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 TVGuide.com.
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.
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.
“I was never scared [of being in jail], worried nor bothered by the situation,” the rapper said Tuesday on Weezythanxyou.com.
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 www.tvguide.com