy made his way across the northern border and joined Rick Ross and Drizzy to close the celebration with the inescapable "I'm on One."
  • MTV Unplugged
    MTV Unplugged (Aired June 12, 2011)
    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/dMYwN4mGkLY?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/dMYwN4mGkLY?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>Bestowed with the rare opportunity to be a part of MTV's <i>Unplugged</i> series, President Carter did not disappoint. To ensure that it would be an evening to remember, Wayne complemented cuts from <i>Tha Carter II, Tha Carter III, Rebirth</i> and <i>I Am Not A Human Being</i>
  • Bonnaroo
    Bonnaroo Music Festival (June 10, 2011)
    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/xk_pAOZ1ciw?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/xk_pAOZ1ciw?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>Typifying hip-hop's mainstream takeover as well as the evolution of outdoor music festivals in recent years, Lil Wayne closed out the second day of Bonnaroo&#8212a festival initially created for jam bands a decade earlier.
  • Hot 97 Summer Jam
    Hot 97 Summer Jam (June 5, 2011)
    <object width="620" height="420"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/upM_71EGnuI?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/upM_71EGnuI?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="420" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>Lil Wayne teamed with DJ Khaled, Drake and Rick Ross for the first live performance of what would become the song of the summer, "I'm on One"
  • Bamboozle
    The Bamboozle Festival (May 1st, 2011)
    <object width="620" height="400"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Tv99fgOMm2A?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Tv99fgOMm2A?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="400" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>What better way for Lil Wayne to bring his rock-star persona to life than by closing a three-day rock festival? Well that's exactly what Tunechi did with his set at Bamboozle, where he flexed his muscle as the final act of more than 100 to hit the stage
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    <h2>“Renegades”</h2>
    “Don’t even know where to begin that story about your whoodie/I’m younger than Kobe, vet like Rob Horry/I made it, pop bubbly your buddy is getting chubbier than N.O.R.E.”