Is Lil Wayne okay?
That has been the lingering question in the Hip Hop community ever since the news leaked that Lil Wayne was in critical condition at Cedar-Sinai Hospital after overdosing on sizzurp last Wednesday. While hospital sources originally told TMZ that Wayne was in a coma inside the hospital’s ICU, Wayne’s camp has stated that they are lying and it wasn’t as serious. Meanwhile, TMZ’s hospital source has went mute (after an investigation was launched to determine who was leaking the info) and they have been forced to receive their updates solely from Wayne’s reps who claims that Wayne is no longer in ICU and has been walking around the hospital floor on his own with bodyguards. That’s definitely good news if true.
As you may recall, on Friday, after TMZ posted that Wayne was being given his last rites, he allegedly sent out a tweet that said, “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love,” to discredit TMZ’s story. Tech writer Kyle Sandler suspected something fishy was going on, so he did some research, and determined that there was no way that Lil Wayne could have sent that tweet from Cedars-Sinai.
“@TMZ FYI @Liltunechi tweet did NOT originate from 34.0766385, -118.37954589999998 (the lat/long for Cedars Sinai)”
XXL Magazine caught up with Mack Maine to verify if Lil Wayne really sent the tweet from his phone and strangely, he wasn’t sure.
“That Tweet [that he sent out on Friday] wasn’t sent out on that same phone line. I’m not sure if he Tweeted that or not. I wasn’t with him at the present moment. One of his fans could have Tweeted that, I’m not really sure where that came from.”
He also gave an update on Lil Wayne:
“He’s in the hospital regularly, [not ICU]. I can’t really give a comment on his situation right now ‘cus we’re not really sure, we’re just standing by him right now. Like I said, he’s in recovery as far as we know, so we’re just sitting back, just waiting until he’s come fully recovered before we can give a statement.”
Hopefully, Wayne is really pulling through and stabilized but something in the water ain’t clean.
Meanwhile, Wayne’s latest visitor was Nicki Minaj who showed up with a ton of balloons over the weekend, but didn’t look distraught as she was leaving which could be a sign that he’s doing much better.
We will keep you posted on the updates.