ATLANTA — Weezy F. Baby is having another baby. Lil Wayne announced Saturday night during the BET Hip-Hop Awards that he’s having his first son in just a “couple of days.” He was onstage accepting the Lyricist of the Year Award when he told the crowd at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center of his impending bundle of joy.
Not even three quarters into the show, Wayne had already jumped on the stage with DJ Khaled and a community of friends to help his mouthy friend accept an award; joined Common, T-Pain and Busta Rhymes during N.E.R.D.’s “Spazz”; and won the People’s Champ Award. Another Weezy highlight was his collision of skills with T-Pain and Ludacris during “Can’t Believe It” and “Chopped & Screwed.”
With all this commotion, you’d think Wayne would be relishing the spotlight. Nah. He told MTV News earlier in the day he’d rather be in the studio.
Next on his plate is the release of a new album, Tha Carter III. Think it’s already out? You’re correct. However, the tireless New Orleans mic fiend says he’s dropping a new version of the album with all brand-new songs: He said clearly that the record is not — repeat not — Tha Carter IV.
Wayne’s final words when accepting the award were, “I got a son about to be born any day now, so shout-out to him. Pray for me.” At press time, the MC’s reps had not confirmed the identity of the mother of Wayne’s impending son.
[This story was originally published at 9:42 p.m. on 10.18.2008]