Lil Wayne’s Prison Job Revealed: Watching Over Suicidal Inmates

April 7th, 2010 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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Lil Wayne makes his living as the bestselling rapper on the planet, but while serving his year-long jail sentence at New York’s Rikers Island, Weezy has entirely new job: keeping watch over suicidal inmates. Antonia “Toya” Johnson, the mother of one of Wayne’s children, tells Us Weekly, “Wayne has a job. They got him on suicide watch for other prisoners. He watches the crazy prisoners and makes sure they don’t kill themselves.” Finding himself in a 9-to-5, albeit in prison, Weezy shares a similar complaint with much of the working population. “He likes the job even though they don’t pay him much,” Toya says of the Young Money multimillionaire.

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Toya adds that Lil Wayne is adjusting well to prison life, and getting along with his fellow inmates. He’s even managed to avoid getting a haircut. As Rolling Stone previously reported, in addition to suicide prevention tasks, the rapper is also a fledgling jailhouse blogger, writing responses to fan mail on his Weezy Thanx You blog from Rikers, where Lil Wayne is serving a year behind bars — or less with good behavior — after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from a 2007 arrest in New York City.

As for Toya’s reality-TV costar Tameka “Tiny” Cottle’s fiancee T.I., who just wrapped his own gun-related sentence at a halfway house outside Atlanta, the King rapper’s role during his prison term was serving as a motivational speaker to his fellow inmates — a job he performed before heading off to jail, too.

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Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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