A day before his biggest star was sprung from Rikers Island prison in New York on Thursday (November 4), Young Money president Mack Maine sat down for a special edition of MTV News’ “RapFix Live” to map out what Lil Wayne’s first 72 hours of freedom will look like.
“His mom’s been calling during this interview. She just flew in and, basically, he’s gonna wanna chill with his family, his kids, too,” Maine told host Sway on Wednesday.
Before he kicks off a full-on celebration with family and friends, however, there is one piece of official business Wayne (born Dwayne Carter) does have to deal with and that relates to his drug case in Arizona.
While Wayne was in Rikers, a plea deal was reached in a case stemming from a January 2008 arrest near a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in which authorities claimed they found cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun on Weezy’s tour bus. The “Lollipop” rapper was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation and no jail time thanks to the deal, which had him plead guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug in exchange for the dismissal of three other drug and weapons charges.
“Even though it’s treated as a felony while he’s on probation, if he completes his probation without any violations the offense will be re-designated as a misdemeanor,” Wayne’s Arizona attorney, James Tilson, told MTV News earlier this week.
Maine said Wayne has to fly out to Arizona on Friday to sign papers in that case and appear in court. But other than that legal obligation, his first weekend of freedom will be about getting things back to normal.
“There’s a lot of smiles, I’m pretty sure some people are gonna be crying. … It’s just going to be mixed emotions and a lot of just rejoicing,” he said. Maine promised that Weezy and company are going to be “partying like crazy” for the next little bit, including a welcome home party in Miami at the King of Diamonds strip club this weekend. “Everybody is going to be happy to see him and, of course, we have parties coming up.”
When asked if part of that celebration will include the rumored drop-in by Wayne at Drake’s last tour stop in Las Vegas on Saturday, Maine played it close, saying, “I don’t know. If he goes, it’s a surprise. If he doesn’t, then we’re going to see everyone in Miami.”
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