Lil Wayne Reveals That Kanye West and Diddy Visited Him in Prison
Lil Wayne’s prison journal isn’t out yet, but it’s already making headlines.
Recently, it was revealed that he officiated a same-sex wedding while locked up, and now additional excerpts have surfaced from Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island.
In these entries released by Vulture, Wayne is candid, funny, introspective, and emotional. He talks about his fellow inmates, his girlfriend, and his famous friends, making several revelations throughout.
In one particularly eye-opening entry, for instance, Weezy talks about discovering that his girlfriend had been intimate with Drake.
“I’m used to arguing with my girl on a daily basis, but finding out that she fucked Drake was the absolute worst thing I could’ve found out,” he explains. “As a man, honestly, that shit hurt, and not because it was Drake. It could’ve been any man and it would’ve hurt the same. She said it happened way before we got together, but she just never told me.”
Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island by Lil Wayne arrives in bookstores Oct. 11. See highlights from the excerpts below.
On therapy: “I had to talk to the prison psychiatrist when I got here. I told her that I shouldn’t be talking to her because I’m not crazy … but I ended up really enjoying her conversation. Is that crazy? We talked about traveling the world, where we’ve been and where we would like to go, BUT both of us were in jail … crazy!”
On celebrity treatment: “As soon as I sat down in the captain’s office, his exact first words to me were, ‘Don’t fuck with my staff!’ Damn! Definitely won’t be getting any celebrity treatment from the captain. The whole conversation was him telling me, ‘Don’t come in here trying to be what you are.'”
On his cell: “As soon as I heard the cell door lock behind me, I just sat on the back wall and the tears began to flow as I took my first glimpse at my new digs: three buckets, one bed, one toilet that was surprisingly kind of clean (emphasis on kind of), a rusty-ass sink with a mirror the size of a small notepad, a desk, and a window. A clothesline was left hanging in the cell. I decided to leave it because I figured it would come in handy.”
On betrayal: “I woke up still feeling fucked up about the fucked-up day that I had. Hell is what it was! I’m used to arguing with my girl on a daily basis, but finding out that she fucked Drake was the absolute worst thing I could’ve found out. As a man, honestly, that shit hurt, and not because it was Drake. It could’ve been any man and it would’ve hurt the same. She said it happened way before we got together, but she just never told me. When Drizzy came to see me, he was like, ‘Yeah it’s true … don’t fuck with her like that ’cause I did fuck her.’ Damn!”
On Diddy: “I had my morning coffee like usual and chilled in the dayroom waiting on my visit. And what a great visit it was. Diddy kept his word and visited me today. It was total chaos! Every captain in the building was down there! Even the deps and the warden! Everyone just wanted to see him. It was kind of aggravating, but it is what it is.”
On Kanye West: “I have to give props where props are due … big shout-out to Diddy, Chris Paul, and Kanye for coming to see me, especially with their schedules. I know that they had to go through some extra shit, because you just can’t walk in this bitch and say, ‘I want to see Dwayne Carter.'”
On jail conversations: “The only time that I can have anything close to a normal conversation is with a C.O. I can’t even begin to try and have that type of convo with an inmate because they’re always lying about whatever they’re talking about.”