Lil Wayne is known to be a seemingly private person, but after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Lil Wayne came out to assist in the rebuilding of a park in New Orleans and donated $200,000. As you probably know, Lil Wayne hails from New Orleans, so it's no shock that he would help. However, his magnitude of help is extraordinary!
Lil Wayne established The Carter Fund to aid charities that aim to improve the lives of people in under-resourced communities. He has performed at charity concerts as a representative of The Carter Fund as well!
In 2015, Lil Wayne teamed up with Karen Civil of Live Civil to increase the holiday cheer for students in Haiti. During a Christmas giveaway, Lil Wayne gifted many students with clothes from his clothing line Trukfit.
No, Lil Wayne was not necessarily born with a silver spoon, but he's never worked a day job in his life. From the early age of 9, he started rapping and focusing on his music career. While we were in the play pen, he was in the booth. Even though he's never worked a day job, he's worked harder than a lot of us focusing on his rap career.
You've probably heard Lil Wayne refer to himself as Tunechi on some of his tracks, but do you know where he got the name from? His grandmother actually gave him the nickname at the age of 14 and it's stuck with the rapper. Now you can frequently hear the rapper call himself this alias — all thanks to his grandma!
Lil Wayne's high school career was cut short due to his growing success in rap. Even though he didn't formally complete college, the rapper made sure to get his GED and go back to school! Wayne attended the University of Houston and had a major in psychology. When his work and school schedule started to become difficult, he transitioned to taking online classes at the University of Phoenix. We love that Lil Wayne continued his education even though he has music industry success!
Can you imagine Lil Wayne being on the big screen instead of the big stage? Well, that could have been a possibility as he was into the band and theater in high school. When Wayne was young, he played the cymbals in his school's marching band and is also said to have starred in his school's production of The Wiz. We don't know if we could live in a world without Lil Wayne's raps, so we're kind of happy the acting thing didn't fully work out.
There are hundreds of songs that you can hear Lil Wayne's voice featured on, but what's his favorite? Allegedly Lil Wayne's favorite feature is the one he provided for Destiny's Child on their hit song "Soldier" in 2008. Lately, he's done less features, but we can't wait to hear more from the legend.
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