By Rob Markman
The first time we saw Lil Wayne on a Las Vegas set he was on top of the world. Who could forget the 2008 “Lollipop” video where Weezy cruised down the Vegas Strip on top of a stretch SUV while strumming his guitar?
The formula worked out quite well seeing as the track hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped propel Wayne’s Tha Carter III LP to move over one a million units during the first week of its release. “I think at that time I had never shot a video in Vegas,” he said of his simple reasoning for choosing the location of his biggest video.
Hopefully Tunechi’s latest trip to Sin City will yield similar results. In the Colin Tilley-directed clip for “No Worries” Wayne, producer Detail and their entire YMCMB fam invade Vegas in a much different fashion. “We did this video in Vegas because the treatment played off the movie ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’,” Wayne tells MTV News of the visual concept behind “No Worries.”
The clip starts with Tune and his buddy Detail in the desert picking up a suspect-looking hitchhiker. It doesn’t take long for the pack to end up in a Vegas casino tripping out of their minds. Dressed in board shorts, a loose fitting tank and a bucket hat, Wayne pays homage to Raoul Duke, the character played by Johnny Depp in the 1998 “Fear and Loathing.”
With Weezy’s free-wheeling performance and Tilley’s trippy after effects, looks like the video for “No Worries” is another YMCMB hit. It’s only a matter of time before Wayne comes back, right?
What’s your favorite scene in Lil Wayne’s new “No Worries” video?