Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has confirmed reports of being busted by Rikers Island officials for recently possessing music contraband.
Speaking via a cell phone conversation, Wayne played down the incident.
“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 landed online last week.
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)
Sources close to the situation recently shed light on what went down.
“He was found with a charger for an MP3 player and unauthorized earphones,” in his Rikers Island cell, a source said. Authorities seized the music pieces at 8 a.m. after a prison rat tipped off officers, who found the music contraband in foil and a bag stuffed in Lil Wayne’s trash. (New York Daily News)
Prior to going to Rikers, Wayne publicly announced an interest in continuing his music career from jail.
Ironically, before Wayne went behind bars, the rapper toldRolling Stone that he planned to keep working while in prison: “I’ll have an iPod, and I’ll make sure they keep sending me beats.” Guess the lack of one turned out to be more a burden than he could bear–no surprise for a guy who recorded at all hours of the day and night back when he was a free man. (Village Voice)
Check out Lil Wayne speaking on the Rikers Island incident below: