Written by Emilee Lindner • Photography by Getty Images • April 28, 2017
Lil Wayne has a tight crew of other rappers and musicians with which he frequently collaborates (after all, he probably has the most features on other people's songs of all time). But on Thursday night, it wasn't one of his musical friends he wanted to bring out on stage. It was Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook.
The basketball player, who had an incredible season, despite being beat out by Houston in the first round of NBA playoffs earlier this week, entered the stage as Wayne busted out his verse on Chance the Rapper's "No Problem." And since Westbrook is the first player since 1962 to average a triple-double for a whole 82 games, Wayne decided to lead an "M-V-P" chant during the song's chorus in his honor.
As Billboard points out, Westbrook has become quite the muse for hip-hop heavyweights -- Drake mentioned him on his "Can't Have Everything," while Kendrick Lamar dropped his name on "The Heart Part 4."
Lil Wayne brought out Russell Westbrook to loud MVP chants No Problem: pic.twitter.com/o5uM15FZdj— Matt Ravis (@mattravis) April 28, 2017
Dede Westbrook and Russell Westbrook going on stage wit Tune!! pic.twitter.com/bWcaiED13C— Boog (@Hboog32) April 28, 2017
Russ Westbrook, Oladipo, DeDe Westbrook, Trae Young on stage with Lil Wayne pic.twitter.com/1Zp4CoJKuO— Matt Ravis (@mattravis) April 28, 2017
Earlier this year, Migos brought Westbrook on stage in Oklahoma City as well:
Migos bringing out Russ Westbrook on stage last night was the greatest thing I seen all morning 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/I5kDbwTPFn— Am I Next? (@BreakinTheBank) March 1, 2017
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