Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., better known as Lil Wayne, is an American hip hop recording artist who gained success with his southern hip hop group Hot Boys which had their platinum-selling album titled Get It How U Live!. He is also recognized in his solo career with the popularity of his albums, especially the sixth album Tha Carter III (2008) which won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
Carter wrote his first rap song at eight and dropped out of school at fourteen to focus on a music career.
Carter married Antonia Wright in 2004 and divorced in 2006. The couple has one daughter. His second child is a son born to radio broadcaster Sarah Vivan. His third child is born to actress Lauren London and the fourth one is born to singer Nivea.