News: Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" Stomps To The Small Screen
Monday, Feb 7, 2011 3:40PM
Young Money's Lil Wayne will reportedly premiere a music video for his "6 Foot 7 Foot" Carter IV lead single this week.
According to reports, Wayne's hit single will debut on Thursday (February 10).
On Thursday at 8 p.m. ET MTV and MTV.com will air "MTV First: Lil Wayne", a video-premiere event during which fans can see out the debut of the "6 Foot 7 Foot" clip, as well as go behind-the-scenes of the Hype Williams-directed visual, which was shot in Miami and features upstart lyricist Cory Gunz, who will be featured in the upcoming MTV docu-series "Son of a Gun". Immediately following the premiere, Wayne will also sit down with MTV News' Sway for his first live interview since he was released from prison last year. (MTV)
Photos from the video shoot landed online in mid-January.
Hello World! Check out some photos of me filming the "6 Foot, 7 Foot" music video in Miami. I have a few costume changes in the video, very different from videos you've seen me do. Can't wait for everyone to see the video. (Weezy Thanx You)
The rapper also reportedly recruited his Young Money family for cameos.
Lil Wayne puts his dukes up in the video for "6 Foot 7 Foot," the first single from Tha Carter IV, due this spring. The rapper portrays a boxer in the first images from the highly-anticipated clip, which seems to be inspired by the award-winning film The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg. Hype is building for the visuals, said to be amongst Weezy's most ambitious to date. Featured guest Cory Gunz, his father/manager Peter Gunz, and the rest of the Young Money crew make cameos. (Rap-Up)
After December's "6'7" release, SOHH hit up Young Money rapper Short Dawg to get his opinion of the record.
"Everyone is hearing Lil Wayne doing what he do," Short told SOHH referring to Weezy's bars. "And Cory, that's my dog. Me and Cory have been cool since he was back on Def Jam. A lot of people don't know me and Cory have a cool relationship. Cory is like one of my comrades coming over to Young Money, getting drafted. It's like when LeBron James came over to the Heat with Dwayne Wade. We were already cool and it just makes it that much better. Man, listen, both of them [are] awesome at what they do and ain't nobody can top what they did. Period. I personally haven't gotten my hand on the beat yet but if I touch it [for a remix], you already know what's gonna happen." (SOHH)
Check out Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" down below: