News: Lil Wayne Can't Keep His Woodie Down, Raises Eyebrows W/ Big Surprise

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 10:30AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne may be heading toward retirement but that isn't slowing him down as the Young Money head popped up at the annual mtvU Woodie Awards last night (March 13).

According to reports, Weezy F. Baby shocked fans and planners alike with an unexpected performance.

Lil Wayne shocked the crowd at the mtvU Woodie Awards on Thursday night (March 13) with a surprise performance of "A Milli," paving the way for a legendary awards show honoring and showcasing up-and-coming bands and artists. Drake, The 1975, Chance the Rapper, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, A$AP Rocky and Skrillex winners of the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards, which took place at SXSW Music Festival. (MTV)

Along with Wayne, Hustle Gang's Iggy Azalea and Detroit native Danny Brown took center stage.

After Lil Wayne kicked off the show with a surprise performance, The 1975, Danny Brown, Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea and Childish Gambino also took the stage for legendary performances. Voting will remain open through Sunday, March 16 for a new category, the "Cover Woodie" award presented by Taco Bell, which praises artists who have taken a smash hit and turned it on its head to make it their own. (MTV)

During a New Orleans concert last month, Young Money's Drake broke big news of Wayne's Carter V release date.

Tha Carter V is coming sooner than you think. During the kickoff to NBA All-Star Weekend, Drake revealed the release date for Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated album. The Toronto MC shared the stage with the Young Money chief at the Sprite NBA All-Star party at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Friday night, where he made the big announcement. "If you want to hear Lil Wayne at his best, if you wanna hear Young Money at they best... Carter V, May 5," said Drizzy. "Just know we about this sh*t for real." (Rap-Up)

Over summer 2013, Weezy F. Baby said he saw himself hanging up the microphone after Carter V dropped.

"Yes, very true," Wayne said when asked if his retirement plans are still on deck. "I want to retire after Tha Carter V which I hope will be my last album. My next album's not Tha Carter V because I think I have to work on other albums as well with my pop, Birdman, and things like that. But after Tha Carter V, I hope I can retire. [laughs] ... [I'll be able to do] things like spend quality time with my kids." ("The Jimmy Kimmel Show")

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