Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is continuing his non-drinking ways by revealing plans to embark on a liquor-free overseas tour kicking off this month.
According to reports, Weezy’s decision to keep liquor shelved comes courtesy of a three-year probation.
Lil Wayne has announced he’ll be “dry” when he tours South Africa and Australia for the first time this month and next month. The Grammy-winning rapper, who’s reportedly bringing a whopping 50-member entourage with him to the other side of the world, will be alcohol-free the entire time thanks to his three-year probation for drug possession. Weezy’s probation conditions prohibit him from consuming liquor or knowingly associating with people engaged in criminal activities or taking narcotics. To compensate for the lack of chemical stimulation the 29-year-old’s ensuring his crew travel in style, requiring tour promoters in both countries to provide five top-of-the-range SUVs and a luxury bus. (Dr. Jays)
Last month, Wayne discussed his struggles with staying alcohol-free.
“I’m good. I ain’t tripping. I’m used to it now. But I was never on heroin or cocaine or Ecstasy or nothing like that. I drank syrup and smoked a lotta weed. I wish I could be back on it. That’s how it f*cking feels. [cracking himself up] “How does it feel to be sober?” I’ll be like, “It feels f*cked-up.” What you want me to say? “It feels great”? No. I was on something that the doctor prescribed. I was ill, and that was helping me…I cannot wait until I get off probation, sweetheart. Not for syrup. No, not for syrup. I stopped syrup May 9 of 2009. But nobody knew. Because I still rapped about it. Because I respect the culture of where it came from. I still rep that sh*t.” (GQ Magazine)
In February, Young Money’s Nicki Minaj talked about Weezy’s life sans drugs.
“Clearer than ever,” Minaj said referring to Lil Wayne’s state of mind. “It’s like talking to him, he’s like a new person. Like, um, he’s nicer. He’s more calm. I don’t know. I guess when you’re not getting high, it just, you have to deal with reality and I think he likes his reality now. He’s really super appreciative and you know, I don’t know. The couple times I’ve seen him, it’s just, a joy to be around…He’s easier to get along with and easier to talk to, I feel now.” (Tim Westwood TV)
Following last year’s jail release for a gun conviction, Wayne was forced to address a 2008 drug possession case which resulted in his current probation.
Lil Wayne has officially checked in with the probation department in Yuma County, Arizona to begin his three year sentence stemming from a drug-filled tour bus incident from 2008. Wayne has been ordered to three years of unsupervised probation and 360 hours of community service — which he will perform in Miami, where he resides. If Weezy’s a good boy — Yuma officials will drop the felony to a misdemeanor, which could benefit the rapper in the event that he’s arrested in the future. It could also help on a job application. (TMZ)
Check out some past Lil Wayne footage below: