In his first major post-prison interview, Lil Wayne is opening up about his eight-month-stay in Rikers Island prison in New York to Rolling Stone.
“I’d bust a n***a’s a** at Uno,” Weezy told Rolling Stone. “We gamble for phone time. I’d take n***a’s commissary: Lemme get them cookies, lemme get them chips, get that soup.”
But he won one too many times and the other inmates stopped inviting him to games!
“They’d be like, ‘Oh, we thought you were asleep,’” said Lil Wayne. “Like you can’t look inside my cell and see that I’m right there! We ain’t got no doors!”
When he wasn’t playing Uno, he was reading.
“[Kiedis'] Scar Tissue was really good,” he said. “I also read the Bible for the first time. It was deep! I liked the parts where some character was once this, but he ended up being that. Like he’d be dissing Jesus, and then he ends up being a saint. That was cool.”
Lil Wayne spent his last month in solitary after he was caught with an iPod charger. But he owes another inmate some love after he took the blame for Weezy’s watch with an mp3 player inside it.
“He was a solid n***a,” he said. “Shout-out to Charles…Solitary was the worst. No TV. No radio. No commissary. Basically you’re in there 23 hours a day.”
But his window helped him make it through the day.
“I used to sit at that motherf***er all day,” Weezy explained.