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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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Rihanna -- Banging Drake Again ... and She Really Wants You to Know It

Rihanna
Banging Drake Again ... She Really Wants You to Know It

Rihanna's antics at Tuesday night's Drake/Lil Wayne concert left little doubt ... she and Drake are banging again ... and she really, really wants people to know. RiRi was front and center… READ MORE >

Lil Wayne -- Sued By Jet Company -- We Got You High ... And You Stiffed Us

Lil Wayne
We Got You High And You Stiffed Us

Lil Wayne made a deal to get high for $55,000 a month ... but the jet company that accommodated him claims when it came time to pay the rapper flew the coop.A jet company has sued Wayne and Young… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Lil Wayne -- KICKS IT WITH REAL MADRID ... After Meeting with Ronaldo

Lil Wayne
KICKS IT WITH REAL MADRID ... After Meeting w/ Ronaldo

Lil Wayne hit up the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills this week to chat business with Cristiano Ronaldo -- and wound up kicking it with the entire Real Madrid soccer team ... TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Manchester United Star -- Lil Wayne Is Good for Soccer

Manchester United Star
Lil Wayne Is Good for Soccer

Lil Wayne's decision to get into business with Cristiano Ronaldo "can't be a bad thing" ... so says Manchester United star Ashley Young. Young was out in D.C. with the rest of his Man U… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Young Money -- Yes, We're In Business with Cristiano Ronaldo!

Young Money
Yes, We're In Business w/ Ronaldo

Young Money Entertainment is definitely in business with Cristiano Ronaldo ... this according to a rep for Lil Wayne's company ... who tells TMZ Sports they already have a project together set for… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Dodges Baby Mama Drama At 'Lucy' Movie Premiere

Lil Wayne
Dodges Baby Mama Drama At Atlanta Movie Premiere

Lil Wayne's ears must have been burning last night -- 3 of the 4 mothers of his children all showed up in the same place ... and surprisingly ... there was ZERO drama. Nivea, Toya Wright and… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Lil Wayne & Ronaldo ... 'It Might Be a Great Partnership' ... Says Common

Lil Wayne & Ronaldo
'Might Be a Great Partnership' ... Says Common

Lil Wayne's sports management company has the potential to be HUGE -- and going after Cristiano Ronaldo to be client #1 could make for a "great partnership" ... so says rap superstar… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Cristiano Ronaldo -- TEAMING UP WITH LIL WAYNE ... Rapper Starting Sports Management Biz

Cristiano Ronaldo
TEAMING UP WITH LIL WAYNE Rapper Starting Sports Management Biz

Cristiano Ronaldo is about to become a YOUNG MONEY CASH MONEY BILLIONAIRE ... because sources tell TMZ Sports Lil Wayne is starting his own sports management company and Ronaldo will be client… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Christina Milian -- I'm NOT Banging Lil Wayne

Christina Milian
I'm NOT Banging Lil Wayne

Christina Milian made one thing clear Saturday in Glendale ... she's NOT doing the horizontal cabbage patch with Lil Wayne.The 32-year old singer sauntered into Chris Brown's celebrity kickball… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Lil Wayne & Christina Milian -- Not Dating, Just Business ... Cause That Would Be WEIRD

Lil Wayne & Christina Milian
Not Dating, Just Business Cause That Would Be SUPER WEIRD

Lil Wayne and Christina Milian are NOT dating ... despite the hot hands at the ESPYs ... it's all part of Wayne's clever ploy to make $$$.Milian recently signed with Young Money Entertainment and… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago

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