[artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist] was released from prison on Thursday (November 4), and like his Cash Money label head Bryan "Baby" Williams has repeatedly said in recent weeks, the rapper will settle back into his routine by spending time first with his children and extended family.
Williams, along with Young Money President Mack Maine, among others, embraced Wayne upon his exit from Rikers Island, and immediately took the superstar MC to an undisclosed location in New York City to recuperate.
Mack Maine, who will appear Thursday (November 4) at 4 p.m. ET on a special "Welcome Home Weezy" edition of "RapFix Live," issued a statement on Thursday afternoon thanking Weezy fans for their support and expressing his gratitude that the jailed rapper is now free.
"Like any family who is blessed enough to witness a loved one exit prison, the entire Cash Money/ Young Money household has been overcome with emotions," Mack Maine said. "Watching my little brother walk out from behind those walls was more powerful than anything we have ever accomplished together because it meant we were officially a family again.
"From the moment we found out Wayne would be going to Rikers, we prayed this day would arrive as quickly as possible," the statement continued. "It is finally here and words cannot properly describe the feeling in the air. Over the next few days, our only priority is making sure Wayne re-adjusts to life outside of jail as smoothly as possible. He'll be spending much needed quality time with his children and closest loved ones."
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Following Wayne's reunion with his YMCMB crew, he's expected to crisscross the country, making stops in Miami for a "welcome home" celebration in his honor, Arizona to finalize a probationary matter stemming from a previous case and, perhaps, Las Vegas, where his protégé Drake teased to MTV News that the duo may reunite onstage.
Then, according to Mack Maine, the New Orleans lyricist will make his move to a recording booth.
"From there, it is back to work and back to what we have been doing for years — making good music," he wrote. "To the fans who have been a part of this process every step of the way, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts, especially Wayne. Your well-wishes and prayers have made this tough situation much easier to cope with and now we can all celebrate. God bless."
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