By Kimberly W.
The America’s Most Wanted Tour graced the DMV on Friday, August 7th to a packed Nissan Pavilion in Northern Virginia. Thousands of fans made their way to the venue located about an hour outside of the District. This was the long awaited summer concert explosion that left many fans disappointed.Newcomers Jeremiah and Shanelle opened the show, while Soulja Boy burst onto the stage, and only performed a few of his hits.
Young Jeezy was a “no show” and Drake didn’t perform because of his leg injury – definitely not what fans were anticipating. You could tell that folks came to see Drake, but now had to get over seeing him on stage.
Lil Wayne and his Young Money Crew served as the concert finale – performing a list of songs including “Every Girl”, Drakes “Best I Ever Had” and songs from Lil Wayne’s most recent album – The Carter III.
Paying tribute to our fallen soldier, the Young Money set included a tribute to Michael Jackson – and some fans were slightly disappointed with a non appearance by VA native Chris Brown (Word spread he performed at the Virginia Beach show earlier in the week with a tribute to MJ). Closing the show, Wayne introduced his Young Money crew in a sort of talent show fashion, introducing artists that we would hardly consider as America’s “Most Wanted” – such as Tyga, Jae Mills and Shanelle. The ever so popular rap phenom Nicki Minaj was the most anticipated out of the group, performing several freestyles. Overall, the concert was good, but left fans slightly dissatisfied.