- Real nameDwayne Michael Carter Jr.
- Date of birthSeptember 27, 1982
- Age37 years
- Zodiac signLibra
- BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Parents and family
- Father Dwayne Carter Sr.
- Mother Jacida Carter
- Step-father Reginald "Rabbit" McDonald
- Half-brother Semaj Carter
Lil Wayne wife
Lil Wayne 4 kids
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., who performs under stage name Lil Wayne, is one of the most famed rappers in the world. Among his accomplishments are 5 Grammys, 4 Billboard Music Awards, American and World Music Awards.
Wayne began writing songs in childhood and at 14, he already performed with the Hot Boys band. The group released 3 albums, including Guerrilla Warfare. In 1999, Lil presented his solo album Tha Block Is Hot, which became platinum. However, his popularity considerably rose in 2008 after the release of Tha Carter III, his most successful album to date. In total, the artist has recorded 14 albums along with collaborating with various musicians, including Chris Brown, Destiny’s Child, DJ Khaled and Jay-Z.
Moreover, Lil Wayne tried his hand at acting and appeared in Baller Blockin’, Who’s Your Caddy? and Hurricane Season films. In 2009, he starred in his documentary The Carter. And in 2016, the celebrity wrote his autobiography Gone Til’ November.
Wayne is also an entrepreneur and CEO at Young Money Entertainment record label. In 2019, he launched the cannabis brand KUA Ultra Premium. Additionally, the artist dedicates much time to charity and runs One Family Foundation.
Actually, Lil isn’t an angel. He was arrested many times for drugs and weapons possession. In 2010, he spent 8 months in prison and even released his album I Am Not a Human Being while being incarcerated.
In 1996, the artist got romantically involved with Toya Johnson and in 1998, their daughter Reginae drew her first breath. The couple was briefly married in 2004-2006. In 2008, Lil welcomed son Dwayne III with radio host Sarah Vivan. In 2009, the artist fathered sons Cameron with actress Lauren London and Neal with music artist Nivea. Moreover, Wayne had affairs with Trina, Zena Foster, Christina Milian and many other girls. He is currently engaged to Australian plus size model La’Tecia Thomas.
A curious fact: Jay-Z is among Lil Wayne’s favorite music stars. He tattooed Lucky Me on his neck as a tribute to the rapper’s single. Besides, the entire verse from his song is inked on Lil’s leg.