Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as Lil Wayne, is an American actor, rapper, singer, entrepreneur, and songwriter. He is well known for the album The Carter III which is one of his most successful hits which won him the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. In addition, he is also the winner of multiple music awards including Grammy, BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards and many more. Here's all you need to about him.
The American rapper was born on September 27, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He was born to father, Dwayne Michael Carter, and mother Jadica Carter, a cook, when she was 19. Lil’s parents divorced when he was 2.
The alias Tunechi came from his pet name Lil Tune, given to him by his late grandmother, Mercedes Carter and Lil added, “chi” afterward on a whim. He belongs to American nationality and African American by ethnicity. His birth sign is Libra.
Wayne grew up in Hollygrove, New Orleans and had a keen interest in music since his childhood. His mother married Reginald “Rabbit” McDonald and considered him as his real father. Reginald was murdered when Lil was not yet a star.
As for his education, he studied at the Lafayette Elementary School in New Orleans. Later, he graduated from Eleanor McMain Secondary School. He attended the University of Phoenix.
The American rapper started rapping at the early age of 8. Later, Cash Money Records founders Bryan “Birdman” and Slim William found him and took him into the music industry.
Lil has over 300 tattoos in different parts of the body. He has tattooed “Soo Woo” under his left ear which represents blood gang. Likewise, representing his love for music, he inked “I Am Music” and tattooed “Weezy”, one of his alias.
Furthermore, he also tattooed “Baby” and “Slim” denoting Birdman and Slim Williams who took him into the music industry. He inked three dots representing laugh, think and cry below both eyes.
Some of his tattoos are “Fear of God”, “Blessed You”, “Carter”, “Lucky Me”, Logo of ESPN, “Steel”, “Concrete” and many more. Furthermore, he also tattooed “Carter” representing his family.
Lil Wayne was in a relationship with several women in his life. The first wife of Lil was his high school girlfriend Toya Johnson, an American rapper and businesswoman. Moreover, she gave birth to Lil Wayne’s first child Reginae at the age of 16.
The two got married on Valentine’s Day in 2004 however, the relationship did not last long and parted their ways after two years.
The American rapper then was in an intimate relationship with radio announcer Sarah Vivian in 2008. Sarah gave birth to their son Dwayne III on October 22, 2008.
Likewise, Wayne dated American actress and model, Lauren London after the break up with Vivian in 2008.
The pair were so intimate that the third child Cameron was born on September 9, 2009. After a few months, they parted their ways. Following then, Lil became a father to his fourth child Neal with an American singer Nivea.
He also had a relationship with American rapper Katrina Taylor and impregnated her, however, she suffered from a miscarriage. Furthermore, Wayne started dating American singer Christina Milan in 2015 until the end of the year.
The American rapper had health issues from time to time. He was diagnosed with a seizure on October 25, 2012, and admitted to a local hospital in Los Angeles. Moreover, he fainted in his hotel room in Chicago due to seizures and canceled the Las Vegas show on September 3, 2017.
Lil is fond of smoking marijuana and caught red-handed on several occasions in recent years. Georgia police arrested him for the possession of the drug in 2006 and for a similar case in Arizona in January 2008.
In addition, he was also arrested for weapon possession in 2008 and served 3 years probation period. Wayne was sentenced to jail in Rikers Island on March 8, 2010, and released on November 4, 2010, after serving eight months.
According to Celebritynetworth, the American actor and rapper, Lil Wayne has accumulated an estimated net worth of $120 million as of July 2019. He is one of the richest Hip Hop artists. The main source of his income from songs, album, and tours.
He earns $600,000 per show and received an income of $90 million in his tour from 2009 to 2011. Moreover, In the year 2015 only, he collected a wealth of $15 million.
Wayne has a luxurious mansion in Miami Beach which costed a total of $14 million. He also owns a house in Hollygrove, New Orleans worth of $8.5 million. Along with the house, he is also fond of cars and owns a Bugatti that cost $1.8 million and Rolls Royce worth $500 thousand.
Lil Wayne made his professional debut from the album True Story alongside rapper B.G. on July 29, 1995. He joined the Hot Boys music group at the age of 14 and released the album Get It How U Live! in 1995.
Following then, they recorded the album Guerilla Warfare which ranked top on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. Wayne continued to make albums and singles alongside Drake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Enrique Iglesias.
His last album Carter V released on September 27, 2018 and was certified platinum by RIAA.
Lil Wayne is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur with several hits and multiple award winner.
Tunechi came from the pet name “Lil Tune” given to Wayne by his grandmother and he added chi on his own.
He is 36 years old, as of 2019.
Lil Wayne stands 5 feet 5 inches or 165 centimeters and weighs around 59 kg or 130 lbs.
He earns $600,000 per show and made $15 million in the year 2015.
His net worth, as of July 2019, is $150 million.