Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has reportedly been forbidden from signing autographs while he completes a one-year jail sentence in New York’s Rikers Island.
According to reports, the restriction is an attempt to hide Wayne’s celebrity status.
A rep for the Correction Officer’s Benevolent Association tells us officials issued the no autograph mandate because “Lil Wayne is not a celebrity in here.” The rep also tells us Wayne isn’t getting any special treatment while at Rikers — but we’re told the rapper really hasn’t requested anything out of the ordinary. (TMZ)
He was officially sentenced to a year behind bars on a gun possession charge earlier this week.
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)
The night prior to beginning his sentence, Wayne bid a final farewell to fans via a UStream broadcast.
“Shout out my n—a Justin Bieber,” he said, continuing his public conversation with the teen sensation. Wayne also revealed a new addition to his label of talented artists. “Shout out to my n—a Cory Gunz, about to be the newest member of the Young Money team.” (MOG)
He previously had his sentencing delayed for tooth surgery and due to an electrical accident at the courthouse.
A fire that shut Manhattan’s main criminal courthouse for a second day – delaying a slew of cases, including the sentencing of Lil Wayne – was an electrical accident, officials said Wednesday. Cases from the massive 17-story complex at 100 Centre St. were jammed into the much smaller courthouse across the street, with some arriagnments being shifted to the Midtown Community Court. (New York Daily News)
Check out a recent Lil Wayne interview down below: