Lil Wayne is on the side of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers, who are going into their fourth week on strike. Groves of the talented creatives, who help bring shows and films to life for the big and small screens, have been picketing since contract negotiations for livable wages between the guild and Hollywood studios fell through on May 2.
Thousands of people have been pounding the pavement outside of Netflix offices, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony, Amazon, and other Los Angeles studios and production sites. Outside conditions have not deterred creators, and luckily, neither has hunger. On Thursday (May 25), Lil Wayne made sure that lunch was provided for those on the picket line outside of Warner Bros. in Burbank. The “Love Me” rapper showed support in a major way when he sent a Fatburger food truck to the location to hand out grub. The philanthropic artist has not addressed his recent act of giving on social media, but several writers have in the form of tweets.
Thank you, Lil Wayne, for sending a @Fatburger truck to the picket lines today AND for having a turkey burger so I can keep this #StrikeBodSummer going! #WritersStrike #WGAStrong pic.twitter.com/PX97OjFKBq
— Gennefer Gross (@Gennefer) May 26, 2023
— chandra thomas (@chandra7thomas) May 25, 2023
Lil Wayne is far from alone in his efforts to help out the writers. Countless celebrities have not only joined their industry peers in holding signs and joining in on chants for better pay, but they have also provided meals. Stars such as Jay Leno provided donuts days into the strike. Flavor Flav showed up with performance energy and pizzas in tow on May 18.
The last time WGA writers went on strike was in 2007. The movement lasted 100 days and resulted in an estimated revenue loss of $3 billion in LA. In the end, members of the union secured residuals from streamed content as well as WGA protections for writers hired for web-based shows and films. This time around, strikers’ demands include improved residual pay, restrictions on the use of AI, and preventing studios from interfering with job stability with their use of micro-writer rooms.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
The acting duo exchanges comedic jabs en route to revealing Tyler Clark’s hidden talent.
Check out six insightful gems that Angela Yee dropped on “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels.”
Angela Yee talks "The Breakfast Club," growing up in Brooklyn & interning for Wu-Tang Clan | ‘The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels’
On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint,” host and REVOLT CEO Detavio Samuels welcomes Angela Yee to discuss growing up in Brooklyn, interning for Wu-Tang Clan, “The Breakfast Club,” and curating her own show. Presented by LIFEWTR.
Tiffany Haddish on therapy, wild fan interactions & the upcoming 'Haunted Mansion' movie | 'The Jason Lee Show'
On this all-new episode of “The Jason Lee Show,” the one and only Tiffany Haddish sits for a must-watch conversation about wild interactions with fans, her new movie ‘Haunted Mansion,’ bringing her therapist on dates, and being present. Watch the hilarious interview here.
For this all-new episode of “On In 5,” singer-songwriter BNXN discusses his journey from IT to music, finding his voice and originality, linking up with Wizkid for their hits “Mood” and “Many Ways,” and what fans can expect from him this year — including a new album. Watch the full episode here!
On this all-new episode of “On In 5,” multitalented Nigerian artist Pheelz opens up about waiting for his opportunity to fully express himself through music, his inspirations and emotions, and the musical icons he grew up admiring. Watch!
On this episode of “Assets Over Liabilities,” Jordyn Woods welcomes hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings to her headquarters to discuss expanding Woods by Jordyn, prioritizing authenticity throughout her brand promotions, not talking about money with friends, being patient, and saying, “No.” Watch here!
Kareem Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke & networking | 'The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels'
On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels,” the host and REVOLT CEO sits down with Kareem Cook. Throughout the introspective episode, Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke and being nervous to be in the South at the time, network vs. education, taking advantage of your opportunities, and connecting with Debbie Allen. Watch!
“I love music and media and thoroughly enjoy observing panels,” one person said. “Also…I love to see our artists performing, so I’ll definitely be in attendance to see Babyface Ray perform!”
LA native and designer Aleali May teams up with Clarks Originals for a new collaboration.
“This marks an important historic moment,” Wyclef Jean exclusively told REVOLT. “The Caribbean Music Awards created a bridge to unify all Caribbean artists and show the world that [we] are strong in numbers, as well as leaders of the culture.”
Happy 50th anniversary, hip hop. You’re on a tier where no tears should ever fall. My hope is that the millions of us forever enriched by your glory of the past 50 years continue to endure and inspire in your name over the next 50.
“I built my own lane… I’m just educating myself on a daily basis,” he told REVOLT in this exclusive interview for Black Business Month. Read up!
Ahead of hip hop’s 50th birthday, REVOLT sat down with NBA star Jaylen Brown to discuss his career, the South’s impact on rap, the importance of Black media outlets and so much more. Read up!
This groundbreaking chapter in Willow Smith’s journey signifies innovation at the intersection of Web3 and the music industry. Read up!
In celebration of hip hop’s 50th birthday, we discuss the history of breaking, the art form serving as a voice for the marginalized and it being added to the 2024 Olympics. Read up!
Ahead of hip hop’s 50th birthday, Doechii sat with REVOLT for an exclusive interview and talked about her upcoming tour with Doja Cat, love for Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, some of her favorite rap albums and much more. Read up!
The late Greg Marius played matchmaker between basketball and hip hop, and the marriage is still going strong. In honor of hip hop’s 50th birthday, read our latest “Halftime Report” below.