A distinguished name in the rap scene, Lil Wayne has been creating music ever since the late 90’s. A member of Cash Money Records, he came out with his debut album, The Block is Hot in 1999. Since then, he has released a dozen additional records, most of which have attained RIAA certification. Want to learn more about the rapper? Read on.
Lil Wayne – 2017 Facts
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Occupation and Job
Rapper, Record producer, actor, television personality, author
Lil Wayne rose to fame as a solo artist with the release of his debut album, The Block is Hot in 1999. Since then, he has dropped several additional records, most of which have also garnered certification from the RIAA in the United States.
Age – How Old is He?
He is currently 35 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
He was born on September 27, 1982
Place of Birth/Hometown
Lil Wayne was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was brought up in the Hollygrove neighborhood located in the city’s 17th ward.
He is African American
Lil Wayne Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 5’6″ tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 168cm tall
Weight in Pounds
He currently weighs 130 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
He currently weights 59kg
At this time, his body measurements are unavailable
His waist size is unknown
For now, we do not have any information on Lil Wayne’s shoe size
Lil Wayne’s Personal Life in 2017
Is Lil Wayne in a Relationship?
As far as we can tell, Lil Wayne is currently single. Having said that, there have been rumors that he’s in a relationship with Dhea Sodano.
Lil Wayne’s Girlfriends
Previously in 2015, it was confirmed that Lil Wayne had been in a relationship with singer Christina Milian; they later separated at by the end of the year.
Prior to that, the rapper had been romantically involved with Sarah Vivan, a radio broadcaster, and Antonio Carter, his high school sweetheart.
Dwayne Michael Turner
As far as we know, he does not have any sisters.
He reportedly has a younger brother.
Lil Wayne has four kids- his oldest daughter, Reginae was born to his high school sweetheart when he was 16 years old. Later with Sarah Vivan, he had four children, Dwayne III, Cameron, and Neal.
At one point, it’s said that he had also gotten American rapper Trina pregnant, though she later had a miscarriage.
As a student, he went to Eleanor McMain Secondary School for two years, prior to transferring to the Marion Abramson Senior High School.
Did Lil Wayne Go to College
At one point in 2005, Lil Wayne went to the University of Houston where he majored in political science. Due to the demanding needs of his schedule, however, he eventually had to abandon his studies.
At this time, we do not have any details on Lil Wayne’s salary.
As of 2017, Lil Wayne has an estimated net worth of $150 million.
His hobbies and interests include smoking, rapping, and blogging
His favorite foods include potato salad and macaroni
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Music Artists
His favorite music artists include Kurt Cobain, Jay Z, Prince, and The Notorious B.I.G.
Basketball and football
Favorite Sports Team
The Green Bay Packers Football Team
Born on September 27, he is a Libra
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Lil Wayne’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Lil Wayne’s Facebook Account
Lil Wayne’s Twitter Username
Lil Wayne’s Instagram Username
Lil Wayne’s Youtube Channel
Lil Wayne’s Snapchat Username
Lil Wayne’s Snapchat username is @lilwayne
Other Interesting Facts:
- At the age of eleven, he released his first album, True Story with B.G.’z, a group also consisting of Lil’ Dougie and Baby D
- The rapper allegedly lost his virginity at the age of 11
- In 2007, he performed his first solo show in New York City- soon afterward, however, he was arrested for possession of an unlicensed handgun which landed him a prison sentence
- Since 2002, he has been recording verses without writing them down
- As a homage to Jay Z, one of his favorite artists, he got “Lucky Me tattooed onto his neck; a verse from the song is also inked on his leg
- in 2008, there were rumors that his daughter had died in a car crash- these claims were later proved to be false
- His eighth album, I am Not a Human Being was issued during his incarceration in 2010
Lil Wayne Bio – 2018 Update
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lil Wayne wrote his first song at the age of eight. As one thing led to another, he eventually joined Cash Money Records a year later, making him the youngest member of the label. Prior to making his solo debut, he joined the hip-hop group Hot Boys, with which he eventually released three albums, one of which included the platinum hit, Guerrilla Warfare. It wasn’t until the fall of 1999 that he issued his first solo album, The Block is Hot. A big success, it was soon followed by Lights Out a year later. Since then, the emcee has dropped a number of additional albums, including the multi-platinum, The Carter III.
Aside from his rap career, Lil Wayne has also appeared a handful of times on film. In 2000, he made his official acting debut in the feature, Baller Blockin’ alongside the rest of the Hot Boys. On the same tangent, he has also been featured in several TV shows, for instance, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The World According to Paris, and Loiter Squad. Most recently, he made a guest appearance at the premiere of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta (2017). What else has the rapper been up to this year? This August, he landed a feature in Onhel’s single, Like a Man. Prior to that, he had also released the EP, In Tune We Trust.