Rapper Lil Wayne has managed to avoid actually starting his year-long stint at Riker’s Island for quite a while now. First, he had to have some emergency dental surgery that delayed his jail sentencing for over a week. Then, last week, a fire at the New York courthouse where he was scheduled to appear delayed his sentencing once again. On Monday, however, Lil Wayne will finally have to pay the piper and begin serving his jail term.

Lil Wayne mug shot (NYPD)

Lil Wayne mug shot (NYPD)

Lil Wayne is due to return to court in New York on Monday, where he will be officially sentenced for attempted criminal possession of a weapon. Wayne is expected to turn himself in immediately and head off to Riker’s Island penitentiary for the next year.

Wayne has been insanely busy the last month prepping for his time away from the world, shooting footage for over a dozen music videos and laying down music tracks left and right.

Perhaps the weirdest commentary to come out of the response to Lil Wayne’s sentencing today comes from a rather unlikely source – celebrity chef Paula Deen. Deen told TMZ.com that the best thing for Lil Wayne to eat before he heads off to jail is “collard greens” because, she said dryly: “They’d clean his butt out.”

We’re thinking someone needs to acquaint Paula with the subtle taste and texture of a bar of soap in her mouth.

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