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Lil Wayne Honored by National Museum of African American Music on His 40th Bday

by Ashlee Nicole

September 27 marks the day a GOAT was born. However, days before, Lil Wayne celebrated the big 4-0 surrounded by family, close friends, and a star-studded guest list at a dinner party held at The Nice Guy restaurant in L.A.

Over the weekend, The guest list included YG, Yella Beezy, Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe, Marcus Wiley, and Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter. His sons also flew in for the celebration. NBA Youngboy wasn’t able to make it because he’s on house arrest, but he did send in a personalized video, wishing Wayne a special one. Drake, Missy Elliott, 2 Chainz, Kanye West and more huge names also wished Weezy well in the video montage. Check it out below:

Keith Sweat popped out to do a surprise performance of “Don’t Stop Your Love.” In a video posted to Twitter, Tunechi is seen jumping up and down in excitement as Keith Sweat whines belts out his classic, 1987 hit.

The menu included chicken parm, roasted salmon, and filet mignon, with Weezy-inspired drinks like “Best Drink Alive” and “Back That Drink Up.” For dessert, the birthday boy was presented with a multi-tier cake, decked out with a skateboard on top.

Check out photos from the night:

On his birthday, Wayne took to social media to thank everyone for the birthday wishes. “Definitely appresiate ALL da love!!! 🤙🏾” he tweeted.

Weezy also received the ultimate gift — being honored by the National Museum of African American Music. NMAAM and Vanderbilt professors hosted an event for the exhibit, featuring personally donated antiques from Wayne — including his attire from classic moments, BET ‘I Am Hip Hop’ Award, first handwritten letter from Rikers, and more.

Lil Wayne showed his gratitude for the honor. “I’m very grateful to work with NMAAM and show students how Hip-Hop has been so influential on the culture,” he said. “Shout out to NMAAM for all the birthday love.”

Read the full scoop on Wayne’s NMAAM honor.

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