LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Lil Wayne is not dead. Lil Wayne has not died in Los Angeles today March 15, 2013. He is alive. Moreover, Lil Wayne is not near death nor on life support, as wrongly reported by TMZ this afternoon.
Nicki Minaj and Mack Maine tonight pounced on a story by TMZ as false Friday. TMZ published a report shortly after 3 PM PST claiming that the rapper was on life support, that friends and family were bedside paying their final respects. But the TMZ report is wrong, claims Nicki Minaj and Mack Maine. TMZ had said “Wayne’s mother is currently on a plane flying to Los Angeles — and we’re told all major decisions about Wayne’s health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives.”
First, Mack Maine issued a statement to news. Then his comments were then retweeted by Nicki Minaj. Minaj assured her followers on Twitter than the TMZ report about Lil Wayne near death was false. “Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon. #love” He added “We will be releasing an official statement shortly but don’t believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!!” He later tweeted the hashtag “#F-KTMZ” and told news that Lil Wayne “bout to send a tweet out to kill this and everyone can go back to what they were doing.” Birdman said much the same “Shame on you @TMZ anything to make a couple $$$$$” and also “My son is in good spirit..feelin much betta…be home soon.YMCMB”
Finally Lil Wayne issued a statement to news “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.”
Lil Wayne was struck by seizure activity recently. The cause of the activity remained unknown at the time. On Tuesday, the rapper suffered another round of seizures, TMZ reported. He was rushed to Los Angeles hospital Cedars-Sinai. By Wednesday, Wayne was released. At the time, Nicki Minaj appeared late for a taping of American Idol. But reports claim that hours after being released locally, Lil Wayne Wednesday suffered more seizures.
TMZ had claimed that Lil Wayne fell unconscious Wednesday night and was taken back to Cedars-Sinai Wednesday evening It remains unclear what happened to the rapper between Wednesday and Friday.
But in the late afternoon of Friday March 15, 2013, TMZ claimed that Lil Wayne was on life support. Family members were reportedly rushed to Los Angeles claim TMZ. But that reportedly is all untrue.
In November, Lil Wayne told news that he was retiring from music. Wayne claimed he wanted to produce a sports show. The peculiar retirement plans were announced with no clear indication about Tha Carter V. The rapper claimed last month that he would retire at age 30 after the release of “I Am Not a Human Being II”.
Lil Wayne’s charitable efforts were detailed by LALATE just weeks ago. In August 2012, a “DeWeezy” partnership with Mountain Dew was announced by the rapper. But as the park’s popularity grew, many questioned if the rapper could keep it going. Lil Wayne assured news in February that he was committed to the park. “We really put the cart before the horse on this project, and right now we’re at a crossroads,” said Ward “Mack” McLendon, the park’s manager. “Everybody wants to make this work.”