News: Diddy's Lil Wayne Jail Visit Confirmed, "No One Knew [He Was Here] Until It Was Time For Him To Leave"
Friday, May 14, 2010 10:30AM
Diddy's recent visit to see Lil Wayne at Rikers Island jail has been confirmed by an inside source.
According to a source, Diddy's presence at the facility was not highly publicized.
"No one knew [he was here] until it was time for him to leave," the source told MTV News. "You know, also, a lot of the time people don't want to seem like they're stargazers, the officers." Diddy has yet to comment about his Lil Wayne visit. "It's just day-to-day business, nothing different than anything else," the source said of the New Orleans MC's activities. "You got to understand, this is a different type of atmosphere. It's not like the prisons where you go upstate, to Sing Sing or places like that. This is a medium-security [population], not maximum security." (MTV)
Diddy reportedly stopped by to see Wayne in late April.
Rap mega-star Lil Wayne - locked up on a gun conviction - brought in at least one more bold-faced name this week: Diddy. The music mogul stopped by the Eric M. Taylor correctional facility to visit Lil Wayne on Wednesday. Diddy, born Sean Combs, even swapped his luxury wheels for the public bus like all the other visitors Wednesday. Diddy was on a pre-approved list to see Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., and the chat was limited to an hour, sources said. (New York Daily News)
Rapper T.I. recently paid homage to Wayne at a celebration ceremony in California.
T.I.'s welcome-home party was nothing short of epic - the infamous rapper was feted by the likes of Jamie Foxx, Usher and Diddy at L.A. hot spot Guys and Dolls on Sunday night, and the evening turned into a toast to the singer's future. Others onhand to welcome T.I. back on the scene included Lil' Kim, rapper Rick Ross and Amber Rose, who arrived sans Kanye West and almost sans clothing - she wore nothing but a nude leotard. "I'm so happy to be with all of you tonight," he said. "And I cannot thank you enough for being here." Not just for T.I.: The rapper took some of the spotlight off himself when he asked the room to acknowledge another wayward star. "There are still people in the hip-hop community that need our support," he said. "So I ask everybody to please raise your glasses for Lil Wayne." (New York Daily News)
Wayne was sentenced to a year behind bars last March.
Lil Wayne has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty in a New York City gun case. The Grammy Award-winning rapper was taken away in handcuffs to start serving his term immediately after his sentencing. He'll serve his sentence in city jails, not a state prison. He could be released in about eight months with good behavior. (CBS News)
Check out a pre-jail Lil Wayne interview down below: