It seems that Lil Wayne's endorsement of Donald Trump hasn't gone down too well with his personal life...
It hasn't been a good few weeks for rapper, Lil Wayne.
via: GettyAfter he publicly endorsed President Donald Trump, the rapper was met with a lot of criticism and controversy.
via: GettyIt has been reported that he has been dumped by his girlfriend because of his endorsement. All we can say is... yikes.
Now, Lil Wayne was born as Dwayne Michael Carter in New Orleans.
via: GettyThe aspiring rapper rose to fame after he caught the eye of Cash Money Records head, Bryan Williams. Of course, he soon became a member of the coveted record label.
The label has been home to some of hip hop's biggest names.Including the likes of Drake, Jay Sean, and Nicki Minaj.
Artists signed to Cash Money have been unbelievably successful.So much so, that the slew of artists signed to Cash Money Records have achieved a combined twelve number-one albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 7 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Lil Wayne’s first solo LP, Tha Block Is Hot, arrived in 1999.
via: GettyThe album was a smash hit and sold more than a million copies.
Sadly, his follow-up work didn't do quite as well...
However, Lil Wayne had a second wave of success the following year...Da Drought, his first solo mixtape, kick-started a whole new avenue for the star.
And in 2004...
via: GettyHis album, Tha Carter, dropped. The acclaimed album peaked at slot 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as giving us the hit single "Go D.J."
Following the release of Tha Carter, Lil Wayne truly came into his own as a hip hop artist...
So it's safe to say that, after this point, there was no stopping the star.
And that's not all...In 2008 more than a million copies of Tha Carter III, which contained the hit singles “A Milli" and “Lollipop," were sold in its initial week of release in the States. It didn't take long for it to become the country’s best-selling album of the year.
It also made him an award-winning artist.In February 2009, he took home Grammy Awards for best rap album, best rap song, best rap solo performance, and best rap performance by a duo or group. Phew!
The star hasn't been far from trouble, however.
The charge stemmed from an incident that took place in 2007...
via: GettyIn which a loaded gun was found on his tour bus.
The star served 8 months of a one-year sentence behind bars for the offense.Although, jail didn't stop him from releasing music. The rapper dropped I Am Not a Human Being in 2010 while still behind bars.
He got stuck straight back into his music...
via: GettyAlthough there's no doubt that his recent works haven't been as huge hits.
In light of the 2020 presidential election, the rapper decided to announce to his fans that he has endorsed President Donald Trump.
He wrote in this unexpected tweet: "Just had a great meeting with - @realdonaldtrump @potus - besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done."
Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the plati… https://t.co/8cuYXTN1cE— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@Lil Wayne WEEZY F)1604010504.0
Fans were gob-smacked, to say the least...
And many reached out to the rapper to try and understand his reasoning behind his endorsement.
@LilTunechi @realDonaldTrump @POTUS I'm sorry to hear you've gone into the sunken place. Good luck getting out. :/ https://t.co/U7LEoBUPJg— CL (Human Capital Stock #354,656,700) (@CL (Human Capital Stock #354,656,700))1604061623.0
But the majority just wasn't impressed...
And Lil Wayne received a lot of heat.
@LilTunechi @realDonaldTrump @POTUS Translation: I make over $400,000 a year and don't want my taxes to go up— YOUTUBE.COM / VITO (@YOUTUBE.COM / VITO)1604012007.0
@LilTunechi @realDonaldTrump @POTUS How many have to get conned by that man before people stop trusting him? This is insane lol— Payman Benz (@Payman Benz)1604012115.0
@LilTunechi @realDonaldTrump @POTUS It’s the way Trump is grasping at every straw to win re-election.. y’all so foc… https://t.co/UFNL4aRgoc— Ēntängłed Ëłłen (@Ēntängłed Ëłłen)1604057834.0
@LilTunechi Damn there’s goes all the respect I had for him... https://t.co/ZCr6wSEW5s— The JD Perspective (@The JD Perspective)1604114763.0
@LilTunechi @realDonaldTrump @POTUS Plot twist someone point a gun to Lil Wayne that’s why he did this shit🤮🤮🤮— gracie (@gracie)1604368025.0
@LilTunechi @realDonaldTrump @POTUS Really been a lil Wayne fan for over 10 years to bad it ends today 👍🏽— espiiii_datbihhhh (@espiiii_datbihhhh)1604384083.0
Of course, we're all entitled to our political opinion...
via: GettyBut it seems that Lil Wayne's opinion has cost him his relationship.