Lil Wayne on 'The View': Drugs, braces, terrible rap-rock

"Lil Wayne was on The View this morning?" Videogum asks. "Why?" The answer is obvious: Why not? Whyever would we want to question the idea of placing rap’s Martian crown prince in the same room as the queens of daytime talk, and then airing the results on television? Didn’t you see what happened when he sat down with Katie Couric?!

Weezy’s View interview didn’t produce quite as many awkward or bizarre moments as that one, but we still learned so much. Like: Those diamond-encrusted things on Wayne’s teeth are prescribed orthodontia. "They actually are my form of braces," he explained to the fascinated View ladies. "They don’t come out like other grills." Also: Wayne emphatically "love[s] to smoke" marijuana. This was not technically a new fact that I learned on The View, but still. And finally: Lil Wayne and Sherri Shepherd made friends years ago on the set of Who’s Your Caddy?, a fact which really did blow my mind a little bit.

Check out the whole clip below. Lil Wayne also performed his abominable single "Prom Queen"; I refuse to embed that here, but you can see it over at Videogum if you truly must. (One saving grace: I will admit that as much as I dislike Wayne’s recent spate of very bad "rock" music, I do kinda like the modified Elvis Costello hat/glasses look that he’s taken on while promoting it.) Then, let’s hear it. What’s your favorite part of Wayne’s View visit?

More from EW’s Music Mix:
Eminem’s "3 A.M.": Hear it here
Asher Roth: Are you ready for a suburban rap star?
Who do you want to see on Behind the Music?
The Clipse and Kanye West’s "Kinda Like a Big Deal": Hear it here

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  • Cardsgal

    I thought this was a photo of Star Jones.

  • Don

    fav. part? the performance. It was really good.

  • sashaj

    Even though lil wayne is my favorite rapper and this isn’t an insult but he looks like Whoopi Goldberg so much lol it was humorous to see them together. His performance was the first I’ve ever enjoyed of Prom Queen.

  • Hector Tapia Perez

    We loved Lil’ Wayne’s honesty and how he set the nation straight about his spiritual guidance and enjoying natural herbs. Pakalolo has been decriminalized in Ann Arbor for years.
    We lived there before we became teachers in Southwest Detroit, low crime rate and a reduction of teenage drug use.
    Kudos to The View. It’s my wife’s connection to the mainland.
    I taught at Wilson Middle School, Dr. Ben Carson’s school. Our students listened to Lil Wayne since way back. I love his positive messages.
    Please get my wife’s former baby, Maria Costa on. Latinos will tune in. She’s the real deal. She can tell you about the power of mentoring.
    Detroit has feel good stories,see Omar Paulk and Hubert Massey.
    So I am at Kapa’a High in Kauai and need a little help launching my idea for increasing the graduation rate. Please view my website’s DVD’s. I used a different approach and got graduates through mentoring. Malama Obama From Kauai, Aloha

  • Nancy

    Lil Wayne, A brighter future than what you have already. I wish you lots of success and I want to say I love you and Jehova Bless in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

  • Imani

    I’ll be straight up about it, I LOVE WEEZY F. BABY (: Whatever he does he always seems to be really good at it. Name one song by him that didn’t go farther than anyone else thought it would. I support his rock career & have two things to say, Wayne I support you with everything you do & I will pick up that Rebirth album.

  • cutie

    lil weezyana u sooooo…beast and i luv your music and u 4life your girl mrs.weezyana

  • mz.yung shay

    lil wayne yo lil ass clown but u raw ass hell..

  • Princess89

    I luv ya Lil Wayne! Continue to be you and congrats on ur success!

  • Gee

    Lil wayne is whack might as well praise me for spitting a 4 verse rhyme and calling me something good.

  • Mikeee

    This guy is a clown. He makes black people what they are in the minds of many americans, pot smoking, drug dealing, ganster promoting, girl bashing (listen to his performance on the BET Awards, better yet, watch it with your daughters), clown! BAN THE CLOWN! Thanks for stickingup for us Elizabeth!???

  • weezy jr

    wat dont hate cuz he better than u
    u disgut me dum a**

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