Nelly and Lil Wayne may have been at the forefront of 2000s hip-hop, but the rap legends are seemingly like everyone else when it comes to the latest tech.
Nelly’s name was trending on Twitter on Friday after social media users mocked her recent Instagram Live chat attempt with Lil Wayne. A video clip of the conversation opens with Lil Wayne asking Nelly why he could see people’s comments appearing at the bottom of the screen.
Nelly then claimed he could see the comments as well, saying viewers seemed to be “talking to us”.
“Somebody said, ‘Are you okay?'” Nelly continued.
“Can I… can I smoke here?” Lil Wayne asked then, frowning.
“Yes, I hope so,” Nelly replied. “I am.”
Lil Wayne further questioned why Nelly’s face looked “sparkling”, referring to a filter that had somehow been applied. Nelly jokingly asked what Lil Wayne had smoked – prompting laughter – before trying to figure something out from her side of the screen.
The Twitter account, My Mixtapez, which covers hip-hop news, posted about the heartwarming exchange in a Friday morning tweet.
“Lil Wayne and Nelly are just 2 legends learning how to use IG live ‼️,” they wrote, adding a laughing emoji.
Another Twitter user joked that the two rappers might be having a senior moment.
“They are confused as hell,” user @Flghtchiartist tweeted on Thursday, which has since gone viral.
“[T]The fact that Nelly and Lil Wayne don’t know how to use IG live is hilarious,” user @__RiseAbove_ tweeted.
Twitter user @becaponi said watching the exchange was pretty surreal.
“Nelly and Lil Wayne are live and rolling on IG right now,” she tweeted. “It’s like a fever dream from the 2000s.”
Nelly also made headlines this week for other reasons.
On Monday, Complex released a video interview with the 47-year-old rapper, during which he claimed the increase in sales of Nike shoes. Nelly, who had a smash hit with “Air Force Ones” in 2002, claimed the single may have also led to other hip-hop artists striking sneaker deals.
“Everyone who got Nike shoe deals and all that has got to thank us right now,” he said. Complex. “We opened Nike’s eyes to a lot of things. At that time, they weren’t doing that.”
Newsweek has reached out to Nelly and a rep for Lil Wayne for comment.