Wednesday (January 23) would have been XXXTentacion’s 21st birthday, had he not been fatally shot last summer. The controversial rapper left some unreleased music behind, including the Lil Wayne collaboration "Don’t Cry," from September’s long-awaited Tha Carter V. Now, Wayne has given the somber track a post-apocalyptic video featuring a spiky throne, a chill camel, and lots of sage.
The video, directed by Jay and Georgio Rodriguez, opens on Wayne in a snowy desert, rocking Louis Vuitton pajamas and posting up beside a camel and a couple belly dancers. The scene then moves to a dark castle straight out ofGame of Thrones, where Weezy rocks another eclectic outfit while peacefully sitting a top his throne. Fittingly, the video also incorporates raw footage of X performing onstage alongside his posthumous vocals, and comes to a chilling close when the crowd breaks into a "Long Live X" chant.
"Don’t Cry" was put together after XXXTentacion’s death last summer, reportedly without Wayne having met or even heard of the polarizing rapper. Thatwas just one of a handful of collaborations from the chart-topping Tha Carter V, which also boasted features from Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg, Ashanti, and more. "Don’t Cry" is now only the second cut from that album to get the visual treatment, so here’s hoping Weezy has even more cinematic vids in the vault.
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