Biography & Personal Life of Lil Wayne’s father Dwayne Michael Turner

Dwayne Michael Turner is famous for being the father of Lil Wayne, a Grammy Award-winning American rapper. He is known for his hit songs like Got Money, A Milli, and ‘Lollipop’.

Dwayne Michael Turner was born somewhere in the United States. He holds an American nationality and comes from the ethnic background of African-Americans.

Who Is His Son?

Dwayne Michael Turner’s son Dwayne Michael Carter Jr is an American rapper, songwriter, and as well as actor. He is best known by his stage name as Lil Wayne is an American rapper. Besides, he also goes by  Birdman Jr., Weezy F. Baby, Lil’ Weezy, and Lil Tune.

Dwayne Michael Turner's son Lil Wayne
Caption: Dwayne Michael Turner’s son Lil Wayne (Photo: billboard)

Professional Career

Lil Wayne started rapping at a very young age when he just eight years old. In the year 1996, he joined the hip-hop group named Hot Boys. His debut album with the group was ”Get It How U Live” and more than 400,000 copies were sold at that time. The group released their second album titled ‘Guerilla Warfare’ and more than 1 million copies were sold worldwide.

After that, he recorded his first debut solo album titled The Black Is Hot with the Cash Money Records on November 2, 1999. His album reached No.3 at the Top Ten hit of the Billboard 200 for which he was given a platinum certification by RIAA. He further recorded two more albums titled ‘Lights Out’ and ‘500 Degreez’ which again became a huge success.

American rapper, Lil Wayne
Caption: American rapper, Lil Wayne (Photo: RollingStone)

In 2004, he released an album titled  ‘Tha Carter’ which became a popular album and it gave him a lot of fame and stardom. Some of his hit albums include ‘Rebirth’ (2010), ‘Tha Carter IV’ (2011), and ‘Free Weezy Album’ (2015). He has also worked with many artists and featured in numerous singles of other singers as well. So far, he has recorded 14 studio albums and at present Wayne is recognized as one of the best rappers of the current generation.

Film Career

Apart from his musical career, Wayne has also started his career in acting. He has appeared in several movies and television series. He appeared in movies like ‘Baller Blockin’ and ‘Hurricane Season’. Likewise, he was also cast in some television series including ‘Saturday Night Live’ (2004, 2008, 2010), ‘Wild ‘n Out’ (2005), and ‘The Boondocks’ (2007).

He also released a book ‘Gone Til’ November: A Journal of Rikers Island’ on October 11, 2016. In this book, he shares the experiences that he had during his time at the New York prison at Rikers Island.

Awards & Achievements

Lil Wayne has received one award and five nominations in American Music Awards. He has also won ten awards and twenty nominations for the BET Awards.

American rapper, Lil Wayne receiving an award
Caption: American rapper, Lil Wayne receiving an award (Photo: Pinterest)

Moreover, he has also received the prestigious Grammy Awards five times and won 24 nominations as well.

Rumors & Controversies

Throughout his career, Lil Wayne’s name has been involved in several controversies. He was arrested in Georgia for drug possession in the year 2006. Again in January 2008, he was arrested for drug-related charges in Arizona.

Furthermore, he was also charged with a lawsuit by Abkco Music Inc for copyright infringement on July 24, 2008. He also had a bitter dispute with some of the famous names like Juvenile, Young Buck, Pusha T, and Jay Z. In 2017, there was a rumor that Wayne has contracted HIV but this was later denied by the rapper.

Dwayne Michael Turner’s Net Worth

There is not much information about the profession of Dwayne Wayne Turner. On the other hand, his son Lil Wayne has a net worth of around $150 Million as of 2019. He has earned this much wealth through his successful professional career as a rapper, songwriter, and as well as actor. He has given many hit songs in his career. Besides, he also earns a good sum of money through his acting career.

Dwayne Michael Turner’s Personal Life

Talking about the personal life of Dwayne Michael Turner, he is a divorced man and he is possibly single at the moment. Previously, he was married to Jacinda Carter. Dwayne met his former wife during their high school days and started dating each other.

The couple shared a son named Dwayne Michael Carter Jr(known as Lil Wayne) born on September 27, 1982. When their son was just two years old, the couple got divorced and Dwayne later abandoned them. After the divorce, Jacinda raised her son as a single mother.

Lil Wayne with his mother
Caption: Lil Wayne with his mother (Photo: straightfromthea )

After some years, Jacinda married for the second time Reginald ‘Rabbit’ McDonald.  The couple also welcomed a son named Semaj. Sadly, Rabbit was murdered before Lil Wayne achieved fame. Lil Wayne was not Rabbit’s biological son but Wayne always considered him as his real daddy. He also has a tattoo dedicated to him.

Jacinda then married Avery Goff in April 2012 and it is her third marriage. Currently, she lives a happy life in Louisiana with her children and husband.