Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne knows how to surround himself with good energy. Last night, the hip-hop veteran linked up with some Young Money protégés, French Montana and rap rookie Dave East.

East went to Instagram Saturday (July 29) with an amazing group shot with Young Money standouts Nicki Minaj, Drake and Mack Maine.

A few days ago, Nicki Minaj posted up a pic of herself, Wayne and his ex-girlfriend Trina.

This week, details surfaced behind Drake’s headline-generating new Lil Wayne tattoo.

That’s right … Drake’s new arm ink went unnoticed for almost a half a year, at least to the general populous. We’re told Drizzy got it while overseas and sent Wayne a pic when it was done, and Wayne was beyond floored and honored, since loyalty’s a big deal with him. The tat’s on Drake’s tricep, so it’s covered by the average t-shirt, which explains why no one picked up on it sooner. (TMZ)

Earlier in the week, social media went nuts when Drizzy’s Wayne pics went viral.