Celebrity Favorites: Lloyd
R&B singer Lloyd has had a close up look at Lil Wayne's career for some time now. The two collaborated on Lloyd's "You" and "Girls Around the World" and later on Young Money's breakout "BedRock," which featured the former Murder Inc. star riding shotgun with Weezy, Drake, Nicki Minaj and company.
Now, as the pair are working on their forthcoming projects — Lloyd's King of Hearts and Wayne's Tha Carter IV— the singer, who hopes to get the rapper on his new album, said the New Orleans MC is reaching rock-star status.
"He's entering uncharted territory, I think, for a lot of people in our generation in hip-hop history," Lloyd told Mixtape Daily. "When Wayne walks into the building, it's electric. It's almost like witnessing, I would imagine, what rock and roll stars would experience earlier on in history. You don't get to experience a lot of that in hip-hop, usually there's a lot of hatred or a crabs-in-the-bucket mentality going on. But I think with Wayne, he's overcome so much that the people are really embracing him across the board."
The "Lay It Down" singer has some good perspective in making that declaration: He attended Weezy's first post-prison performance in Las Vegas and then rocked with him at the Bayou Classic, the annual football clash in Wayne's hometown between Grambling State and Southern University.
Next up, Wayne and director Hype Williams are putting the final touches on the rapper's "6 Foot 7 Foot" video featuring Young Money member Cory Gunz. The clip was scheduled to debut on MTV last month, but was later postponed. The Bangladesh-produced standout is the first single from Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne's first release since completing an eight-month prison in New York for a 2007 gun bust.
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