We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Lil Wayne, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating details about this 33-year-old mogul below. You never know – you might just learn something new!
Number Eight: There Is A Reason He Dropped Out of School. Though Lil Wayne dropped out when he was only 14 years old, it wasn’t because he was too immature to handle it. According to him, his mom made him drop out because he put a gun in his backpack, and she saw it.
Number Seven: His Grill Is Much More Than Just a Grill. According to an interview Lil Wayne did with the women on The View, his grill is more than a flashy accessory. It apparently doubles as braces!
Number Six: His Favorite Band Is… Nirvana! Clearly, Lil Wayne has tastes that span all sorts of genres.
Number Five: He Shares a Name With His Father. But you might not ever know that! Lil Wayne was born with the name Dwayne, but he changed it to Wayne. He did this in an effort to dissociate himself from his father. His father is also named Dwayne.
Number Four: He Was Engaged. Lil Wayne has been engaged several times. He was engaged to both Lauren London and Nivea. However, he ended up marrying Toya. They later divorced. Even crazier – Trina was pregnant with Lil Wayne’s child, but she miscarried.
Number Three: His First Album Contains Very Few Expletives. You might be aware of the fact that Lil Wayne’s first album contains very few expletives, but do you know why? Apparently, this album is relatively clean because his mother didn’t want his first album to contain too many curses.
Number Two: His Mom Encouraged Him. Though Lil Wayne’s mom has encouraged him in many ways, there is one way in particular that is a little more interesting than the others. His mom actually wanted him to have a daughter when he was 15 because she got lonely while he was on tour with Cash Money.
Number One: He Had an STD. Lil Wayne once had crabs! Unsurprisingly, he said it was “the worst.”