Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is in a world of pain right now. The hip-hop superstar has stepped up to speak on the death of Louisiana rap artist 5th Ward Weebie.
Big Facts: On Friday, Wayne hit up Instagram to admit he’s still speechless following news of Weebie’s death spreading across the Internet.
High-Key Details: According to reports, Weebie suffered a heart attack this week and died at the age of 42.
5th Ward Weebie, a rapper, actor and record producer who brought New Orleans bounce to the world, has died. One of 5th Ward Weebie’s representatives confirmed his death to WWL-TV Thursday. He was 42 years old. According to New Orleans rapper P Town Moe, Weebie died of complications after having a heart attack. (WWLTV)
Wait, There’s More: Louisiana’s Mayor LaToya Cantrell came forward this week to speak on the crushing loss.
Before You Go: Over the past few years, Weebie has blown up with viral videos and high-profile collaborations.
Born Jerome Cosey, Weebie grew his legend in New Orleans with songs like “Shake It Like A Dog,” “I Really Want U,” and “So Attracted.” He logged collaborations with Mystikal and Master P and in 2006 released “F**k Katrina” in the wake of the devastating hurricane. Weebie went viral in 2013 with “Let Me Find Out,” a song embraced by Snoop Dogg and Juvenile on an official remix. (The FADER)