It was a pretty big deal the last time Lil Wayne brought his "I Am Still Music Tour" to South Florida. And it was on April 5. Today, Weezy added a second leg of North American dates, and local fans need only wait until August 2 to get their fix.
This time, the party is heading outside to West Palm Beach's Cruzan Amphitheatre, and the supporting cast will not include Nicki Minaj. However, there will be a re-up of Rick Ross, as well as performances by Keri Hilson, Far East Movement, and Lloyd. Valuewise, this show is still tough to beat.
Here are a couple of scenarios that could (but probably won't) happen when Mr. Carter rolls back through our area.
Keri Hilson gives Lil Wayne a lapdance. Odds: 25 to 1
Nicki Minaj was quite happy to dish out helpings of her ample behind to Lil Wayne himself and NBA star Steve Nash as part of a set that nearly upstaged the headliner on the first leg of the tour. As for Hilson, she's a brash, no-nonsense performer who hooked up with Wayne for her hit "Turnin' Me On," and she has written and cowritten countless jams for other R&B stars.With her touring in support of the acclaimed No Boys Allowed album, however, this is as clear of a time as any to keep dudes away from her performance space.
Lloyd wears any sort of royalty costuming. Odds: 50 to 1
The coming-of-age street soul crooner is one of the finest in his field, along with R. Kelly and Trey Songz, but will his forthcoming King of Hearts album live up to its title? If every song is as charming as "Lay It Down," perhaps. Perhaps young Lloyd can learn a thing or two about throwing any sort of subtlety to the curb from hanging out with Rick Ross backstage.
Rick Ross fucks with his facial hair. Odds: 300 to 1
This is what Ricky Rozay looks like without a beard. No thanks.
Far East Movement skips performing "Like a G6." Odds: 500 to 1
Barring massive equipment failure, the invention of a Gulfstream VIII aircraft, or some backstage hypnosis, the show will go on with the Los Angeles pop group's Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit figuring heavily.
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"I Am Still Music Tour" starring Lil Wayne. With Keri Hilson, Rick Ross, Far East Movement, and Lloyd. Tuesday, August 2, at Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach. Click here.