DJ Shorty, a South Carolina DJ for the radio station Hot 98.1, released Lil’ Wayne’s cell phone number on air after the artist failed to show for a scheduled appearance on his radio show. Fans both praised and criticized him for his decision to release the artist's number on air.
Lil’ Wayne is a hip-hop artist who got his start when he was 14 years old. The artist released his debut album, "Tha Block is Hot," at the age of 17. The album eventually earned platinum status with the RIAA. He continued with a string of successful album releases, becoming one of hip-hop’s highest-selling artists.