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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 -- Watermelon in the Club ... Fun for All Races

Lil Wayne
Watermelon in the Nightclub Fun for All Races

Lil Wayne was probably just looking to enjoy some watermelon when he busted out the snack in an Atlanta nightclub -- and never thought for a moment about the possible racist repercussions. Don't… READ MORE >

Lil Wayne -- Chowing Down on Watermelon ... IN THE CLUB!!! (PHOTOS)

Lil Wayne
Chowing Down on Watermelon ... IN THE CLUB!!!

Lil Wayne found himself in the mood for some watermelon while partying in an Atlanta nightclub Sunday night ... and luckily he brought some with him.Wayne was at the Velvet Room when he was seen… READ MORE >

- 109 days ago
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 >

- 121 days ago
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 >

- 140 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 >

- 142 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 >

- 143 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 >

- 145 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 >

- 147 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 >

- 147 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 >

- 148 days ago

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