Cash Money Records fans had a blast at Lil Wayne’s Lil WeezyAna Fest in New Orleans this weekend.
Lil Wayne graced the stage on Saturday night for his headlining set, and late in his performance he asked the audience, “Can you please make some noise for this stranger?” Let’s show him a good time in America.
That person was Drake, who joined Weezy onstage at Champions Square. “New Orleans is one of the few cities that shaped my career,” Drizzy said. As we know, Lil Wayne took the Toronto native under his wing and propelled him to superstardom – and New Orleans producers played a pivotal role in Drake’s early career. He was previously a surprise guest at one of the annual Lil WeezyAna Fests.
According to Nola.com, he played an 18-minute set, where he and Wayne performed “She Will.” Drake went on to perform “The Motto”, “In My Feelings”, “God’s Plan”, “Nonstop”, “Jimmy Cooks”, and “Knife Talk”. He also shared how he knew his career had taken off when he saw a guy in New Orleans selling illegal copies of one of his early albums.
Lil WeezyAna Fest was originally scheduled to take place on August 27 for its sixth installment, but it was delayed at the last minute. Wayne started the festival in 2015 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The last festival, in 2019, did not go well, with hot temperatures, vendors running out of water and waves of crowds resulting in injuries. Lil WeezyAna has since been on hiatus due to the pandemic and returned to Champions Square on Saturday night.