Lil Wayne Leaves New York City

Young Money President Mack Maine tweets that he's going to New Orleans.

After eight months at Rikers Island prison, Lil Wayne has left New York. After quietly celebrating Wayne's release on Thursday, the Cash Money/ Young Money family packed up their bags and departed on Friday morning (November 5).

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

MTV News spotted Young Money President Mack Maine and Wayne's manager, Cortez Bryant, at New York's LaGuardia airport on Friday, getting ready to board a flight.

"504 ya boy will b there in 3hrs!!! Luv," Maine tweeted shortly after 1 p.m. ET, suggesting that members of Wayne's camp were heading to his hometown of New Orleans.

Still, it's not clear what Wayne's weekend itinerary will be. On Friday afternoon, a source in Yuma, Arizona, said Weezy was being transported to his scheduled court appearance. Wayne was scheduled to make an appearance to sign some paperwork for his plea deal in a drug case stemming from a January 2008 arrest.

Wayne may also make a stop in Las Vegas, where he may appear onstage for Drake's tour closer on Saturday, before heading to Miami for a big bash at the King of Diamonds strip club on Sunday.


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Wherever they end up, Maine told MTV News that Weezy and company are going to be "partying like crazy" for the next little bit. "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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