News: Lil Wayne's Suicide Prevention Watch Confirmed, "He Works The Midnight Shift In His Unit"

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 9:53AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rikers Island inside sources have disputed recent Lil Wayne confusion regarding the rapper's job duties as he serves out a one-year jail sentence.

According to reports, the rapper is, indeed, working a suicide prevention watch of other inmates.

Turns out he is working as a Suicide Prevention Aide patrolling the suicidal inmates in his unit. According to a Riker's corrections insider there are three SPAs for each unit in the Eric M. Taylor Center where Wayne resides. "He works the midnight shift in his unit," says the source. "He starts at 11pm and ends at 7am." And after one month down and possibly 11 more to go, the source says that Wayne still has his panic-button clad escort. "He only works in his unit and all the inmates there have escorts. He's only accompanied when he leaves that unit. (VIBE)

Writing via Twitter, Wayne's ex-wife Antonia "Toya" Carter said she was falsely accused of revealing the rapper's work details earlier this week.

Toya announced on Twitter today that the news was false. She explained that she had never given an interview to US Weekly. She wrote: "Good morning tweethearts....I'm angry this morning. Who told US weekly to say I told them Wayne have a job...I never said that to them...people r Crazy!," she wrote yesterday (April 8). ""People r Crazy for real I hate when they make false stories up...where they do that at?" (Karen Civil)

Reports of Toya revealing Wayne's job hit the Internet this week.

"Wayne has a job -- they got him on suicide watch for other prisoners," his ex, BET reality star Antonia "Toya" Johnson, told Us' Ian Drew during an office visit Tuesday. "He watches the crazy prisoners and makes sure they don't kill themselves. He likes the job even though they don't pay him much." (Us Magazine)

The rapper's long-time friend and Cash Money Records' head Baby recently visited Wayne.

"He been locked down a month," Birdman said in an interview. "Seven more to go. You know he's built for that. We been around convicts and killers all our life. We from New Orleans...That's what the No Ceilings [mixtape] is about. Paradise on Earth. That's how we living. Sh*t. YM/CMB, we built to last. That's what makes us. That's what we built on. That's just a nap. But when he comes home, best believe, big money poppin'. Big money sh--. Moolah!" (MTV)

Check out a recent Lil Wayne interview below:

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