Back in 2010, Lil Wayne spent eight months in Rikers Island for firearm possession in New York. During his time spent in one of the most notorious prisons in America, Weezy wrote journals about his experiences behind bars. In his eye-opening prison memoir, Gone Til November, the rap vet describes some really crazy incidents.
Among the highlights in the book, include Tunechi describing how he playfully married two other male inmates and toasting the occasion with 13 bottles of Gatorade. “Gatorade is liquid gold in this bitch,” he writes. “Imagine seeing grown-ass men in jail hanging tissue for wedding decorations. AND one of them is Lil Wayne. Crazy.”
In another passage, Weezy writes of one his girlfriends coming to visit him at Rikers with no panties so she could “do a Basic Instinct.” Unfortunately, she got caught and had to wear a pair of boxers in order to still see him.
Wayne also talks about his rap friends who came to see him while being locked up. Among was Kanye West and Diddy who had to undergo invasive body searches in order to enter the prison.
However, one low point during Wayne’s prison stint came when Drake visited him and revealed that he had sex with his new girlfriend in the past.
“Finding out that she [expletive] Drake was the absolute worst thing I could have found out,” he writes. Drizzy came to see me, he was like, ‘Yeah, it’s true’. Damn! This is the type of [expletive] a man never wants to find out while he is locked up.”
The Young Money leader wrote extensively in his journal and finally all of it will come to light in his new book. Wayne says that his time at Rikers Island helped him reflect on his life and sparked his creativity.
“I always thought I needed things like being high with my n—-s, a Bugatti, a dope-ass crib or some big-booty bitches to be creative,” he writes. “But once it was taken away from me, my creativity was put to the ultimate test.”