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Wale and Lil Wayne debut new song "Running Back" on ESPN's "First Take"

The sports fanatics performed and talked shop on the hit show.


Two of hip-hop's biggest sports fanatics started the year off at one of their favorite places, ESPN. To help kick off the highly popular program First Take's move from ESPN 2 to the mother station, Wale (who also penned the show's theme song) performed his new single "Running Back" with surprise guest Lil Wayne.

Wearing sunglasses, an old-school WWE Undertaker tee shirt, and jeans, Wale and his live band went into song:

Chickens want money stacks, I just want my percent. / She told me to hit the hole, I used to play running back. /These dudes be fumbling. Don't you give them no ---. /These women be flying outchea, 'cause the money be coming in / The money be coming in / The money be coming in / The money be coming in / The money be coming in / You n----s just run your mouth, my hittas be runnin sh--. /The money be coming in.

Wayne came on set shortly after with bars to add on:

These girls want money stacks, I want a 100 stacks. These girls selling their souls, I want my money back. She bounce it like jumping jacks, but she got a funny back. Look what them booty shots done to that. / That girl need her money back. / ... Turn the strip club to a hurricane, you know we the snow flurry gang. /We do not play games, about money mane. / I used to play running back. / I turned the football to a money bag.

"Running Back" is the new single off of Wale's new LP SHINE. No release date has been revealed yet.

Both Wale and Weezy sat down with with First Take host Molly Qerim and its popular pundits Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman. While Wale had to face the music for his favorite team, the Washington Redskins, losing to the New York Giants this past Sunday and thus losing out on going to the NFL playoffs, Weezy got a chance to bask in the glory of his favorite team, the Green Bay Packers, winning their last six games and making the playoffs.

Wayne also announced that his Young Money imprint jumped into the sports management game with a new merger with APAA Sports.

Watch the rappers' full interview below:

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