Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has broken his silence on being placed in solitary confinement for the remainder of his time in Rikers Island on a gun conviction.
Writing via a letter, Wayne described what time of punishment he has gone through as a result of possessing an unauthorized MP3 player last spring.
“By now I’m guessing that you all have heard about my recent relocation to the bing, which is punitive segregation. Basically, no T.V., no radio, no snacks/junkfood, and one phone call a week. This punishment has been handed to me for my earlier MP3 incident. I admit, I fu#ked up and now I must deal with the consequences. As I write this, I only have 25 days left, and it’ll be even less than that when you read this. So honestly, I’m fine. Obviously, this gives me a lot of time to myself and a lot of alone time with my thoughts, which can be creatively dangerous. I do miss being able to hear from my family everyday but once a week will have to suffice. To them, I apologize. I’m still able to receive mail so reading and responding is still a huge part of my day. I’d like to thank everyone that sent me B-Day cards and wishes… that was terrific. You all are wonderful, simply wonderful.” (Weezy Thanx You)
Wayne also took the opportunity to thank fans for supporting his new I Am Not A Human Being album.
“Well anyways, I just wanted you all to know that I’m good and I’ll be good! But at the end of the day, I did it all for music!!! By the way, thanx for downloading the I Am Not A Human Being album. And if you haven’t done so already, please do! And if you have, do so again! When I get out I’m going to put the album in stores and shoot more videos for it. Which songs should I shoot videos to? Also, we will be adding bonus songs and packaging the new Nino Brown DVD with the in store album! You’re welcome.” (Weezy Thanx You)
Earlier this month, Wayne asked fans to stop sending in letters.
“I can no longer write my fans, as difficult as this maybe to say please stop sending me mail, I luv u and will see you soon,” Wayne tweeted. (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
As of now, Wayne will reportedly serve out the remainder of his term in solitary confinement.
Rikers Island has moved the rapper to solitary confinement as part of his punishment for getting caught with headphones and amp3 player back in May (the jail had to wait for a spot to open up). He will be confined to an isolation cell for up to 23 hours a day until he is released November 4, and will see his out-of-cell time restricted to visits, religious services and a single hour of recreational time per day. Also, he will now only get to make one personal phone call a week. (New York Mag)
Check out a recent Lil Wayne interview down below: