Shortly before Weezy took the stage Sunday night at the Staples Center to spit a verse during a performance with David Guetta, Chris Brown, the Foo Fighters and Dead Mau5, the rumor mill started churning with rumors that the rapper had been arrested backstage on a gun-related charge.
The claims grew even louder after the concert ended, as they hit Twitter with a vengeance.
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[It's] not true, he's good, Birdman told the magazine. I never heard about that. He was good all day.
If Weezy had been arrested, it would not have been his first brush with the law. He was jailed for eight months in 2010 on a criminal posession of a weapon charge related to a 2007 arrest.
By Monday morning the hype had died down a little bit on Twitter, as news started spreading that Birdman had denied the claims against his label's star rapper.
Lil Wayne, a 29-year-old New Orleans native, has had one of the most successful hip hop careers in music history, releasing a number of multi-platinum-selling albums over the past 15 years.