Few names command as much respect and admiration as Lil Wayne in rap and hip-hop. With his razor-sharp lyrics and unique flow, the Louisiana native has solidified his place as one of the genre's greatest artists. The emcee has been recognized immensely for his contributions to the art form. However, no amount of accolades could equate to the impact and influences he’s had on a new generation of lyricists.
The “Love Me” emcee graced fans during the 2022 BET Awards ceremony when he joined Jack Harlow for a special surprise musical performance. In honor of the upcoming show, we’re looking back at some of Wayne’s best winning moments and explosive performances. Check them out below, and don’t forget to check out the biggest celebration in Black entertainment, airing live on Sunday, June 25, at 8 pm/ET.
Wayne rocks the house down at the 2014 BET Awards
For his performance at the 2014 BET Awards, Wayne added a rock flare to a medley of his records, “Krazy” and “Believe Me.” It had been a highly anticipated appearance for the rapper who sat out of the ceremony the year before.
Wayne and T-Pain get the crowd dancing with a medley of hot records
During the 2008 BET Awards, Wayne teamed up with fellow rapper and singer, and host of the evening T-Pain for an unforgettable performance of several records, including "Got Money," "Lollipop" and "A Milli" that had audience members out their seats and dancing.
Wayne earns his first BET Award win
The rapper earned his first BET Awards win in 2007, taking home the “Viewer's Choice
Award” for his track “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” featuring Birdman. The emcee was also nominated for “Best Male Hip Hop Artist” but lost to T.I..
2022 BET Awards performance with Jack Harlow
During the 2022 BET Awards Wayne shocked viewers with a surprise appearance during Jack Harlow’s performance of “Poison.”
Lil Wayne joins Playaz Circle onstage for “Duffle Bag Boy”
In 2007, the emcee joined rap duo Playaz Circle on stage for a fiery performance of their smash single “Duffle Bag Boy.”