In a new blog post published on Tuesday (November 2), Lil Wayne has written one last letter from prison before his expected release on Thursday. As the Cash Money superstar looks forward to freedom, he thanks his fans for their support, for all their letters and for keeping him in their prayers.
"As I greet you all in my last days on this island, I must reflect," Wayne began his post on WeezyThanxYou.com. "I think back to when I first arrived and I had no clue what I'd be experiencing. I was never scared, worried, nor bothered by the situation. For that, I thank God, my family, and you, my amazing fans. I prayed for you all every night, as I'm now aware that I as in y'alls prayers as well."
Weezy revealed how overcome with emotion he was the first day he received mail from his fans; that day, he was the recipient of over 300 pieces of correspondence.
"I smiled like a child on Christmas," he wrote. "But when I began to read them, my heart smiled.
"I laughed with some of you, reasoned with some of you, and even cried with some of you," Wayne continued.
The rapper revealed that he plans to keep reading and responding to mail after he leaves Rikers Island. When he is released on Thursday, he will have completed 80 percent of his one-year sentence for attempted gun possession.
Wayne closed out his letter citing Psalm 91, a biblical passage on overcoming challenges and becoming a better person. He himself vowed to continue his growth, yet remain true to the artist he is.
"I will be the same Martian I was when I left," he vowed, "just better."
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