Before [artist id=”510062″]Lil Wayne[/artist] is sentenced on felony gun charges this month, he talked with Rolling Stone about his impending jail time.
“I didn’t know I was gonna be going to jail,” Wayne told the magazine for its upcoming issue. “This happened at the height of my career! Nobody knows the future.”
While Weezy couldn’t foresee his future, he now knows that he has to do what has seemed unfathomable to him for more than a decade: take a break. The MC said he wants to just go in and get it over with.
“This is not something you get no advice on,” he said. “This is Lil Wayne going to jail. Nobody I can talk to can tell me what that’s like. I just say I’m looking forward to it.
“I look at things as ’Everything is meant to be,’ ” he added. “I know it’s an experience that I need to have if God’s putting me through it. So I don’t look at it as wrong, I just … I damn sure don’t look at it as right, that’s all.”
Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to felony gun possession in a Manhattan courtroom in October, stemming from a July 2007 arrest following his first headlining concert in New York. The rapper is set to be sentenced to one year in prison as a part of his plea deal and must also give up his passport.
Weezy also talked with the magazine about quitting syrup, a combination of promethazine and codeine, which is supposed to be prescribed by doctors for severe colds and pneumonia. He first revealed his plan to quit on the new “Nino Brown Story, Pt. 2” DVD, telling DJ Scoob Doo that his Styrofoam cup was retired in favor of Fiji water.
“I haven’t f—ed with that in a long time,” Wayne told Rolling Stone of syrup. The article says Weezy gave it up “cold turkey” on May 9.
Back in February 2008, Wayne talked to MTV News about his love of syrup and how difficult it would be to step away. “It ain’t that easy — feels like death in your stomach when you stop doing that sh–,” he said at the time. “You gotta learn how to stop. You gotta go through detox.”