News: Drake On Lil Wayne's Sentence, "That Was The Opportunity To Make An Example Of Somebody Who Didn't Deserve [It]" [Video]
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 4:55PM
Young Money's Drake recently spoke on incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne and declared his boss' innocence on a recent gun conviction.
Drake alleges that he was used as a scapegoat for the criminal system.
"One of my biggest influences ended up being a close friend of mine, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne who is actually responsible for my career has always been a huge influence to me and one of my heroes," Drake said in an interview. "I've talked to Wayne since he's been in jail. In my opinion, he didn't do anything wrong. I think that was the opportunity to make an example of somebody who didn't deserve to be made an example out of." (CNN)
Last month, Drake rapped a "Free Lil Wayne" freestyle at a concert.
"All right, f*ck it, this is what I say," Drake told an Atlanta crowd. "I say on behalf of Weezy, f*ck the NYPD/Don't believe what they be saying about us on the TV, talking sh*t is easy/Being real is harder, who'd a thought the real would come way across the border/Free my n*gga Tunechi, he ain't even do sh*t/One more shout to Boosie, shot goes out to Gucci..." (Real Talk NY Video)
Additional reports claim the rapper is preparing to release a full-length tribute song.
What shocked a few people in attendance was his "Free Weezy" song. It has been rumored to drop for awhile now, but has yet to see the light of day. If this is any indication, and goes according to internet protocol, the mp3 should surface soon. If you happen to be in Orlando tonight, be sure to check out Drake at the University of Central Florida. (Karen Civil)
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 Drake speaking on Lil Wayne down below: