On the heels of his performance alongside Eminem on "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend, Lil Wayne took to his blog WeezyThanxYou.com to express appreciation to his fans as well as offer a glimpse of a recent shoot he did for his upcoming Rolling Stone cover story.
"The shoot was in Miami two weeks ago, and just being able to do this type of stuff again is therapeutic," he wrote. "Be sure to pick up the issue when it hits stands. Thank you to the people at Rolling Stone for the opportunity."
The behind-the-scenes photo was taken by DJ Scoob Doo and shows Wayne standing shirtless in a photo studio with a pair of fluorescent sun glasses on, presumably looking at the Rolling Stone photographer's lens.
Wayne also thanked fans for supporting the first single from Tha Carter IV, "6 Foot 7 Foot." The song, which samples elements of Jamaican folk song "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)," rocketed up the iTunes charts and landed at #1 in less than a week.
"Thank you for making '6 Foot 7 Foot' #1 on iTunes," he wrote, "you will continue to be #1 in my heart."
Wayne is just starting to reemerge in public after being released from prison in early November. His appearance on "SNL" was his first televised appearance since then. On the show, he performed Eminem's single "No Love," from Recovery. Em ceded the spotlight after performing "Won't Back Down," and Wayne went into an electric-guitar-laden take of "6 Foot 7 Foot."
Of the highly anticipated performance, DJ Scoob Doo said, "The energy in the building is historical, and it's extra special to see everybody fight for position backstage to see Lil Wayne take over 'SNL.' "