Lil Wayne was reportedly slapped with a paternity lawsuit while he was serving his eight months in jail for a 2007 felony gun conviction, and could be found to be the father of a fifth child, adding to the four he has with four different women.
A Missouri woman says the 28-year-old rapper fathered a child in 2002, Rolling Stone magazine reported, adding that the grandmother of the 8-year-old obtained a court order that requires Lil Wayne to undergo a DNA test.
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, has not commented on the report. He was sentenced to jail after a semi-automatic pistol was found on his tour bus and was released on November 4. He is the father of Reginae Carter, 11, Dwayne Carter III, 2, and Lennox Samuel Ari and Neal, who are both a year old. All the children have different mothers.
"My daddy out!!!" Reginae Carter said on her Twitter page on the day of the rapper's release. "Yayyy!! I can't believe this!Wow!!! I can't wait till I see my daddy!! the best father In the world is HERE!I'm so happy.I feel like screaming!"
During his time behind bars, Lil Wayne celebrated his 28th birthday and released his eighth studio album, "I Am Not a Human Being".
"I like to thank my wonderful family and friends for never letting me down," Lil Wayne wrote in a letter from jail before his release. "Your love and support is worth the world. I am grateful for you all and I couldn't have done it without your love. Also, I thank everyone who came to visit me."
Lil Wayne is the first artist in 15 years to release a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart while serving a sentence. I Am Not a Human Being spent a week in the top slot and has sold more than 323,000 copies since its September 27 release. Meanwhile, the rapper has already recorded new music since he was released from jail.