Lil Wayne Recalls Officiating Same-Sex Wedding in Prison
Lil Wayne is taking fans behind bars in his upcoming memoir Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island, which details his time in lock-up during which he officiated a same-sex wedding.
According to Billboard, the moment appears in the 159-page memoir set to release next month.
“I got the Bible and I’m like, we gathered here today,” he writes in the book. “We even had a reception, which everybody brought something for the couple.”
Wayne says he brought cookies because it was a favorite snack of the inmates who were getting married.
Although it wasn’t an official wedding, Wayne says the event was treated like it was. It even included a festive soundtrack. “Everybody was running about that bitch with headphones listening to the same station,” he writes. “Straight up jamming!”
Looking back, Tunechi says it was a moment that some may not expect from him. “The shit was too funny,” he writes. “Imagine seeing grown-ass men in jail hanging tissue for wedding decorations…AND one of them is Lil Wayne…Crazy!”
Despite the fact that he has used homophobic slurs in his music, this isn’t the first time Weezy’s been openly supportive of LGBT issues. In 2013, he told MTV News that Jason Collins — the first openly gay active NBA player — was “opening a lot of doors.”
“It’s showing that it’s a fair world out there,” he said. “Just to see how many people came to his support and things like that, that’s a pretty fair world out there. Be you.”
Earlier this year, he also offered prayers for those who lost their lives in the Orlando mass shooting that targeted members of the LGBT community.
Prayers for Orlando!!!
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 13, 2016
It’s been a long time coming for the memoir. Gone ‘Til November is based on Weezy’s eight months in New York’s Rikers Island, where he served time in 2010 due to a gun case. The book is set to arrive Oct. 11.