Lil Wayne Shows His Support For Writers' Strike By Treating Them To A Burger Truck

Much props to Weezy for fighting the good fight and keeping the writers fed during their demands.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Lil Wayne Writers Strike

The WGA writers' strike has taken the entertainment world by storm as writers demand more fair working conditions, better pay, and a better relationship with streaming platforms. Moreover, Drey Barrymore is one of many figures boycotting Hollywood events in order to make their support felt on a large scale. While it's been a rough month for the guild, they continue to make powerful statements both online and through their physical presence to put pressure for a greater goal. What's more is that their efforts transcended beyond the film and TV industry. For example, Lil Wayne is the latest rap icon to stand by the writers on strike, sending them a Fatburger food truck to feed those on the picket line.

Furthermore, Weezy graced them with the truck on Thursday afternoon (May 25) for lunch. At the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, actor Greg Berlanti had already provided breakfast. "Thank you, Lil Wayne, for sending a @Fatburger truck to the picket lines today," TV writer Gennefer Gross wrote on Twitter. "AND for having a turkey burger so I can keep this #StrikeBodSummer going! #WritersStrike #WGAStrong."

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Lil Wayne Does His Part To Support The Writers' Strike

Previously, Snoop Dogg also shared his support of the WGA strike and spoke on the negative effects of streaming platforms on the industry. "[Artists] need to figure it out the same way the writers are figuring it out," the California rap legend asserted. "The writers are striking because [of] streaming; they can’t get paid. Because when it’s on the platform, it’s not like in the box office.

"I don’t understand how the f**k you get paid off of that s**t," Snoop Dogg continued. "Somebody explain to me how you can get a billion streams and not get a million dollars? That’s the main gripe with a lot of us artists is that we do major numbers. But it don’t add up to the money. Like, where the f**k is the money?" Hopefully the industry does what it must to support the writers who are its backbone. We'd guess that this won't be the last (nor the biggest) way in which these entertainment industries support each other. For more news and the latest updates on Lil Wayne, check back in with HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.