“I promise to work harder if it kills me”. This is what Lil Wayne tweeted on Sunday to his fans after not being nominated for the MTV Video Music Awards or the BET awards this year.
Wayne has had it rough lately. Earlier this year, in March, Wayne was admitted to the hospital after experiencing multiple seizures. He was found by one of his body guards and was rushed to the hospital where he was put into a medically induced coma. Doctors and family members were unsure if he would make it, but he pulled through and was able to update and thank fans for their love and support.
I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 16, 2013
Then, again in March his “I Am Not a Human Being II” album only reached number 2 on the charts and only sold one million copies. Sounds like a lot to me, but it is a shortfall compared to his previous album “Tha Carter IV” that sold 3.5 million copies.
Noticed I wasn't nominated nor involved n da MTV VMA's nor da BET awards…I apologize to my fans and I promise 2 work harder if it kills me
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) August 25, 2013
Despite this rough patch, Wayne is working harder than ever and is hoping to please his fans. He is currently working on his Dedication 5 mixtape with DJ Drama.
Me and Wayne working. The mixtape may be dropping sooner than people think, so I’m just gonna say be patient. Have we started recording? Yeah, absolutely. Definitely. It’s beats, rhymes and life. A Tribe Called Wayne. It’s mostly freestyles, you know. That’s what Dedication is known for. But we’re also going to get the skits back. So we’re definitely going to get some of that entertainment value of Wayne talking how he talks, like how he did with Dedication 1, 2 and 3. … That man is a monster when it comes to work. So he gets it all done.