It’s a real one’s birthday! A real lyricist, a real trendsetter, a real legend — that is Lil Wayne. The New Orleans rappers turns 37 today and family and fans across the world are giving him his flowers. His eldest child, Reginae, also showed tribute to her dad with never-seen-before photos of the rapper back in his younger days in the 504.
Today, the living legend that is Lil Wayne turns 37 years old. Born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., Weezy F. Baby has paved the way for many of your fave artists today. From dreads, to a mouth fulla (full of) golds, to skinny jeans and skateboard fashion, Lil Wayne has definitely had a huge influence on our generation.
His eldest child and only daughter, Reginae, took to Instagram to wish her dad a very happy birthday. “Happy birthday daddy !” she wrote. In a lengthy caption, she continued:
I actually get excited for your birthday because it’s so hard to get you something but I always find the best gifts for you that you use on a regular basis and it makes me so happy ! But anyways … I love you so much father ! Not only are you talented but you’re so intelligent and wise . I love getting advice from you ❤️ keep being great dad ! If you ever need any reassurance that you are the goat (not just with this music stuff ) with everything ! Pick up your phone and call your daughter & that’s on Period ! I love you daddy ! I can’t wait to see u this week ❤️ Swipe to see some throwbacks of my father.
Reginae accompanied the caption with a slide of throwback photos of Lil Wayne as a kid. A few minutes later, she posted another tribute. This time, she took a verse out of her father’s Birdman-accompanied, 2006 single, “Leather So Soft.”
You see the paper gon’ come if not I’m gon’ get it
I gotta die with money cause I wasn’t born wit ‘it
It was 9-27-82 baby due
Charity Hospital aka the city zoo
No pity due to no one nobody not all
Man, they dropped us in the game and everybody’s trying to ball
And the small hand’ll touch ya, the large hand’ll cut ya
But until that day, I’ll be a mothaf**kin’ stunna, n***a”
See never-seen-before photos of a young Lil Wayne, next!