Eminem And Lil Wayne Rock 'Saturday Night Live'
Eminem and Lil Wayne sent "Saturday Night Live" viewers into the holiday season with a double dose of hip-hop over the weekend.
The rap luminaries first rocked Em's steely Haddaway-sampling joint "No Love," backed by a live band on a set decked out with festive holiday decorations. Both MCs kept their style casually cool: Wayne rocked a white T-shirt and black plants while Em sported a brown jacket and gray beanie. Weezy spit the first verse with his signature unhinged energy, asserting his return to the live-television circuit. Em helmed the rest of the song, nimbly dropping his lyrics with abandon.
The MCs split up for the final performance, with Eminem kicking things off with the Pink-assisted cut "Won't Back Down." Outfitted in a black jacket and cap, Em rocked the joint with the help of a hype man, spitting bars like, "How you douche bags feel?/ Knowing you're disposable, Summer's Eve, Massengill." When Em wrapped up, the Detroit MC ceded the mic to Weezy, who hopped up onstage solo for the recently released "6'7"." The live electric guitar-laced version was a super-charged departure from the Bangladesh-crafted banger, with Wayne knocking out the lyrics with his high-powered flow and vibing with a slew of similarly amped musicians.
The "SNL" appearance is the latest team-up in a long list collaborations between the Shady boss and the Young Money captain. Em guested on Weezy's "Drop the World" from the New Orleans vet's rock-centric album "Rebirth." Wayne returned the favor for Em's Recovery cut "No Love."
Wayne associate DJ Scoob Doo described the vibe of the night MTV News.
"The energy in the building is historical and it's extra special to see everybody fight for position backstage to see Lil Wayne take over SNL," he said.