As if we needed more convincing that the upcoming “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour will be a must-see, during a recent interview Lil Wayne revealed the two rap superstars will actually be battling on stage.
“Since, thank God, we’ve been so successful, [we’ll just be] going back and forth with our hits and getting the crowd to go crazy, then just finally hit the stage together,” Wayne told MTV News. “It’s a battle-type thing.”
As for who he thinks will win the back-and-forth competition for crowd participation, Wayne said, “I give the good guy the edge.”
The trek will kick off Aug. 8 in Buffalo, New York, then move on to cities such as Miami, Denver, Atlanta and Los Angeles before wrapping up in Woodlands, Texas, in late September. There are plans to extend the 31-city tour if ticket sales are impressive enough.
Drake recently backed out of a few UK concert dates after falling ill, but he promised fans a quick recovery. Meanwhile Wayne has been busy in the studio working on his next album, Tha Carter V, and a second LP called Da Other Album. He made no mention of his earlier reported intention to retire from his solo career after this year. In fact, during a recent “Weezy Wednesdays” session, he alluded to having a busy 2015 as well, saying, “Honestly, the reason why it became two albums is because I went to work on Tha Carter V and I don’t stop working. So, it’s either Carter V would be 93 songs or we’re gonna have to figure this out. So what we said was, ‘All right, we’re going to drop two albums this year, and then we’re going to probably end up dropping like seven next year.”