Lil Wayne To Be Released From Prison Early Thursday, Drake Says

'Between the hours of 1 - 2am ...WEEZY IS COMING HOME,' Drizzy tweets.

The long wait for Lil Wayne is almost over. The superstar MC's protégé Drake announced Wednesday (November 3) via Twitter that the Young Money/ Cash Money head will be a free man early Thursday.

"Between the hours of 1 - 2am ...WEEZY IS COMING HOME," Drizzy tweeted. Two different sources close to the rapper maintain that Weezy will be released early Thursday.

Wayne began serving a prison bid at New York's Rikers Island in March stemming from a 2007 gun arrest after a concert at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre.

On Tuesday, the superstar lyricist penned a final letter for fans as he prepared to return home and back to the music game.

"As I greet you all in my last days on this island, I must reflect," Wayne began his post on "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 was in y'alls prayers as well."

Speculation about Weezy's post-prison plans has reached a fever pitch. His family has suggested an intimate celebration with all of his children is in the works.


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"[Wayne's daughter Reginae] said that she wanted to celebrate her birthday when her dad comes home," Wayne's ex-wife Antonia "Toya" Carter told MTV News. "She just wanted to get all her siblings together along with me, Lauren [London], Nivea, Sarah, everybody with her dad and just celebrate her birthday. We were all just gonna go to Miami or whatever and just spend some time with him, 'cause he's been gone for a while and she misses him like crazy. I will feel complete again when he comes home, 'cause it's like a lot of weight was shifted on me. She took it so hard, because her and her father have this great relationship and she's not able to talk to him when she wants to all the time. It kinda bothered her for a while, so it's gonna be a big relief. We all gonna be so happy when he comes home."

Drake recently hinted that the MC could make a surprise appearance at the Toronto hip-hop star's upcoming Light Dreams and Nightmares tour stop Saturday in Las Vegas.

"I would just advise you to book a ticket out there. If you can get tickets to that show on the 6th, I would strongly advise it," Drizzy told MTV News.

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 for complete, round-the-clock coverage.