Lil Wayne hosted his annual Lil WeezyAna Fest Saturday night at New Orleans’ Champions Square, where the rapper brought out surprise guest Nicki Minaj and accepted an apology from Birdman.
The one-day fest, which doubled as a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the rapper’s landmark Tha Carter III, also featured performances by Jeezy, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Torey Lanez and more. The concert streamed live on Tidal.
Nicki Minaj’s surprise appearance came in the final moments of WeezyAna. “I want to show love for this man who gave me my career single-handedly,” the rapper said (via the New Orleans Advocate). “Who wants me to give Lil Wayne some babies?” Minaj’s brief set featured her recent verses on “FeFe” and YG’s “Big Bank.”
After long-time issues between the two appeared to be squashed, Birdman came out during a Lil Wayne set at the Lil Weezyana Fest and took some time out to praise Wayne, as well as apologize.
While pacing back and forth on stage, Birdman said he knew this day would come where he and Wayne would share the same stage again, but he just didn’t know exactly when. From there, he went on to say that he wanted to publicly apologize to his “son.”