Lest anyone still think that Lil Wayne is taking his rock persona (or the religious undertones of his album title) less than seriously, he starts off the first video from the Amazon-leaked Rebirth by playing guitar next to a stack of Marshall amps — in front of a stained-glass window. Through the rest of the Chris Robinson-directed clip, we see shots of Weezy rocking over that Amy Holland sample, interspersed with images of snakes and cherubim, while he seduces (or is it ‘is seduced by’?) the “Hell’s angel” referenced in the song. Sidenote: cliche as the image is, we will say that the performance by whoever Wayne cast in the angel role puts Ashley Tisdale‘s acting job to shame. Well, to more shame. Light up “On Fire” below.
(via Nah Right)
By the way, if the video doesn’t contain quite enough biblical imagery for you, remember that Wayne will soon portray Jesus in the upcoming Cartoon Network series Freakniks, which co-stars his fellow theologian T-Pain. (UPDATE: Maybe he won’t.)