Surely inviting Lil' Wayne had nothing to do with him being a top selling popular Hip Hop artist, and had more to do with the sympathy factor, right? Nothing like seeing a malnourished looking black guy with gold in his mouth covered in tattoos to bring white folks to tears. OK, yeah, so I don't particularly care for Lil' Wayne; you got me; guilty as charged. However, I heard what he said at the end of a recent press conference discussing the remake and, well, I'll let you check it out:
I mean, Lil' Wayne dropping political bombs, à la, Kanye West? Sure he's from New Orleans, but was this from the heart or yet another well planned PR move? What do you think? Either way the brother got my attention, and I really wish more young artists were politically vocal on issues. So yeah, I'm still not feeling him being on the song, but I understand. More importantly, I'm glad that he used this as an opportunity to draw attention to the plight of the residents of New Orleans even after almost 5yrs since Hurricane Katrina. For that, he gets some props.
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