Dwayne Carter III (born on October 22, 2008) is a 14-year-old American celebrity kid best recognized as the first son of Lil Wayne, the legendary American rapper.
Since his birth, Dwayne has been a mainstay in the public eye. Thanks to his father’s fame, Dwayne is regularly featured in articles and interviews about Lil Wayne and is even featured on his father’s social media accounts. His celebrity status has granted him certain privileges, like attending the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte and visiting the White House with his father. Here’s what we know about Dwayne Carter III, Lil Wayne’s son.
Summary of Dwayne Carter III’s Biography
- Full Name: Dwayne Michael Carter III
- Nickname: Lil Tuney
- Gender: Male
- Date of Birth: 22nd October 2008
- Dwayne Carter III’s Age: 14 years old
- Ethnicity: Afro-American
- Nationality: American
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Single
- Dwayne Carter III’s Parents: Lil Wayne and Sarah Vivan
- Siblings: Cameron Carter, Neal Carter, Reginae Carter, and Essence Vivan (all half-siblings)
- Famous For: Being the first son of Lil Wayne
How Old is Dwayne Carter III?
Dwayne Carter III is 14 years old. He was born in an Ohio hospital on the 22nd of October 2008. Dwayne was named after his Celebrity Father, whose full name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and he is an American citizen of African American ethnicity.
His father had him with Sarah Vivian, a radio hostess he met at a concert’s after-party in Cincinnati. Sarah was only 19 years old when she met Dwayne’s father. She was co-host of ‘Streetz Is Watchin Radio’ on Shade 45 a radio station owned by one of hip-hop’s greatest rappers, Eminem.
Dwayne spent his early life in the custody of both parents, although they are not together as a couple anymore. Fondly known as Lil Tuney by family and known associates, Dwayne is already a teenager, and his age indicates that the young man is a high school student. However, his educational details remain a mystery to the public.
Dwayne loves music and wants to be a rap artist like his father. He has also expressed interest in basketball. Most of these details were revealed by his mother Sarah Vivian, who frequently posts photos of her son’s basketball jersey on Instagram.
Who is the Mother of Dwayne Carter III?
Dwayne Carter III’s mother is Sarah Vivian. She got into the spotlight for being Lil Wayne’s baby mama and is an American radio personality. Sarah has served with some of the top radio stations in the US, including Streetz 94.5 and iHeartMedia. She is currently listed as a staff member of Sirius XM and sits on the board of directors of the non-profit, The Love Project 404 as a member.
The single mother, who is currently 35 years old was born on August 17, 1987, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. She is of Asian descent and her parents are Jammie Ballew and Christina Tran. Sarah is from Ohio, her birthplace, and she grew up in the city of Cincinnati with her parents and two siblings, Elisabeth, and Jayde Mauldin.
Not much is known about her early life and education. However, reports have it that Dwayne Carter III’s mother attended and graduated from Lakota West High School in West Chester Township, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. After her high school education, she then proceeded to the University of Cincinnati to study fashion.
Sarah’s interest in becoming a fashionista was a childhood fantasy, and she ended up in the field of radio and journalism after a friend recommended she give it a trial. She joined the Atlanta Broadcasting Institute where she earned her degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology. She is quite the doting mum, always sharing pictures and videos via her Insta Stories.
Dwayne’s Mom and Dad Were Together for Some Years
Although we mentioned that they got acquainted at a club in Cincinnati, where Sarah celebrated her birthday. It is revealed that the radio hostess has been a Lil Wayne fan long before their meeting. After their first meeting, they had a relationship that spanned many years prior to Dwayne’s birth in 2008 but eventually separated. When the duo started dating, they kept their relationship concealed.
However, after the rap artist found out that Vivan was pregnant with Dwayne Carter III, his joy knew no bounds. Wayne first let the world know that he was expecting a child at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in 2008, but he kept the identity of his baby mama under wraps. Despite their separation, Lil Wayne and Sarah Vivian have maintained a positive relationship for the sake of their son.
The couple shares joint custody of their son, and Lil Wayne is often seen with his son attending events and spending quality time together. Dwayne’s parents have great co-parenting plans, coming together to give their son fun birthday celebrations when the occasion calls for it. Reports have it that they surprised him with a trip to the Atlanta-based Six Flags Over Georgia theme park for his birthday.
The couple also held a soccer-themed birthday party for Dwayne when he was younger. At the time, he had the opportunity to meet celebrated goalkeeper Brad Guzan, an American professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Major League Soccer club Atlanta United FC. No one knows exactly when they called it quits with their relationship, but the rapper and his baby mama are still on good terms.
He has Four Half Siblings
Dwayne Carter III has four siblings, however, they are not his direct siblings. He is the only child in the union between his parents, Lil Wayne and Vivan Sarah, they didn’t have any other child together. Be that as it may, the youngster is blessed with four half-siblings from his dad’s and mum’s sides. He has two sisters and two brothers and they are Reginae Carter, Cameron Carter, Neal Carter, and Essence Vivian.
Dwayne Carter III is not the first-born child of his father, before his birth, his father was already a first-time father to Reginae Carter, a daughter whom he had with Toya Johnson in 1998. Toya is a rapper, reality TV star, and businesswoman. Though Lil Wayne and Toya tied the knot six years after Reginae’s birth, their union only lasted a couple of years. Dwayne’s older sister is currently working as an actress, model, and internet star.
Cameron Carter is Dwayne’s half-brother, he is a year younger. Cameron Carter is a product of Lil Wayne’s two-year-long relationship with American actress Lauren London. The duo started dating in 2007 and welcomed Cameron on the 9th of September 2009, eventually, they ended their relationship the same year. Dwayne’s half-sister Essence Vivian is from his mother’s side. She was born in 2005 from his mother’s previous affair before she met Lil Wayne.
Dwayne’s youngest half-sibling is a product of Lil Wayne and Grammy-nominated vocalist Nivea Hamilton. Their time together produced the rapper’s fourth son, Neal Carter, who announced his entrance on the 30th of November 2009, but the couple called it quits in 2010. The love affair that gave birth to Dwayne’s youngest brother was the couple’s second chance at love after they dated and split earlier in 2002.
Is Dwayne Carter III a Rapper?
Dwayne Carter III is a rapper and from the looks of things, he might be the heir apparent to the Lil Wayne music legacies as he is already following the path his iconic father took to greatness. It remains to be seen if he will be as great as his father, as the teenager is already stealing the limelight from the legendary rap artist.
Dwayne’s father has been a prominent figure in the rap industry for many years, so it’s no surprise his son is attempting to follow in his footsteps. The 14-year-old put his rap skills on display in a rap verse, appearing in Wayne’s 2020 mixtape entitled No Ceilings 3 alongside his half-brother Cameron.
Videos have also been revealed of the Dwayne siblings, Neal, Cameron, and Dwayne creating their own music video of the song “Loyal” by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga. The video was uploaded by their legendary father, Lil Wayne. The video is proof that the Dwayne boys did an excellent job.