Lil Wayne Sits Courtside After Rikers Release

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lil Wayne turned up courtside in red baseball cap and long dreadlocks to watch the unbeaten New Orleans Hornets edge the Miami Heat 96-93 Friday night, a day after his release from a New York City jail.

Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., was freed Thursday after serving eight months in a gun case. Asked how it felt to be back, Wayne told The Times-Picayune: “Like I never left.”

Before his incarceration, the rapper recorded the recently released “I Am Not a Human Being,” a top debut on Billboard album charts.

The newspaper said the rapper flew earlier Friday to Yuma County, Ariz., to check in for a three-year stint of unsupervised probation for a drug conviction. Authorities said that case will be transferred to his home state of Florida.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • sk

    its sad that this star is an idol for many fans. Li Wayne was convcted for having a gun and on drugs. Why does no one care, including Obama? This encouarges young poelple to turn to drugs and violence. What a sick society!

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