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Despite Near-Death Reports, Lil Wayne Is 'Good' After Suffering Multiple Seizures

March 16th, 2013 8:57am EDT
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Lil Wayne suffered multiple seizures on Tuesday night, but he's not in a medically induced coma or dying, according to his aids. He was on the set of Nicki Minaj's new music video when the health crisis started.

The rapper was released from the hospital on Wednesday but returned to the medical center hours later when a bodyguard found him unconscious in his room.
 
The president of Wayne's Young Money record label, Mack Maine, has assured fans the rapper's condition is not as bleak as it was first reported by TMZ.com, which claimed Lil Wayne was in the intensive care unit at Cedars Sinai M...
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14 Celebrities Who Probably Shouldn't Have Kids

March 13th, 2013 7:01pm EDT
Michelle Bombshell McGee
Which celebrities would probably make horrible parents?

Here's our latest list of stars who aren't exactly good role models for kids now, so having their own probably isn't a good idea.

Some made the list based on their appearances (scary), trouble with the law, inability to keep their bedroom door closed, mental issues or just being too into themselves.

Our first list included such *ahem* stars as Snooki, who had just given birth to her first child, Lindsay Lohan, and two stars who are now expecting their first child together -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

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Lil Wayne 'Rescheduling' His European Tour

March 5th, 2013 11:15am EST
Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne has axed his upcoming European tour just days before his first show.

The Lollipop hit-maker was due to kick off the dates in Dublin, Ireland on Friday, but he has now scrapped the trek over scheduling difficulties.

However, Lil Wayne has promised fans the concerts will be rescheduled for the autumn.

He says in a statement, "I am rescheduling to my European tour in order to release my album, I Am Not A Human Being II, worldwide on March 26. I didn't want my tour or album to be rushed, so despite my best hopes, I have made the decision to push back the tour to October 2...
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Pitbull Takes a Shot At Lil' Wayne For Trash Talking Miami During Miami Heat Game

February 26th, 2013 7:03pm EST
Pitbull
Rapper Pitbull has taken aim at his chart rival Lil Wayne for disrespecting his home city of Miami, Florida in a recent rant.

The hip-hop hitmaker, who also lives in Miami, appeared in the headlines earlier this month after lashing out at Miami Heat basketball stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh after he had been forcibly removed from their home venue during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The reason? He began cheering for the visiting team.  He continued his rant, screaming "I f**ked Chris Bosh's wife!" Allegedly, Lil Wayne is now completely banned from all NBA Events.

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Lil Wayne Claims He Was Banned From NBA Games, Slept With Chris Bosh's Wife

February 19th, 2013 4:33pm EST
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne claims that he has been banned from all NBA games following his alleged ejection from a Miami Heat game.

Last week Lil Wayne tweeted, "So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow! F#€k da Heat." Miami Heat representatives have denied they kicked him out, saying he left on his own accord.

However, Lil Wayne isn't letting the issue go. During an NBA All-Star event in Houston, the rapper goaded the crowd into bashing the NBA. According to TMZ, he started the chant "When I say f--k, you say NBA! When I say ...
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Stevie Wonder Reprimands Lil Wayne Over Emmett Till Lyric

February 15th, 2013 12:24pm EST
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder has publicly chastised Lil Wayne for rapping about assassinated African-American teenager Emmett Till in a leaked song.

The Lollipop star hit headlines this week when an unauthorized remix of Karate Chop, his collaboration with rapper Future, was leaked online.

The song featured a crude reference to 14-year-old Till, who was beaten and shot to death in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman, and prompted bosses at Epic Records to issue an apology and vow to remove the track from the web.

Now, Wonder has waded into the debate and criticized Wayne for...
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Future and Lil Wayne's 'Karate Chop' Remix Pulled Over Emmett Till Reference

February 14th, 2013 12:42pm EST
Future
Record label bosses have issued a public apology following the accidental leak of a Future and Lil Wayne track containing a controversial reference to assassinated African-American teen Emmett Till.

The unauthorized remix of Karate Chop, by hip-hop star Future, features a verse by Lil Wayne in which he raps about 14-year-old Till, who was beaten and shot to death in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly flirting with a white woman.

On Wednesday, Epic Records executives apologized and vowed to remove the song from the Internet.

A statement from Epic reads, "We regret the unauthorized remix...
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Lil' Wayne Claims He Was Ejected From Miami Heat Game

February 11th, 2013 6:07pm EST
Lil' Wayne
Lil' Wayne probably didn't expect to leave the basketball game between the Miami Heat and his favorite team the Los Angeles Lakers early - but according to the rapper, he was ejected simply for rooting for the wrong team.

He tweeted, "So I'm @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow! F#€k da Heat."

However, a bystander took to Twitter to add another side of the story after Lil' Wayne's message spread across his 10 million followers. "Random guy yelled at Lil Wayne at #MiamiHEAT game, Weezy looked back, gave him a mean...
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Lil Wayne Gets 'Baked' Tattooed On His Forehead

January 3rd, 2013 4:20pm EST
Lil Wayne Gets 'Baked' Tattooed On His Forehead
Lil Wayne has astonished fans with his latest piece of body art after having the word 'Baked' inked on his face.

The Lollipop hit-maker has an extensive collection of tattoos, including the words 'Fear' and 'God' on his eyelids and teardrops on his cheeks, and now he has paid homage to Baker Skateboards with his new facial design.

The rapper has had the skate company's block letter logo etched on his forehead, but many also assume the phrase is a cheeky reference to his love of marijuana.

Lil Wayne is an avid skateboarder, and even announced plans to take a break from music earlier la...
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Lil Wayne Touched By Soldier's War Story

December 24th, 2012 2:37pm EST
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne has publicly thanked an American solider who credited the rapper's music with saving his life during a near-death experience in Afghanistan.

Lander Chappell, a Private First Class in the American Army, opened up about a horrifying incident in the war zone when he lost a leg in a roadside bomb attack and revealed singing Lil Wayne's track "Tie My Hands" helped him through the ordeal as he waited for rescue.

The hip-hop star has now acknowledged Chappell's story and thanked him for speaking out.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, Lil Wayne writes, "PFC Lander Chappell, I've alway...
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Lil Wayne Pays IRS, Keeps Beach House

December 18th, 2012 9:08am EST
Lil Wayne
After paying $7.72 million in unpaid taxes, Lil Wayne has saved his Florida beach house from foreclosure.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hit the rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, with a total of three liens after he failed to keep up with tax payments.

According to GossipExtra.com, Lil Wayne faced losing his $11.6 million Miami Beach home on La Gorce Island, but he recently managed to settle bills dating back to 2008 and 2009 to release the liens.

Last year Wayne also had to settle a $5.6 million claim for income taxes.
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Lil Wayne: 'I'm On Seizure Medication'

November 23rd, 2012 8:00pm EST
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne is taking better care of himself following two scary mid-air medical emergencies that forced his plane to be grounded. Last month the rapper experienced seizure-like episodes on two different flights, and his planes were forced to land so he could be transported to the hospital.

The hip hop star just revealed he is taking medication to prevent the episodes from happening again. He was forced to make the admission after he became overheated during an interview in Louisiana.

He told MTV, "Please let them know that I have an air unit, but because of the sound, they don't want the a...
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Paris Hilton Duets With Lil Wayne In 'Last Night (I Wanna Bang You)'

November 20th, 2012 8:40am EST
Paris Hilton
Multi-talented socialite Paris Hilton has achieved a dream collaboration with Lil Wayne after the hip-hop star recorded a rap for her latest music project.

The hotel heiress released her self-titled debut album in 2006 and is now hoping to make a return to the music industry with a new record.

Hilton previously touted Lil Wayne as her ideal studio partner, and even asked him about a possible collaboration when she was tapped to interview him for a magazine last year.

It now looks as if the star's dream has come true - Lil Wayne has contributed a rap to Hilton's new track and filmed an...
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Lil Wayne Says 'He's Good' After Second Mid-Air Medical Emergency

October 28th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Lil Wayne
After suffering a second mid-air medical emergency in as many days, Lil Wayne has been released from a Louisiana hospital.

On Thursday the rapper's representatives downplayed the first reported emergency, claiming dehydration and a severe migraine were the cause of the in-flight scare that promted the pilot to land in Texas to treat the star.

According to his reps, Wayne was ""successfully released from the hospital after being treated" and sent home to rest."

On Friday the rapper was again admitted to the hospital for another mid-air emergency. According to TMZ.com, he was taken to Ochs...
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Lil Wayne Rushed To The Hospital After In-Flight Medical Emergency

October 26th, 2012 8:05am EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne has been hospitalized after reportedly suffering seizure-like symptoms during a flight on Thursday.

The rapper star fell suddenly ill while travelling in his private jet, prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Texas.

The Lollipop hit-maker was transported to a local hospital, where he received treatment for several hours.

He was reportedly discharged around 6pm local time and is now said to be "doing better," reports TMZ.com.
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10 Celebrities Who Have Owed Millions In Unpaid Taxes

October 1st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
Not even the rich and famous can avoid the tax man, and many have been pinched for not paying their fair share.

Nicolas Cage owed $6.2 million in unpaid taxes in 2007. He faced other claims of unpaid taxes related to his earnings between 2002 and 2004, while he was accused of defaulting on a $2 million loan in October, 2009.

The 46 year old was hit with a $6.7 million suit on New Year's Eve in 2010 in relation to unpaid taxes in 2008 - taking his total tax bill to approximately $14 million.

In November 2011, Cage sold his Action Comics 1 in an online auction for a record-breaking $...
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Lil' Wayne Bests Elvis Presley In Billboard Battle

September 27th, 2012 7:07pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil' Wayne can now say he's bested Elvis Presley - at least when it comes to the number of times he's been on Billboard's hot 100.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Lil' Wayne's latest guest appearance on The Game's "Celebration" marked the 109th time he has appeared on the top list. Out of the 109 songs, 49 of them are Lil' Wayne tracks - the rest are guest appearances.

Presley has 108 songs on the list, which debuted in 1958. Arguably, if the list was started earlier, Elvis' total would be even higher.

Lil' Wayne still has a ways to go if he wants to be #1. The cast of Glee has the most ...
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It Came From Outer Space: 11 Celebrities Who Just Might Be Aliens

September 18th, 2012 7:31pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
There are celebrities who dress like they're here from another planet -- like new American Idol judge Nicki Minaj and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld; and there are those celebrities we actually think really may be from another planet -- like Lady Gaga and Tom Cruise.

Karl Lagerfeld: no one on earth would ever consciously choose to look or dress like this.

Lady Gaga: may actually be from beyond. Those pointy horns and shoulders may actually be her true form. And she came here in a giant space egg. Hmmm....

Richard Branson: the dude's obsessed with getting back into spac...
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Lil Wayne Sues Quincy Jones' Son

September 8th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Quincy Jones III, the son of the legendary music mogul.

Lil Wayne alleges that Jones used songs from his album "The Carter IV" in an unauthorized documentary about him without getting his permission.

Lil Wayne is seeking seeking unspecified damages and a court injunction banning producers from using his music, according to TMZ.com.

This is not the first time Lil Wayne has taken issue with Quincy Jones III's project - in 2009, ahead of its release, he sued members of Jones' QD3 Entertainment group for fraud and breach of contrac...
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Mariah Carey Shows Off Her Curves At BMI Urban Awards - See Who Won!

September 8th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Mariah carey
New "American Idol" judge Mariah Carey showed off her curvy figure at Friday night's BMI Urban Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The songstress was named BMI Icon for her "indelible influence on generations of music makers." Several stars sang Carey's hit songs, including Karen Clark Sheard, who sang "Anytime You Need a Friend," Eric Benet ("One Sweet Day") and Fantasia Barrino, who performed "Hero."

Carey later thanked the performers "for doing something so beautiful with the songs I wrote,'' adding, "I'm so humbled by this moment because a lot of people still don't know I write my own son...
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New York Senator Demands A 'Sincere Apology' From Lil Wayne

August 23rd, 2012 5:55pm EDT
Malcolm Smith
New York State Senator Malcolm Smith has called on rapper Lil Wayne to apologize for putting down the Big Apple during a recent interview.

The Lollipop hit-maker, who was arrested after his first show in Manhattan in 2007 and later served eight months in prison at Rikers Island on a weapons charge, recently opened up about his distaste for the city in an interview with MTV News, saying, "Flat out: I don't like New York."

Nevertheless, politician Smith has publicly urged the Louisiana native to give the state another chance, instead of continually making disparaging remarks which may aff...
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Nicki Minaj Rocks Out With Lil Wayne, Drake & Foxy Brown At NYC Gig

August 15th, 2012 9:17am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Following an appearance on "Today" on Tuesday morning, Nicki Minaj performed for a huge crowd at New York City's Roseland Ballroom that evening.

In June, Lil Wayne pulled the hip hop star from Hot 97's Summer Jam concert after one of the radio station’s hosts made a few jokes at Nicki’s expense earlier in the night about her hit song "Starships."

She made up for it in NYC last night, belting out favorites such as "Roman's Revenge" and "Did It On 'Em'" alongside a posse of dancers. She addressed the crowd: "I just want my fans here, 'cause I don't want people to come and observe me. If yo...
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Lil Wayne To Put His Music Career 'On The Back Burner'

August 3rd, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne is planning to take a break from music to focus on his passion for skateboarding.

The hip-hop star admits he has grown tired of rapping and fears he may lose fans if he doesn't disappear from the music scene for a while, so he is planning to take a hiatus.

He tells radio station Hot 107.9 in Atlanta, Georgia, "Being me, I always feel like I ain't done nothing (sic) yet, so I'm always looking for the next thing to do. It does get pretty boring when it comes to just the rapping and all that type of stuff. I've been doing it since I was eight and I'm about to be 30 in September.....
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Lil Wayne Wears Bandage To Prevent Shoulder From Popping Out

June 26th, 2012 6:00pm EDT
Lil Wayne
After refusing to medical treatment following a recent skateboarding accident, rapper Lil Wayne is wearing a bright yellow bandage on his shoulder to prevent his bone from "popping out" of his skin.

The hitmaker revealed he had separated his shoulder in the nasty incident in early May and he admitted that he had been in agony while filming an appearance in fellow hip-hop star French Montana's new video "Pop That."

Wayne now confesses he only has himself to blame for the ongoing pain because he decided against going to a hospital to get his left shoulder checked out professionally.

He te...
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Lil Wayne Attempts To Get Into NBA Playoff Game Without A Ticket

June 1st, 2012 9:20am EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne made it seem like the Oklahoma City Thunder had a problem with him and denied him entry on Thursday (May 31) night to see the playoff game versus the San Antonio Spurs. It turns out the misunderstanding was his fault. He tweeted,"Going to go to the Thunder game tonight but was denied by the team to be in their arena. Wow."

After causing a bit of a stir, a rep for the OCT Thunder told TMZ, "We did not deny him. His representatives contacted us about court side tickets and we told them we are completely sold out." Oklahoma City sold out every home game this year, so Lil Wayne shoul...
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Lil Wayne Settles 'Lollipop' Lawsuit With Producer

April 30th, 2012 7:59am EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne has settled a $20 million legal battle with a producer who claimed the rapper failed to pay him for work on his hit 2008 album Tha Carter III.

Grammy winner Darius Harrison, who goes by the name Deezle, sued the hip-hop star last year over allegations he was owed money for his contribution to songs including Lil Wayne's popular track Lollipop.

The two sides have now reached a confidential settlement to bring the legal action to a close, according to TMZ.com.

The terms of the settlement were not released.
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Lil Wayne To Release Skate Sneaker

April 20th, 2012 5:34pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne is expanding his interests in the world of skateboarding after landing a deal to release his own signature skate shoe.

Earlier this year, the Lollipop hit-maker debuted his Trukfit clothing line, inspired by his love of the street sport, and he recently teamed up with beverage giant Mountain Dew to build a new skate park in his native Louisiana.

Now, Wayne reveals he's got his own sneaker coming out with popular skate brand Supra.

The enterprising rapper has also sealed a deal with hip-hop legend Dr. Dre to produce his own Beats By Dre headphones line.

He tells MTV,...
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Adele, Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne & Katy Perry Lead Billboard Award Nominations

April 20th, 2012 8:57am EDT
Adele
Adele's amazing 2012 has just reached new heights - she has landed 18 nominations for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

The multiple Grammy winner, who was named among Time magazine's most influential people earlier this week, will compete for the Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies among others.

Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry are also nomination leaders for the prizegiving ceremony, which will take place in Las Vegas on May 20.

Competing with Adele, Rihanna and Perry for Top Artist honors will be Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, w...
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Eve Says Nicki Minaj Should Show Lil Kim 'Some Respect'

April 12th, 2012 2:09pm EDT
Eve
Rapper Eve has waded into the war of words between hip-hop queens Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, insisting the newcomer should show the Lady Marmalade hit-maker some respect.

Minaj and Lil Kim became embroiled in a feud in 2010 when the female rap pioneer accused her of stealing her style. She further blasted Minaj on her track Black Friday - a play on Minaj's album title Pink Friday - alleging she slept with mentor Lil Wayne to land a record deal.

Minaj mocked Kim for selling the song via PayPal, and the pair has yet to call a truce on their bitter rivalry.

Now, Eve has offered her opinion...
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Lil Wayne's Entourage Accused Of Attacking Photographer

April 9th, 2012 9:25am EDT
Lil Wayne
Members of Lil Wayne's entourage have been accused of becoming embroiled in a spat with a photographer who was taking pictures of the rapper in Miami, Florida.

The unnamed snapper filed a police report with cops last week alleging he was surrounded by Lil Wayne's group after snapping the star as he was skateboarding.

He claims they ordered him to delete a number of his pictures, before allegedly spitting on him and pushing him to the ground, according to TMZ.com.

The police report, obtained by the website, was filed at Miami Beach Police Station.
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