Lil Wayne brought out Russell Westbrook during his show in Oklahoma City on Thursday night.
Coming just days after the Thunder's playoffs defeat by the Houston Rockets, Westbrook—along with teammate Victor Oladipo—was greeted by mighty cheers as Wayne performed his verse from Chance the Rapper's hit "No Problem."
Weezy has recently expressed support for Westbrook as MVP, telling Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe last week on Fox Sports 1's Undisputed that while the Rockets' James Harden is his "brother," it's impossible to ignore Westbrook's performance. "You have to acknowledge [Westbrook]," Wayne said, adding: "I've never in my life seen someone average a triple-double."
Wayne made sure to make his pick known to audience last night as well, leading them in a chant of "M-V-P" during the hook of "No Problem."
He's also not the first rapper to give Westbrook a nod. Drake's More Life cut "Can't Have Everything" includes the lyrics, “Damn, ol' triple double, Russ face / Watch with the bust face." Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar's recent "The Heart Part 4" proclaims: "Tables turned, lesson learned, my best look / You jumped sides on me, now you 'bout to meet Westbrook."
See fan footage of Lil Wayne and Russell Westbrook below.
Lil Wayne brought out Russell Westbrook to loud MVP chants No Problem: pic.twitter.com/o5uM15FZdj— Matt Ravis (@mattravis) April 28, 2017
We know Westbrook is lil Wayne's MVP 😏🐐 pic.twitter.com/dHEfdFr4kM— Nick Mendenhall (@nickmOKC) April 28, 2017