March 18, 2015


"CoCo" Video: Lil Wayne Feels Like Cash Money Has Him Locked in a Cage

Lil Wayne's Sorry 4 the Wait 2 mixtape is the chief musical document for this Carter V–less era, the perfect pairing for Weezy's pending $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money. And now one of the hottest, most anti–Bryan "Birdman" Williams cuts, a cover of O.T. Genasis's 2014 breakout "CoCo," has its own video.

When we first heard about the label drama in December, it was through some heated Weezy tweets. "I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain't that easy," he wrote. "I am a prisoner and so is my creativity." And that's all the explanation you need for the "CoCo" clip, which has Tunechi locked inside a cage, cruelly deprived of a shirt.

Outside the cage, the video's a lot of spliced-together footage, including a gnarly skeleton-melting snippet. On the "Birdman Junior / More like ugly duckling" line, you'll see some old footage of Weezy and Baby hanging, followed by a cut to Wayne's unimpressed face.

Fun fact about the "CoCo" remix: Lil Wayne's DJ accidentally played the original version at a live show last week and narrowly avoided having a microphone spiked into his face.