accessAtlanta

City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Lil Wayne talks retirement

AP photo

AP photo

Lil Wayne plans to hang it up in a few years to become “a full-time dad,” the rapper told a radio interviewer.

He made his widely reported remarks on Angie Martinez’ radio show. S2S Magazine’s site is among the many reporting his retirement newsflash.

“I’m gone at, like, 35. I’m serious. I have four kids,” he said. “I would feel selfish still going to the studio when it’s such a vital point in their lives.”

The performer also known as Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. isn’t yet 30, so he won’t be disappearing from the music scene for a while.

By the way, keeping up with Lil Wayne will be a little trickier now that he and Twitter have parted ways. MTV, citing an interview conducted by Paris Hilton, reports Lil Wayne has declared he is “on Twitter strike” due to technical difficulties.

“I just shut my Twitter account down because it got hacked,” he said. “Once it got hacked, I had Twitter fix it, they changed it and then it got hacked again, so I just shut it down.”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

74 comments Add your comment

beaux

March 31st, 2011
12:09 pm

By the time he hits 35, Wayne’s kids will have been in and out of Juvie several times. Hang it up now, Wayne!

Gatech Student

March 31st, 2011
12:55 pm

Beaux that was very harsh!

50 Cent

March 31st, 2011
12:57 pm

He needs to hang it up now!!! Look at where my music career has gone! My last album went triple copper.

blossom

March 31st, 2011
12:59 pm

While he’s talking retirement, I hope he starts talking Orthodontist.

T.O

March 31st, 2011
1:00 pm

With the way he spends money and paying child support on 4 kids……. He’ll be broke by 40.

Lexi Smith

March 31st, 2011
1:06 pm

Ya’ll needa stop hatin he will make it and be a great daddy!!!
Weezy 4-19-2011^•^

C-5

March 31st, 2011
1:15 pm

STAY WEEZY! STAY!!!

Too Easy

March 31st, 2011
1:18 pm

Will anyone notice?

C-5

March 31st, 2011
1:21 pm

TOO EASY, WE ALL GON NOTICE..

QUANNY MAE

March 31st, 2011
1:21 pm

” WHO made U a JUDGE of ppl, Lil Wayne is the HOTTEST Artist out there”…When he retire just remember QUANNY MAE”…BIRD MAN JR., JR…NUFF said U heard here FIRST…

mistertwister

March 31st, 2011
1:22 pm

I saw dude live at Philips on New Year’s Eve after the Chik-Filet Bowl game between LSU and GT. I scalped two tickets and I HAVE to say that he has ZERO talent. He couldn’t make it without studio technology.
I ain’t hatin’ I’m just factin’.

Yuck !

March 31st, 2011
1:22 pm

It won’t be soon enough – he’s a foul mouthed rapper, great example for his kids !!

ron

March 31st, 2011
1:23 pm

lil wayne possibly retiring in 6 years or so? boy, that is so tragic. I thought I had problems, but now i am really depressed. what kind of world will this be without this wonderful, important artist?

9ertasdg

March 31st, 2011
1:24 pm

GOOD. then we wont have to be subjected to any more terrible rap albums! Bring back the DF !!!

Birthcontrol4all

March 31st, 2011
1:24 pm

He should have felt selfish for having 4 different baby Mamas!

beaux

March 31st, 2011
1:29 pm

Harsh maybe………but to say he will retire in about 6 years because that will be a “vital point” in the kids’ lives……..too little too late, as usual. I find the guy interesting, but talented? I don’t think so!

gracethemula

March 31st, 2011
1:36 pm

The best rapper alive gon be missed..do what u gotta do weezy..ymcm!!!

melvinowens

March 31st, 2011
1:46 pm

50 cent does not need to rap. he is worth 500 million dollars

The T

March 31st, 2011
1:51 pm

Wayne has 5 kids, it’s a shame he can’t keep count. 1 girl here in atlanta, 1 boy Jr. in ohio, 1 with singer Nivea, 1 with acress lauryn london, and the news confirmed that while in jail he had a dna test and found to be the father of a 8 or 9 year old also named after him.

RJ's WIFE

March 31st, 2011
1:54 pm

Hopefully Wayne has COLLEGE FUNDS set up for all his kids

Jazzy Jerome

March 31st, 2011
1:58 pm

Yea…just wait ‘Lil Wayne, once you hit 30 your metabolism slows down and you’ll start becoming ‘Big Fat Wayne on the Couch Holding the Remote. By the by…I’m gonna change my rap name to “51 1/2 Cent” cause I think I’m better than Fiddy…..

mitzymy

March 31st, 2011
2:08 pm

There are all sorts of rumors out there about Lil Wayne, but in 6 years, he won’t be able to guide his children. They will have already formed their thoughts and habits. The 9 year old will be 15 in 6 years. What will you be able to tell him, Nothing. Clear up the rumors about yourself so that they don’t have to run into them when they get out there.

toby

March 31st, 2011
2:15 pm

toby

March 31st, 2011
2:16 pm

he worships the devil

Tammy

March 31st, 2011
2:16 pm

@ The T…I know..it’s MY Baby! He my baby daddy!.. downstammy@ymail.com is where you can chat with me personally

becareful

March 31st, 2011
2:29 pm

I love Lil Wayne! he is one of the greatest artist, in these days in time!

Justin

March 31st, 2011
2:30 pm

Well Jennifer you’ve done it again! congratulations

Rappersequalnotalent

March 31st, 2011
2:31 pm

Enter your comments here

Rappersequalnotalent

March 31st, 2011
2:33 pm

Who cares? Look at him. No style, almost cross eyed, tatted up a like an inmate from Reidsville. Surprised he hasn’t been popped hanging at one of those loser nightclubs, while wearing tacky jewelry, droopy pants and those STUPID glasses. Great role model for kids too. Does this guy even bathe?

Patrick

March 31st, 2011
2:41 pm

Almost every body that has made a commet about Low Life Lil Wayne… needs to put your Rap music away and go back to School… I can’t believe someone would even give hime a contract.

john mickins

March 31st, 2011
2:56 pm

4 kids, 4 diff’rent mamas? @ the rate these rappers spend(the ones who REALLY make the real $ anyway) he’s gonna have to literally rap until he’s in a wheelchair

john hanna

March 31st, 2011
3:03 pm

weezy iz the best rapper alive always will be he went from middleman in a group called the hot boyz to being the president of young money and ceo of cash money the man has achieved everything he has ever wanted to do but before he retires my life goal is to freestyle battle him and be in one of his genious master pieces instead of shirts that say free weezy he is a father of for so it will be weezy free but you can bet he will never stop being affilated with other artist’s music weezy said it himself he will make music till the day he is buried

mr. Clairvoyant

March 31st, 2011
3:04 pm

Enjoy them now! He probably won’t be around by 35 due to the lifestyle.

john hanna

March 31st, 2011
3:05 pm

and he also said he doesn’t lie so there you have it even when he retire’s it don’t mean he can’t still have albums

mr. Clairvoyant

March 31st, 2011
3:08 pm

john hanna, study hip-hop origins and those who’ve been their. Not the best rapper alive and always won’t be because their are very few eternal messages in his spit. Might as well be just instramental.

mr. Clairvoyant

March 31st, 2011
3:13 pm

Good, has serious potential, but his mesogynistic style simply is poison to the listeners.

Angel

March 31st, 2011
3:13 pm

Wow, here is a guy that has made more money than all of your comments in a few minutes then you will have made in a life time, and your worried about his children’s future? Do your research haters. I think he can afford every baby he has made. uhh it is always racially motivated. Uhh where the heck is Kate plus 8’s daddy? Jon??? hair plugs, face lifts tummy tucks. his teeth cost more than your homes! Love him!

mr. Clairvoyant

March 31st, 2011
3:20 pm

Quanny Mae, are you related to Sallie? Aquire a life.

BBC

March 31st, 2011
3:26 pm

Angel, do not be a slave to $$. It is more to life than affording children. Spending QT is priceless. Me, personally I couldn’t care less about what he does, just don’t infect the people around me.

EuduardoSanchez

March 31st, 2011
3:36 pm

ya’ll are haters…Good Lord you all should be ashamed with ya’ll broke a$$e$

oreary?

March 31st, 2011
3:39 pm

Wow… All the rambling statements, abused capitalization and poor spelling/grammar mistakes are enough to make most people feel sick.

john hannah, I believe you forgot these:
!..;,.,.!. There could be more that I missed, but it’s hard to decipher the junk you posted.

joe white

March 31st, 2011
3:40 pm

Please stop now

mistertwister

March 31st, 2011
3:44 pm

Whatever. He still sucks as a musician.

mistertwister

March 31st, 2011
3:46 pm

oreary?, i couldn’t have said it better!
Tells me Lil’ ol Wayne be selling to illiterates!

mistertwister

March 31st, 2011
3:47 pm

Capital “I” in the last post. Don’t need to get roasted…

oreary?

March 31st, 2011
3:50 pm

mistertwister
Ha! There’s a big difference between a typo and blatantly posting garbage.

50 Cent

March 31st, 2011
3:58 pm

Lil Wayne needs to follow in my footsteps. Invest in Vitamin Water!

Ol School

March 31st, 2011
4:05 pm

The way rap music sounds now he needs to go ahead and retire.

Retire?!!! XD

March 31st, 2011
4:19 pm

This is my favorite headline of the day!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, please allow me to daydream it’s true….. I know better from Jay Z’s “retirement”. Odds are by the time he’s 35 he’ll be a GRANDdaddy.

beaux

March 31st, 2011
4:25 pm

Murderers make money; robbers make money; drug dealers make money. Should we emulate/praise them as well?