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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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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 >

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 >

- 160 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 >

- 161 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 >

- 164 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 >

- 166 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 >

- 167 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 >

- 178 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 >

- 181 days ago
Lil Wayne -- Sued for 'Birdman-Like' Bad Conduct

Lil Wayne
Sued for 'Birdman-Like' Bad Conduct

Lil Wayne is being sued by his own lawyers who claim the rapper did to them what Birdman did to him ... screw him out of a fortune. Pretty ironic if true ... Wayne hired a law firm to fight… READ MORE >

- 192 days ago
Lil Wayne & Andre Berto -- Spreadin' Holiday Cheer In Haiti

Lil Wayne & Andre Berto
Spreadin' Holiday Cheer In Haiti

Lil Wayne and Andre Berto brought some good holiday vibes to a school in Haiti ... giving out tons of toys and Trukfit gear. Berto, a Haitian-American boxing superstar dropped his gloves for a… READ MORE >

- 192 days ago

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