Lil Wayne Can No Longer Remember His Own Songs Due To Heartbreaking Health Condition

Lil Wayne can no longer remember his own songs due to seizures caused by epilepsy.
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The ‘Annihilate’ rapper can no longer remember his own songs due to a heartbreaking health condition.

Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., has an illustrious career as a rapper which has seen him win numerous accolades, including four Grammy Awards and multiple BET Hip Hop Awards.

Known for chart-topping hits like ‘Lollipop’, ‘A Milli’, and ‘Got Money’, the 41-year-old has solidified his status as one of the most influential and successful artists in the hip-hop genre.

But sadly, due to ill health, Lil Wayne can’t remember his own tracks anymore.

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lil Wayne admits that he can’t differentiate between his albums, including ‘Tha Carter III’, ‘Tha Carter II’, ‘Tha Carter I’, and ‘Tha Carter IV’.

He explains: “And that’s just my God’s honest truth. You could lie, you could ask me (about) such and such song, I wouldn’t even know what we talking about.”

This memory loss is attributed to his struggles with epilepsy, which has caused him to experience recurring and unprovoked seizures.

The records that propelled him to fame in the early 2000s hold no significance to him anymore due to his memory loss.

Lil Wayne admits that he couldn’t even recall the release year of ‘Tha Carter III’, one of his biggest albums, which came out in 2008.

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne says he can no longer remember his own songs due to seizures caused by epilepsy. Credit: Cash Money

He describes his lack of knowledge about his own discography as a curse, believing that while he possesses ‘an amazing mind’, an amazing memory was not granted to him.

Despite this memory impairment, Lil Wayne has no plans to retire anytime soon.

The ‘Mirror’ rapper says that true artists and pioneers never retire; they continue creating music until the end.

He believes retirement would mean stepping away from everything except music, which he says is an inherent part of his being.

The rapper has spoken out about his experience with seizures in the past.

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In a 2013 interview with MTV, Lil Wayne disclosed that he often has no warning before the seizures occur and has no memory of them afterwards.

He described waking up in the hospital, unaware of what happened until his family and friends filled him in on the details.

Lil Wayne recently concluded his Welcome to ‘Tha Carter’ tour and has finalised the ‘ColleGrove 2’ album, a sequel to his collaboration with 2 Chainz in 2016.

While information on his upcoming ‘Carter IV’ album remains scarce, he plans to release a vinyl record for the 15th anniversary of ‘Carter III’ this year.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.