October 3, 2016


Lil Wayne Was 'Nervous as Hell' to Rap in Front of Prison Inmates: Read His Memoir Excerpt

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Prince Williams/WireImage

Lil Wayne detailed his experience at Rikers Island with the upcoming Gone ’Til November prison memoir, and we now get to read a lengthy excerpt courtesy of Vulture. Inside, the rapper speaks on his emotions on the first days in prison, celebrity visits, going "straight gorilla" during an argument on the yard and even seeing a psychiatrist during his stay.

One of the most interesting parts of the excerpt, though, is when Weezy reveals he almost got stage fright before rapping in front of inmates:

"I rapped for the first time on the yard for Charlie and Jamaica. 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."

The rapper also get honest about the time he found out his girl at the time had sex with longtime friend Drake, which he calls a "fucked-up day." Explaining that the incident hurt him, Lil Wayne says: "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!"

Along with Drake, Diddy, Chris Paul and Kanye West also visited him behind bars. "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," Wayne states.

Click here to read the full excerpt, and look out for Gone 'Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island when it hits stores on Oct. 11. Below, check out a throwback Fuse interview where Weezer discuss working with Weezy in 2010: