The world knows Lil Wayne as one of the top rappers in the industry. When he was 12 in 1994, he experienced a near-fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound on his chest. Lil Wayne described it as an accident to his family. Later on, he admitted it was an attempt to commit suicide. This drastic step by the teenager followed his mother’s insistence that he should give up his wrap dreams. But he survived the ordeal, and the rest, we know, is history.
Lil Wayne has a son, who apparently holds the distinction of being his eldest son, affectionately referred to as ‘Lil Tuney’ within the family. Let us know about Dwayne Carter III, Lil Wayne’s son.
Who is Dwayne Carter III?
Dwayne Carter III was born on the 22nd of October, 2008, at the Chris Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the eldest son of the multi-award-winning rapper, songwriter, and record executive Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., professionally known as Lil Wayne, and his former partner Sarah Vivian.
Carter holds biracial ethnicity and identifies as African-American, going by his father’s roots. As of 2023, he will be celebrating his 15th birthday next month.
What does Dwayne Carter III do?
As per reports, Carter is currently a high school student. The name of his school remains unknown and out of public knowledge.
Dwayne Carter III’s Family Details
The little one comes from a talented and diverse family, including his half-siblings from his father’s previous relationships.
As the world knows, Lil Wayne is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter and record executive. He has had a successful music career spanning several decades, with numerous hits such as 6 Foot 7 Foot, Lollipop, A Milli, and more. He founded the record label, Young Money Entertainment and signed the top artists in the industry, such as Nicki Minaj and Drake.
Carter’s Mother, Sarah Vivian, is a radio broadcaster, who has previously worked with top radio stations such as iHeartRadio, Streetz 94.5, and Shade 45 Radio, owned by the veteran rapper, Eminem. Currently, she holds two positions, one with the radio station, Sirius XM and the other as the director of a non-profit organization called The Love Project 404.
Young Carter has two half-sisters. The eldest one is Reginae Carter. She is the child of the rapper’s past relationship with girlfriend Antonia Toya Wright. Reginae is a singer, actress, and social media personality. She has also made an appearance on the reality show Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.
Carter’s other half-sister is Essence Vivian, born by his mother in 2005 from a different relationship. Both of them share a close relationship and often post photos and videos together on their social media handle. Apparently, Essence has finished high school and served as a cheerleader for the basketball team.
Besides this, Carter has two half-brothers – Cameron and Neal Carter. Dwayne is a year older than his half-brother Cameron, who was born from his father’s past relationship with actress Lauren London. His youngest half-brother, Neal, was also born in the same year to Lil Wayne and the Grammy-nominated songstress Nivea Hamilton.
A Doting Son to His Parents
Lil Wayne has often expressed his affection for all his children, and keeps referring to them as his pride and joy. In one of his interviews, he spoke about his role as a father and stated that he just wants to ensure his kids are happy and healthy and want to be there for them as much as he can.
Vivian, too, is a highly involved and committed mother towards her children. She extends so much love for her kids, as evident from her social media handle. Vivian and her children are seen sharing photos where the mother puts endearing captions on her Instagram handle. In one of her uploads, she even expressed her excitement and pride for daughter Essence, who just graduated high school with an impressive cumulative score.
Will Dwayne Follow his Father’s Footsteps and Establish a Career in Music?
Like his father, the young Carter is quite passionate when it comes to music. He not only enjoys listening to songs but likes to create them as well. Carter was featured on the song, FL4M3$, on his father’s critically acclaimed 2020 mixtape, No Ceilings 3. The mixtape also featured his half-brother Cameron Carter.
The young Carter is equally fond of sports and is a basketball and skating enthusiast. In addition to his athletic pursuits, he has garnered huge social media attention for his vocal talents. It is clear that the young one has inherited this talent from his father and is looking forward to following Lil Wayne’s footsteps in the future.
On the 1st of November, 2022, the young Carter’s talent reached out to a global audience when DailyLoud shared his rap song on Twitter. Rap lovers worldwide were captivated by the young one’s talent and admired his skills to their heart’s content.
What is Dwayne Carter III’s Net Worth?
As the young Carter is still a high school student and a minor, he doesn’t entertain any source of income. Thus, it is difficult to determine his net worth. On the other hand, his father has an estimated net worth of $170 million.
Can I See Dwayne Carter III on Instagram?
Dwayne Carter III is very active on the social media platform, and you will often spot him sharing photos of his fun experiences and pictures with his family. He also shares photos from his basketball training sessions. His Instagram handle is @thecarterlife35.