While Lil Wayne’s highly anticipated video for his single “6 Foot 7 Foot” makes its on-air premiere on MTV Thursday night (March 3) at 7:54 p.m. ET, fans got a surprise early look at the video when it made its online debut on MTV.com in the morning.
The colorful video features cameos from members of the Young Money roster, including Lil Twist and Jae Millz as well as Bronx-bred rapper Cory Gunz, who handles the song’s third verse. The inclusion of Gunz, who signed to Young Money last year, was a strategic move by Weezy to give the young MC a high-profile introduction similar to those given to past signees like Nicki Minaj and Drake .
The clip takes cues from the Oscar-winning Christopher Nolan film “Inception” , incorporating similar slow-motion, dreamlike sequences. The song’s plethora of punch lines also serve as inspiration in the video. For example, Weezy is seen reaching for what looks like a flying brain (“I lost my mind. It’s somewhere out there stranded”), literally whispering into his own ear (“Talking to myself ’cause I am my own consultant”) and standing at a podium (“I speak the truth but I guess that’s a foreign language to y’all”).
“6 Foot 7 Foot,” produced by Bangladesh, is the lead single off the New Orleans MC’s forthcoming album Tha Carter IV, due in stores later this year.
Tune in to “Rapfix Live” Thursday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com for a special behind-the-scenes look at the “6 Foot 7 Foot” video.