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 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.
Lil Wayne has managed to delay his trip to jail on criminal weapon possession charges once again. A fire at the courthouse where Lil Wayne was set to be officially sentenced on Tuesday has given the rapper at least one more day of freedom to ponder his upcoming year in prison.
Hundreds were reportedly evacuated from the New York courthouse where Wayne was to appear Tuesday morning for sentencing. According to NY1.com, a fire in the basement filled the courthouse with smoke and resulted in injuries to five firefighters and three others, including a prisoner. New York fire crews battled the blaze for over an hour. The fire may have been due to construction at the courthouse, but an official cause has not yet been determined. Lil Wayne was not yet present at the courthouse at the time.
Lil Wayne previously received a sentencing delay to undergo emergency dental surgery. Wayne was granted a week to recover after having eight root canals. Probably wise to get that done before heading off to Riker’s Island. We certainly wouldn’t want to put our mouth in the hands of a prison dentist.
We just wonder how many times Lil Wayne is going to have to say goodbye to his fans. First there was the video farewell before the dental delay. Then on Monday, Wayne Tweeted another goodbye to his fans, saying: “Yesterday i smiled, today i smirked, tomorrow i stop … Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, they’re needed. The F is for family, friends, and fans……….thank u………..your love and prayers are felt. They kant lok up my heart bekuz y’all already have it on lok. ……thank u.”