Lil Wayne’s hush-hush visual “6 Foot 7 Foot” has been dubbed a “game-changer” by insiders, and this week Weezy’s legions of fans will finally get a chance to check it out.
On Thursday at 8 p.m. ET MTV and MTV.com will air “MTV First: Lil Wayne,” a video-premiere event during which fans can see out the debut of the “6 Foot 7 Foot” clip, as well as go behind-the-scenes of the Hype Williams-directed visual, which was shot in Miami and features upstart lyricist Cory Gunz, who will be featured in the upcoming MTV docu-series “Son of a Gun.” Immediately following the premiere, Wayne will also sit down with MTV News’ Sway for his first live interview since he was released from prison last year.
Wayne fans will also have the opportunity to interact with Weezy by submitting questions either in advance or during the live event via MTV.com, Facebook or Twitter by adding the hashtag #askweezy.
Wayne supporters have been waiting for a spankin’ new visual from the I Am Not a Human Being lyricist ever since the MC finished his months-long 2010 prison stay in November. According to Weezy insiders, the forthcoming video is slated to make a memorable impression when it drops this week.
“I would love to tell everybody the concept but there will be people trying to get the idea and put it out before ’6 Foot 7 Foot’ drops,” Wayne’s videographer DJ Scoob Doo told MTV News. “But once people see the ’6 Foot 7 Foot,’ I guarantee that it’s going to be a game changer.”
The Young Money captain’s protégé Drake also told MTV News recently that Wayne’s post-prison creative approach is in top form.
“Watching this man work again, it’s crazy,” Drizzy said. “To hear ’6 Foot 7 Foot’ and not hear him waste one bar; didn’t sacrifice one moment. It’s good, he’s back. It’s an impressive record and I think it’s what he needed to get people talking.”
Catch Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot” video on “MTV First: Lil Wayne,” which airs this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Plus, you can submit questions for Weezy via Twitter by using the hashtag #askweezy.