Lil Wayne is the stage name of Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., an American hip hop artist and rapper. He also is known by the nicknames Weezy and Tunechi.
Born on September 27, 1982, Lil Wayne’s birth sign is Libra. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The rapper has proclaimed his Christian faith in Jesus and God in multiple concerts, citing that he is a Roman Catholic and frequently reads the Bible. The earliest instance that we could track down was in 2008 when Lil Wayne told the audience at a New Jersey show that he “believes in God and his son Jesus, do you?” (1)
Since then Lil Wayne has often begun his concerts by telling his fans he’s religious. (2) Watch the video below to see for yourself:
Weezy has also been photographed wearing a crucifix, as seen in the photo at the top of our page.
The rapper has an unusual take on his personal politics. Nobody knows if Weezy voted in the last presidential election. Heck, according to the man himself he didn’t even know who Donald Trump was. (3)
We know that the 44th President, Barack Obama, knows who Lil Wayne is. Obama name-checked Wayne twice during his two terms as the President, first stating that he had some tracks on his rotation, the second time when he told kids that they should stay in school and get an education because “our kids can’t all aspire to be Lil Wayne.” (4)
He was married to his high school sweetheart Toya Jackson from 2004 to 2006. They had one child together, a daughter named Reginae.
In 2008 Lil Wayne was a father again to a baby boy named Dwayne. The mother is Sarah Vivan, a radio personality.
Another boy, Cameron, arrived in September 2009 from a third mother, actress Lauren London.
And then only two months later, in November 2009 he had another son, Neal. This time the mother was another woman, a singer called Nivea.
The guy gets around.
In 2016 Lil Wayne made headlines when he stated that there was “no such thing as racism.” In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter movement, Lil Wayne’s words caught a lot of attention from the press. He was later asked to follow-up on his controversial statement.
Weezy explained that when he was 12-years-old, he accidentally shot himself in the chest with a gun. The injury was life threatening, and when help arrived to Lil Wayne’s home one of the first responders was a white police officer. “Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man,” Lil Wayne explained, stating that the copy stayed with him in the hospital until he was out of critical status. “I don’t know what racism is.” (5)
4: The Boombox
5: The Guardian
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