Wayne sampled one of Baker’s tracks on his song “Best Thing Yet,” and it’s clear he’s a huge fan of the R&B legend.
We recently reported on the 64-year-old songstress taking a moment during one of her performances to acknowledge Chance The Rapper who, she said, helped her regain her masters after decades of fighting for ownership.
“You should say hello to a friend of mine by way of the music industry and by way of helping me, helping me to get a hold and ownership of my master recordings,” Baker said as she pointed at Chance who was in the crowd.
Also recently spotted taking in an Anita Baker show was Lil Wayne, and it doesn’t really come as a surprise. The Rap icon sampled Baker on “Best Thing Yet,” and during her show, she stopped to acknowledge him in the crowd, causing an uproar among fans. In a video shared online, Wayne stood at his seat as the audience applauded and began to take pictures.
As Ms. Baker thanked him, he thanked her in return. Check out the brief but heartwarming exchange below.