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Lil Wayne: A History in Photos

From hanging with Baby to performing with Pete Wentz, see Weezy through the years

Lil Wayne: 9900: Source Awards Juvenile

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Lil Wayne and the Hot Boys pose with Juvenile in 1999 at the Source Awards.

Lil Wayne: 0206: cash money

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Manny Fresh, Baby a.k.a. Birdman, Slim, Lil Wayne and TQ pose for a photo on June 23, 2002 in Hollywood during the BET Awards.

Lil wayne: 0410: basketball

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Lil Wayne hits the court for the Source celebrity basketball game in Miami on October 8, 2004.

Lil Wayne: 0512: Lebron James Bday

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Lil Wayne performs at the birthday party for LeBron James in Cleveland on December 29, 2005.

Lil Wayne: 0603: spring breaks

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Lil Wayne photographed in Panama City, Florida, during spring break on March 8, 2006.

Lil Wayne: 0603: birdman spring break

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Birdman and Lil Wayne backstage during Spring Bling in Miami on March 26, 2006.

lil wayne: 0702: nba allsya

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Lil Wayne, Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupree attend the NBA All-Star party in Las Vegas on February 15, 2007.

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Lil Wayne's booking photo from January 23, 2008 where he was arrested and charged with three drug related felonies.

lil wayne: 0805: Blige

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Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige attend a press conference announcing the 2008 BET Awards nominees on May 15, 2008 in New York City.

lil wayne: 0806: hot 97 with kanye

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Kanye West and Lil Wayne perform at the 2008 Hot 97 Summer Jam at Giant Stadium on June 1, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Lil Wayne: 0806: pete wentz

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Lil Wayne appears with Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy on MTV's FNMTV on June 18, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

Lil Wayne: 0806: BET awards

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Lil Wayne performs with T-Pain during the 2008 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 24, 2008.

lil wayne: 0209: Grammy with M.I.A.

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Lil Wayne and M.I.A perform at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles.

Lil Wayne: 0902: grammy

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Lil Wayne performs with Jay-Z and T.I. during the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009.

Lil Wayne's World: 2/8/2009: Grammy Awards

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Lil Wayne backstage at the Grammy Awards with Robin Thicke and Allen Toussaint in Los Angeles, February 8, 2009.

Lil Wayne's World: 2/21/2009: "Every Girl" Video Shoot

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Mack Maine, Dow Jones, Lil Wayne, Drake, Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee  on the set of the  'Every Girl'  music video shoot in Los Angeles, February 21, 2009.

Lil Wayne's World: 03/29/2009: "I Am Music" Tour

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Lil Wayne performs in Univeral City, California on his 'I Am Music' tour, March 29, 2009.

Lil Wayne's World: 5/31/2009: MTV Movie Awards

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Lil Wayne presents and award with Leighton Meester at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California, May 31, 2009.

Best of Live: June 26, 2009: Lil Wayne (6.20.09)

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Lil Wayne performs at the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash in Atlanta, Georgia, June 20, 2009.

Lil Wayne's World: 06/28/2009: BET Awards

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Lil Wayne and Drake perform at the 2009 BET Awards in Los Angeles, June 28, 2009.

Random Notes: October 22, 2009: Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne leaves the Manhattan Supreme Court after his hearing, October 22, 2009.

Lil Wayne's World: 12/15/2009: NY Supreme Court

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 Lil Wayne arrives to court in New York City to face weapon charges, December 15, 2009.

Grammys 2010: Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne and Eminem perform together at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, January 31, 2010.

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Lil Wayne and Drake perform at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, November 6, 2010.

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