Lil Wayne tops Billboard with 964,000 sold
September 7th, 2011
11:12 AM ET

Lil Wayne tops Billboard with 964,000 sold

Never mind his apparent affection for animal print pants: Lil Wayne's officially landed at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.

According to Billboard, Weezy's album "Tha Carter IV," which went on sale digitally immediately following the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, bowed at No. 1 this week.

It's the third No. 1 for Lil Wayne, who previously accomplished the feat with "Tha Carter III" and "I Am Not A Human Being."

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Lil Wayne gets 'gnarly gash' skateboarding
August 22nd, 2011
04:55 PM ET

Lil Wayne gets 'gnarly gash' skateboarding

Lil Wayne is recovering from what sounds like a nasty spill taken at a St. Louis-area skate park.

The rapper was in town to perform at a concert on Sunday, and afterward headed out with his skateboard. After taking a fall, though, he landed at the DePaul Health Center emergency room, reports Rolling Stone.

"The Lou was good but I busted my...head at the sk8park!" Wayne tweeted Monday. "9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people."

The 28-year-old is gearing up for a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, and is set to release his album, "Tha Carter IV," immediately after the show on the Web.


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Celebs on Twitter: Who else has been hacked?
June 2nd, 2011
05:14 PM ET

Celebs on Twitter: Who else has been hacked?

For celebrities, communicating with fans is as easy as typing 140 characters and clicking “tweet.” But as these five celeb tweeters would probably tell you, easy access isn’t always a good thing.

After a lewd TwitPic briefly appeared on Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account over the weekend, he denied sending the photo, saying his account was hacked. On Wednesday, the congressman told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer he hired a law firm to look into the matter - which has been dubbed by the media as “Weinergate.”

Whether Weiner’s account was actually hacked or not remains to be seen, but, for what it’s worth, Donald Trump isn’t buying it. Below, a few celebs who've been hacked:

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Lil Wayne gets 'Unplugged' - kinda
May 13th, 2011
06:01 PM ET

Lil Wayne gets 'Unplugged' - kinda

Thursday night, Lil Wayne rocked the mic for 650 lucky fans at a re-boot of "MTV Unplugged," the network's signature series from the 1990s. Hours later, we're still trying to figure out what was "unplugged" about it.

For most of the concert, the hip-hop superstar was backed by an energetic seven-piece band that included a pair of electric guitars and an electric bass. Only two or three songs featured acoustic instruments - including "Nightmares at the Bottom," a song off his upcoming album, "Tha Carter IV."

The taping took place at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California - home of "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy." Weezy took the stage in a black sweatshirt with the word "WOW" emblazoned on the front. By the end of the set, he had peeled away not only his sweatshirt, but also a white t-shirt and tank. There was a funny bit when he discovered his jeans were unzipped.

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Paris Hilton and Lil Wayne bond over jail time
March 29th, 2011
10:58 AM ET

Paris Hilton and Lil Wayne bond over jail time

It turns out rapper Lil Wayne and hotel heiress Paris Hilton have more in common than one might think.

In fact, during the course of their Q&A in the April issue of Interview magazine, the duo bonded over having served jail time.

"For me it was OK, because it just meant that I was alone with my thoughts," said Wayne, who served eight months at New York's Rikers Island for a gun possession charge, on spending time in solitary confinement. "There were times when it was pretty tough to be by yourself, and to have no television, no sort of nothing. That was kind of tough. But I didn't have to be in there long. It was just a month. I was OK. I did fine."

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Kids take Lil' Wayne to task for rap lyrics
March 3rd, 2011
11:06 AM ET

Kids take Lil' Wayne to task for rap lyrics

Out of the mouths of babes.

A group of 9- and 10-year-old girls have released a song they're calling an open letter to rapper Lil' Wayne, denouncing his lyrics as being misogynistic.

The group, Watoto From The Nile, take the rapper to task for "calling women out of their name" and offer lyrics aimed at producing more positive music.

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