YMMV / Lil Wayne

  • Author Appeal: Arguably, Lil Wayne did more than anyone to get rappers boasting about cunnilingus. Reportedly, this is not a coincidence.
  • Funny Moments: The intro to "A Milli". It starts with some sparkly synths and cheesy orchestral bombast, before Wayne's croaky voice shouts "YOUNG MONEY!" A super-sparse, raw beat drops and the rest is rap history.
    Lil Wayne looks like a crabapple... I don't know what a crabapple is. Fuck all ya (chuckles).
  • Growing the Beard: Somewhere around 2004-2005, his rhyming improved markedly. From 2005-2008, a period in which he released Tha Carter 2 and Tha Carter 3, as well as several well-regarded mixtapes, he had a legitimate case for the title of best rapper alive
  • Hidden Depths: His more obscure often solo mixtape cuts tend to be far, far better than what actually shows up on his albums.
    • Despite how blatantly "un-Christian" his music seems to be, Lil Wayne is actually a devoted Catholic in real life.
    • Lil Wayne himself has shown himself to be this. A lot of people saw him as bland rapper, but has shown himself to not only be able to do a great job running his own label/entourage, but has shown himself to be a rather intellectual individual.
  • Ho Yay: With Zac Efron.
    • Much, much more pronounced with Birdman. Case in point: "the kiss".
  • Internet Backdraft: Claim that Lil Wayne is the best rapper alive, and you will get hatred from pretty much any other rap fan whose favorite rapper is not Lil Wayne.
    • Hell, bring up his name on virtually anything hip-hop related and expect to be accused of being a suburban white kid whose knowledge of hip-hop is restricted to ringtone rap and who doesn't deserve to listen to hip-hop. Saying that Lil Wayne is hated among serious fans is an understatement.
    • For fans Tha Carter V's infamous Development Hell. The album is ready mind you, but for legal reasons, it's still in limbo for an unset release date.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Having him do a verse or the hook on a song can result in this. Most notably Playaz Circle's "Duffle Bag Boy" which has what might just be his best hook ever and terrible, terrible verses from the main group.
  • Memetic Mutation: Fuck bitches, get money.
    • This video of Lil Wayne trying (and failing) to play a guitar solo on stage quickly became a popular in-joke among the guitar-playing community.
  • The Scrappy: Within Young Money, Gudda Gudda is considered this because of his lack of a flow, stupid name and over reliance on half rhymes ("She don't even wonder/She know she bad/And I got her, nigga/Grocery bag")
  • Sequelitis: Tha Carter IV has received a lukewarm reception as compared to the previous Carter albums.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "Love Me" is similar to Kirko Bangz's "Drank in my Cup".
  • Tearjerker: "Get Over". "Tie My Hands".
    • Three words: "How. To. Love."