Details from Gone 'Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island, Lil Wayne's memoir documenting his life in the New York prison, are starting to emerge in the weeks leading up to its release — and they're pretty juicy.
The book — which hits shelves on October 11 — follows the eight months Weezy spent in Rikers for gun charges filed after his 2007 arrest. The New York Post reports that the memoir has its share of epiphanies ("I always thought I needed things like ... a Bugatti, a dope-ass crib or some big-booty bitches to be creative. But once it was taken away from me, my creativity was put to the ultimate test"), but it also offers up some vivid scenes from his cell block and unpleasant surprises involving some very famous friends like Drake.
Wayne stayed busy at Rikers: He officiated the wedding of two of his fellow inmates and helped decorate for the festivities, hanging toilet paper decorations and toasting the happy couple with Gatorade — which Lil Wayne dubbed highly covetable as "liquid gold in this bitch" in lieu of Champagne. As for his own romance at Rikers, he writes that two female officers were suspended for "visiting" him, and that a panty-less girlfriend — who'd gone to Rikers commando at Wayne's request to "do a Basic Instinct" — was forced to put on boxers when she was searched upon entry.
He name-checks the buds who came to visit, including Diddy, Kanye, and Drake. The visit with October's Very Own heartbreaker wasn't so great, though, as Drake copped to sleeping with Wayne's girlfriend while he was stuck on the inside, and writes that it's the "worst thing" he could've found out: "Drizzy came to see me, he was like, ‘Yeah, it’s true’. Damn! This is the type of shit a man never wants to find out while he is locked up.”
It's safe to assume that Wayne's long since forgotten Drake's betrayal given his recent appearance on the Summer Sixteen tour and hints at a collaboration between the two in the wake of his Cash Money drama. Still, oooooff.