From the Big Easy, New Orleans, Louisiana, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known as Lil Wayne is a singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and rap mogul. He is responsible for the signings of huge artists which include Drake and Nicki Minaj. Wayne is associated with some of the biggest names in music including the Cash Money Millionaires, DJ Khaled, Hot Boys, 2 Chainz, Tyga, T-Pain and the Game.
Wayne credits most of his musical influences to his favorite band growing up: Nirvana. A unique fact about Wayne is that he got his very first tattoo when he was only 14 years old, and his second tattoo which read “Cash Money” across his stomach. Wayne also never leaves any skin not tattooed literally having dozens and dozens of tattoos all over his body, from his legs to his stomach, to his neck and face.
His favorite sports teams include the Green Bay Packers, the Boston Bruins, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Lakers, he can be seen frequently at most of these teams home venues sitting in the best seats in the house.
Carter just the Hot Boys group and the nimble age of 15, his group mates were Juvenile, B.B. and Turk. The group saw major success just a few years in, when the group’s major label debuted Guerilla Warfare which reach the top spot on the Billboard Top R7B/Hip Hop Albums. And No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The group disbanded shortly after but even after they disbanded re-releases on their music have continued to sell each time they are released at record paces.
Wayne has also been a part of a lot of controversy, he has been involved in various heated conflicts with rappers from all over the country. Most recently with a rapper by the name of Young Thug, who tried to steal Wayne’s album name. Wayne’s close friend and music ally The Game stepped in and it became a very aggressive social media circus with Young Thug posting a video with a guy holding a gun in the background. The feud was then squashed, but this is just of many instances Wayne’s life has been threatened.
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