[artist id=”510062″]Lil Wayne[/artist] may be away for the moment , but the rapper is making sure he’s not forgotten while he’s gone.
The imprisoned superstar launched a new Web site on Friday (April 2), WeezyThanxYou.com, where he’ll post weekly updates, blog about sports and respond to letters he’s received from fans since he began his prison stint last month.
“Your letter was so thoughtful and sincere,” he wrote in response to Nurris Terrero of New York. “The way you worded everything left me in awe. Please send suggestions on books I should read. I look forward to checking them out.”
In the first post, Wayne explains that he’s been spending his days working out and reading the Bible. The rapper also announced he will revive his popular ESPN blog, where in the past he opined on various sports. Next week’s scheduled post will be on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Wayne, a father of four, said his family has been most pressing on his mind during his sentence. “My kids race through my mind all day. They know they were created with love, so love is how their life will be defined. I just hope my love and adoration for them provides a temporary bandage on a wound I unknowingly inflicted on them.”
“I’m in good spirits man, for real,” he wrote, contradicting rumors he had been involved in an altercation at Rikers Island .
In addition to the posts, the site features a clock that counts down how much time the rapper has until his release. It currently rests at 215 days. Fans can also purchase merchandise on WeezyThanxYou.com, including “Free Weezy” Young Money T-shirts.
“Weezy explained to me the idea behind WeezyThanxYou.com, which will basically serve as his gateway to the free world,” Civil said in a statement to MTV News. “The site will allow the Young Money quarterback to post daily status updates as well as answer fan questions. ’I wanted to do something for my fans, so they know I am still with them and that I love them very much,’ Wayne told me not too long ago. Fans who want to keep up on Weezy’s release date will be allowed to see a continuously running countdown clock until Dr. Carter returns home later this year.”
What do you think of Lil Wayne’s new Web site? Will you be writing to him while he’s in prison? Let us know in the comments!