According to Lil’ Wayne’s new Web site, the imprisoned rapper could be walking free a lot sooner than expected.
At press time, a counter on WeezyThanxYou.com shows that Wayne will be coming home in 215 days. That works out to be about seven and a half months, much shorter than the yearlong sentence he was originally handed in his felony gun case.
There’s been talk that the New Orleans rapper could spend as little as 10 months behind bars, but those estimates were just speculation. If the counter is accurate, he’s slated to be released in early November.
There’s no word on why Wayne’s sentence was cut so short at this time.
Wayne didn’t launch the site as a slick way to announced his early release, though. WeezyThanxYou.com is supposed to be a way for him to maintain a connection with fans while he’s locked up.
“During my prison stint, I want my fans to know I love you,” Weezy wrote in his inaugural message on the blog. “I want all of you to know that I appreciate all the mail I get, and this is my way of saying thank you.”
And as tough as prison might be, Wayne seems to be staying strong during his time-out. One of the main things that keeps him positive is thinking about his babies and his faith in the Lord.
“I’m in good spirits man, for real,” he assured. “I work out a lot because it helps pass the time. I read the Bible everyday. Jail didn’t make me find God, He’s always been there. They can lock me up, but my spirit and my love can never be confined to prison walls.”
Weezy also passes the time by reading fan mail. It seems he’ll be posting quick responses to some letters online, offering encouragement and thanks to all his supporters. Since he’ll have a lot of time on his hands Wayne is asking fans to keep sending letters.
“For real, this will be the best way we can communicate for the coming months,” the rapper wrote.
— Sonya Eskridge