Rapper Lil Wayne releases new version of 'Green and Yellow' ahead of Packers playoff game at Lambeau Field

Kendra Meinert
Green Bay Press-Gazette
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Lil Wayne addresses the crowd at Lambeau Field in the second half of a NFC divisional round playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks in January 2020.

GREEN BAY - Lil Wayne has dropped a new version of his "Green and Yellow" Packers hype song just in time for Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams.

The rapper recorded it this week at the request of the Packers, according to Jenny Taft, moderator of “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.” Lil Wayne was a guest Friday on the sports talk show and said he put a lot of time into it. 

“I worked on it for three days, too. I don’t do that," he said.

Released on Friday night, it references a host of players, including Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, David Bakhtiari, Mason Crosby, Aaron Jones, Bart Starr and Reggie White. Here it is:

Wayne posted a snippet of the song on his Instagram with historic footage of the team and previous Super Bowl wins. It quickly racked up more than 105,000 views in the first 45 minutes.

Wayne is a huge Packers fan. He released the first "Green and Yellow" to support the Super Bowl XLV-bound Packers in 2011. He’s hoping his music might work the same magic this year for Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.

“I did a song before and we had a good turnout. It was successful. We had good results, and we’re going to try to do it again this time,” he said on “Undisputed.”

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Wayne said the Packers wanted the team to be the first to hear the song before it was released to the public. That's what he wanted, too.

"I want them to hear it. I want them to be ready to run through a wall after that," he said.

Count Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith in. He tweeted his approval of the new "Green and Yellow."

Wayne also hinted during his appearance on "Undisputed" that Packers coach Matt LaFleur might have had a hand in getting him to do a 2021 version. "... Me and the coach Matt, we real cool. We've been talking and he was like, 'Man, I think one of them songs would really do it,'" Wayne said.

Wayne has an invite to attend Saturday’s game at Lambeau Field but didn’t say on the show if he would be attending or, if he did, whether he would be on the sidelines or in indoor club seats. He did, however, mention he has an ankle-length mink coat if needed for the forecast temperature of 35 degrees.

“They’re probably going to have to stop me from going on the field, because man, you know how much I love that team,” he said.

“... Coach might need me to go out there and take a few snaps. I’m ready."

In an NFL Network interview in 2017, Wayne talked about how he got hooked on the Packers. When Green Bay played the Super Bowl in his home city of New Orleans in 1997, "my pops went to the Super Bowl and when he came home he had a bunch of Green Bay everything: towels, cups and all that type of stuff. … I had to use that cup every day and use that towel every other day, so I became a Packer fan like that."

Wayne famously led Lambeau Field in a rendition of "Roll Out the Barrel" during the NFC divisional round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks last year.

Contact Kendra Meinert at 920-431-8347 or Follow her on Twitter @KendraMeinert

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