Lil Wayne reached higher popularity with his fourth album Tha Carter and fifth album Tha Carter II, as well as several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007.
45 Facts About Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne gained more prominence within the music industry with his sixth album Tha Carter III, with first-week sales of over one million copies in the US.
In February 2010, Lil Wayne released his seventh studio album, Rebirth, which experimented with rap rock and was met with generally negative reviews.
Lil Wayne has sold over 200 million records worldwide, including more than 25 million albums and 92 million digital tracks in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists.
Lil Wayne has won five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and eight NAACP Image Awards.
Lil Wayne currently serves as the chief executive officer of his own label, Young Money Entertainment.
Lil Wayne's parents divorced when he was two and his father permanently abandoned the family.
Lil Wayne later attended Eleanor McMain Secondary School for two years, where he was an honor student and a member of the drama club, playing the Tin Man in the school's production of The Wiz.
Lil Wayne initially planned to release The Leak, a separate album with leaked songs and four additional tracks, on December 18,2007, with Tha Carter III delayed to March 18,2008.
In October 2008, Lil Wayne announced plans to MTV News to re-release the album with new tracks, including a duet with Ludacris and remixes of "A Milli".
Lil Wayne performed at the Virgin Mobile Music Fest with Kanye West, where they performed the remix of "Lollipop" and lip-synced to Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".
Lil Wayne performed at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards with Kid Rock, Leona Lewis and T-Pain and performed "Lollipop" and "Got Money" on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.
Lil Wayne later performed at the homecoming rally at Vanderbilt University and the 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards, where he received 12 nominations.
Lil Wayne won eight awards at the BET Hip Hop Awards, one of which included the "MVP" title.
Lil Wayne was then named the first MTV Man of the Year at the end of 2008.
Lil Wayne was featured on a Weezer song, "Can't Stop Partying", on Raditude.
Lil Wayne later announced that it would be released in late 2009 before the holiday season.
Tha Carter IV was later delayed into 2011, after Lil Wayne began recording from scratch after his release from prison.
Lil Wayne described his first song since his release as "a 2010 version of A Milli on steroids".
On February 2,2020, Lil Wayne competed in Season 3 of The Masked Singer after the Super Bowl LIV as "Robot".
On November 27,2020, Lil Wayne released the mixtape No Ceilings 3, while announcing the album I Am Not a Human Being III for 2021, although it would not be released that year due to delays.
On March 31,2023, Lil Wayne dropped his first ever greatest hits album titled I Am Music.
Lil Wayne's first child, daughter Reginae, was born November 29,1998, when he was 16, to his high school sweetheart Toya Johnson.
Lil Wayne's second child, Dwayne III, was born on October 22,2008, at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati to radio broadcaster Sarah Vivan.
Lil Wayne's third child, Cameron, was born to actress Lauren London on September 9,2009.
Lil Wayne's fourth child, Neal, was born on November 30,2009, to singer Nivea.
Lil Wayne was engaged to model La'Tecia Thomas, but called off the engagement in May 2020.
In June 2020, it was announced that Lil Wayne had started dating Denise Bidot, another model.
Lil Wayne's tattoos have grown to include a Jay-Z verse on his leg, "I Am Music" on his forehead and teardrops on his cheeks among many others.
Lil Wayne dropped out in the same year due to his conflicting schedule.
Lil Wayne revealed on The View that he switched to the University of Phoenix and majored in psychology taking online courses.
Lil Wayne released a second version of the song in 2021, which was requested by the Packers, and updated with the current roster.
Lil Wayne says the purpose of the flag was to show that "behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America".
Lil Wayne was transferred to a local hospital upon arrival.
Lil Wayne's publicist denied this, saying that he was in fact treated for "a severe migraine and dehydration".
Lil Wayne's representative said that the reports of Carter's condition had been exaggerated, and that he was resting at his Louisiana home.
Lil Wayne's plane was only two minutes in the air when the second seizure occurred, forcing the plane to land in Omaha .
Lil Wayne was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana.
Lil Wayne was granted permission to travel outside of the state and remain out of custody on the $10,185 bond he posted.
Lil Wayne was due for sentencing in February 2010 and was expected to receive a one-year county jail sentence, but on February 9,2010, Carter's attorney announced that the sentencing was delayed until March 2 due to dental surgery, which was performed on February 16.
Lil Wayne's lawyer said the rapper expected to be held in protective custody, separated from other prisoners.
Lil Wayne was pardoned by US President Donald Trump on January 19,2021, his last full day in office.
In November 2012, Lil Wayne was ordered to pay Quincy Jones III $2.2 million based on a lawsuit which stated that the rapper blocked the release of Jones's film The Carter, therefore infringing on its profits.
In 2006, Lil Wayne felt the Clipse song "Mr Me Too" was directed at him which caused more tension between the two.
Lil Wayne quickly responded on online social networking service Twitter and later released a diss track titled "Goulish".