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Lil Wayne Released from Prison

Lil Wayne is free.

The rapper was released from New York’s Rikers Island jail complex Thursday morning after serving eight months on a weapons conviction, a Rikers spokesman told

Wayne (real name: Dwayne Carter) will now head to Miami for a homecoming party on Sunday with family and friends at a strip club, MTV News reports.

Lil Wayne beings one-year jail term

Wayne pleaded guilty in October 2009 to attempted weapon possession. The charge stemmed from a July 2007 arrest. Wayne had previously pleaded not guilty, but later admitted to having a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun on his tour bus as part of a plea bargain for a reduced one-year sentence. He started his sentence in March, but got out early on good behavior.

Lil Wayne pleads guilty to weapons possession

“I was never scared [of being in jail], worried nor bothered by the situation,” the rapper said Tuesday on

During his confinement, Wayne worked on new music. His latest album, I Am Not a Human Being, was released last month and hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.Read more at



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