Watch Lil Wayne Perform “Glory” at the BET Players Awards

The title of Lil Wayne’s Free Weezy Album might go down as one of the most loaded in the history of rap music. The record, which dropped on the 4th of July, exclusively on Tidal, is not only a plea to be released from Wayne’s Melville-length deal with Cash Money Records; it’s also, literally, a free album. Only now, his longtime mentor, friend and label boss, Byran “Birdman” Williams, is suing the Jay Z-owned streaming service for $50 million, alleging that Wayne is not allowed to license his music to any outside party, even if said music won’t appear for sale in a retail store. (Add in the fact that Williams and his new protege, Young Thug, have been implicated in a plot to kill him, and it’s been a hell of a month for the New Orleans legend.) But over the weekend, Weezy tried to do what he’d always prefer to do: let the music speak for itself.

Wayne hit the stage in Las Vegas to perform “Glory” at the first annual Players Awards. The forum, which is a collaboration between BET and the NBA Players’ Association, features a docket of honors voted on by the players themselves. Here’s who took home the hardware from the inaugural edition:

Most Valuable Player: James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets
Best Defender: DeAndre Jordan, C, Los Angeles Clippers
Man of the Year: Ray Allen
Hardest To Guard: Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors
Clutch Performer: Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors
Coach You Most Want To Play For: Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
Game-Changer Award: Allen Iverson
Oscar Robertson Visionary Award: Chris Paul, PG, Los Angeles Clippers
Best Homecourt Advantage: Oracle Arena, Oakland (Golden State Warriors)
Player You Secretly Wish Was On Your Team: LeBron James, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

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