Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lil Way Says Rikers Wasn't Bad

Lil Wayne read the bible in jail and became a champion Uno player.

Rapper Lil Wayne says his stretch at Rikers Island "wasn't as difficult as people might think" and that he got so good at Uno other inmates refused to play him.

In a cover story for Rolling Stone magazine, the 28-year-old Grammy winner reveals his biggest hardship in the can was being deprived of conjugal visits.

"Don't remind me, Brother," he says, adding the closest he came to a lover was a picture of a woman he cut out of a magazine and taped to the wall of his 10-by-6-foot cell.

The tattooed rapper was released from jail in November after serving 242 days in protective custody (he prefers calling it "Punk City") for attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a charge he describes as "bull----."

Wayne says he got to know his fellow "Punk City" inmates during the eight hours a day they'd spend in a rec room watching TV or cooking together like in the prison scene from "Goodfellas."

His favorite pastime was playing Uno, a card game, and he and other inmates would gamble for commissary goods or one another's phone-use privileges. He said he won far more than he lost.

"I would have a bed full of s--t," he says. "The [correction officers] would come through and like, 'What are you, about to cook?' 'Nope, just kicked ass at Uno, that's all!'"

Lil Wayne, who was born Dwayne Michael Carter, said he read in jail more than he ever read before, mostly biographies ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Vince Lombardi. He also read Confucius and the whole Bible.

"It was deep!" he says of the Gospels.

He worked as a jailhouse suicide-prevention aide, earning 50 cents an hour, but found his 10 p.m.-to-6 a.m. shift was "for the birds."

His visitors included a who's who of hip-hop royalty from Sean (Diddy) Combs and Nicki Minaj to Kanye West, who rapped his latest album for him.

Once, he received a call from former Jets quarterback Brett Favre telling him to "Keep your head up."

"Not to use the word 'easy' - but it wasn't difficult as people might think," he says of his time behind bars. "There's difficulty - mentally, just waking up every damn day in that mother------. But once you get over that, it's all good."
Jacked from NY Daily


Anonymous said...

It wasn't that bad because...

#1 he got special treatment
#2 he got special treatment

fuck this gremlin!!

Anonymous said...

"it's all good"??????? For Real?? Being in jail is all good after you get over the fact your in a hell hole, but once you resolve yourself to your surroundings, you settle in right?? He sounds so ignorant...and what he said about reading the bible...fake!

Abel said...

This little gremlin DID GET SPECIAL TREATMENT, a big bubba for a bodyguard LMAO

Anonymous said...

Please Wayne's vocabulary does not include 3 and 4 syllable words and certianly would not be able to comprehend old English - he's the test subject for my baby can read.

Anonymous said...

Good job wayne. Don't make it sound bad, then the fans who worship you won't be so worried about going.

Anonymous said...

But his breath sure is.....

Anonymous said...

Of course jail is "not that bad" when you are a millionaire and get special treatment. How long had they been lieing and saying that he was in general population? Even though word got out that he was in protective custody. Jail is made less worse when you have an unlimited commisary account.

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