In a strange twist of events, Lil Wayne was in surgery while a concert was being disputed in Alabama that he was allegedly going to play.
On November 18, XXL reported that Lil Wayne had surgery on his elbow and is now recovering. The surgery was performed at the University of Miami Hospital, and Lil Wayne said that while he was under, the doctors played his music.
But was this elbow injury from a hoverboard? Lil Wayne has been linked to owning a hoverboard in the media, and the dangers of the hoverboard are a focal point in the news. For instance, ABC News reported on November 19 that Lil Wayne has posted a video on Instagram in August of himself riding a hoverboard — and this encourages children to ask for hoverboard for the December holidays.
Sadly, hoverboards are controversial because of the types of bone-breaking injuries they can unexpectedly cause. But was Lil Wayne a hoverboard victim or experiencing complications from a previous skateboarding injury to his elbow? In 2012, Hip Hop Wired talked with Lil Wayne about his injury and he said it was just a muscle tear.
Interestingly, although there are no reports that Lil Wayne’s surgery was related to hoverboards, Lil Wayne was alleged to be somewhere that he would not be — and his manager was surprised.
As it appears, Lil Wayne was supposed to be performing on November 21 in Alabama, but Lil Wayne’s managers had no clue about it. According to Alabama, a promoter sold a Lil Wayne show to people interested in attending Alabama State University’s homecoming on November 21.
However, the same day as Lil Wayne was having surgery, his tour manager exposed the November 21 ASU club date as a fraud. What Lil Wayne will actually be doing around that time is playing a show at a club in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on November 20.
On the other hand, part of Lil Wayne’s problems with messed up club dates could be that his managers are forced into spreading themselves too thin and being a jack-of-all-trades. In a panel discussion/interview with music industry managers, Billboard quotes Lil Wayne’s manager, Shawn Gee, on November 19 and stated the following.
“Gee, who noted that his clients Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne don’t have domestic agents, said it’s a matter of recognizing [the right] people … For [Lil Wayne], that includes employing a digital team to analyze data for up-and-coming acts, looking for hotbeds of fans to target concerts and social media messaging in those areas.”
Regardless, Lil Wayne’s real focus may be on making real connections with his friends. About a week ago, Lil Wayne posted a photo on Instagram of himself wearing a bracelet that spelled out “untouchable.”
Around that time, Pusha T did an radio show interview with Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning, according to Hip Hop DX. One of the topics that Pusha T discussed about his new single “Untouchable” was his take on the beef between Lil Wayne and Birdman.
In the interview, Ebro asks Pusha T about his references in the song “Untouchable” to “Birdman owning Lil Wayne’s cars” and asked Pusha T to elaborate. What Pusha T discussed was that the music industry “owns” rappers far too often — but Pusha T is “untouchable” to these situations in the music industry while other rappers [like Lil Wayne?] are “victimized.”
As if he was responding to Pusha T’s “Untouchable” name drop, Lil Wayne posted a caption on Instagram along with his pic of the bracelet and stated the following.
“Good friends r not the ones that r there with u. They’re there for u, at all times. 1foot ona ground 1ft ona board-keep pushin.”
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