Unable to celebrate his special day per the usual, Lil’ Wayne is ringing in his 28th birthday behind bars at Rikers Island.
With 39 days left on his year-long sentence, the hip hop star’s father Birdman chatted with MTV about his son’s current situation.
“It ain’t kicked in,” Birdman said. “My family, I like to do things for him for his birthday, you hear me? This the first time we not gonna get a chance to do that. But he is putting a new album out called I Am Not a Human Being. We pop bottles for him while he’s gone.”
Of Wayne’s new material – his album hits stores October 12 – Birdman continued, “When Wayne do what he do, he takes serious pride in his work. Nothing we do is half-stepping or half-cocked. I think it’s a great album. To me, he’s switching back. This album has no Vocoder; he’s back to raw rap. He’s just rapping how he’s feeling. He’s a genius, so the music is always gonna be great. He wanted to put I Am Not a Human Being out to show people he’s always in the building. Every album we put out, we’re going to do the most. We’re gonna go for it. We’re never gonna come half- cocked. You expect to see a lot, you gonna get a lot. It’s a great album.”
Continuing to praise his boy, Birdman finished by saying, “That’s my son. I love him. You always gonna miss a loved one. At the same time, we doing what we have to do. Work hard. We all excited he’s about to come home. He’s happy. He wanna get out that place. That ain’t no place for him to be. Everybody is energized that he’s coming home. He walked the little walk. That was a left turn in our life. We wasn’t expecting nothing like that.”
Nicki Minaj recently paid a visit to Lil Wayne in jail and told press that the incarcerated rapper is doing well behind bars.
She explained, “I went to see [Lil Wayne], like, five days ago. I was on Rikers. First of all, his birthday is coming up in a few days. He was just very focused, but he was laughing the same way. He was just making me laugh.”
Miss Minaj also noted that she mistakenly forgot to tell Wayne about her new album’s title. “He said that people were writing him in jail saying, ‘We love Thank Me Later and we can’t wait for Pink Friday.’ So he said he was looking at the letters and was like, ‘What the hell is Pink Friday?’ I didn’t even tell him that [was] my album name and stuff, and he found out in jail by fans writing him letters. So he was like, ‘OK, Nick, that’s the name of your album,’ and we were just having a great conversation.”
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