News: Lil Wayne's Jail Sentence Analyzed, "They May Not Put Him W/ The General Population"
Monday, Feb 8, 2010 6:00PM
With Lil Wayne beginning his one-year jail sentence tomorrow on a gun possession conviction, retired police officials have weighed in on what the Young Money rapper's life will be like behind bars.
According to retired NYPD detective Derrick Parker, Wayne will likely be separated from the vast number of inmates.
"Lil Wayne is gonna be OK," Parker said in an interview. "While he's in jail, it's a matter of fact they may not put him with the general population because of who he is and his popularity. They might lock him down and let him come out with a supervisor and stuff like that [when he's] in the main area -- but he's definitely going to be treated differently...Wayne is from the streets, from the Magnolia Houses in New Orleans, so I'm sure those guys have been in jail or locked up at some point. So being in prison is no big deal to them." (MTV)
Retired corrections officer Charles Reid also said the rapper would not have to worry about cutting his signature hairstyle.
"The days of doing that are over," he explained in an interview. "They can't make inmates do that anymore -- it's within their rights to maintain any kind of hairstyle." (MTV)
Young Money's Drake recently shared his views on Wayne heading to jail.
"I think you'll miss everything about Wayne," Drake suggested in an interview. "I don't think there will be anybody like Lil Wayne ever again in hip-hop. He paralyzes a room when he walks into it, his wordplay, the excitement that he brings to his music. I think that for eight months a lot of us will have to work a lot harder to keep hip-hop as exciting as it's been for the last two years. He's a strong-willed guy. I can imagine it would take a toll on anybody. I just hope that he comes out for the better." (Rolling Stone)
Jae Millz also discussed the speculated aftermath of his boss going behind bars.
"What the f*ck you think I'm gonna do for eight months," Milz asked in an interview. "You gonna here so much free tunes, 'Free Lil Wayne,' I'm gonna make y'all n*ggas hate hearing that sh*t. I'm gonna make y'all n*ggas be like, 'They need to let that n*gga Wayne out. We tired of hearing this n*gga Millz say 'Free Lil Wayne, he only got eight months, I know n*ggas that got f*cking 20 years, what's eight months?' It ain't nothing to a n*gga who used to making money." (This Is 50)
Check out Jae Millz speaking on Lil Wayne's upcoming jail bid down below: