Lil Wayne Released From Prison

Grammy-winning rapper served eight months of a year-long sentence

Lil Wayne was reportedly released from the Rikers Island prison facility in New York after serving eight months of a year-long sentence for attempted gun possession. Though a guard told MTV News early Thursday morning that he had to wait another day due to "miscalculated" time, at 8:35 a.m. a spokesperson at Rikers confirmed that Wayne had been discharged.

In March, Lil Wayne turned himself into New York authorities after he struck a plea deal in his case stemming from a 2007 gun arrest near the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan.

The rapper and his entourage were leaving his first headline performance in the Big Apple when police pulled over his tour bus. The New York Police Department alleged they smelled marijuana odor emitting from the vehicle and later searched the bus. Authorities discovered drugs and a gun, registered in Wayne's manager's name, near the rapper. He was charged with gun possession and eventually pleaded guilty to attempted gun possession.

According to his record label, Young Money, Weezy will celebrate his homecoming with a party Sunday at a Miami strip club.

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