Are things going so badly for Lil Wayne that he is planning an album called Funeral, or is his new album a sign that he is done with the past and that his luck will soon start improving? Sadly, there are many troubling headlines accumulating for Lil Wayne at the beginning of December, and they reach many corners of his celebrity empire.
For example, the news that most Lil Wayne fans might miss is that his protege, Lil Twist, is going to jail. According to a November 30 report from Billboard, Lil Twist AKA Christopher Lynn Moore, will serve one year for assaulting actor Christopher Massey of Nickelodeon fame.
Reports state that Lil Twist assaulted Christopher Massey with brass knuckles and also robbed him of his Rolex watch. With good behavior and time served, Lil Twist could be out of jail in August.
Around the time the news hit about Lil Twist, Lil Wayne was dealing with pressure from the media because he had to cancel a show at the last minute in the Caribbean, but the reasons behind the cancellation have not been disclosed, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.
Another dent in Lil Wayne’s present is the lack of 2 Chainz in his life. While they spent most of 2016 doing shows together, it appears that Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz have informally decided to start performing separately.
Before the canceling of the Caribbean concert with French Montana and other top hip hop performers, Lil Wayne was in New York in November performing at a community college.
Adding to this, Washington Post reported that on November, 2 Chainz was performing in Silver Springs, Maryland without Lil Wayne.
Even though they could start doing more shows together in the future, it is likely that Lil Wayne is going to take as much time off to spend with his family as possible. For example, Hello Beautiful reports that Lil Wayne spent time with his eldest, Reginae Carter, for her birthday.
Other areas of Lil Wayne’s life are much more troubling. For instance, Rolling Stone reported on December 1 that Lil Wayne’s tour bus driver that was shot at in April 2015 near Atlanta, Georgia is now suing Birdman and Young Thug.
One thing Lil Wayne can be thankful for is that the tour bus drivers’ lawsuit does not involve him. According to a November 29 report from All Hip Hop, Lil Wayne stated that his net worth online is often listed as $150 million, but he is actually much poorer than most of his fans think.
Part of the reason Lil Wayne might be poorer than expected is due to an ongoing lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records for $51 million that Lil Wayne says he is owed.
In the meantime, BET reported on November 28 that Birdman is proving how infuriating he can be and is hearing about it from fans because he found money for a gold toilet but cannot seem to muster any cash to pay Lil Wayne.
Lil Wayne has several reasons to feel depressed, but these feelings may or may not be related to his new “cryptic” funeral music project.
According to MTV, the next major music project fans can expect from Lil Wayne is still to be announced, but Lil Wayne stated the following about the Funeral album during a recent interview with The Nine Club podcast.
“If you are a Wayne fan, I know we’ve been going through a lot of tough times right now, but if you’re a Wayne fan, we’re about to hold our heads high soon.”
One thing that might brighten the world of Lil Wayne fans is getting a farming lesson. According to WDRB, Farmer Brown AKA Trevor Claiborn is a rapper and farming research student at Kentucky State University that is also teaching the next generation of farmers about agriculture.
Through classroom visits, rap music videos and other presentations, Trevor Claiborn says reaching “a kid that listens to hip-hop, fresh off listening to Drake or Lil’ Wayne” is not going to “resonate well with banjos.”
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