Lil Wayne is literally pumping his fists to help promote his upcoming album Tha Carter V. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. joins the growing list of sports celebrities recruited to help promote and endorse Weezy’s upcoming record.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. posted a short video on his Instagram account page earlier this week. The video, captioned with the hashtags #CarterV Season and #BelieveMe, features a montage of black and white clips of Lil Wayne and Drake furiously bobbing their head in the studio. Backed by an ominous beat, the words “Lil Wayne,” “Carter V,” and “Season” flash across as Lil Wayne is seen presumably crafting an intense rhyme with Drake. As reported by various outlets, “Believe Me,” featuring Drake, is the first single off Carter V.
Mayweather is not the first celebrity to help usher in Lil Wayne’s new single. As reported by Inquistr, Kobe Bryant was enlisted recently in the Carter V marketing campaign, releasing artwork via his Twitter account two days earlier:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 29, 2014
Lil Wayne’s manager Cortez Bryant tweeted out to clarify that Kobe’s tweet was not in fact the album artwork. Instead it was the artwork for the “Believe Me” single featuring Drake. The post helped raise the profile of Weezy’s eleventh studio album, with buzz increasing after Floyd posted the accompanying video clip with Lil Wayne and Drake presumably putting the finishing touches on “Believe Me” in the studio.
When Lil Wayne is not working on his new album, meanwhile, he’s busy posting videos condemning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Weezy joined many in the hip-hop community including Snoop Dogg in denouncing Sterling’s racist rant caught on tape. As reported by Inquisitr, Lil Wayne shared his thoughts on Sterling‘s comments:
“If I were a Clipper fan, I wouldn’t be one anymore. It’s that simple. But if I was a Clipper player, a current Clipper player, you wouldn’t see me on the court anymore in that uniform. An apology wouldn’t work for me. A team meeting wouldn’t work for me. Locker room camaraderie wouldn’t work for me. I’d stand up for myself.”
“”Pride and respect isn’t a team sport. Those are the things you’re already [supposed] to have within.”
Look for Lil Wayne to drop his first single, “Believe Me,” featuring Drake in the coming days. And make sure to check Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s page for more Lil Wayne Carter V updates just in case.