Lil Wayne has joined an elite group of hip hop artists, including LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill and B.o.B., that have been a part of MTV's Unplugged.
"It was humbling just to be a part of. As an artist that's watched the game as closely as I did, to be on Unplugged is a high honor," Wayne told the LA Times. "I've gotten people that haven't texted me in a long time, text me today saying congratulations. It is that kind of thing. I felt great about it."
Lil Wayne spent eight months behind bars for attempted gun possession from an arrest in 2007. He released his last CD, I Am Not a Human Being, while in jail -- and it went on to debut at number two on the Billboard chart.
During his Unplugged performance, Lil Wayne used music to tell his stories. "A few months ago I was in a dark place that I don't like to really shed light on," he told the audience. "Everyone always asks, 'How was it?' I figured I'd find a way to answer that question." He then went into a cover of 2Pac's Hail Mary.
He also hinted about his upcoming album, slated for a June 21 release. "Just know that I have a pleasant surprise. A very pleasant surprise for this album when it comes out," Lil Wayne said. "I'm only doing this for the fans. Which I do every... thing for."
Check out MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged premiering on June 12 at 9 p.m. on MTV.