News: Diddy Goes Behind Bars, Pays Visit To Lil Wayne At Rikers Island
Sunday, May 2, 2010 12:48PM
Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs paid his respect to incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne last week by visiting him at Rikers Island.
According to weekend reports, Puff stopped by to see Weezy on Wednesday (April 28).
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 on hand to welcome T.I. back on the scene included Lil' Kim, rapper Rick Ross and Amber Rose, who arrived sans Kanye Westand 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)
Recent reports claim ex-Rikers Island guard Amelia Negron was terminated for spying on Wayne.
Negron admits she did go into the unit, but denies she was there to see the rapper - who is serving a year-long sentence on gun possession charges - insisting she wanted to speak to a colleague. The 33 year-old is adamant the charges against her aren't true - and she's consulting lawyers over plans to file suit against her former bosses at the prison. A spokesman for the Correction Department claims Negron's dismissal was "entirely appropriate". (Contact Music)
Check out a pre-jail Lil Wayne interview below: