Lil Wayne sends heartfelt message to those affected by Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
By now, Lil Wayne has made it clear that he is a great fan of sports. The emcee has had his own show online, he’s appeared on several sports shows in the past and he attends games regularly. But in a recent interview with another sports show, Jim Rome On Showtime, he took the time to talk about more than just sports. While most of the interview was centered around it, perhaps his most heartfelt message came at the end of the interview. During this moment, Wayne expressed regret for his past with weapons and respect to those who suffered from tragedy in the recent Connecticut shooting, showing that he had much more on his mind than just sports & Rap.
When discussing his time in prison, Lil Wayne thanked those who supported him. In particular, he thanked Brett Favre.
"At the moment, it meant more than a lot. At that moment, you’re looking for help from anywhere," he explained. "You’re looking for support from anywhere possible so to hear Brett Favre say he’s praying for me everynight, that put a smile on my face for a long time. And to smile in that place is almost impossible."
He also discussed his displeasure with current NFL rules, gave compliments to some athletes who rap and more.
However, his most most heartfelt moment came at the end of the interview. During this time, Wayne took a moment to provide a message for Sandy Hook Elementary, the school most affected by the Connecticut shooting.
"Before I leave, I want to say you mentioned that in 2010, I was locked up for a weapon. If there was anything I could do in my life that I could ever change, it’d be that. Sandy Hook Elementary, my heart goes out to you," he said showing that Sandy Hook Elementary was written on his shirt.
More from the interview can be seen below.
Lil Wayne takes a L in his legal battle against the makers of “The Carter” and has been ordered to pay $2 million in damages.
While his controversial deposition may have taken up most of the recent spotlight, Lil Wayne has been embroiled in a legal battle with filmmaker Quincy Jones IIIover his ‘09 documentary The Carter. Now, in a recent report from TMZ, it appears that Weezy has lost the suit and been ordered to pay upwards of $2 million in damages.
A judge has ordered the YMCMB rapper to pay $2,195,000 to QD3 Entertainment for breach of contract and blocking the release of Jones’ infamous documentary on the New Orleans rapper. Wayne’s initial suit began in 2009 over failure to give Wayne final approval over the film, and was followed by Jones’counter-suit in 2011.
According to the report, Wayne’s recent medical issues may have played a hand in the ruling, as did his notorious deposition. The rapper was unable to appear in court to testify in the case due to the seizure-like symptoms preventing him from flying, forcing his lawyer to rely on his video deposition.
Lil Wayne is also suing QD3 Entertainment for the unauthorized use of his music in the film. We will keep you updated as more information comes to light in the case.
Lil Wayne says he is clueless to the backlash against his comments towards New York.
Lil Wayne got under some people’s skin when he said that he “flat out” doesn’t like New York City, New York. After facing some backlash for his comment, Weezy spoke to MTV News about the response, stating that he doesn’t pay any attention to what others are saying and that he’s completely unaware of how people interpreted his words.
"I have to be honest with you, dog: All I do is work, and I swear to God, I don’t even know the reaction," said Wayne. "If I knew the reaction I’d know how to be able to answer that question, but I don’t know the reaction. I just say what I want to say, do what I want to do and fuck who don’t like it."
He also said he hadn’t heard Fabolous’ "So NY," which responded to the comment with the rhyme, “I’m so New York, Weezy probably don’t like me.” “Nah, I don’t listen to nothin’ else but myself, ‘cause I’m just tryin’ to get better,” he said. “I always listen to what I could’ve said or done better, so I’m sorry.”
RapUp gets the scoop that Lil Wayne’s tenth solo album is coming before December 1.
Lil Wayne will release his second album in as many years. This afternoon (September 25) RapUp.com reported that Wayne’s tenth solo album, I Am Not A Human Being II will release in November of this year. The album can be expected on Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Records.
The album is the sequel to Wayne’s digital Rock-inspired album, released two years ago this week. The first I Am Not A Human Being reached gold status, and featured involvement from his Young Money roster including Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga.
In 2011, Lil Wayne released Tha Carter IV, part of another album series.
Lil Wayne gives visibly defiant replies during a deposition for a recent lawsuit.
Weezy grows visibly irritated while fielding preliminary questions regarding his lawsuit against Quincy Jones III for violating copyright in his 2009 film. At one point, the Young Money chief vaguely threatens the lawyer, Pete Ross, by stating that “[the judge] can’t save you in the real world.”
Wayne is suing for unspecified damages and an order prohibiting producers from using his music in the suit. Watch the video below (via TMZ).
Lil Wayne introduces his line of Beats By Dre headphones at a star-studded event.
After his performance with 2 Chainz at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Lil Wayne hosted a launch party for his Beats Pro headphones at the Playhouse nightclub in Los Angeles.
In attendance were, of course, Dr. Dre and Interscope head honcho Jimmy Iovine. The event was full of star power, however, with Wiz Khalifa, A-Track, DJ Drama, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana, and more.
After the event, Wayne released his new song "No Worries," which he performed at the VMAs, on iTunes.
Below is an image of an advertisement from the event, spotted at theUrbanDaily.com:
Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean get the top spot with their new “Clique,” as a Lil Wayne track hits hard, along with Talib Kweli, Mac Miller, and others.
The Fall is almost here, but with it comes the rise of new music (get it?). Alot has happened over the past few weeks, and our Top Singles list is proof that once artists really get their creative gears going, the results are big. We have some returns this week, but for the most part a lot of it is brand new from some mixtapes that dropped and also some tracks the world has been waiting for. It’s always a good sign when an artist delivers - for both the fans and the artists themselves.Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean Are One Big Clique
A Kim Kardashian reference really goes far doesn’t it? Just kidding, but Yeezy’s line in the latest track"Clique" did pack enough punch to be internet gold: “Eat breakfast at Gucci / My girl a superstar all from a home movie.” Sure, he’s making a reference to Kim K’s sex tape with Ray J, but Kim’s man can’t do it then who can? At Jay-Z’s curated Made In America festival this past weekend, the three-the-heard-way combo of Kanye, Jay, and Big Sean performed this track “Clique.” The teaser artworkfollowed, then the snippet. Long story short, it made it to the tippy top of our list at #1. Congrats, guys.Big Sean had a busy week on the list outisde of the top spot. He reached #4 with "100," #6 with "RWT,"and closed out the list at #10 with "24K Of Gold."Lil Wayne’s Mixtape Produces Big Results
Everyone was spiraling over Lil Wayne’s new mixtape Dedication 4 with DJ Drama (check out ourreview). The biggest controversy on the tape was of course on Weezy’s remake of Kanye West’s"Mercy" where an assist from Nicki Minaj turned into an admission of adopting the Republican party. Per Nicki: “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy bitches are fucking up the economy.” Well then. Surprisingly, that song didn’t hit our top singles list, but "Green Ranger" with J. Cole did at #2. Meanwhile, DJ Khaled’s "Hip-Hop" will never go away. That’s on the list yet again at #8. If you missed our review of Kiss The Ring, read it here.
Lil Wayne files suit against Quincy Jones III, claiming he did not approve the use of his songs in a documentary.
Lil Wayne has filed suit against Quincy Jones III for violating copyright by using his music in the 2009 documentary The Carter.
According to TMZ, Quincy used the songs “Lollipop,” “Let the Beat Build,” “A Mill and “Dontgetit” from Weezy’s platinum album Tha Carter III without permission. He claims that Jones and QD3 producers didn’t bother to ask for approval in using the tracks.
The Young Money captain is suing for unspecified damages and an order prohibiting producers from using his music.
Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and Nicki Minaj get added to the docket for MTV’s VMAs.
Thursday’s (September 6) 2012 MTV Video Music Awards is certain to be a star-studded event.
The show already had Rihanna lined up, as the singer was set to perform "Cockiness (Love It)" with A$AP Rocky.
Nicki Minaj’s performance will include a “secret guest,” and 2 Chainz will be making his first appearance at the VMAs.
Lil Wayne will be debuting his single “No Worries,” which is featured on his mixtape Dedication 4.
The VMAs, which will take place at Staples Center, will also feature performances by Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, Pink and Green Day.
Presenters include Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, and the 2012 gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team.
Lil Wayne announces a “Dedication 4” release date, with Big Sean bringing “Detroit,” as MellowHype preps a pre-album mix, along with B.o.B.
The cover art for our release dates piece remains the same as last week, considering new information has surfaced regarding everyone’s favorite rapper to hate, Lil Wayne. Just as Weezy said "Flat out, I don’t like New York" (and rapper Donny Goines retorted with "Flat out, I don’t like you!") we get a release date for Wayne’sDedication 4. It’s arriving this week on August 30th. Big Sean surprised us too, as he’s coming correct with Detroit on September 5th. Collaborations include J.Cole, Chris Brown, Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa, or as artists like to say “something for everybody.”
Limbo land looks promising too. While MellowHype gears for their album Numbers on October 2nd, Hodgy Beats and Left Brain want to give the fans something to snack on until then. They’re planning a pre-album mixtape. No word yet on what that will look like, but it’s probably coming soon. B.o.B. is working on his next album, but in the meantime will be delivering another mixtape. When is it coming? “Before 2013,” he says.
Young Rhome – Dreams 2 Reality
Lil Wayne – Dedication 4
J-Hood – Don Status EP
Twista – Reloaded
Kirko Bangz – Procrastination Kills 4
Big Sean – Detroit
JR Writer – ET: Extra Terrestrial Musik
Waka Flocka Flame – Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4: Banned From America
Tony Yayo – Sex, Drugs, and Hip-Hop
(No) Malice – Hear Ye Him
B.o.B. – Untitled
Freeway – Freedom of Speech
Chief Keef – Finally Rich
Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – Live In Concert
Obie Trice – The Hangover
Gunplay – Bogota
Swizz Beatz – Limitless
Talib Kweli – Attack the Block
Rocko – Seeing Is Believing
MellowHype – Untitled
Pill – Over the Counter Drugs
A$AP Ant – Back 2 Back
Consequence – Curb Certified 2
Gunplay – 106 & Snort: Freestyle Highdayz Vol. 1
Freddie Gibbs x DJ Drama – Baby Face Killa
Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf – Country Cousins
Fashawn – Champagne and Styrofoam Cups
Drake & Rick Ross – Y.O.L.O.