Lil Wayne was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, into a poor family. Growing up, Wayne always wanted to be a rapper, and wrote his first song at 8. When Wayne was 17, he released his first solo album, Tha Block is Hot, which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 100. Since then, Wayne has sold over 120 million records, started his own label, and is one of the most well known rappers of all time.
During his life, Wayne has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts. When he was a kid, Wayne struggled with losing his father, and even attempted suicide at 12. He struggled with bouts of depression later in life too, but he was able to overcome all of this and still become a very successful person.
Wayne has been open about his struggles, rapping about them and speaking in interviews. Wayne is a great inspiration, and has shown that you can overcome depression and suicide attempts and become a great and successful person.