"I just want to say thank you to all y’all for y’all prayers and your concerns and all that," an energetic looking Lil Wayne said in his first official statement since a mini-series of health scares and hospital stays. "I swear to God I felt that love when I was laid up in that motherf---in’ hospital bed. I want all y’all to know that I’m good ... more than good."
The statement, echoing tweets from his @LilTunechi account, was released as a video shot by YMCMB videographer/director DJ Scoob Doo.
"My bum a-- album still [I Am Still Not a Human II] coming out March 26th ... Also I'm still going on tour, ‘America's Most Wanted,'" Weezy F said, confirming rumors that he’d be embarking on an all-star tour in July. "Some of my closest friends in the game [will be joining me]."
T.I. then joined him in the video. "I’m good, we good. It's all good," he said. "Get you some barbecue on the 4th and holla at us on the 5th."
Tip was openly critical of the "unnecessary grief" caused by a TMZ report that Lil Wayne was being read his last rites last week. He and several other members of Wayne’s rap and real life families repeatedly assured that the YMCMB boss was "better" following back-to-back hospital visits, but his health status was shrouded in speculation after the site posted (then deleted) that he was on a drug-induced deathbed.
The "I’m good" video was sent directly to TMZ.
“Kiss my fist. I'm more than good," Lil Wayne said between laughs at the end. "But thank you for real. Thank you to all y’all out there for your prayers. I’m more than good. I swear to God, thank you."
The video for "R.A.F." featuring 2 Chainz, a single slated to appear on I Am Still Not a Human II, was also released this week. Weezy is seen riding off into the sunrise.
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