- And There Was Much Rejoicing: From the haters when he said he was quitting rapping.
- Author Appeal: Arguably, Lil Wayne did more than anyone to get rappers boasting about cunnilingus. Reportedly, this is not a coincidence.
- Complaining about Music You Don't Listen To: A common target of this trope. Ironically, he is one of the rappers most liked by critics who actually listen to rap.
- Crowning Moment Of Funny: 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.
- After Drake sprained his knee at a concert, Wayne came back onstage and quipped: "This nigga really got a bad leg! I thought that shit was only on the TV show!" This would overlap with Harsher in Hindsight, but fortunately Drake made a full recovery.
- Growing the Beard: Somewhere around 2004-2005, his rhyming improved markedly.
- Hidden Depths: His more obscure often solo mixtape cuts tend to be far, far better than what actually shows up on his albums.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- Unfortunate Implications:
- In his past songs, he has made reference to preference of light-skinned women over dark-skinned women with lines such as "Beautiful Black Women/ Bet that bitch look better red", "I like them Ameries, you can have them Omarosas."
- "Bitches Love Me" is a song almost entirely about treating women as sex objects by showing no care to them in return. Also, the music video features women in stylized scold's bridles and women in cages, acting like animals.