Lil Wayne Scores First-Ever Diamond Plaque For 2008 Song ‘Lollipop’: Thank You To All My Fans & Supporters, I Ain’t Sh*t w/o Y’all
After two decades in the music industry, Lil Wayne has finally earned his first-ever diamond plaque!
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced on Wednesday (Dec. 14) that Lil Wayne has officially joined the diamond club after his 2008 hit “Lollipop” surpassed 10 million sales in the U.S.
The RIAA took to Twitter to congratulate the New Orleans rapper. They wrote,
“Welcome to the [diamond] club! @LilTunechi earns his first Diamond as #Lollipop reaches 10X multi-Platinum @RepublicRecords @CashMoney.”
— RIAA (@RIAA) December 14, 2022
Lil Wayne also took to social media to share the good news with his fans and thank them for their support.
“My first joint to go diamond wowwww!!!” he wrote. “Thank you to all my fans and supporters I Ain’t Sh*t Without Y’all!!! #LongLiveStaticMajor.”
“Lollipop” was released in March 2008 and served as the lead single from Lil Wayne’s iconic sixth album Tha Carter III. The song spent five weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and took home Best Rap Song at the 2009 Grammy Awards. The song was ranked at number five on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008. With 9.1 million copies sold as of January 2009, “Lollipop” was named 2008’s best-selling digital single worldwide by IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).
Lil Wayne recently found himself in a bit of legal trouble when he was hit with a lawsuit for allegedly assaulting his ex-assistant, Andrew Williams, on a private jet. The ex-employee accused the defendants of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful termination, and negligence. The “A Milli” rapper is claiming that he acted in self-defense.
In addition, Lil Wayne said his former employee didn’t suffer any injuries as a result of him. He accused Williams of failing to “exercise reasonable care and diligence” to avoid any alleged damages. Wayne shut down Williams’ claims that he was wrongfully terminated as well.
A judge has yet to rule.
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