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Reports Rapper Lil Wayne Near Death Spark Twitter Frenzy

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Conflicting reports that rapper “Lil Wayne” was near death whipped the twittersphere into a frenzy Friday evening, and a tweet from the rapper’s official account saying he was alive and well was retweeted 100,000 times in less than 45 minutes.

“I’m good everybody.  Thx for the prayers and love,” read the tweet from the rapper’s official Twitter account.

Celebrity website TMZ had reported earlier in the evening that the rapper was on life support after being hospitalized following a series of seizures, and that doctors had pumped his stomach three times in an attempt to flush substances from his system.

 “Wayne is doing well,” Vickie Charles, senior publicity director for Wayne’s record label, Cash Money Records, told ABC News Radio.

Friends of Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also took to social media to counter reports the Grammy-winning rapper was at death’s door.

Cash Money president Mack Maine tweeted, “Wayne is alive and well!”

A spokesperson for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center told ABC News that because of privacy laws the hospital could not confirm or deny that Carter was being treated there.

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Report: Lil Wayne Treated for Seizure-Like Symptoms

Bryan Steffy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Lil Wayne suffered seizure-like symptoms while traveling on a private jet Thursday, and the plane made an emergency landing in Texas so Weezy could be transported to a hospital for treatment, reports.

A source close to Wayne, whose birth name is Dwayne Michael Carter, tells the gossip website the rapper spent several hours at the hospital and was released. Details remain unclear, but TMZ has been told Wayne is “doing better.”

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Jimmy Kimmel Interviews ‘Fake’ Lil Wayne

ABC/MICHAEL DESMOND(LOS ANGELES) -- Lil Wayne was a no-show on the latest Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, so Kimmel interviewed a fake Lil Wayne. The talk show host told audience members after a commercial break that the rapper was “unavailable” at the moment.

“I hope he hasn’t been incarcerated again,” Kimmel said.

Kimmel pulled up a member from the audience, a librarian named Carl, to sit in for Lil Wayne.

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“This will be even better,” said Kimmel.

Kimmel introduced Carl, who donned a wig and hat to play the part of one the most popular rappers in the world. The host asked about the rapper’s jail time and his friendship with Justin Bieber. Carl was largely baffled about how to answer.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Lil Wayne's Album Release Pushed Back

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rapper Lil Wayne's new album Tha Carter IV has had its release date pushed back, according to MTV. 

The disc, one of the most anticipated rap albums of the year, is now scheduled to arrive June 21 instead of the planned date of May 16. Young Money president Mack Maine told MTV that the rapper is "still perfecting a few things," adding, "He's a perfectionist."  Additionally, Mack says that waiting for all of the album's numerous guest stars to submit their parts has added to the delay.  He says, "By the time we would've finished mixing, we wouldn't have met the [original] due date... so we had to push it back."

To tide fans over, Mack says that a completed video for the song "If I Die Tonight" will arrive in two weeks.  He also says Tha Carter IV's next single will be like Lil Wayne's 2008 hit "Lollipop," in the sense that, Mack explains, it will "be liked by the masses."

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Lil Wayne's New Album Debuts at #2 While He's Behind Bars

Photo Courtesy - Universal Motown/Cash Money RecordsRapper Lil Wayne has managed to scored a big Billboard chart debut from behind bars. His new album, I Am Not a Human Being, which is currently only available digitally, has debuted at number two on the Billboard album chart, right behind country music superstar Kenny Chesney's new disc, Hemingway's Whiskey.

I Am Not a Human Being sold 110,000 copies in one week, according to Nielsen Soundscan.   A CD version of the disc with three extra tracks will hit stores Oct. 12.

Wayne, who was recently placed in solitary confinement after being caught with an mp3 charger and headphones, is still on track to leave prison Nov. 4.  MTV reports the punishment isn't going to result in any additional time inside for the rapper.


Lil Wayne Admits He's Jealous of Nicki & Drake 

Photo Courtesy - ELMHURST, NY) -- While Lil Wayne finishes up his sentence in prison, his proteges Nicki Minaj and Drake are tearing up the charts, and Wayne admits he wishes it were him out there.  In a new posting on his website, the rapper writes, "To my [Young Money/Cash Money] family, you are the bleepin' best!  Nik, I am jealous of you and Drizzy, but it's cool!  I miss you all and keep killin' em.  I love y'all."

Wayne, who celebrated his 28th birthday on Monday, writes that he is "awaiting freedom patiently," adding, "I can't bleepin' wait!"  To pass the time until his release in November, Wayne says he's "still playing UNO. Still doing push-ups and such...I've been trying to get as much rest as I can because I know I won't when I'm out of here."  He adds that he enjoys listening to sports and slow jams, and reading all the letters from his fans, for which he says he is "forever grateful." 

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