Lil Wayne announced the signing of a new member to Young Money Saturday night (February 11) while performing alongside Drake during the annual Cash Money Grammy weekend party. The YMCMB head Honcho also took the time to honor the memory of the late, great Whitney Houston, who passed away earlier that event, and to take jabs at nemesis Jay-Z and Kanye West.
“I got the beautiful Christina Milian with me,” Weezy said while onstage, backed by the likes of manager Cortez Bryant, Young Money president Mack Maine, Corey Gunz, Lil Twist and others. “Young Money, Christina Milian.”
Lil Tunechi also took the time to thank his team for their contribution to the label’s success, but not before asking for a moment of silence for Whitney Houston, who was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. after being found in her hotel room in Hollywood, California, just hours before mentor Clive Davis’ annual Grammy event.
The evening wasn’t complete until Wayne took time out to throw some jabs at arch-nemesis Jay-Z, rapping at the end of his announcement about signing Christina Milian, “I met a red-bone, I took the girl home/I asked her what she wanna watch, she said, ‘surely not The Throne,” to roars from the crowd.
Lil Wayne is up for a couple of Grammy nods, including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for DJ Khaled’s “I’m on One.” Stay tune to XXLMag.com for a full recap of the Grammys Sunday (Februabry 12).