Lil' Wayne Mocks Ryan Lochte's Rio Scandal in 'Ellen' Performance With Chance the Rapper
By Meredith B. Kile
Lil’ Wayne joined Chance the Rapper and 2 Chainz for a performance on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show on Thursday, and managed to call out both his former record label, Cash Money, and Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s Rio scandal in one ad-libbed line.
The performance of Chance’s track “No Problem,” which DeGeneres said on Twitter was one of her favorites in the show’s history, featured dancers storming into a “Generic Records” boardroom as the famously unsigned rapper railed against corporate management in the verses of his latest single.
The theme was fitting for Wayne, who is in the midst of a bitter professional feud with his former mentor, Birdman, and the rapper’s label, Cash Money. The New Orleans native called out the dispute while also mocking Lochte’s now-infamous false accusations.
“If Cash Money try to stop me/I’ma let them rob me, yeah right, like Ryan Lochte,” Wayne ad-libbed towards the end of the song.
After the performance, Chance retweeted a group selfie with DeGeneres and thanked the host for the opportunity to perform on her show, writing, “Thanks again @TheEllenShow for such a warm welcome. Possibly the most LIT studio audience I've performed for!”