Now that [artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist] has been sentenced to one year in prison, hip-hop's biggest rock star has left a huge void for his fans, friends and family to fill. Weezy has lined up a bunch of music and videos to tide everyone over in his absence, but it won't be the same as having the man himself out and about to create something fresh on the drop of a dime during a live performance or appearance.
"I think we gonna miss a certain energy that Wayne has," Diddy said recently. "The beauty about it is, he'll be back and hopefully he'll come back a better person. Whenever we get in trouble, we're in the public spotlight. So hopefully there's a lot of kids out there who could learn from any mistakes that we may have put ourselves in, even if we're not guilty of the crime sometimes. We are human. People have to learn: 'Make sure you know where you're going, who you riding with, what the situation is.' We're targets. I'm just happy he doesn't have to do a lot of time and that he'll be out, and hopefully he'll use the time wisely and use it in a positive way."
But Wayne's appeal translates to all forms of entertainment, including the world of sports. One of the NBA's most renowned athletes, LeBron James, says he cannot wait for Weezy to make his return.
"[The game] is definitely gonna miss him," James said. Wayne appeared on the soundtrack to James' "More Than a Game" documentary last year, contributing to the song "Forever." "I think we all love his inspiration behind his music, how much time he puts into his music. The game will miss him, but we'll be waiting for him when he gets back."