Lil Wayne’s Young Money franchise players said they look forward to learning from their camp’s general while on Young Money Presents: The America’s Most Wanted Music Festival .
“I did the I Am Music Tour . That was a great experience,” Nicki Minaj said during the America’s Most Wanted kickoff concert. “Now I have a longer set. We did [the first] rehearsal, and that was fun. [Wayne] was way more into it than I expected him to be. I’m looking forward to it.
“I don’t think people know how smart he is,” Nicki added about Weezy. “He’s a thinker. People think he’s just doing records. He has a plan for everything.”
Drake — who was forced to leave the tour after re-injuring his knee while performing with Wayne on Friday night — had hoped to watch Weezy’s set every night to pick up some gems. “I wanna get out there and give these people what I can, man,” Drake said, although he blogged on Sunday that he’ll be recovering from his injury in Toronto instead; Chris Brown made a surprise appearance filling in for Drake at the tour’s stop in Virginia Sunday night.
The tour is a mixture of hot MCs and singers who drive the girls crazy.
“To be out here performing for all the fans, all the consumers,” Jeremih gushed after his performance, “here I am. We hit the stage, it was love. I kicked it off on the stage. I’m a rookie. It was crazy to see they know all the songs.”
“It’s not a whole lot of pressure,” Pleasure P said about performing with his peers on the outing. “I’ve just been taking things one day at a time.
“All of our songs are the best songs out,” P added about why fans should come see all the performers in the crew. “All of us got swag. We’re just what you wanna see.”
After the show on July 27 at Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Toyota Pavilion, Wayne was amazed by how different the faces look in the crowd at his concerts now than when he first started.
“That hit me last tour,” he said, explaining how the fans that come to his concerts now are different from when he was a teenager on Cash Money Records. “The last tour, when I was doing a song like ‘Bling Bling’ … they would know what I’m talking about, but they don’t [now]. Then I would say something like ‘Lollipop,’ and they’d know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s like, ‘Wow, I have a new wave of fans.’ It’s amazing.”