G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks has shared his reaction to rapper Lil Wayne being placed behind bars to serve a one-year jail sentence on a gun possession charge.
From the rapper’s perspective, all emcees are subject to finding themselves in Wayne’s situation.
“It’s evident that nobody’s safe. That’s reality,” Lloyd Banks added about rappers not being above the law, with Lil Wayne going to jail on the heels of T.I. and Gucci Mane. Banks himself has an assault case pending in Canada. “People make mistakes, have poor judgments sometimes, and things happen. Hopefully, all those artists can bounce back from it stronger and use that time [in jail] to be more creative. Come back home and get right back to where they was at. It’s something that’s always been around. We been talking about [rappers going to jail] since Tupac.” (MTV)
Banks’ G-Unit sidekick Tony Yayo recently offered Wayne some pre-jail advice.
“Well when you go to court, that’ll be his last time,” Yayo told hip-hop personality DJ Vlad. “So you better boot something. Make sure you bring some weed or whatever, right? Make sure you bring your weed or your sizzurp, make sure you boot that. Cheek it. Tell him to cheek his pills, he better cheek all his drugs. He better make sure he boot, put that sh*t in his system. No h*mo, it’s in you. He’s gonna get processed quick because he’s a super star, they know everywhere we bring this n*gga, all right, it’s gonna be a problem. So when they go from Manhattan court, they’re gonna have him sitting in his own cell in the back of the courtroom and then boom, they’re gonna take him to Rikers Island — he’s gonna get processed, take his name, take his picture, everybody’s gonna be open, his mugshots, CO’s are gonna look out for him, is bid is gonna be easy.” (Vlad TV)
Reports show the rapper arrived at New York’s Rikers Island yesterday (March 8).
Lil Wayne has arrived at Rikers Island jail in New York — which means he only has 364-and-a-half more days to go. Weezy arrived to the NY jail in a corrections van — we’re told because the rapper is a “high-profile inmate,” he was not transported with any other prisoners. As of now, we’re told the rapper is still undergoing the admissions procedure at the jail — which entails a physical & mental health exam & questionnaire. (TMZ)
He was officially sentenced to a year in jail yesterday afternoon.
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)
Check out Lil Scrappy speaking with SOHH about Lil Wayne’s jail stint below: