The answer is complicated. What, you don’t know? Well, according to his father’s biographer, Lil Wayne may have siblings. In this blog post, we’re going to explore the possibility of Lil Wayne having siblings and what those would look like if he did.
Lil Wayne has not any siblings. Because his parents got divorced at his early age. His mother raised him as a single parent. Lil doesn’t have a biological sibling but has a half-brother named Semaj Carter. His father also had five kids with four different women.
Based on the lyrics of “Don’t Cry”, it is possible that he may have a sibling who passed away before Lil Wayne was born (before 2005). Based on the lyrics of this track off The Carter III album, it’s likely that Weezy lost one or more brothers long before becoming famous.
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“Why you think I wear black? Black for my baby.” If so, then we could say there are three possibilities to explain how many siblings Lil Wayne had depending if he did lose someone close to him, or if he simply likes wearing black.
If someone close to Lil Wayne died after 2005 then there may be just two siblings. The half brother from his mother’s previous relationship and one sibling who passed away before 2005.
How was Lil Wayne’s childhood?
Lil Wayne had a rough childhood. His mother was addicted to crack and his father wasn’t around much due to jail time. His parents got a divorce when he was 2 years old.
Lil Wayne began rapping at age nine by copying the words from rap songs he heard on the radio. He soon started performing as part of The Bricksquad, one of the most notorious teenage gangs in America.
At 15 years old, Lil Wayne made an agreement with Cash Money Records that would earn him $150 for every song recorded.
By 16 years old, he had dropped out of high school but managed to release Tha Block is Hot which became one of hip hop’s best-selling albums ever released by a new artist who happened to be just sixteen years old when it debuted!
In 2003, the 18-year old Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter album sold over a million copies in the U.S., making it one of only eight albums to be certified platinum by the RIAA within ten days of its release – and that was before his first single had even gone gold!
In 2005, he released the second installment of Tha Carter series called 500 Degreez. That largely dealt with his family life as well as childhood memories and experiences from being raised on Chicago’s South Side.
The artist has not been without controversy though including an arrest for gun possession at age 12 years old or having to endure some hardships when Hurricane Katrina wiped out all they owned while growing up in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward during their adolescent years.
Grew up without Sibling
In an interview, Lil said that his father was the only person he knew growing up. He grew up with just himself and his dad.
In an interview on Breakfast Club back in 2016, he said: “I’m 33 years old now and I’ve never been married before so those are my priorities.”
He continued by saying: “It doesn’t matter if you have 20 children or one child really because I wanna be able to know everything about them”
Grew up alone was really terrible for Lil Wayne because he had to live with his father.
Lil Wayne’s Career
In his career, he did a lot of great work. He’s had 16 albums, 12 collaboration albums, and more than 100 singles. From the beginning of his career, Lil Wayne was a rap icon.
He had many top-charting songs like: “Lollipop”, “A Milli” and much more.
In 2007, he released his album Tha Carter III which is one of the best-selling albums in the United States. The album sold over one million copies in its first week after release making it certified platinum for sales by RIAA.
This made him the youngest rapper to do so at that time as well as giving him two records for most albums sold within 24 hours on iTunes history with this being Tha Carter IV and Tha Carter V.
Tha Carter III’s success also provided Lil with another record by becoming one of only four artists to have two albums sell one million copies in first week in the US.
In 2008, he released his album Tha Carter IV which is certified double platinum for sales by RIAA and debuted at number one on Billboard 200 making it his most successful album so far.
It also saw four singles being nominated for Grammy Awards with “Lollipop” winning Best Male Rap Solo Performance that year as well as receiving three additional nominations. Like Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals (for song Lollipop), Song of Year (song A Milli), and Album of The Year where he was a nominee alongside Jay-Z.
This made him the only seventh artist ever to be nominated in all four general categories during American Music Awards history.