Lil Wayne, Birdman, Slim Host Annual Turkey Giveaway In New Orleans

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(Lil Wayne, Birdman, Slim talk giving back for Thanksgiving)

By Nadeska Alexis with reporting by Travis Laurendine

Lil Wayne, Birdman, Slim and a few other members of the Cash Money family were back in their hometown New Orleans on Friday (November 18) to hand out free turkeys to the public as part of their 16th annual turkey giveaway. MTV News caught up with all three on their home turf, where they each explained why the event was so important to them. Lil Wayne said it was the first time in almost 9 years that his hectic schedule had given him a chance to participate.

“It’s actually been my first time back here for the past eight or nine years and they’ve been doing this for fifteen years,” Wayne explained. “Me just being super busy, always being on tour or something like that. But this is amazing, especially experiencing it now from the point of view of 29-year-old a person with the things that he needs in place.”

“Those times I did it years ago, I was a kid and I was just doing it because Baby said we were giving away turkeys at a park–and that’s what we were doing,” he continued. “Now its a totally different feeling because I can actually give you that and say here, ‘Happy Thanksgiving,’ and I can I can actually provide that for you. That’s a different feeling in general and it’s a beautiful feeling over-all.”