Update 6:30 p.m.: Lil Wayne tweets, "I will not be in Pompano Beach!"
This is tricky business. Power 96.5 is running a promo featuring a recording of a guy who could very well be Lil Wayne saying he's appearing at Pompano Beach venue Club Cinema on Friday, December 17. "Hello world, you are now rocking with the greatest rapper alive," a Weezy-like voice says. "I will be shuttin' down Pompano Beach, Florida, this Friday, December 17, at Club Cinema. Young moola, baby."
Billed as Lil Wayne's Official Homecoming Celebration, not to be confused with last month's Welcome Back Carter party at King of Diamonds, tickets for the event are available at this event page. But buyer beware... we have reason to believe at this time that the party might not feature Weezy at all.
A call placed to a rep from Bryant Management, who handles Lil Wayne's bookings, yielded this exclusive statement:
"Bryant Management has confirmed that Lil Wayne will not be in attendance at ClubNow this isn't the first or last time that a Lil Wayne show has been in question, judging by the on-off-on status of an appearance scheduled for Thursday, December 16, in New York. As the rapper says in a recent radio interview, "I don't never have to promote nothing -- that's the beauty of Lil Wayne."
Cinema on Friday, December 17th."
However, if you're going to part with between $100 and $3,000 of your hard-earned cash, it'd be nice to know for sure if the guy who just released the righteous "6 Foot 7 Foot" featuring Cory Gunz as the first single off Tha Carter IV is actually showing up.