Lil Wayne Sued By American Express For Unpaid Bill
While Lil Wayne (and plenty of others) are likely still waiting on money owed to them by Birdman, American Express is waiting on money owed by Wayne. The credit card company filed a lawsuit against Weezy on Thursday, in an attempt to get a large bill paid off. According to the legal documents, Lil Wayne has been in the red with American Express since December 2015. He reportedly owes them $86,396.75. AmEx is seeking that amount, plus payment for their legal fees.
Lil Wayne Announces "Lil Weezyana Fest 2" With 2 Chainz
After assuring fans he's good ("!!!") following another bout of seizures, Lil Wayne took to Instagram this afternoon to announce the second annual Lil Weezyana Fest (well, if it's not yet considered 'annual,' it appears to be on its way to that status).
Lil Wayne On Latest Seizure: "I'm Good!!!"
Lil Wayne was ready to sit the stage at a pre-UFC 200 party at Las Vegas' TAO nightclub in Sunday night when he was stricken with a seizure, his third in less than a month. Wayne took to Twitter late Monday to reassure fans that all was well. "False Alarm!" he wrote enthusiastically, as his Twitter style. "I appreciate da prayers and konsern but I'm good!!! Luv!!!!"
Top Tracks: July 4 - July 10
Even on the very rare occasion that Drake doesn't show up in our top ten tracks of the week, his presence is still felt. In this case, he's directly responsible for three separate tracks in the top ten, whether that entails remixes or disses aimed at him.
Lil Wayne Hospitalized After Another Seizure
Lil Wayne was the victim of another severe seizure last night in Las Vegas, reports TMZ. He was hospitalized and was forced to cancel his scheduled performance at a pre-UFC 200 party at the TAO nightclub. He was apparently hit by the seizure moments before he was set to perform. News of Wayne's hospitalization comes less than a month after he suffered two seizures while on board his private jet, thus requiring two separate emergency landings.
Lil Wayne Reveals Cover Of Upcoming Jail Memoir "Gone 'Til November"
Lil Wayne reps recently confirmed that he will release “Gone ’Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island," a memoir of the eight months he spent in jail in 2010, on October 2011. Wayne shared the book cover on his Instagram Wednesday afternoon. It presents the book as Wayne's personal journal -- a red Composition notebook with the words "Gone 'Til November" scrawled across in large, graffiti font.
7 Rap Tributes To Lil Wayne & Cash Money
Lil Wayne has been rapping for close to two decades, and seeing that at on point during his very long career, he the biggest, most prolific, and arguably best rapper working, it's safe to say he's influenced many. Over the last few years, we've seen quite a few artists give it up for Lil Wayne and the whole Cash Money movement through musical tributes, and today we've selected a few of the more memorable instances of such. Click through the galleries to see some of the artists Wayne's music has touched, and be sure that his influence will be felt even more greatly in the coming years.
Top Tracks: June 27 - July 3
As opposed to a winter and spring that found a lot of repeat appearances in our Top Tracks list, summer's been more of a free-for-all, with quick week-to-week turnover as everyone seeks to land a summer anthem. Sure enough, we've only got two returning tracks from last week's list, and following another big recent trend in this feature, both involve Drake. Drizzy's got fingerprints on three of these ten tracks, as does Future, a sure sign that the What A Time To Be Alive team are still comfortably the hottest in the game.
Lil Wayne Responds To Jazz Cartier's "Lil Wayne"
Last night, Toronto's Jazz Cartier dropped off his first single since his excellent February album Hotel Paranoia. He titled the track "Lil Wayne," released as a tribute to the New Orleans rapper. Produced by Cartier's go-to guy, Lantz, it's also a fiery anthem that channels the street-bred adrenaline of peak-era Weezy. Upon hearing "Lil Wayne," one would think that it's quality was such that Tunechi would approve. Indeed -- not only does he approve of the tribute track; it happens to be his "new favorite song."
The Top 20 Projects Of 2016 (So Far)
In the midst of a year that was already challenging peoples' definitions of mixtapes, albums, and "free" projects, Chance The Rapper asked, "Am I the only n*gga who still cares about a mixtape?" On the surface, it made sense-- Chance is one of the few top-tier artists who've never sold a single copy of his internet-only projects-- but as his latest, Coloring Book, was released exclusively via a deal with Apple Music, both his independent claim and the definition of "mixtape" were subsequently scrutinized.
Birdman On Lil Wayne: "It Ain't Like We Enemies"
After revealing that he literally sleeps on $1 million cash on ESPN's Highly Questionable, Birdman stopped by Big Boy's 92.3 radio show to discuss the evolution of his relationship with Lil Wayne, his thoughts on social media, and working with Drake and Nicki Minaj.
Lil Wayne Takes A Hilarious Shot At Birdman Over His "Highly Questionable" Appearance
Lil Wayne and Birdman have been feuding on-and-off for the last year, as Wayne attempts to distance himself from what he deems to be unfair business practices from Cash Money. Things cooled down for a little while, but they're now as heated as ever, particularly on Wayne's side, as he consistently makes statements such as "fuck the Birdman" at his concerts. Today, he's firing more shots in Birdman's direction, commenting on the rapper's appearance on ESPN's "Highly Questionable" today.
Top Tracks: June 20 - June 26
Summer officially began this past week, and with it came a whole bevy of huge tracks, most of the biggest ones being collabs. There's something decidedly warm weather about the low-stakes posse cut, and that's mainly what our list consists of this week. All but two of these ten tracks didn't appear on last week's Top Ten, with a bunch of stuff falling off in the past week.
LA Club Bouncer Files Battery Report Against Lil Wayne
After last night's BET Awards, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz hosted a ColleGrove after-party at the Hyde nightclub on Sunset Blvd. in LA. A man who says he was working the door at the party now reports to TMZ that Wayne punched him in the face last night. He apparently went to the hospital after getting hit, and he has now filed a battery report with the LAPD.
The "Suicide Squad" Soundtrack Includes Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates & More
The star-studded upcoming film "Suicide Squad" is currently hogging much of this summer's box-office buzz. Based on the DC Comics team of antiheroes who take the same name, "Suicide Squad" will star Jared Leto, Will Smith, Cara Delevigne, Ben Affleck, and more. The film also happens to have quite the soundtrack, featuring number of hip-hop elites as well as some unexpected cross-genre collaborations.
The 11 Greatest O.J. Simpson References In Rap History
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of O.J. Simpson's white Bronco police chase. O.J. is locked up now at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada for committing armed robbery. Even from behind bars, O.J. is still able to capture America's imagination's like few else. He was recently the subject of the FX show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"; he is currently the subject of ESPN's stunning 5-part documentary "O.J. Simpson: Made in America."
Lil Wayne's Seizures Reportedly Due To Epilepsy & Not Lean
The rap world was in for a major scare earlier this week, as it was reported that Lil Wayne suffered two seizures on board his private jet, forcing his pilot to make two separate emergency landings. Luckily, Wayne's folks soon confirmed that he was in stable condition, but a worrisome report claimed that the Young Money boss had been downing copious amounts of lean on the night before his seizures. All in all, though, the situation didn't seem to dire, as Weezy performed a show two nights ago (June 15), just a day after getting released from the hospital.
Lil Wayne Performs At The E3 Convention Just Days After Seizure Attacks
Well that was quick. Just a day after leaving the hospital following two seizure attacks, Lil Wayne decided to make a surprise appearance at the E3 Expo convention in Los Angeles on Wednesday (June 15) where he took the stage to perform!
Lil Wayne Has Been Released From The Hospital
Lil Wayne has officially been released from the hospital following one or more seizures he suffered on Monday. TMZ reports that Wayne checked out of the Omaha hospital that he was transported to yesterday, and has already left the city, planning to continue his tour this Saturday in Kansas City.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Drank 3 Bottles Of Cough Syrup Night Before Seizures
Lil Wayne was reportedly drinking large quantities of cough syrup the night before a pair of seizures forced his private jet to make an emergency landing and paramedics to escort him to the hospital.