News: Lil Wayne Punished For Unauthorized MP3 Player

Monday, Oct 4, 2010 9:40PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has reportedly been punished for being busted with an unauthorized MP3 player last spring at Rikers Island.

Details on his punishment were released online Monday (October 4) night.

Rikers Island has moved the rapper to solitary confinement as part of his punishment for getting caught with headphones and a mp3 player back in May (the jail had to wait for a spot to open up). He will be confined to an isolation cell for up to 23 hours a day until he is released November 4, and will see his out-of-cell time restricted to visits, religious services and a single hour of recreational time per day. Also, he will now only get to make one personal phone call a week. (New York Mag)

A Rikers Island source has spoken on the situation.

Weezy won't be going near other inmates during the rare moments when he is not locked down in a so-called "punitive segregation" cell - known as "The Bing" among Rikers Island jailbirds. "He's not in an area where he is mingling with other inmates - ever," a Correction Department source said. (New York Daily News)

In May, Wayne confirmed he got into trouble while serving out his sentence.

"Ain't too much, I got in a little trouble and whatnot, you feel me," Wayne added about being caught with headphones and a MP3 charger. "Yeah, they tried to bang me with that. ... But I can't live without my music, Scoob. You know how it is, man. I needed my music. It's all good. I had to take my little slip up. I ain't trippin'. Players f--- up." (MTV)

Details on the discovery circulated across the Internet in mid-May.

Lil Wayne is up to his ears in trouble in prison -- after he was reportedly busted during an early morning search with a pair of earphones and an iPod charger ... a big no-no at Rikers Island. Wayne -- who's serving a one-year stint for a gun charge -- will be charged with an infraction for being in possession of "music contraband." (TMZ)

Check out Lil Wayne previously speaking on the Rikers Island incident below:

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