Lil Wayne’s memoir, Gone ‘Til November, about his eight month stint in Riker’s Island is on the way soon, and from all accounts, it’s going to be very entertaining.
The New York Times recently shared an excerpt from the book, where Wayne talks about what meals looked like while he was in prison, losing a game of hoops and checkers to fellow inmates and being nervous about rapping in front of an audience on the yard.
“I rapped for the first time on the yard for Charlie and Jamaica,” Wayne writes. “It’s crazy that I’ve performed in front of millions of people since I was 8 years old, but for some reason I was nervous as hell. Rapping has always been second nature to me, but my creativity has definitely been put to a test since being in this bitch. I absolutely refuse to rap about being in jail. It’s not who I am AND it’s not who I’m going to be! I hope they liked it. I think they did.”
He also shares that he was one of the only prisoners to received regular visits from famous famous faces including Kanye West, Chris Paul and Diddy.
“I have to give props where props are due,” he wrote. “I know that they had to go through some extra shit, because you just can’t walk in this b— and say, ‘I want to see Dwayne Carter.’”
Gone ‘Til November will be available Oct. 10. Read the entire excerpt, which first appeared in the New York Times on Vulture here.