Lil Wayne’s Prison Release: Round-The-Clock Coverage

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It’s “Welcome Home Weezy” week here at MTV News, and every day we’re going to be on WeezyWatch, updating you on everything Lil Wayne is doing, from his prison release in New York to the Cash Money superstar’s scheduled travels across the country in the days immediately afterward.

We’re deploying crews across the country, from Miami to Las Vegas and everywhere in between. Check back here, around the clock, for constantly updated coverage on Lil Wayne across our multimedia platforms, including articles, blog posts and TV segments on MTVNews.com, RapFix.MTV.com and MTV.

(For photos of Lil Wayne after his release from prison, click here.)

Tuesday
· 08:32 p.m. Lil Wayne Lays First Post-Prison Verse In New Photo
‘Wayne picked up right where he left off with a 15-hour recording session,’ MC’s videographer, DJ Scoob Doo, tells MTV News exclusively.

· 05:30 p.m. What’s Next For Lil Wayne?
‘Wayne is the type of person, he’ll drop a song every day,’ Baby tells MTV News.

· 01:10 p.m. Lil Wayne’s Young Money Talks Stepping Up During Prison Bid
‘It’s the most meaningful thing as CEO for you to go away and your team still holds you down,’ Nicki Minaj tells MTV News.

Monday
· 08:37 p.m. Lil Wayne ‘Likes’ His Facebook Friends In New Video
‘Just know that I send 14 million thank-yous to y’all,’ a smiling Wayne tells fans in new WeezyThanxYou video.

· 04:49 p.m. Lil Wayne Collaborators Discuss Weezy’s Future Plans
T-Pain, Cool & Dre and DJ Khaled dish about what may be in store for the superstar MC from the red carpet of his ‘Welcome Home, Tunechi’ party.
· Watch related video: Lil Wayne Producers Look To The Future

· 02:48 p.m. Drake ‘Had To Suit Up’ For Lil Wayne’s Miami Party
‘I’m here to have fun and celebrate a great, phenomenal, legendary man,’ Drizzy tells MTV News.
· Watch related video: Drake, Nicki Minaj Celebrate Lil Wayne’s Return

· 01:21 p.m. Lil Wayne Welcomed Home Like A ‘King’ At Miami Bash
Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, T-Pain, Drake, Jay Sean and more celebrate in Miami.
· Watch related video: Drake, Nicki Minaj Celebrate Lil Wayne’s Return

· 09:10 a.m. Exclusive: Lil Wayne Looks To The Future After Prison Release
“I forgot about yesterday,” Weezy tells MTV News about prison time.
· Watch related video: Lil Wayne Thanks His Fans

· 04:00 a.m. Exclusive: Lil Wayne Thanks His Supporters At Miami Party
Wayne says ‘words can’t explain’ how good it felt to return to the stage on Saturday.
· Watch related video: Lil Wayne Thanks His Fans

Sunday
· 09:30 p.m. Lil Wayne Welcomed Back With Miami Bash
Recently released rapper’s friends and family converge Sunday in celebration.

· 08:50 p.m. Drake Expects To Record With Lil Wayne Soon
‘I would be super surprised if I didn’t get a phone call saying, ‘Let’s go to the studio,’ ‘ Drizzy says.
· Watch related video: Drake Expects To Go To Studio With Wayne Soon

· 01:06 p.m. Drake Reveals Even He Was Surprised By Lil Wayne’s Appearance
‘Everybody around me was just playin’ me, including Wayne,’ MC admits.
· Watch related video: Was Drake Expecting Lil Wayne At His Tour Finale?

· 01:30 a.m. Lil Wayne Hits Stage With Drake In Las Vegas
Weezy performs with Drake for first time since prison release.
· Watch related video: Lil Wayne Surprises Drake To Perform “Miss Me”

Saturday
· 10:17 p.m. Drake’s Final Concert: We’re Live In Las Vegas
Drake rocks Las Vegas and Lil Wayne surprises the crowd.

· 07:30 p.m. Nicki Minaj Says Lil Wayne Is ‘In Great Spirits’ Post-Prison
‘We couldn’t have planned a better takeover,’ Minaj says of Wayne coming home as she prepares to drop Pink Friday debut.

· 01:04 p.m. Lil Wayne Gets Love From New Orleans Rap Artists
Local duo Partners-N-Crime recall when Wayne hooked them up with a free feature.
· Watch related video: New Orleans Local Rappers Show Love For Weezy

· 12:25 p.m. Lil Wayne Tweets From New Orleans
‘Live a lie. Better off dead,’ the MC tweeted.

Friday
· 11:30 p.m. Lil Wayne Attends New Orleans Hornets Game
MC snapped happily watching hometown team defeat Miami Heat after Mack Maine tells MTV News crew was gifted with courtside seats.
· Watch related video: Mack Maine, Lil Wayne, Others Head To Heat/Hornets Game

· 11:05 p.m. Lil Wayne’s Arizona Attorney Breaks Down Probation
In an exclusive sit-down with MTV News, lawyer James Tilson says Weezy ‘looked like he was in a very good place’ on Friday.
· Watch related video: Lil Wayne’s Arizona Counsel Details Case

· 09:47 p.m. Birdman Recalls First Post-Prison Conversation With Lil Wayne
‘I love you, and let’s go,’ Weezy told Baby once he was freed on Thursday.

· 08:43 p.m. Drake Recounts First Post-Prison Phone Call With Lil Wayne
On penultimate stop of his Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour, the ‘Miss Me’ MC whips L.A. crowd into frenzy with Wayne details.

· 09:47 p.m. Drake Recounts First Post-Prison Phone Call With Lil Wayne
On penultimate stop of his Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour, the ‘Miss Me’ MC whips L.A. crowd into frenzy with Wayne details.

· 07:36 p.m. Lil Wayne Rode Into Freedom In Maybach
Footage shows MC leaving a Queens correction department facility in luxury vehicle.
· Watch related video: Weezy Leaves Rikers In A Maybach, Heads To Arizona

· 06:49 p.m. Lil Wayne Can’t Drink For Three Years Under Probation
Terms of MC’s probation for 2008 Arizona case were revealed on Friday.

· 06:07 p.m. Birdman Calls Lil Wayne’s Absence A ‘Left Turn’
‘Nicki and Drake’s been able to grow,’ the Cash Money boss tells MTV News of how YMCMB family rallied while Wayne was gone.

· 04:49 p.m. Lil Wayne Arrives In Arizona
Newly freed MC heads southwest to wrap up loose ends from 2008 drug arrest.

· 03:34 p.m. Will Lil Wayne, T.I.’s Prison Histories Prevent A Future Collabo?
Legal experts, including Wayne’s lawyer, weigh in on whether the MCs’ probationary statuses could prohibit a studio hook up.

· 02:14 p.m. Lil Wayne Leaves New York City
Lil Wayne has left New York, insiders confirm, and members of his camp were seen at an airport before tweeting that they were going to New Orleans.

· 01:40 p.m. DJ Khaled Says He’ll ‘Be Rocking’ With Lil Wayne On New LP
DJ Khaled is sure that Lil Wayne will be on his next album.

· 01:32 p.m. Lil Wayne Will Keep Racking Up Commercial Success, Says DJ Khaled
‘Ain’t nobody have that impact since Tupac,’ Khaled says during interview on ‘RapFix Live.’

· 11:11 a.m. Producer Drew Money Has A ‘Couple Things’ For Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj’s ‘Right Thru Me’ producer talks Lil Wayne.

· 06:52 a.m. Lil Wayne Faces Post-Prison Challenges, Expert Says
‘The danger is when you have been deprived of something and then get it in excess,’ psychotherapist tells MTV News.

Thursday
· 08:38 p.m. Lil Wayne Requested Beats Just Before Leaving Prison
‘Mack, I need beats,’ Young Money president Mack Maine recalls Wayne pleading in final Rikers Island conversation.
· Watch related video: ‘RapFix Live’: ‘Welcome Home, Weezy’ Edition

· 08:24 p.m.Lil Wayne Photo Shows MC Watching His Own Video
Weezy checks out his ‘Steady Mobbin’ ‘ clip, also featuring Gucci Mane, for the first time in latest post-prison picture.

· 07:24 p.m. Lil Wayne Is ‘New And Improved’ Post-Prison, Mack Maine Says
Young Money chief breaks down ways Weezy has changed in jail on “RapFix Live.”
· Watch related video: ‘RapFix Live’: ‘Welcome Home, Weezy’ Edition

· 07:00 p.m. DJ Scoob Doo Explains Origin of Lil Wayne’s ‘Nino Brown’ DVDs
Lil Wayne’s videographer explains how ‘Nino Brown’ originated.
· Watch related video: DJ Scoob Doo On His Relationship With Lil Wayne, Talks Nino Brown DVD

· 06:09 p.m. Fans, Celebrities React To Lil Wayne’s Prison Release
Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes and more react to Lil Wayne’s prison release.

· 03:32 p.m. Lil Wayne Photo Shows MC Tweeting After Prison Release
‘aaaaaaahhhhhhmmmmm baaaaakkkkkkkkkk,’ he writes to his followers.

· 01:52 p.m. Lil Wayne Label Chief Mack Maine Details First 72 Hours of Freedom
Young Money president speaks on Wayne’s stops in Arizona, Las Vegas and Miami following his release from prison Thursday morning.
· Watch related video: Mack Maine Talks Wayne’s First 72 Hours

· 11:33 a.m. Lil Wayne Photo Emerges As Young Money Reacts To Release
Young Money insiders post photos of Wayne leaving Rikers, tweet about his freedom.
· Watch related video: Lil Wayne Post-Release Photo Emerges

· 08:46 a.m. Lil Wayne Released From Prison
Weezy left New York’s Rikers Island on Thursday after serving eight months of a year-long sentence.
· Watch related video: Weezy Is Free!

· 06:04 a.m. Lil Wayne Fans Willing To Wait All Night For Prison Release
‘I’m here until … he gets out,’ one die-hard tells MTV News.
· Watch related video: What Will Weezy Do Next? Fans Weigh In

· 04:48 a.m. Lil Wayne’s Prison Release Delayed
Guard tells MTV News the MC’s time was ‘miscalculated’ and he won’t be released Thursday morning.

· Watch related video: Lil Wayne’s Release From Prison Delayed

· 12:06 a.m. Live Blog: Lil Wayne’s Prison Release
RapFix is continuing our up-to-the-minute coverage of Lil Wayne’s release from Rikers Island.

Wednesday
· 11:03 p.m. Lil Wayne To Celebrate Homecoming With Miami Bash
Newly freed MC will hang with family then live it up at King of Diamonds strip club.
· Watch related video: Weezy’s Miami Bash Will Be ‘Crazy’ And ‘Extravagant’

· 8:53 p.m. Lil Wayne ‘Didn’t Want Any Problems’ Behind Bars
A Rikers Island source tells MTV News an often ‘demure’ Wayne welcomed visitors including Nicki Minaj, Diddy and Birdman.

· 8:10 p.m. Lil Wayne’s Rocky Road From Tour-Bus Arrest To Rikers Release
Take a look back at Weezy’s ups and downs since the night of his Beacon Theatre show in 2007.
· Watch related video: [url id="http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/593666/a-timeline-of-waynes-road-to-freedom.jhtml#id=1651251"]A Timeline Of Wayne’s Road To Freedom[/url]

· 7:25 p.m. Lil Wayne To Be Released From Prison Early Thursday, Drake Says
‘Between the hours of 1 – 2am …WEEZY IS COMING HOME,’ Drizzy tweets.

· 6:02 p.m. Lil Wayne’s Crew To Talk Prison Release On ‘RapFix Live’
On the next “RapFix Live,” Sway will focus on Lil Wayne’s prison release, even chatting with members of the Cash Money/ Young Money family, Thursday at 4 p.m. ET.

· 2:47 p.m. Lil Wayne’s Daughter Wants Homecoming Party With Siblings
Weezy’s ex-wife, Antonia “Toya” Carter, talks about the family’s post-prison plans, including a party with all of Wayne’s kids and their mothers.

· 11:23 a.m.: Bill Clinton Comments On Lil Wayne’s Prison Release ‘This guy’s smart. And he’s got a new chance now,’ former president says.

· 9:00 a.m.: Lil Wayne’s Final Day In Prison: What Will It Be Like? Our Rikers Island source walks MTV News through Weezy’s release process.
· Watch related video: [url id="/videos/news/593159/what-happens-when-wayne-leaves-rikers.jhtml#id=1651251"]What Happens When Wayne Leaves Rikers?[/url]

Tuesday
· 3:18 p.m.: Lil Wayne Has Another Legal Issue To Address Post-Prison Wayne will be a free man, but he still has one last legal matter to attend to in Arizona.

· 3:08 p.m.: Lil Wayne’s Bloggers Say Fan Site Kept Him Positive WeezyThanxYou.com webmasters Karen Civil and Karla Moy helped Lil Wayne stay in touch with his fans while he was away.
· Watch related video: [url id="http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/592583/hip-hop-blogger-karen-civil-comments-on-the-making-of-weezythanxyoucom.jhtml#id=1651251"]Hip-Hop Blogger Karen Civil Comments On The Making Of WeezyThanxYou.com[/url]

· 11:01 a.m.: Lil Wayne Posts Last Letter To Fans Before Prison Release Before leaving Rikers Island, a grateful Wayne pens a final salute to his fans, expressing his thanks and extending his prayers to them.

· 9:00 a.m.: 10 Things Lil Wayne Accomplished Behind Bars
It’s only been eight months, but it seems like Lil Wayne has been in prison for a long time, doesn’t it?

Monday
· 12:25 p.m.: Eminem Looks Forward To Lil Wayne’s Prison Release The Detroit lyricist is among the Wayne admirers wondering what Weezy’s next move will be.

· 11:00 a.m.: Lil Wayne’s Almost Home: 8 Things He Missed in 2010
When Inmate #02616544L hits the streets to reclaim his position as the best rapper alive we have a tip sheet for him to catch up on what he’s missed.

· 8:31 a.m.: Drake Teases Lil Wayne Concert Appearance Where in the world will Lil Wayne show up first after his release? Young Money soldier Drake has an idea …
· Watch related video: [url id="http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/592025/drake-hints-at-a-lil-wayne-guest-appearance-on-november-6.jhtml#id=1651251"]Drake Hints At A Lil Wayne Guest Appearance On November 6[/url]

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