Lil Wayne Apologizes for Mistakes in Open Letter from Solitary Confinement

In an open letter from his isolation cell in prison, rapper Lil Wayne is apologizing to his family for his mistake that led to his current solitary confinement. He is completing an eight month sentence at New York’s Rikers Island detention center. Getting caught using banned music equipment in his cell led to the star’s solitary confinement punishment. He will spend 23 hours a day in isolation, and his privileges have been cut and is now only allowed to speak to his family on the telephone once a week. The hitmaker is allowed to read his fan mail and has said that the positive letters have kept him going. The letter was posted on Wayne’s website and he wrote, “I’m guessing that you all have heard about my recent relocation to the bing (solitary confinement), which is punitive segregation. Basically, no TV, no radio, no snacks/junk food, and one phone call a week. This punishment has been handed to me for my earlier MP3 incident.” “I admit, I f**ked up and now I must deal with the consequences. As I write this, I have only 25 days left, and it’ll be even less than that when you read this. So honestly, I’m fine. Obviously, this gives me a lot of time to myself and a lot of alone time with my thoughts…I do miss being able to hear from my family everyday but once a week will have to suffice. To them, I apologize. I’m still able to receive mail so reading and responding is still a huge part of my day.” The rap star admits that he shouldn’t have been using the MP3 player in his cell, but could not resist his music. “At the end of the day, I did it all for music!” he wrote. Wayne is scheduled to be released next month.


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