Dwayne Carter aka Lil Wayne was released from prison today after spending eight months behind bars. He just released a new album I Am Not A Human Being last month and apparently has plans to drop several mixtapes in the coming weeks. The MP3 above is an audio clip from New York’s Victim Information & Notification Everyday program confirming that Weezy is a free man(via Pitchfork). More details about his time in jail and what’s next below.
“Rapper Lil Wayne walked out of New York’s Rikers Island jail Thursday and was set to fly to Miami for a welcome home party thrown by his record label, his publicist said.
He’ll soon head to a studio to work on new music, publicist Kia Selby said.
Lil Wayne, whose legal name is Dwayne Carter, began serving jail time on a gun possession charge last March.
Former President Bill Clinton, asked about Lil Wayne on a radio show this week, predicted Lil Wayne would stay out of trouble in the future.
“This guy’s smart and he’s got ability and he’s got a new chance now,” Clinton said. “What I hope is that it’s not just something to brand him as a cool guy, but it’ll never happen to him again.”
The New York conviction stemmed from his arrest in 2007 outside New York City’s Beacon Theater. According to police, Carter had a .40-caliber pistol on his tour bus. His attorney said it belonged to someone else.
Much of Lil Wayne’s last month was served in “punitive segregation” because he was caught with an MP3 charger and headsets during a search of his cell, a jail spokesman said last month.” -via CNN