At around 8:30 a.m. Thursday (November 4), Lil Wayne was released from prison — and it didn't take long for the MC to address his Twitter followers.
Lil Wayne's Young Money camp is just as thrilled for their captain's return. Wayne's videographer, DJ Scoob Doo, who stopped by the MTV News offices Wednesday to chat about the MC, snapped a TwitPic of Lil Wayne Thursday. In the photo, Weezy F. Baby is seated at a desk with a laptop in front of him. As he focuses on the screen, he holds a lit cigar and a glass of something brown isn't far from reach.
Hours earlier, around 4 a.m., Young Money president Mack Maine tweeted that he was "impatiently waiting" for Wayne's release, and shortly before 10 a.m. manager Cortez Bryant wrote, "FREE AT LAST!!!!!!!"
Mack echoed Bryant moments later, writing, "Everybody go and welcome @liltunechi back.....all true weezy fans!!! The angels are rejoicing and so am I!!!!!"
Nicki Minaj also celebrated the news, writing, "Wayne's home!"
Wayne was released from Rikers Island prison after serving eight months of a year-long sentence for attempted gun possession. In March, he turned himself in to New York authorities after he struck a plea deal in his case stemming from a 2007 gun arrest near the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan.
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Young Money President Mack Maine was a guest on MTV News' "RapFix Live" this week and and revealed that Weezy would celebrate his homecoming with a party Sunday at a Miami strip club called King of Diamonds. In addition, Mack echoed the statements of fellow Young Money affiliate Drake as to whether Lil Wayne would surprise fans during the final date of the Thank Me Later MC's 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," Drake told MTV News about the possibility of reuniting with his mentor onstage.
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 weezywatch.mtv.com for complete, round-the-clock coverage.