Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne's Seizures Force Plane Down Twice

He's 'in stable condition and good spirits'

(Newser) - Lil Wayne was taken to a hospital Monday after a series of seizures forced his private jet to make two emergency landings, both in Omaha, Nebraska. The rapper, who in 2013 revealed he has epilepsy, was flying from Milwaukee to California when he suffered a seizure, reports TMZ . Once on... More »

Police Raid Lil Wayne's Mansion, Seize Assets

Rapper owes $2M for leased private jet

(Newser) - Police officers entered Lil Wayne's Miami mansion by force Tuesday and carted out the rapper's stuff on dollies, the Miami New Times reports. After a long legal battle, a judge found in September that Lil Wayne owes Signature Group $2 million thanks to unpaid bills for a private... More »

Lil Wayne's Tour Buses Shot Up

No one injured in overnight shooting

(Newser) - Things got real overnight for Lil Wayne, who performed last night at a club in Atlanta and then had his tour buses shot soon after. Police tell the Journal-Constitution they were called to a hotel around 3:30am today about "someone shooting at a bus that Lil Wayne was... More »

Lil Wayne Out of Hospital

Rapper was never near death, label chief says

(Newser) - Lil Wayne is out of hospital, and, contrary to what TMZ and other sources had predicted , he didn't leave in a box. The rapper has been released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was admitted following a seizure last week, CNN reports. "LilTunechi has been... More »

Lil Wayne in ICU After Seizures

TMZ has him in critical condition; rapper's camp says he's recovering

(Newser) - Lil Wayne is in the hospital after two separate bouts of seizures, but just how serious it is remains in dispute. TMZ has him in critical condition in the ICU at Cedars Senai in Los Angeles, with his condition stabilizing but his very survival uncertain. A tweet last night from... More »

Lil Wayne Topples Elvis' Billboard Record

But the world apparently loves 'Glee' more than either of them

(Newser) - Well, this is embarrassing: The King of Rock 'n' Roll has seen his Billboard Hot 100 record overtaken by none other than Lil Wayne. "Celebration," a Game song featuring Lil Wayne, debuted on the chart recently—the rapper's 109th appearance on the chart. Which is enough... More »

Lil Wayne Disses NYC, Politician Freaks

State Sen. Malcolm A. Smith decides to call news conference on matter

(Newser) - Lil Wayne does not like the Big Apple, and now New York State Sen. Malcolm A. Smith does not like Lil Wayne ... and went so far as to call a news conference on the matter. Seriously. The politician took issue with an interview the rapper gave to MTV News on... More »

Taylor Swift Highest-Paid Young Celeb

Women dominate under-30 list at Forbes

(Newser) - Music-business woes haven't been much of an obstacle for this year's highest-paid celebrities under 30—a list dominated by women, Forbes notes. The magazine tallied up celebs' takings between May 2011 and May 2012 to find Taylor Swift ruling the roost.
  1. Taylor Swift, 22, $57 million
  2. Justin Bieber,
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Mountain Dew Now Courting More Than Just White Suburbia

Pepsi hopes Lil Wayne can inject 'urban cool'

(Newser) - Mountain Dew doesn't just want to be the soda of choice for young white suburbanites anymore. PepsiCo has launched a new marketing campaign that it hopes can bring what Bloomberg hilariously terms "urban cool" to the brand, starring more diverse endorsers such as Lil Wayne and Mexican-American skateboarder... More »

Lil Wayne's Deep Thoughts on Jail, Bible ... Uno

In jail, Uno takes on new levels of ferocity

(Newser) - Lil Wayne gives his first post-prison interview to Rolling Stone , which offers a hilarious preview of the piece. The best quotes:
  • On his favorite prison activity, Uno: "I'd bust a n***a's ass at Uno. We gamble for phone time. I'd take n***a's commissary: Lemme get them cookies, lemme get
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Places Some Celebs Aren't Allowed to Go

Lil Wayne can't party at the Wynn Hotel

(Newser) - Lil Wayne may no longer be behind bars, but he found himself barred all the same while in Vegas. The rapper had planned to party (sober, we're assuming, since he's prohibited from drinking for three years) at the Wynn after a performance with Drake, only to find out he wasn't... More »

Lil Wayne to Record ... on Plane Ride Home From Jail

Rapper leaves prison Thursday

(Newser) - Lil Wayne is not wasting any time: As soon as he leaves prison Thursday, he’s going to start recording … on the plane flying him home. “We're gonna deal with that microphone, no trip,” says a member of his team, which is currently trying to locate a... More »

Officer Chills With Lil Wayne, Gets Suspended

What do you suppose they were doing in there for 45 minutes?

(Newser) - Lil Wayne's time in jail has been nothing if not eventful, and now, as his sentence winds down, a second corrections officer is in trouble for visiting him. Captain Raphael Collazzo, a 20-year veteran, was spotted on security video spending 45 minutes in the rapper's isolation cell , the New York ... More »

Lil Wayne Sent to Solitary Confinement

Music-related contraband gets him sent to isolation

(Newser) - Lil Wayne has one month left of his jail sentence, and he'll spend it alone. The rapper was banished to an isolation cell yesterday after being caught with headphones and a charger for an MP3 player in May, the New York Daily News reports. He'll stay in the cell for... More »

Jailed Lil Wayne Busted for 'Music Contraband'

Rapper caught with unauthorized headphones, MP3 charger

(Newser) - Rapper Lil Wayne is going to have a hard time keeping up with the hip-hop scene during his year in jail. The star was caught with "music contraband" yesterday by authorities at New York City's Riker's Island, a source tells the New York Daily News . Officers acting on a... More »

Lil Wayne Goes to Prison

Rapper sentenced to 1 year on gun charge, could be out by October

(Newser) - A New York judge sentenced Lil Wayne to a year in prison today for a 2007 gun charge. Fans and media crowded around the Manhattan Criminal Court Building for the rapper's sentencing, which had been delayed twice, by Wayne's dental surgery and a fire at the courthouse. Under the terms... More »

Paula Deen: Lil Wayne's Last Meal Should Clean Out His...

Deen explains why the rapper should eat some collard greens

(Newser) - Barring yet another tooth-related emergency or fire , Lil Wayne heads to jail today. But what should he eat for his last meal as a free man? Celebrity chef Paula Deen has a suggestion, delivered to a charming TMZ paparazzo in her signature Southern drawl: “Collard greens, honey,” she... More »

Courthouse Fire Delays Lil Wayne Sentencing

Hundreds evacuated, three injured

(Newser) - An electrical fire broke out in the basement of the Manhattan courthouse where Lil Wayne was to be sentenced today, postponing the rapper’s big day. Three people sustained minor injuries in the fire, which started at 10:30 this morning. Hundreds were evacuated, and the court’s afternoon docket... More »

Inside Lil Wayne's Prison Routine

Wake-up calls at 4am, and a cell with a view—of a wall

(Newser) - Lil Wayne debuted his new teeth— TMZ reports they’re still blinged out, but not worth quite as much as they once were—and is ready to begin his one-year prison stint tomorrow. A guard talks to MTV about the rapper’s new life inside New York’s Rikers Island:... More »

Lil Wayne's Teeth: Too Much Bling for Prison?

Rapper will probably be allowed to keep jewel-encrusted teeth

(Newser) - Lil Wayne’s teeth, already famous for being encrusted with gold and diamonds, are now also famous for holding up the start of his prison sentence. Was his dental operation, which reportedly involved eight root canals and other work on his $150,000 mouth, actually a removal of the jewels... More »

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