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Lil Wayne Praised With His Own Exhibit At The National Museum Of African American Music

Lil Wayne Praised With His Own Exhibit At The National Museum Of African American Music

For his 40th birthday on September 27th, Lil Wayne was honored by the National Museum of African American Music with his own exhibit in Nashville, Tennessee.

Students could attend the NMAAM event, which had live music and virtual voice notes playing from Tunechi, and record themselves singing and rapping along to Tune‘s lyrics in the Rap Booth.

Wayne provided the exhibit with a few of his personal items, such as his “I Am Hip-Hop” award that he received from the BET Awards, a handwritten letter he wrote while in Rikers Island, his “Rap Album Of The Year” award from the GRAMMYs, one of his original Tha Block Is Hot physical albums, and more.

In a statement to VIBE, you can see what both Weezy and H. Beecher Hicks III, who is the President and CEO of NMAAM, had to say about this event below:

Lil Wayne: “I’m very grateful to work with NMAAM and show students how Hip-Hop has been so influential on the culture. Shout out to NMAAM for all the birthday love.”

H. Beecher Hicks III: “We are thrilled to honor and feature Lil Wayne and start our relationship with such a generous donation. On the heels of Mr. Carter expressing his interest in partnering with us, we found out that ten years ago, he became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs. What better way to celebrate his 40th than by commemorating his accomplished career with an exhibit to honor over 25 years of impacting the music we listen to and the multiple genres he has shaped, along with the story we tell here at NMAAM.”

You can check out a personal video from Lil Wayne and some photos from this exhibit, courtesy of a longtime visitor of this website, Zak Robertson, after the jump below. Mr. Carter is also the first hip-hop artist to support the museum and donate his personal items for educational use!

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Lil Wayne Postpones 6th Annual “Lil Weezyana Fest” Until October

Lil Wayne Postpones 6th Annual Lil Weezyana Fest Until October

This year’s “Lil Weezyana Fest” was due to take place in New Orleans later today. However, due to “unforeseen circumstances”, Lil Wayne has had to postpone his 6th annual music festival.

Taking to his Instagram page, Wayne apologized for the late delay, announced the new date which will be October 29th, and vowed to make it up to fans:

“It is with my sincerest apologies that I must announce… due to unforeseen circumstances, Lil Weezyana Fest will be postponed until Oct 29. To my fans, you know I always want to deliver the best show possible and we hope this has not inconvenienced you in anyway. The festival was sold out thanks to you. Please hold on you to your tickets and I will see you in October. I promise to make it up to you and to my city. Love”

The concert was set to include live performances from Moneybagg Yo, Coi Leray, Babyface Ray, Rob 49, and more artists. Young Money artist Euro also shared the unfortunate news yesterday during an interview with Mike D from Hot 106. You can check that out below!

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Lil Wayne Thanks Donald Trump For His Pardon + Fat Joe, 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes, Lil Skies & More React To The News

Lil Wayne Thanks Donald Trump For His Pardon + Fat Joe, 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes, Lil Skies & More React To The News

Not long after Donald Trump officially pardoned Lil Wayne, the Young Money CEO took to his Twitter page to share a statement about the situation and to thank the 45th president of the USA, as well as his attorney Bradford Cohen.

“I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community. I also want to thank [attorney Bradford Cohen] for working so diligently to secure another chance for me. Love!”

Tunechi‘s attorney also participated in an interview with The New York Times recently where he claimed Tune did not meet up with Trump in October, 2020 just to receive a pardon like a lot of people are suggesting.

In related news, fellow rappers and peers of Weezy, such as Fat Joe, 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes, Royce Da 5’9″, Wack 100 and Lil Skies, have all reacted positively on social media to the pardon news. Check it out below!

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Lil Wayne Issues A Statement About Why He Never Performed Live At The Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Fight

Lil Wayne Issues A Statement About Why He Never Performed Live At The Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr Fight

The reason Lil Wayne never performed live at Mike Tyson’s comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr. on November 28th was due to an “unrelated 3rd party”.

In a statement co-issued from Triller and Weezy, there was a 3rd party who tried to involve themselves in the production process between the video-making/social-networking service and the Young Money CEO:

“Unfortunately there was an unrelated 3rd party who attempted to insert themselves in the production process between Triller and Lil Wayne the night before the event and the morning of and it unfortunately caused enough of an issue that Wayne couldn’t perform.”

However, Tunechi says he “was truly disappointed he was precluded from performing by the 3rd party” and promises to perform live at “Triller’s next fight card.”

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Lil Wayne Charged With Gun Possession, Faces A 10-Year Sentence If Convicted

Lil Wayne Charged With Gun Possession, Faces A 10 Year Sentence If Convicted

Bad news! Remember at the end of 2019 when Lil Wayne got caught with a gold-plated pistol in his luggage on board a private jet that he said was a Father’s Day gift?

Well according to TMZ, Tunechi has just been charged by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Of Florida for gun possession and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Wayne could face serious prison time if he gets convicted; up to 10 years. He is scheduled to appear in court next month. You can read what Weezy‘s attorney, Howard Srebnick, had to say below:

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