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Lil Wayne

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), better known by his stage name Lil Wayne ( /ˌlɪl ˈweɪn/), is an American rapper. At the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo, The B.G.'z, with B.G.. In 1997, Lil Wayne joined the group Hot Boys, which also included rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Young Turk. Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live! that year. Lil Wayne gained most of his success with the group's major selling album Guerrilla Warfare, released in 1999. Also in 1999, Lil Wayne released his Platinum debut album Tha Block Is Hot, selling over one million copies in the U.S. Although his next two albums Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002) were not as successful (only reaching Gold status), Lil Wayne reached higher popularity in 2004 with Tha Carter, which included the single "Go D.J." Wayne also appeared on the Destiny's Child top ten single "Soldier" that year. In 2005, the sequel to Tha Carter, Tha Carter II, was released. In 2006 and 2007, Lil Wayne released several mixtapes and appeared on several popular rap and R&B singles. His most successful album, Tha Carter III, was released in 2008.

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Lil Wayne -- Lurker Told Cops Wayne Invited Him to Miami Beach Mansion

Lil Wayne
Lurker Told Cops Wayne Invited Me to His Crib

The plot thickens in last weekend's scare at Lil Wayne's Miami Beach mansion ... the guy who was lurking around Wayne's house told cops he was there at Wayne's invitation, but Wayne wasn't even… READ MORE >

Lil Wayne -- Cops Search for Suspicious Lurker

Lil Wayne
Cops Search for Suspicious Lurker

A fleet of cops cars raced to Lil Wayne's Miami Beach home early Saturday morning ... after police got a call reporting someone lurking in the neighborhood ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
Tyga -- I'm Not Banging Kylie Jenner

Tyga
I'm Not Banging Kylie Jenner

Amber Rose and Khloe Kardashian can shut down their Twitter beef -- because Tyga is not sleeping with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner ... according to Tyga.… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Nicki Minaj -- I Didn't Block Birdman From Party ... Staying Neutral in Lil Wayne Beef

Nicki Minaj
I Didn't Block Birdman ... Staying Neutral in Lil Wayne Beef

Nicki Minaj did NOT diss her boss Birdman by taking sides in his battle with Lil Wayne -- TMZ has learned the Cash Money CEO's denial from her pre-Grammy party was just a case of… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Cash Money Records -- Birdman's Tryin' to Lil Wayne Me Too! Turk Drops New Lawsuit

Cash Money Records
Birdman's Tryin' to Lil Wayne Me Too! Turk Drops New Lawsuit

It's open season on Cash Money Records -- rapper Turk of The Hot Boy$ is joining his homie Lil Wayne ... filing a lawsuit against Birdman's label for allegedly cheating him out of… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Lil Wayne to Birdman -- I'm Willing To Stay, If the Price is Right

Lil Wayne to Birdman
I'm Willing to Stay If the Price is Right

Lil Wayne will stay with Cash Money and Birdman IF they ante up the money he's owed ... in fact, we're told if Cash Money pays up, Wayne has no choice but to stay. Sources involved in the… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Lil Wayne Sues Birdman's Cash Money -- I Want Out!

Lil Wayne
Sues Birdman's Cash Money ... I Want Out!

Lil Wayne has made good on his promise to go after Cash Money ... because he's filed a lawsuit asking a judge to end his contract with Birdman's label.According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ,… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Lil Wayne -- When I Leave Cash Money ... I'm Taking Drake & Nicki Minaj With Me

Lil Wayne
When I Leave Cash Money I'm Taking Drake & Nicki With Me

Nicki Minaj and Drake are Lil Wayne's goldfish ... 'cause when he finally storms out of Cash Money Records -- a la "Jerry Maguire" -- he's taking them along for the ride ... even if Birdman has… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Birdman vs. Lil Wayne -- War is On ... NO SETTLEMENT

Birdman vs. Lil Wayne
War is On NO SETTLEMENT

Birdman and Lil Wayne have officially declared war ... settlement talks have broken down and Wayne will now sue his mentor, claiming among other things Birdman owes him $8 million.As TMZ reported… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Birdman to Lil Wayne ... I'm Pissed ... You Disrespected the Family

Birdman to Lil Wayne
I'm Pissed You Disrespected the Family

Birdman is angry at Lil Wayne for "disrespecting" him in his latest song ... and he will NOT voluntarily release the rapper from Cash Money ... sources connected with the mogul tell TMZ.Our… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago

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