July 14, 2010, - 10:46 am
I have a feeling Lindsay Lohan won’t have it any worse in “prison” than popular rapper “Lil Wayne” a/k/a “Weezy” a/k/a Dwayne Carter.
In May, I told you about Lil Wayne’s last pre-prison interview, in which he bragged to a magazine about being the father to four kids by four different women (and, of course, he’s married to none of them). But he’s managed to top his previous chutzpah level. Now, this glorified thug is serving a year at Rikers Island for weapons charges. But apparently life is good for Lil Wayne. In a letter to his fans, posted on his website, Carter details his day. While you are hard at work, he’s suffering the tough prison sentence of . . . sleeping until 11:00 a.m., reading fan mail, talking on the phone, and listening to ESPN radio. For Lil Wayne, “hard time” is more like “easy time.” No wonder he entitles it, “As Time Flies.”
Letter #04: As Time Flies
Hello world… I’m good. Counting the days and still smiling. Most of those smiles come from hearing my kids’ voices over the phone. The others come from reading fan mail. Let me just say that I have the best fans in the world! The devotion, dedication, support, love, and most of all, prayers are simply the best. I never imagined that I could have such an impact on people’s lives. . . .
So I’ve been writing and let me be the first to tell you that the lyrics that I’m writing are… well there’s no word that I can think of that properly defines them. Amazing would be too typical and perfect would be unfair. I listen to the radio sometimes, emphasis on sometimes, and I hear the new music. I like some. I applaud my Young Money family for what they’re doing. As I’m not surprised. This is what we’re supposed to do. Congrats to Drake and Nicki for all their recent success. Those 2 are going to have me retiring early. . . . I know that people are inquisitive of what I do all day, so here goes. I wake up around 11AM. Have some coffee. Call my kids, and my wonderful mother. I then shower up. Read fan mail. Have lunch. Back on the phone. Read a book or write some thoughts down. Have dinner. Phone. Pushups. Then I listen to ESPN on the radio. Read the bible, then sleep. That’s my day.
I’ll end this letter, but never my love. I’m gone. Oh, and how ‘bout dem Lakers!?!
P.S. I thank my fans for appreciating me the way you do.
[Emphasis added by DS.]
Wow, tough life. Is this really why they get street cred for serving prison time . . . for drinking coffee, reading books, and talking on the phone to mom?! Do all prisoners at Rikers have it this easy? If so, why? And, if not, why is he getting special treatment? When she was in prison, Martha Stewart got up at 5:00 a.m. and was forced to work doing menial tasks like laundry and kitchen duty.
In case Carter’s lax life doesn’t disgust you enough, as my friend, Detroit Newsistan music critic Adam Graham notes, Lil Wayne will release an EP in September, while he’s still in “jail.”
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