February 9, 2009

Lil Wayne wins four Grammy awards

Rapper Lil Wayne took home four of the eight prizes he was nominated for at the 51st annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday night.

The hip-hop star, who led the Grammy field with the most nominations, won the awards for rap album for Tha Carter III; rap solo for A Milli; rap performance by a duo or group for Swagga Like Us, which he performed with Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West; and rap song for Lollipop.

I just want to say, thank God; thank New Orleans; thank these people you see right here, the rapper said, referring to the numerous people who accompanied him on stage to pick up his trophy for best rap album.

And thank you, the New Orleans native told the audience.