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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 4 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 >

- 6 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Rips Birdman With New Song ... I Saved Your Ass, But Now I'm Gone!

Lil Wayne
Rips Birdman With New Song ... I Saved Your Ass, But Now I'm Gone!

Lil Wayne just opened a lyrical can of whoop ass on Birdman by releasing a mixtape with tracks that take direct aim at his former mentor and Cash Money Records.Wayne dropped "Sorry 4 The Wait… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Lil Wayne's Baby Mama Toya Wright & Memphitz -- Separated & Living on Separate Coasts

Toya Wright & Memphitz
Separated & Living on Separate Coasts

Lil Wayne's baby mama Toya Wright is about to be single once again ... because TMZ has learned she's separated from music producer hubby Memphitz ... and they're now living 2,500 miles apart.… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Birdman -- Time to Clean Out Your Cage ... Condo Says He's a Deadbeat

Birdman
Time to Clean Out Your Cage ... Condo Calls Him a Deadbeat

Birdman's nest is getting shaken one more time -- but not by Lil Wayne -- his Miami condo association wants him out -- and now they're going to court to make it happen.Ivy Condo Association… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Birdman -- You Can Be My New Lil Wayne On New Year's Eve ... For a Price

Birdman
You Can Be My New Lil Wayne On NYE ... For a Price

Lil Wayne doesn't want to record with Birdman anymore, but you can -- ON NEW YEAR'S EVE!!!! -- if you've got six-figures burning a hole in your pocket.Yes ... for the low, low price of… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Warns Birdman ... My Next Rant's Gonna Be in Court!

Lil Wayne
Warns Birdman ... My Next Rant's Gonna Be in Court!

Lil Wayne is ready to take his feud with Birdman to the next level ... threatening to drag him and Cash Money into court if they don't drop his album NOW. Sources very… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Birdman ... Lil Wayne Will Fly the Coop Over My Dead Body

Birdman
Lil Wayne Will Fly the Coop Over My Dead Body

Birdman is NOT letting Lil Wayne out of his recording contract, no matter how much he bitches.Sources close to Birdman tell us ... he's deeply offended by Weezy's public rants ... claiming… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Lil Wayne -- I'm Getting Out of Cash Money ... SOON!

Lil Wayne
I'm Getting Out of Cash Money SOON!

10:45 AM PT -- Wayne's manager, Cortez Bryant, now tells us he was just being "sarcastic" when he told us "everything is fine" between Weezy and Cash Money. Lil Wayne finally spoke out in… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago

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