Rapper Lil Wayne’s efforts to keep up the beat behind bars have gotten him into trouble at Rikers, authorities say.
The performer, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, might face discipline after officers reported finding a charger and headphones for an MP3 player in his cell on Monday, said a Correction Department spokesman.
Carter is serving a yearlong sentence on a 2007 gun rap. His lawyer had no immediate comment.
Officers said the music player itself turned up in another inmate’s nearby cell. Both men were charged with infractions that are not crimes. They’ll be addressed through a jail disciplinary process, not a court.
Inmates can listen to music, but only on radios and headphones for sale at the jail commissary.
The rules are just that, and meant to be broken by no one, no matter how much fame and fortune a person has.
For Lil Wayne, the discovery of an MP3, a charger and headphones may have landed the rapper in deeper trouble as there are reports that his actions may cost him extra time on the Island.
Regarding it as an infraction, or a violation, the next step is solely dependent on the level the infraction is when he goes to trial. It has already been rumored that his job as suicide prevention aid could be in jeopardy as well.
“Level one is the worst. Then you have [level] two or three. [This infraction] could be a level one. He has togo on trial, and based on evidence, they’ll make their determination,” according to arepresentative from Riker’s Island, speaking with MTV.
And all the man wants to do is make some music…let’s keep our fingers crossed for the best.
Cory Gunz officially announced his signing with Young Money Entertainment on Tuesday (May 11). The move has been a few years in the making with reports of him signing to the label being fueled in part by his unreleased verse on Wayne’s Tha Carter III hit single A Millie.
While explaining the delay in the deal, Gunz revealed the history behind him and Weezy linking up together.
“[There were] miscommunication issues. Me and other ventures, a bunch of other paperwork,” said Cory while talking to MTV’s Mixtape Daily. “[Years ago,] Wayne took time out of his schedule. He was promoting Tha Carter II and he took time out of his schedule to come from TRL and 106 [and Park] and come to Sony studio to lay [a verse for one of my tracks]. I was about 17 and it was for my first album, a song called I Gotcha. Wayne did it for free back then. It was a situation that was supposed to go down before, but I was in paperwork with Hov at the time.”
Gunz added, “One thing led to another. I was freed up and he reached out by the powers that be and now I’m here [on his label]. History is about to be made. He just kept it 100. I got nothing but respect for him. Free Wayne.”
After sending shout outs to his new Young Money/Cash Money family, Cory also revealed that Wayne is going to executive-produce his debut Young Money LP, so fans shouldn’t expect to get the currently untitled project until after Weezy F. is released from prison.
Young Money princess Nicki Minaj has recently been garnering a lot of press lately.
As previously reported, Nicki recently found herself making headlines after firing her longtime manager and Waka Flocka Flame’s mother, Debra Antney. After the departure, executives and fans alike were expecting a big announcement and it seems that is what we have got.
According to the rumor mill, Nicki has reportedly hired Bad Boy mogul Sean Diddy Combs as her new manager. Although the announcement has yet to be made via either of the celebrities Twitter pages, many are speculating that the news is actually true.
A source close to the entrepreneur/rapper has confirmed that Diddy is not only co-managing Lil Wayne protégé Nicki Minaj but also Rick Ross.
This wouldn’t be a far stretch for Diddy who has helped launch the careers of everyone from Mary J Blige, Jodeci, Lil Kim, Ma$e and his most recent venture with Dirty Money.
There is no word yet from Minaj’s camp regarding the rumors. Minaj’s highly-anticipated debut album is said to be coming in the fall of 2010 via
Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown.
We hope this collaboration is true, regardless of what anyone has to say about Diddy, he definitely is a hit maker. We will keep you posted as this story develops.
According to multiple websites, Lil Wayne is reportedly dating or seeing an employee of Rikers Island, where he is currently serving his one-year jail senetence. According to an “inside source” Lil Wayne is romantically tied to a prison gaurd nammed Melissa Moore. “Mel has been working there for about three, maybe four years now and takes care of all the, you know, ‘entertainers’ doing little bids in [protective custody,]” the source says. “There really isn’t that big of an age difference, Mel is about 34 and I think he’s 29, right? So it could work out if they got more serious after he gets released — I don’t know everything, but Mel tells me that she has gave him little snacks and whatever magazines and music he wants to listen to… Oh yeah, they do a lot more than just kiss.”
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