Nicki Minaj Pays Tribute to Lil Wayne on His Birthday Today (Monday) is Lil Wayne’s 39th birthday. Nicki Minaj took to her InstaStory to pay tribute to the man she refers to as my everything. She posted the first picture she ever took with Lil Wayne on his tour bus. She captioned it, the 1st pic I ever took with the man who changed my life. Happy Birthday to my everything. What is your favorite Lil Wayne album?