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His parents divorced when he was 2, and his father permanently abandoned the family. Lil Wayne has also spoken about his deceased stepfather, Reginald "Rabbit" McDonald, who he has said he considers his real father.
Carter has a tattoo dedicated to Rabbit, who was murdered before Carter became a star. Couric asked Wayne if his father knew of this and Wayne replied with a smile, "He knows now.
He also recorded his first ever collaboration album True Story with rapper B. At the time, Carter was 11, and B. At age 15, Carter was the youngest member at the time. It debuted at No. His verse appeared only on the radio version of the song, while on the album version he performed on the chorus.
His follow-up album Lights Out failed to attain the level of success achieved by his debut  but was certified gold by RIAA. The second single, which received less attention, was "Shine" featuring the Hot Boys.
While being certified gold like its predecessor,  it also failed to match the success of his debut. Tha Carter II sold more thancopies in its first week of release, debuting at No. Instead of a follow-up solo album, Lil Wayne reached his audience through a plethora of mixtapes and guest appearances on a variety of pop and hip-hop singles.
Da Drought 3 was released the following year and was available for free legal download. It contained Lil Wayne rapping over a variety of beats from recent hits by other musicians. A number of prominent hip-hop magazines such as XXL  and Vibe  covered the mixtape.
The album went on to win four Grammy Awards, including best rap album and best rap song, which he won for "Lollipop". InLil Wayne performed at the Voodoo Experience in October in New Orleans, which was described by Jonathan Cohen of Billboard as his biggest hometown headlining set of his career.
Carter" with Lil Wayne at select shows. Originally scheduled to be released on April 7, before being delayed several times, Rebirth instead became his sixth solo album, released on April 7, The album has sold overcopies in the U. Tha Carter IV was later delayed intoafter Lil Wayne began recording from scratch after his release from prison.
The song is produced by Bangladesh, who also produced "A Milli". The album was originally scheduled to be released on May 16, but Mack Maine had confirmed its delay until June On May 26,the third single, " How to Love ", was released.
Lil Wayne said that he liked the beat, but not the lyrics, and was thinking about revamping the song. Tha Carter IV debuted at No. On January 8,According to Nielsen SoundScan was elected the seventh artist second male artist all-time best-selling tracks digital with 36, million to the end of The album was met with generally mixed reviews, with most critics noticing the declining quality of his releases.
On December 4,just five days before the album was due to be released again, Wayne issued a statement saying the album would not be released on its expected release date, due to his displeasure with Cash Money Records label-boss Birdmanrefusing to release the album although it had been completed.
Wayne also expressed his feelings by stating he felt both he and his creativity were being held "prisoner". The album was initially a collaborative effort between 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, but due to his record label issues, only Chainz was credited as the primary artist.
InLil Wayne announced that he has signed with Roc Nation. On August 8,he released the song " Like a Man " with sound engineer Onhel. In May he has confirmed the album will still be released. A Journal of Rikers Island that was released October 11, The rumors are completely false and unfounded; neither Reginae nor any other member of my family has been involved in any car accident.
Beliefs and interests In an interview with Blender magazine, Lil Wayne revealed one of his favorite bands from childhood to be rock group Nirvanaand cites them as a major influence in his music.
His most recent one is "Baked" on his forehead stylized as the Baker Skateboards logo. He dropped out in the same year due to his conflicting schedule.
Wayne received criticism after a video released by TMZ showed him apparently stepping on the American flag. Wayne later explained that "It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States", and that he was shooting a video for a song on his upcoming album, "God Bless Amerika.
If you do, you crazy as shit", and adding that his status as a rich African American with white fans is evidence that black people are valued in modern America. Lil Wayne was transferred to a local hospital upon arrival.In November , undefeated Borah regained the state title with a 30–13 win over Boise  in the Lions' closest game of the year (17 points).
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