[artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne’s[/artist] long-awaited “6 Foot 7 Foot” video will premiere this Thursday on MTV at 7:54 p.m. ET.
The clip is for the lead single from Wayne’s forthcoming Tha Carter IV, his first collection of music since being released from prison last year .
Hype Williams directed the video, and Lil Wayne’s latest protégé, Cory Gunz, appears in the clip.
Weezy told MTV News that he was strategic in placing Gunz on the Bangladesh-produced song , his first solo track since guesting on Birdman’s “Fire Flame” and delivering a few remix verses, such as his retooling of Bruno Mars’ “Grenade.”
“You know, I put Nicki on the right songs, I put Drake on the right songs; I picked the right song,” Wayne explained to MTV News. “It makes people pay attention … because I know that people were waiting to see what I’ll say on my first record, my first Lil Wayne record [since getting out of prison]. ‘Cause, of course, I’ve done a bunch of features, and I’m quite sure whoever I did a feature for [before], as soon as I came home, they put it out, ’cause it got Wayne on here. ‘He just came home, let’s put it out.’ So, I knew people were going to look at my first record like, ‘I want to know what he’s talking about on his first record.’ And, I gave you the jewel at the end.
“It’s like I’m forcing it on you: ‘You got to hear this,’ ” he added. “It made everybody who didn’t know Cory Gunz [say], ‘Who is that?’ ”
Don’t miss the premiere of Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot” video at 7:54 p.m. ET on MTV!