Cash Money Records’ co-founder Baby has reflected on his jailed protege Lil Wayne being slightly over a month away from leaving Rikers’ Island to return home to family and friends.
Despite the rapper’s incarceration until November 4th on a gun conviction, Baby said his crew would still celebrate Wayne’s birthday today as he turns 28.
“It ain’t kicked in,” Baby said in an interview. “My family, I like to do things for him for his birthday, you hear me? This the first time we not gonna get a chance to do that..We pop bottles for him while he’s gone…That’s my son. I love him. You always gonna miss a loved one. At the same time, we doing what we have to do. Work hard. We all excited he’s about to come home. He’s happy. He wanna get out that place. That ain’t no place for him to be. Everybody is energized that he’s coming home. He walked the little walk. That was a left turn in our life. We wasn’t expecting nothing like that.” (MTV)
Earlier this month, Wayne’s Rikers Island identification card hit the Internet.
Lil Wayne’s Rikers Island Photo I.D.: “Carter, Dwayne” Here’s Weezy’s NIC (North Infirmary Command) aka PC Rikers ID. Wonder who’s braiding his hair? I keed. – ICE (Ice Dot Com)
Additional inmate details were also released.
Dwayne Carter. NYSID: 02616544L, Age: 27, Sex: Male, Race: Black, Height: 5 ft. 5 inches, Weight: 130 lbs, Hair Color: Black, Eye Color: Brown, Nativity: Louisiana. Facility: Eric M. Taylor Center. Arrest Date: 2010-03-08. Projected Release Date: 2010-11-04. (NYC: Department of Correction)
Still awaiting an early November release for his gun conviction, Wayne has kept fans up-to-date with his prison experience through occasional blogs.
“Well ain’t nothing going on in here but the time, which seems like it’s taking forever,” Wayne wrote in his new blog entry titled Just Another Day. “I’m trying to make the most out of every second tho, mentally. There’s some pretty cool people in here. Even though this isn’t a cool place to be. I’ve learned plenty already and the best lesson is to not come back. Last night, I kicked a** in UNO! Anyway, that’s neither here nor there. Just thought I’d let y’all know. Gotta stay hydrated. Though it’s hot, I still work out. Now don’t be expecting me to look like Hercules when I get out, but I should be a little bulky. I guess. Anyways, please remember to always check for your name in the “thank yous”. I’m always reading letters and responding…” (Weezy Thanx You)
Lil Wayne is reportedly going to be released from Rikers Island on Thursday, November 4th.
Check out some past Lil Wayne footage below: