Lil Wayne recently opened up about how his mom encouraged him to become a father when he was just 14 years old. Moreover, he shared his story while receiving Dr. Dre’s Global Impact Award from the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective. While he gave a speech accepting the honor, he spoke on the early years of his life right before he became a star. “I walked into my momma room and I was 14. She asked me for a kid because my dad was killed. Her son had just blew up and went on his first tour. We did not know that was gonna be six months.
“When I came home…” he continued. “She said ‘Son, I can’t live in this house by myself. We’re gonna have to figure something out.’ I’d like to thank Antonia Johnson,” the mother of Tunechi’s first daughter Reginae. Moreover, he continued: “for reasoning with me and my mom, and my life. I’d like to thank every single one of my kids and every single one of their mothers.” Also, the Young Money MC reflected on his humble beginnings.
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“I want you all to know that I don’t get honored,” he said. “Where I’m from, New Orleans, you’re not supposed to do this.” However, now as a living legend in hip-hop, he proved that the praise is worth it. “Lil Wayne…I love you so much,” Drake said when presenting the award. “I know I probably get annoying with saying how much you mean to me and my family, but I think I speak on behalf of everybody when I say that our careers, our cadences, our melodies, maybe our face tats or our outfits or our decisions in general would not have been the same without your natural gift to just be yourself.”
Lil Wayne accepts his Global Impact Award at the Grammys Black Music Collective celebration pic.twitter.com/wsfwEeqB4G
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Meanwhile, Weezy’s legacy seems more celebrated than ever. For one, he’ll perform at this year’s Grammys along with many other MCs to celebrate hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. Also, the New Orleans MC recently announced dates for the upcoming Welcome To Tha Carter tour. While hip-hop evolves and shifts and finds new exponents, those of Tunechi’s caliber define the game for years and years. Overall, huge props to the one and only Lil Wayne, and check back into HNHH for the latest news on his incredible career.