News: Nicki Minaj On Lil Wayne Staying Drug Free, "When You're Not Getting High, You Have To Deal W/ Reality" [Video]
Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 4:30PM
Young Money's Nicki Minaj recently weighed in on Lil Wayne's decision to abstain from drug use, and the impact it has had on his life and work ethic.
Admitting that Wayne is can focus better when not intoxicated, Minaj detailed the advantages of having a drug-free Young Money leader.
"Clearer than ever," Minaj said referring to Lil Wayne's state of mind. "It's like talking to him, he's like a new person. Like, um, he's nicer. He's more calm. I don't know. I guess when you're not getting high, it just, you have to deal with reality and I think he likes his reality now. He's really super appreciative and you know, I don't know. The couple times I've seen him, it's just, a joy to be around...He's easier to get along with and easier to talk to, I feel now." (Tim Westwood TV)
In 2009, Wayne expressed strong sentiments for select drugs.
"I will stand up for marijuana any day...I have migraines, right, I have migraines that just make me want to kill myself...I do what I want, and I love to smoke. (All Access Grammy Special)
After being released from jail on a gun conviction last November, Wayne was forced to address his 2008 drug possession case.
Lil Wayne has officially checked in with the probation department in Yuma County, Arizona to begin his three year sentence stemming from a drug-filled tour bus incident from 2008. Wayne has been ordered to three years of unsupervised probation and 360 hours of community service -- which he will perform in Miami, where he resides. If Weezy's a good boy -- Yuma officials will drop the felony to a misdemeanor, which could benefit the rapper in the event that he's arrested in the future. It could also help on a job application. (TMZ)
Months prior, Wayne received three years probation for the drug case.
Lil Wayne, already serving one year in a New York jail for a gun-related crime, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years probation in Arizona on a drug possession charge. Under the deal, the 30-year-old Grammy winner pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug. Three other drug and weapons charges were dismissed. Wayne appeared in court via a video hookup from New York, where he has been jailed since March after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. James Tilson, Carter's Arizona attorney, said he was pleased with the court's action. "We're quite glad that we were able to wrap everything up," Tilson told Reuters. "It's a favorable plea agreement that will allow Mr. Carter to pursue his career." (ABC News)
Check out Nicki Minaj speaking on Lil Wayne down below: