Wiz Khalifa Kicks Off BBMAs Weekend with Late-Night Vegas Set

Brenton Ho
Wiz Khalifa performs at TAO's Billboard Music Awards pre-party  in Las Vegas May 16, 2015.

Declared the Rapper at Tao: “It’s the mother f---ing weekend, we do whatever the f--- we wanna do!”

Wiz Khalifa served as the official kick-off act for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, taking the stage at nightclub Tao in Las Vegas’ Venetian Hotel for a packed room of Friday night revelers.

The rapper made his entrance at 1am on May 17, launching a short but sweet 15-minute set with the 2014 track “Me and You Friends,” the recorded version of which features Snoop Dogg and Ty Dolla $ign.

It made for an an apt segue into another Snoop guest spot, the anthemic “Young, Wild & Free,” which also served as a rallying call for the crowd, encouraged to take the lead on the chorus.

“It’s the mother f---ing weekend, we do whatever the f--- we wanna do!” declared Wiz as he launched into “Hold Up,” adding, “The party don’t stop when I get on stage.”

The at-capacity club heeded the rapper’s words for “Ass Drop,” Wiz’s Tao closer. He left his two No. 1 songs, “Black & Yellow” and “See You Again,” off the set list, but is slated to perform that latter at the BBMAs on May 17 with guest vocalist Charlie Puth.


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