November 4th, 2010
06:49 PM ET
Early Thursday morning, Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, was released from an eight month stint at Riker’s Island, tweeting "#WelcomeHomeWeezy" and "aaaaaaahhhhhhmmmmm baaaaakkkkkkkkkk" within hours of his release. Back in March, Wayne was sentenced to a year in prison on gun charges, with news of his projected November 4 release date arriving in July.
The anticipation for the 28-year-old artist to be "free at last" extended far past what his loved ones must have felt. Between the #freeweezy t-shirts and hashtags, and even MTV’s Weezy Watch, an around-the-clock catalog of everything to do with Wayne’s release, it’s clear that the fans have been ready.
So ready, in fact, the makers of life-size celebrity wall posters claim the frenzied demands of “millions” of Weezy lovers caused them to have to release a Lil Wayne Fathead earlier than expected. “We just kept getting bombarded by Weezy fans demanding that we release his Fathead immediately, so we caved and his Fathead is officially free”, said a Fathead spokesman. “We even sent his Fathead along with a special code to say no hard feelings”. Okay then.
For those who want to attempt to steal a glimpse of Wayne in person, you’ll need to make plans to be in Miami, Florida, this weekend, as that’s where the rapper’s “welcome home” extravaganza will take place on Sunday night.
“Bryan 'Birdman' Williams, rapper and co-CEO of Cash Money Records has spared no expense for Lil Wayne’s upcoming official homecoming party,” a statement reads about the event. “While the location is being kept under wraps,” the statement said, they can tell you who will be there: Drake, Kevin Rudolph, Jay Sean and, of course, the rest of the Cash Money family.
Young Money's Mack Maine told MTV that Wayne will be “treated like a king” at the event, where there "should be a lot of beautiful women [and] beautiful scenery."
"It's gonna be crazy,” Maine assured MTV. “We have a private party first and then we going to King of Diamonds after, which is a strip club. It's going to be crazy, it's going to be real elegant, extravagant, we gonna party like when Frank came home, like [the movie] 'King of New York.’”
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