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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 Super Bowl Commercial -- Nothing Racist About Me Grilling for George Washington (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne's SB Commercial
Nothing Racist About Me Grilling for George Washington

Lil Wayne and George Washington co-star in a Super Bowl commercial this year -- but some people are taking issue, since it shows Wayne cooking for George ... who famously owned slaves. The ad for… READ MORE >

Christina Milian -- Yea, I've Hooked Up With Chicks ... But Not Karrueche Tran

Christina Milian
Yea, I've Hooked Up With Chicks ... But Not Karrueche Tran

Christina Milian is setting the record totally straight ... she's hooked up with girls before, but that whole facial run-in with Karrueche Tran was an accident. Milian is set to appear on this… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Nicki Minaj, Drake -- No More Taking Sides In Lil Wayne, Birdman Feud

Nicki Minaj, Drake
No More Taking Sides In Lil Wayne, Birdman Feud

Lil Wayne and Birdman are ending their beef and no one's happier than Nicki Minaj and Drake.  Sources close to Young Money tell us the rappers were forced to take sides ever since Lil Wayne… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Out Of Control ... Sizzurp Relapse (PHOTOS)

Lil Wayne
Out Of Control ... Sizzurp Relapse

Lil Wayne is back on lean -- despite his close brush with death nearly three years ago -- and it's so bad he's bringing the stuff everywhere he goes. Sources close to Weezy tell us he started… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Lil Wayne & Birdman -- Tight Again, But Biz is Biz ... Lawsuit Still On!!

Lil Wayne & Birdman
Tight Again, But Biz is Biz Lawsuit Still On!!

Lil Wayne and Birdman's warm fuzzy reunion in Miami does NOT mean their beef is squashed ... TMZ has learned Wayne's pushing forward with his lawsuit.  When the Cash Money honcho stood… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Birdman -- Stands Strong with Lil Wayne ... I'll Die for Him, I'll Kill for Him' (VIDEO)

Birdman
Stands Strong with Lil Wayne I'll Die for Him, I'll Kill for Him

It's the weirdest feud ever ... Lil Wayne still has an active lawsuit against his mentor Birdman, yet Birdman stood side by side with his protegee Sunday and told the crowd he would die and kill… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Walks Off Stage In Milan ... But Not Because Of Crowd (UPDATE)

Lil Wayne
Walks Off Stage In Milan ... But Not Because Of Crowd (UPDATE)

7:45 PM PST -- A rep for Lil Wayne tells TMZ the rapper didn't walk offstage because of the crowd, he was frustrated because the venue experienced technical difficulties and there were problems… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Risky Double Cup in Dubai (PHOTOS)

Lil Wayne
Risky Double Cup in Dubai

Lil Wayne's giant eyes, and giant double cup, are telling a story here. No, he's not at a strip club ... he's in VIP Room, one of the biggest clubs in Dubai. Yes, Dubai, U.A.E -- in the Middle… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Lil Wayne, Birdman -- We Want to Settle Our Lawsuit and Our Beef

Lil Wayne, Birdman
We Want to Settle Our Lawsuit ... And Our Beef

Lil Wayne and Birdman didn't just party together on New Year's Eve ... they are trying to reconcile after a nasty fight that has turned into a legal war. We've learned Mack Maine arranged for a… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Birdman and Lil Wayne -- Together at Drake's New Year's Eve Party

Birdman, Lil Wayne
Together at Drake's New Year's Eve Party

A shocking end to 2015 ... Birdman and Lil Wayne partied together at Drake's New Year's Eve bash! The crew raged in Miami at E11even nightclub.  It's hugely significant ... Lil Wayne has been… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago

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