Lil Wayne may have never made XXXTentacion’s acquaintance in real time, but that prevent him from coveting his presence on his long-awaited Tha Carter V dropping in September of last year. And with that, Weezy was off to the races in the most patient bedside manner. In fact, “Don’t Cry” is but the second single, and commensurately speaking, only the second music video to see light thus far – notwithstanding the cameo spots he consented to along the way. To mark the occasion, the former Cash Money understudy made certain to which his posthumous collaborator the happiest of birthdays from beyond the grave.
As you might be aware, XXXTentacion would have been 21 years today had he not been killed in a robbery turned homicide back in June of last year. Tunechi wrote, “Happy Birthday xxxtentacion The World misses u slime. Don’t Kry Video out now,” before providing a link to the music video – which incorporates black and white footage of the deceased rapper performing energetically before a festival crowd.
As noted in the past, “Don’t Cry” in its original state, was purchased by Cash Money president Mack Maine before it was jettisoned to Lil Wayne’s in-house production team. With that said, Lil Wayne has shown a great amount of reverence to the fallen rapper, the types of which normally associated with martyrdom.