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Rapper Lil Wayne Retires From Music

Rapper Lil Wayne had announced his retirement from music after suffering a series of life-threatening seizures.

The American rapper, also known as “Weezy” to fans, took to Twitter to reveal his decision to retire from music, writing “I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED and I quit gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I’m dun.”

He then posted another message, stating “ain’t looking for sympathy just serenity”.

The exact reason for his retirement is not yet clear. Fans initially thought the rapper could also be in legal trouble after Wayne thanked the Miami police department on the night of September 2, for “always being appropriate and alert attentive “.

However, his call to quit is now believed to relate to his current health issues.

Back in July, Wayne was hospitalized after suffering seizures mid-flight, which resulted to an emergency landing on his way to California.

The news comes 3 years after the 33-year-old star revealed to radio “station Power 106” that he was susceptible to seizures and epileptic, not helped by his addiction to “sizzurp”, a concoction of cough syrup and codeine.

Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jnr, began his professional career at 9 as the youngest creative rapper signed to cash money Records.

Perhaps best known for his “Tha Carter” album series, Wayne’s output had been restricted in recent years by his ailing health, a stint in jail for a weapon conviction and, most prominently, a complex legal battle with Birdman, his former mentor and long-standing head of money cash records.

“I want off this label and nothing to do with these individuals, but sadly it ain’t that simple,” Wayne wrote in 2014, adding that his long-awaited The Carter V wouldn’t “see the light of day anytime soon” due to the disagreement.

Despite these recent troubles, the look At me now star has enjoyed a prolific, bright career, releasing 11 full-length albums, all of which were certified gold, alongside 20 mixtapes. His album sales top 15 million copies in the United States alone, with digital track sales reaching 37 million.

His latest release, a joint album, ‘ColleGrove‘ with rapper 2 Chainz, was released in 2015.


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