News: Lil Wayne BET Awards Performance Exposed, Dancing Minors Were Unplanned

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009 5:27PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

After Lil Wayne and Drake caught heat for their controversial "Every Girl" performance at the BET Awards 2009 ceremony, a source close to the camp allegedly said the on-stage presence of children was spontaneous.

A source in T.I.'s girlfriend Tiny's camp has said the move was a last-minute decision.

According to my source, what happened was Wayne's daughter Reginae, 9, was upset that she didn't get the chance to accompany her father, Lil Wayne, to the stage to accept his award because she was sitting too far back in the audience. Once backstage, the youngster began to cry. And Wayne, who they say is a great dad, hated to see his little girl cry. So he told Reginae she could come out onstage during his performance with Drake. Reginae, being the team player that she is, asked the other members of her group to go out on stage with her. (Sandra Rose)

Journalists covering the event expressed their reactions to the set earlier this week.

Overrall, the show was a big downer because...many things just seemed out of place. For example, Drake's performance had Lil' Wayne and his pre-teen daughter with other young girls on stage rapping along to "Every Girl in the World," which is a song about having escapades with all the girls in the world. (Examiner)

Others thought Weezy's song choice was inappropriate in light of Michael Jackson's recent passing.

And then came Lil Wayne, in a five minute flurry of such bad taste and poor judgment one can only assume that he was high or simply confused. He performed his new single "Every Girl." In light of the somber tone of the evening, the performance would have been gauche enough. But on-stage with him at the time were several pre-teen girls, who danced in loose choreography and flocked around Lil Wayne like a prepubescent harem. (City Pages)

Radio personality Miss Info also blogged about the performance.

The Drake, Lil Wayne, Young Money Ent performance after the jump, complete with pre-teen relatives on-stage during the performance of "Every Girl" in the World...ugh. (Miss Info TV)

Neither Wayne nor Drake have addressed their BET Awards set.

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