Posted: Thursday – May 20, 2010
Last week, it was reported that Lil Wayne’s Rikers Island cell was found with musical contraband – an MP3 player and unauthorized headphones. The CEO of Young Money Records permitted a rare recording of a phone interview with friend and The Nino Brown Story collaborator, DJ Scoob Doo.
Within the brief call, Wayne confirmed those reports. “They tried to bang me with that,” said the emcee, referring to the reprimand. “But I can’t live without my music, Scoob. You know how it is, man. I needed my music.” Lil Wayne did not speak on whether he was or will be punished for the infraction. Reports stated that the music player was confiscated immediately.
Speaking about his living conditions on Rikers Island, the multi-platinum Rap veteran said, “I’m coolin’, I’ll be home soon.” Perhaps due to his and DJ Scoob Doo’s previous title, Wayne compared himself to the protagonist of the film, New Jack City. “It’s Nino Brown; I got the penthouse here at Riker’s. I got my feet up, ya smell me?”
If his one-year sentence is reduced to the reported eight months for good behavior, Lil Wayne could be a free man as early as November. During Wayne’s sentence, his label’s biggest artist, Drake, is expected to release his official full-length debut, Thank Me Later, presently due to release next month.