Lil Wayne Joins Twitter 8 Days Before Incarceration

Pint-sized rapper to serve year in jail after guilty plea to weapons charges

Last Updated: February 23, 2010 @ 11:44 AM

Lil Wayne — whose one-year incarceration in New York’s Rikers Island prison was delayed so he could undergo eight root canals in one day — has joined Twitter.

The 27-year-old rapper, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., joined Twitter on Sunday – just eight days before he is due to start serving time after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from a 2007 arrest. He already has 129,000 followers. (Fun fact: Of the 13 people Lil Wayne is following, two have “lil” in their handles.)

Here was Lil Wayne’s (@liltunechi) first tweet:

“im super new to this twitter shit but wudup tho !……….follow me biot¢h……….wudup mak……happy bday LO……8 days of freedom..ym”

The Grammy Award-winning Wayne performed at the Grammys earlier this month.

His sentence is expected to begin Tuesday.

[Photo via Lil Wayne/Twitter]