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Throwback Thursday: Lil Wayne, T.I., Jay Z, Kanye West & M.I.A. Rehearse For The 2009 GRAMMYs [Video]

Lil Wayne, TI, Jay Z, Kanye West & MIA Rehearse For The 2009 GRAMMYs

For #ThrowbackThursday today, here is some rare footage from the GRAMMYs rehearsals back in 2009.

Lil Wayne, T.I., Jay Z, Kanye West, and M.I.A. can all be seen rehearsing their “Swagga Like Us” collaboration for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

You can check out the TBT clip after the jump below! I wonder if we will ever see anything like this again in hip-hop at the GRAMMYs?

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Lil Wayne Prayed for M.I.A.’s Baby

Lil Wayne Prayed for M.I.A.'s Baby

A then-pregnant M.I.A. got through her performance on Grammy night with some help from Weezy F Baby.

The Sri Lankan rapper’s son with fiancé Benjamin Brewer was due Feb. 8, the same day she performed “Swagga Like Us” at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, T.I., and Kanye West. In a new interview, M.I.A. reveals that Lil Wayne was praying for her.

Lil Wayne was like, ‘So, when are you due?’ And I was like, ‘Today!’” she tells Los Angeles Times Magazine. “He was like, ‘Oh my God!’ and he was saying prayers for me every day, which was really cool.”

Wayne’s prayers were answered because M.I.A. didn’t end up going into labor at the Grammys. Instead, she gave birth to her first child, a healthy boy named Ikhyd, a few days later in Los Angeles.

Shout outs to Rap-Up