This dude has lived a life so crazy, it’s like he’s been playing Grand Theft Auto since birth. And get this, he’s only 40! But hold on tight, because, for every fact you think you know about Lil Wayne, there are five things you have no clue about. I mean, yeah, he shot himself, but whose gun was it? And sure, he lost his V-card early, but how early are we talking? And why on earth did he call himself Shrimp Daddy?
But hey, fear not my fellow humans, for we have embarked on a quest to unearth the most obscure and mind-boggling pieces of information about Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. We’ve dug through videos, interviews, and old magazine scans to bring you some juicy tidbits of Weezy knowledge. And let me tell you, if you’re already a Wayne fan, this stuff is pure gold. But if you’re not, well, brace yourself, my friend, because you might just become one after reading these 7 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Lil Wayne. So buckle up, grab some popcorn, and let’s dive into the rabbit hole of Weezy wonderland!
1. Lil Wayne First Used To Be Known As Shrimp Daddy
His initial rap name was inspired by New Orleans bounce rapper Pimp Daddy, who had a hit single called ‘Gots Ta Be Real’ in the early-to-mid ’90s.
2. Lil Wayne Met With Birdman on Fri., May 13, 1993
Picture this: it’s the year 2000, and Lil’ Slim, a Cash Money artist, stumbles upon a young Lil Wayne who’s only nine years old. Slim is so impressed by the little guy’s talent that he promises to get him a record deal with Cash Money. But hold your horses, because Wayne is not about to jump on board that train just yet. It takes an autograph session and some on-the-spot spitting for Birdman and Slim to convince Weezy to give it a shot.
But wait, there’s more! Some sources say that Lil Wayne was actually leaving a trail of freestyles on Baby’s answering machine, showing off his skills until Cash Money couldn’t ignore him anymore. And yet, despite all the rumors, Wayne has never actually confirmed this version of events. In fact, in a video interview, he explains how he used to call Cash Money all the time after meeting Baby at the autograph session.
So, which story is true? Only Lil Wayne knows for sure. But hey, no matter how it went down, we can all agree that it was destiny for Lil Wayne to become the rap legend that he is today.
3. He Released His First Album When He Was Just 11 years old.
The album was ‘True Story’ and it was by the B.G.’z, a group consisting of Lil Wayne, then known as Baby D, and B.G., who went by Lil’ Doogie.
4. Wayne Also Started Carrying A Gun When He Was 11 Years old.
It was a .32 Derringer, and the bullets cost a quarter each.
5. Wayne was about to join Boyz N Da Hood in 2005.
Back in 2005, there was a juicy rumor circulating that Lil Wayne was going to replace Young Jeezy in a group that would also include T.I. Weezy even described it as a “Southern Wu-Tang” in an interview with Vibe magazine. But alas, the plan fell through when Jeezy left and T.I. decided not to join, and the supergroup never came to be.
6. Lil Wayne recorded 597 guest features between 1997 and 2012.
This number might actually be lower than the real total, as it was compiled from a Lil Wayne message board that listed his features in chronological order.
7. He once pulled a cleaver knife on his mother’s second husband, Terry.
He didn’t end up using the knife, and Terry split soon after.