Who is Dwayne Michael Turner? Where is Lil Wayne’s Father now?
Dwayne Michael Turner is popular as the late father of American hip hop artist Lil Wayne.
Lil Wayne is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who is often regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. He has released several albums and also won various prestigious awards in his career.
Dwayne Michael Turner’s birth details, childhood, and family is still unknown. Unfortunately, we don’t have any information about his profession and living.
Who is Dwayne Michael Turner’s Wife?
Dwayne married his wife Jacida Carter in the early 1980s and lived with her in the impoverished Hollygrove neighborhood of Uptown, New Orleans, Louisiana’s 17th Ward. His wife worked as a cook.
The couple gave birth to a son named Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., aka Lil Wayne, on September 27, 1982. His wife, Jacida, was 19 years old when giving birth to their son.
After a couple of years of their marriage, the couple split in 1984. Their son Lil Wayne was just 2 years old at the time of his parents’ divorce.
Dwayne then abandoned his wife and son and started living separately.
Turner’s wife then married Reginald “Rabbit” McDonald, who has passed away already.
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Son: Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne was born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. on September 27, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the U.S. He attended Eleanor McMain Secondary School but later dropped out of school at 14.
He has released several albums in his career. Some of his hit albums are 500 Degreez (2002), Tha Carter (2004), Tha Carter II (2005), Tha Carter III (2008), Rebirth (2010), and Funeral (2020).
He has won five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and eight NAACP Image Awards.
Changed his name to Wayne
Born as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., he later started calling himself Lil Wayne and is now popular with the name. In an interview, CBS interviewer Katie Couric asked him why he changed his name. He replied:
“I dropped the D because I’m a junior and my father is living and he’s not in my life, and he’s never been in my life. So I don’t want to be Dwayne, I’d rather be Wayne”
She also asked him if his biological girlfriend knew about this- he said “He knows now.”
Dwayne doesn’t have a good relationship with his son Lil Wayne. Instead, his son considers his stepfather Reginald “Rabbit” McDonald to be his real father and also has inked a tattoo in his honor.
Dwayne’s Son’s Affairs and his Grandchildren
Lil Wayne has dated several women and is the father of 4 children who are Dwayne’s grandchildren. His first daughter was born to his high school sweetheart Toya Johnson when he was 16. The couple was married for two years until 2006.
He then dated Sarah Vivan, a radio broadcaster with whom he has a son named Dwayne III. He also was in a relationship with actress Lauren London and has a son named Cameron. Moreover, he has a son named Neal with singer Nivea.
Besides, Wayne has also dated singer Christina Milian, model La’Tecia Thomas, and model Denise Bidot.
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