Imprisoned rapper Lil Wayne has penned a new letter to fans as he approaches his final weeks behind bars at Rikers Island.
In the letter, Wayne acknowledges reaching his 28th birthday yesterday (September 27).
“What’z poppin! I hope that you all are well and as always, thank you thank you thank you for the endless love and support. I think by the time you all read this I’ll be 28 years old… feeling ancient in this b#tch! On that note, I do encourage you young people to enjoy your youth. And for the old heads like me, enjoy your life. Everyday! As for me, I’m good. Awaiting freedom patiently. People often ask does the days feel longer now that the time is getting shorter… I say that there’s 24 hours in everyday. But honestly, I can’t f*ckin’ wait! Sorry. Anyway, I’m still playing UNO. Still doing pushups and such, by the way, please don’t expect me to come out looking any different. I’m the same little ‘ol me. Also, I’ve been trying to get as much rest as I can because I know I won’t when I’m out of here. Wait, Aaliyah‘s “Let Me Know” just came on the radio! “At your best, you are love”… and I try to always be at my best, for you.” (Weezy Thanx You)
Wayne also uses the letter to speak on what he has been listening to as of late.
“I only listen to slow jams and ESPN. Shoutout to Keith Stewart and Dr. Bob Lee on WBLS, and Lenny Green on KISSfm. That’s all I listen to, other than sports. Oh and if you haven’t heard the new song by Eric Benet, “Sometimes I Cry”, please stop what you’re doing and check it out. Well, after you finish reading this. It’s the best song I’ve heard since Maxwell‘s “Woman’s Worth”. It’s for grown folk. I actually listen to the radio all day waiting for that song. Anyway, so back to my fans, you are the best in the world. When reading those letters, you never cease to amaze me with your love. I am forever grateful.” (Weezy Thanx You)
Yesterday, Wayne talked about the support he has received from fans since being locked up.
“[The] fans have been more than unbelievable,” he said in an interview. “When I read those letters, that fan mail, and see what they say about what my music does for them, and how it helped them through situations … to read that, that makes me take my words and my whole outlook on what I’m doing a lot more seriously. I probably get 150 pieces of mail [a day], and I probably read a good 30 each day. I get to keep [the letters], I send ‘em home. If I keep ‘em in the cell, they say it’s a fire hazard. Honestly, I await the mail every day.” (MTV)
Wayne began his stint behind bars last March after multiple delays.
The rap star was sentenced to a year in jail after authorities found a weapon on his tour bus. The sentencing was part of a plea deal attorneys reached with prosecutors last November regarding his 2007 arrest after a gun was found in his tour bus. (UPI News)
Lil Wayne is expected to leave Rikers Island on November 4th.
Check out a recent Lil Wayne phone interview down below: