Lil Wayne, whose actual name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., is a rapper of American descent. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 27, 1982. His mother bore him when she was just nineteen. Two years after Lil's birth, his parents divorced.
Lil's mother remarried Rabbit, with whom he shared a warm equation. Lil went to Lafayette Elementary School, Eleanor McMain Secondary School, and Marion Abramson Senior High School. Lil wrote his first rap song at the tender age of eight. In 1991, he had a chance meeting with Cash Money Records' owner, Bryan Christopher Williams.
Bryan recognized his talent and helped Lil record some of his creations. Though both of them were in their teenage, they managed to produce some stellar work. Eventually, Lil stopped taking education to focus on his musical career.
Bryan played a role in Lil’s life which was similar to a father-son role.. As a child, he would listen to Nirvana, a rock group, and it influenced him immensely. Lil has also got inked on multiple occasions. After becoming famous, he also took an online course in psychology from the University of Phoenix.
In 1996, he formed a group with Juvenile, Turk, and B.G. Their debut album, Get It How U Live! was a massive hit. Simultaneously, Lil started to prep for his solo innings as well. He has produced I Am Not a Human Being, Like Father, Like Son, Free Weezy Album, and more. Lil has swept several prestigious awards too.
Besides rapping, Lil has also featured in several TV shows and movies like Who's Your Caddy?, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The World According to Paris, and much more. He has also lent his voice to Freaknik: The Movie's character Trap Jesus.
Lil became the founder of Young Money Entertainment in 2005. On multiple occasions, police have charged him with smoking drugs or carrying a gun without a proper license. Several production companies have also filed lawsuits against him. He is also a financial donor of One Family Foundation, a non-profit charity.
Lil is the doting father of four children named Reginae, Dwayne III, Cameron Carter, and Neal. Their mothers are Antonia "Toya" Carter, Sarah Vivan, Cameron Carter, and Nivea respectively. Though he dated all of them, he only ever married Reginae's mother, Antonia "Toya" Carter, who was also his childhood sweetheart. Besides them, he has also been in a relationship with
Christina Milian and Trina. Lil suffers from a neurological condition called epilepsy. As a result, he sometimes gets seizures.