During a heartbreaking statement at a Grammy Week award event, Lil Wayne revealed the unexpected manner his father's death affected his life.
Weezy accepted the Global Impact Award at the first Recording Academy Honors presented by the Black Music Collective on Thursday (February 2) in Los Angeles, California. After thanking the event's organizers and attendees, he went on to tell the audience about his background.
“Where I’m from? I walked into my mama’s room when I was 14, she asked me for a kid because my dad was killed,” Wayne recounted as his voice cracked. “And her son had just blew up and went on his first tour. And we didn’t know that bitch was gonna be six months. When I came home she said, ‘Son, I can’t live in this house by myself. We gonna have to figure something out.'”
Lil Wayne has opened up about the surprising way in which the death of his father impacted his life during an emotional speech at a Grammy Week award ceremony. pic.twitter.com/U3rRPsouMj
Lil Wayne has opened up about the surprising way in which the death of his father impacted his life during an emotional speech at a Grammy Week award ceremony. pic.twitter.com/U3rRPsouMj— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) February 4, 2023
In going into any detail, Lil Wayne thanked Toya Rushing, the mom of his 24-year-old daughter Reginae Carter, for "reasoning" with him and his mother.
The Young Money leader has previously stated that he believes his mother Jacida "Cita" Carter's third husband, Reginal McDonald, to be his father rather than his real father, Dwayne Carter Sr., with whom he has had no contact since his parents separated when he was a kid.