Was TMZ's Infamous Reporting on Lil Wayne Actually Right?

Jordan Sargent · 05/03/16 11:40AM

The occasion of Prince’s death immediately sparked two parallel discussions. The primary conversation was of course about the life and career of Prince. The second was about how much the public can—and should—trust TMZ, the outlet who, as they often do, first reported this shocking death of a beloved celebrity.

Here's Birdman's Alibi for the Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

Jay Hathaway · 07/27/15 12:01PM

Earlier this month, Georgia prosecutors indicted PeeWee Roscoe, tour manager for Young Thug, in a shooting that hit two Lil Wayne tour buses April 26. The Cobb County district attorney strongly implied that Young Thug or Cash Money label boss Bryan “Birdman” Williams ordered the shooting in an attempt to settle their ongoing dispute with Lil Wayne, although neither has been charged. Now Birdman has claimed he wasn’t involved, and challenged the evidence that ties him to the attack.

How Prosecutors Think Young Thug and Birdman Plotted to Off Lil Wayne

Jay Hathaway · 07/16/15 12:00PM

Lil Wayne’s feud with his former label boss and adoptive father, Bryan “Birdman” Williams, is so serious that, rather than waiting to fight it out in court, Birdman and his new protege Young Thug tried to have Weezy killed in a Blood gang assassination, an indictment filed in a Georgia court implies. Although Birdman and Thugga aren’t facing charges, the case against the alleged shooter—Young Thug’s tour manager Jimmy “PeeWee Roscoe” Winfrey—suggests he was trying to take Lil Wayne out on their behalf.

Lil Wayne's Security Guards Punched This Annoying Kid in the Head

Jay Hathaway · 03/23/15 04:55PM

Here's a story where everyone is bad and wrong: Lil Wayne showed up like 3 hours late to a show in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday night. Fans were understandably pissed that the headliner didn't go on until 3:30 a.m., but some of them handled it less punchably than this gentleman, who held up scrolling messages on his Apple Internet Phone in the direction of the stage.

Lil Wayne Throws the Mic and Storms Off After DJ Fucks Up His Song

Jay Hathaway · 03/13/15 02:05PM

Lil Wayne really can't catch a break this week. On top of his ongoing battle with Cash Money Records over the release of his next album, he's apparently been the victim of a persistent troll: someone falsely reported a mass shooting at his home and booked him an unwanted appointment with a prostitute. At times like these, at least he can still get on stage and everything'll be alright for an hour or so.

Cops Swarm Lil Wayne's Miami Mansion After Swatting Hoax

Andy Cush · 03/11/15 12:37PM

A call to police claiming that a shooting had taken place at Lil Wayne's Miami Beach home was a hoax, and no such shooting took place, according to local law enforcement. A SWAT team responded to the rapper's home after the call this afternoon.

Drake Is the Taylor Swift of Rap

Jordan Sargent · 11/05/14 02:00PM

Yesterday it was announced that Taylor Swift sold 1.3 million copies of her new album 1989, meaning that she moved more records in one week than any other artist has of any new album in the entirety of the past 10 months. This was appropriately being noted as a historic feat before it was even confirmed, but it is not the most impressive capitalist achievement the music industry has seen in 2014. That, instead, would be everything Drake has done this year.

Oh God Lil Wayne What Are You Doing?

Rich Juzwiak · 10/02/13 10:46AM

Lil Wayne was once at the top of his field—so much so that when he declared himself
"Best Rapper Alive," people took him seriously. Now he is slumming it in a guest verse on Paris Hilton's bid at a comeback single, "Good Time." (Spoiler alert: She's lying. It's a bad time.)

Record Company Says It's Censoring Lil Wayne's Emmett Till Reference

Rich Juzwiak · 02/15/13 02:25PM

A few days ago, a remix of Autotuned warbler Future's "Karate Chop" made its way onto the Internet. Metaphorical extraordinaire Lil Wayne guests on the track and in his own Autotuned warble, delivers the line, "Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till."