This is NOT a critique of the song. I have no opinion of the song. If this song is your type of thing, then have at it. I only have one thing to say about this clip. I’ve never seen so many instruments onstage & heard so little actual instrumenting. Watch it again if you missed it. I’ll wait….
Did you see? Most of the people onstage holding instruments aren’t even pretending to play them. There are two different dudes just HOLDING guitars. (DUDE, at least put the strap on!) Another dude just standing — Well actually gyrating — in front of his stack — I SAID STACK! — of keyboards. There’s also a percussionist not really doing that much percussioning. And lastly, there is even a back up singer NOT back up singer-ing. And waaaaaaay in the back is a lone DJ who I’m guessing is getting way too little credit. Again this is NOT a critique of the song. I’m just one of those weird Negroes who gets excited when they see black people with instruments.
The big thing that confuses me is the two dudes just holding their guitars. Is this part of some make work program to help stimulate the economy? Is this a part of Lil Wayne early release for good behavior? Are they cleverly disguised probation officers?
I don’t know the answer to any of these questions. And maybe the the answer is simpler than all that. Maybe Lil Wayne just absolutely hates the guitar. And maybe he hates it so much that he wants to humiliate it and embarrass it live, on national television. He tried to ruin the guitar’s reputation on his “rock” (Yes, those quotes are on purpose.) album. And if y0u don’t remember way back to earlier this year when he launched his full on assault to take down the guitar just watch this…