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Here Come the Pardons: Trump's List Released

President granted clemency to 143

(Newser) - Pardon day is here. The White House was expected to announce a slew of pardons and commutations on Tuesday, President Trump's last full day in office, but instead the list came out early Wednesday, hours before his term ends at noon, CNN reports. The most notable name on the...

Trump Might Pardon This Rapper, Others on Jan. 19

Here's who else he is reportedly considering

(Newser) - Potentially up next in President Trump's slew of pardons are two rappers. Lil Wayne, who will be sentenced Jan. 28 on a weapons possession charge, and Kodak Black, who is currently serving a 46-month sentence for weapons charges, are on the list of people Trump is considering, according to...

Lil Wayne Charged for Alleged Gun on Plane

Rapper accused of possessing a firearm as a felon

(Newser) - Lil Wayne was charged in federal court Tuesday over an incident on the rapper's private plane last December. Wayne, 38, who was charged with a firearms felony back in 2009, now faces charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, NPR reports. If convicted, he faces...

Lil Wayne Won't Go Through Security, Skips SC Concert

Fans can get refunds starting Monday

(Newser) - Saturday night was a big disappointment for Lil Wayne fans in South Carolina after the performer ditched a concert because he wouldn't go through security, report the Post and Courier and Billboard . The rapper was scheduled to appear at Columbia's Colonial Life Arena with a slew of other...

Seizures Send Lil Wayne to the Hospital

Rapper has to cancel show after being found unconscious in Chicago hotel room

(Newser) - Seizures again landed Lil Wayne in the hospital on Sunday, reports TMZ , forcing the rapper to cancel a show Sunday night in Las Vegas. Wayne was found unconscious in his hotel room after suffering at least one seizure, then another after he was taken to the hospital. It's not...

'CEO of Purple Drank' Brought Down by Own Instagram Page

Law enforcement officials monitored Harrison Garcia's account

(Newser) - The self-described “CEO of Purple Drank” will be operating out of a new office: federal prison. According to the Washington Post , a judge has sentenced Harrison Garcia, also known as “Cuban Harry” and “Muhammad_a_Lean,” to 30 years after the 27-year-old was found guilty of armed drug...

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...

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...

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...

Lil Wayne Out of Hospital
 Lil Wayne Out of Hospital 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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