Lil Wayne Talks Jail Time, Covers Rolling Stone Magazine
Lil Wayne has no plans to put a brake on productivity before or after his upcoming stint behind bars -- but you already knew that. The New Orleans rapper will turn himself in on Feb. 9, to serve 12 months for gun possession charges stemming from a 2007 arrest but in the meantime, he has kept his schedule running at 100 percent. Weezy appears on this month's issue of Rolling Stone to talk about work, his legal troubles and why he sees no reason to slow down.
"I don't like to stop," Wayne told Rolling Stone. "I believe you stop when you die." Wayne current to-do list includes recording songs for his upcoming 'Tha Carter IV' album in addition to working with his blossoming Young Money team, which includes Drake and Nicki Minaj. Wayne gave his final pre-incarceration performance at Sunday night's (Jan. 31) Grammy awards with Drake and Eminem, and now he says he's keeping focused on the music and not asking any questions about the situation he's about to get into. "This is Lil Wayne going to jail. Nobody I can talk to can tell me what that's like," he said. "I just say I'm looking forward to it."
Lil Wayne's crew and Cash Money label will set up shop in New York during the next twelve months so that the mad rapper can remain at work. According to Rolling Stone, Wayne's manager Cortez Bryant is exploring several options, including a "jailhouse Twitter account" to keep him up to date. At the very least, Wayne will surely continue to make music. "I'll have an iPod, and I"ll make sure they keep sending me beats," he said.
Lil Wayne's 'Rebirth' album landed in stores yesterday (Feb. 2). Read his full interview in the current issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands today.