October 23, 2007 |
ACCORDING to TMZ.com, rapper Lil' Wayne was the headliner Sunday night at a "Stop the Violence" event in gunshot-plagued Wilmington, N.C. But when only 1,000 concertgoers showed up (tickets were $30-$40 and 3,000 were expected), Wayne, who had been paid only a portion of his fee up front, waited backstage for three hours hoping to see the rest of his cash walk through the gates. Eventually, about 80 sheriffs and police officers in attendance said they'd put up the remainder of Wayne's money themselves, if he could wait until yesterday, to get the rapper to perform.
December 5, 2008 |
Anytime the Grammys get anything right, it's cause for a minor celebration. And at least three good reasons to start a party were revealed when the Recording Academy released its 110-category nomination list Wednesday night, after a first-ever one-hour telecast on CBS called Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! The first commendable headline is that the most nominated artist, with eight, is Lil Wayne. Tha Carter III, the new album from the New Orleans rapper born Dwayne Carter Jr., is the biggest seller of the year, but the deranged and dreadlocked MC's abundant talents are of more of a, shall we say, rambunctious variety than the Grammys are in the habit of rewarding.
March 19, 2013 |
WHYY has awarded Terry Gross of Fresh Air with its 12th annual Lifelong Earning Award. At the May 2 gala at WHYY, NPR's Scott Simon will chat with Terry. Oz the Great and Powerful led weekend box office again, earning $42.2 mil, outdistancing Halle Berry's The Call, at $17.1 mils. Lil Wayne remains in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. after multiple seizures last week. More tax liens for O.J. Simpson. State and local, his bill's now at $580,000.
April 29, 2011
TOP SONGS 1. "E.T.," Katy Perry with Kanye West. 2. "Rolling in the Deep," Adele. 3. "Just Can't Get Enough," the Black Eyed Peas. Interscope. 4. "S&M," Rihanna. 5. "Down On Me," Jeremih with 50 Cent. 6. "The Lazy Song," Bruno Mars. 7. "On the Floor," Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull. 8. "Look At Me Now," Chris Brown with Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes. 9. "Blow," Ke$ha. 10. " . . . You (Forget You)," Cee Lo Green. TOP ALBUMS 1. "21," Adele.
October 3, 2009 |
Date for Lil Wayne Some folks should never get on roller skates. Some should never get on a plane. And maybe Lil Wayne should, like, avoid buses. His trial on felony drug and weapons charges is set for March in Yuma, Ariz. In January 2008, the New Orleans hip-hop popster and MC had his bus searched at a Border Patrol checkpoint east of Yuma. Police doggies allegedly sniffed out a lot of nuh-uh like cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, a pistol, and $22,000 in cash. LW has pleaded not guilty.
November 28, 2006 |
Got a handful of stacks, better grab an umbrella I make it rain, I make it rain - Fat Joe with Lil' Wayne Just before 1:30 a.m., Jim Jones growled the hook of his hit, "We Fly High," to the excited hip-hop aficionados packed in Pinnacle nightclub. Suddenly, $5 and $1 bills fluttered through the air near a sunken bar in the back of the club. While the men (and some women) remained aloof, other women ignored the constrictions of their tight club clothes, diving to the floor.