Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne is an American rapper, actor, and composer. Lil Wayne is best known for End of the watch (2012), Suicide Squad (2016), and Project Power (2020).

Early life

Lil Wayne was born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. on 27th September 1982. He is 39 years old. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Likewise, Lil belongs to the American nationality and holds African-American ethnicity. His birth sign is Libra and practices Christianity.

Similarly, his father’s name is Dwayne Michael Turner, and his mother is Jacida Carter. When Lil was two years old, his parents divorced and he started living with her mother. At the age of 12, he shot himself in the chest with a pistol and was taken to the hospital for a life-threatening wound.

Talking about the formal educational status, Lil Wayne attended Eleanor McMain Secondary School. Later he joined Marion Abramson Senior High School but dropped out at the age of 14 to continue his music career. Further, Lil studied at the University of Houston, majoring in Psychology.

Career

Dwayne Carter joined Cash Money Records when he was nine years old. Lil joined the American teenage hip-hop duo The B.G.’z’ and with rapper, Lil Doogie came up with the group’s debut album ‘True Story’ in 1995, by Cash Money Records. Between 1997 to 1999, he became a part of the Hot Boys, a group of rappers, including Young Turk, BG, and Juvenile.

Being part of a group, Lil received his most tremendous success with the 1999 album Guerilla Warfare, which received a Platinum Certification. In the same year, he released an album Tha Block Is Hot, and sold over a million copies in the United States. Likewise, in 2000, he released Lights Out and 500 Degreez in 2002, and earned a gold certification from RIAA failed to catch up with the success of Tha Block Is Hot.

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Caption: An American Rapper, Lil Wayne (Source: Instagram)

Lil’s fourth album ‘Tha Carter’ was released by Cash Money Records and Universal Records on 29th June 2004. Similarly, Lil Wayne became popular when he released his first single album Go D.J. in 2004. Later in 2005, Wayne became the president of Cash Money and in the same year, he founded the record label ‘Young Money Entertainment.

More Career

On December 6, 2005, he released his fifth album Tha Carter II by Cash Money Records and Universal Distribution. Some of the notable albums of Lil Wayne include Rebirth (2010), I Am Not a Human Being (2010), Carter IV (2011), Free Weezy Album (2015), Tha Carter V (2018), and Funeral (2020). Therefore, an American rapper gained kudos for his mixtapes such as Dedication 2 in 2006, Da Drought 3 in 2007.

Moreover, he also appeared in films such as Baller Blockin (2000), and Hurricane Season (2009). He also featured on Tv series such as Saturday Night Live in 2004, 2008, and 2010, Wild ‘n Out in 2005, and The Boondocks in 2007.  Also, he was featured on Destiny’s Child’s single ‘Soldier’.

Net worth

Lil Wayne is an American rapper by his profession. He is one of the popular and richest rappers in the United States. Thanks to the fame and fortune Lil has earned from his work as of today. Moreover, his total net worth is about $135 million US dollars as of 2022.

Lil Wayne net worth

Caption: Lil Wayne with his red car (Source: Instagram)

Awards

In the year 2008, he received BET Hip Hop Awards for MVP of the Year and Lyricist of the Year. Lil Wayne won BET Awards for Best Male Hip Hop Artist in 2009. Likewise, he won Grammy Awards for his Best Rap Album, The Carter III in 2009. Similarly, Lil won Billboard Music Awards in 2011 for his Top Rap Album, I am Not A Human Being. Moreover, he received Billboard Music awards for Best Male Artist and best rap artist in 2012.

Personal life

Moving on toward the romantic and private life of Lil Wayne, he married Antonio Toya on 11th February 2004. Likewise, the couple was blessed with one daughter, Reginae Carter. Sadly, on January 1, 2006, this lovely couple decided to separate.

Later, he tied the knot with Sarah Vivan, a radio broadcaster. Similarly, Lil and Sarah had a son Dwayne Carter III and separated later. After that, he married Lauren London, an American actress, and had a son Cameron Carter. Moreover, Lil married Nivea, an American singer. Likewise, Lil and Nivea are blessed with a son Neal Carter.

Controversies

Lil Wayne has been arrested many times. He was arrested in 2007, for possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a weapon. Again in 2008, Lil was arrested with more serious charges. Also, he was caught by Border Patrol in Arizona, and his tour bus was found to contain illegal drugs and several weapons. Similarly, he was serving a one-year sentence for weapons charges in Riker Island, and later he served 36 months of probation as part of a plea deal. Moreover, an American rapper has been accused of copyright infringement due to several issues with his songs.

Body measurement and Social media

Lil Wayne stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 59kg. Talking about the overall body measurements, the number has not been revealed yet. Moreover, the color of his eyes is brown and he has brown colored hair.

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Caption: Lil Wayne posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Lil Wayne is very much active in social media. He has a verified Facebook account with 47 million followers. Likewise, his Twitter account has more than 34 million followers. Similarly, his  Instagram account has 14.9 million followers. Moreover, his YouTube Channel has 10.9 million subscribers.