On Thursday, following an eight-month sentence, Lil Wayne is scheduled to leave New York’s Rikers Island . MTV News will continue our breaking-news coverage during WeezyWatch with a special edition of “RapFix Live,” which will stream on RapFix.MTV.com and MTV.com at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Several guests from inside the Cash Money and Young Money families will stop by to discuss Wayne’s release, what the MC has planned and just how soon fans can expect new music. Sway will be taking questions from fans during “RapFix Live,” so tweet us at @MTVRapFix or upload your video queries to Your.MTV.com, now and throughout Thursday’s WeezyWatch broadcast, for your chance to ask a question.
Recently, MTV News spoke to a source at Rikers Island about the rapper’s release process. “They have to check his docket number to see that he doesn’t have any open cases or open warrants,” the source told MTV News. ” … He has to be fingerprinted and dressed. It’s another process again before he leaves.”
According to the source, Lil Wayne will begin the exit process around the inmates’ breakfast time, at 4 a.m. The process could take more than two hours, depending on the work- and caseload on Thursday at Rikers Island. As inmates are processed for admittance and exit, the dockets clear and each prisoner is also cleared, allowing groups to be sent on their way.
Stick with MTV News throughout the weekend for up-to-the-minute reports on Lil Wayne’s prison release as we follow him from Rikers Island to his celebrations at home and beyond. Follow us on Twitter @MTVNews for instant updates and bookmark WeezyWatch.MTV.com for complete, round-the-clock coverage.