Lil Wayne closed out Sunday’s 2011 MTV VMAs by singing, rapping and rocking, but his night was actually just getting started. Tha Carter IV became available at midnight, and Weezy celebrated the album’s long-awaited release at the Boulevard3 nightclub in Hollywood.
A number of Weezy F.’s fellow artists were in the spot to personally give the New Orleans rapper their regards. “Wayne dropped his album at the VMAs like a boss, that’s something an artist can only dream of,” Rick Ross told MTV News.
“Wayne is a rock star. He is just mega right now,” added Rocsi Diaz of BET’s 106 & Park.
DJ Khaled, who featured Wayne on a pair of songs (“I’m On One,” “Welcome to My Hood”) on his latest album, was also in the house. “I’m happy for him and I’m happy for all his success, and I’m a fan as well,” the Miami DJ/producer said while seated between Rozay and Drake.
Even “American Idol” contestant Chris Richardson gave Lil Tunechi props, saying, “All the songs on Wayne’s albums are just intelligent and new and fresh.”
Some attendees already were familiar with the music on the just-released Tha Carter IV, which leaked on Thursday. “My favorite song probably is ‘Blunt Blowin’,’ ‘Abortion’ [or] ‘I’m Good,’ ” YMCMB rapper Tyga said.
Cash Money singer/songwriter and producer Kevin Rudolf also professed to listening to plenty of Weezy, as did Young Money president and artist Mack Maine, who added the reasoning by behind his favorite cuts on Tha Carter IV. “I’m a lady’s man so I like ‘She Will’ and I like ‘So Special’ a lot,” said Maine.
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