Tomorrow Lil Wayne, one of the world’s most famous hip hop artists, will begin a one-year prison sentence, reports The Rolling Stone. Wayne will serve his sentence out on New York’s Rikers Island. Wayne’s felony charge for gun possession came after a July 2007 arrest in New York City, when police found a .40-caliber handgun in his tour bus. Lil’ Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., initially pleaded not guilty.This past October, Wayne changed his plea to guilty in exchange for a reduced 12-month sentence, according to People Magazine.
When Rolling Stone asked Wayne if he has been asking peers for any advice on going to jail he responded, "This is Lil Wayne going to jail. Nobody I can talk to can tell me what that’s like. I just say I’m looking forward to it."
Lil Wayne has been keeping as busy as possible during his last few days of freedom. "I don’t like to stop," Wayne told RS. "I believe you stop when you die." He has been recording tracks bound for Tha Carter IV (the album Cash Money staffers call "C4â€³ because it’ll be the bomb), shooting videos with his Young Money prot©g©s, and spending time with his family.
Wayne’s label will relocate to New York to be near him, and his manager Cortez Bryant is exploring ways to keep Wayne in his fans’ minds, from jailhouse Twitter accounts to endorsements. "I’ll have an iPod, and I’ll make sure they keep sending me beats," Lil Wayne said. Tha Carter IV is scheduled to arrive shortly after he is released from prison.