Lil Wayne's "John" Video Premieres Today, Showcasing Spare Tires, Knife-Wielding Strippers, and Rick Ross in a Wheelchair


Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
Wikimedia Commons/RJ Shaughnessy

Lil Wayne's new video, "John," premieres today. Weezy's latest visual opus finds the rapper in an abandoned warehouse, outside on a dock, on top of a mountain of car tires, and surrounded by bats, while guest rapper Rick Ross rolls around in a wheelchair with flashy spinners.

Bizarre? A bit, but this is Lil Wayne we're talking about. 


Wayne hired director Collin Tilley to shoot the video after seeing Tilley's work on Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" video, which Weezy guest starred in. The whole vibe of "John" is dark and grimey, and even includes strippers dancing in cages with knives. But the lyrics of the song -- full title: "John (If I Die Tonight)" - are pretty morbid, too. At one point, Lil Wayne raps: "If I die today, remember me like John Lennon."

That's a lofty request, especially when he later raps, "I'm not a star, somebody lied."

Decide for yourself after checking out the video for "John" below, courtesy of Lil Wayne's Vevo Channel.


We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: