A day after requesting fans to stop sending him letters, incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has inked a final message to supporters from Rikers Island.
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Writing in his eighth letter to date, Wayne explained the positive impact his fans' support has meant since beginning a jail sentence last March.
"Hello world. Time is ticking and I'm counting every second. Because of my new limitations, this unfortunately has to be my last letter. I don't think people truly understand how much their thoughts and well wishes have helped me through this time in my life. Not everyone is as lucky as I am and it humbles me daily. You would be amazed what positivity can do in a negative environment. I'm going to miss reading about your lives. I'm going to miss looking at the pictures. They were the highlight of my days aside from speaking with my kids. Don't stress over this in 27 days, the ride starts again." (Weezy Thanx You)
Weezy also used the opportunity to thank fans for purchasing his new I Am Not A Human Being album.
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who is supporting I Am Not A Human Being. It amazes me each time people go out and support my music. I'll always be in debt to you for that. Keep rocking your "Free Weezy" tees and rocking out to my music. Trust me when I say this is almost over. I love you. I'll continue to pray for all of you. Just keep doing the same for me." (Weezy Thanx You)
Wayne's letter comes a day after he requested supporters to stop sending in mail.
"I can no longer write my fans, as difficult as this maybe to say please stop sending me mail, I luv u and will see you soon," Wayne tweeted. (Lil Wayne's Twitter)
As of now, Wayne will reportedly serve out the remainder of his term in solitary confinement.
Rikers Island has moved the rapper to solitary confinement as part of his punishment for getting caught with headphones and amp3 player back in May (the jail had to wait for a spot to open up). He will be confined to an isolation cell for up to 23 hours a day until he is released November 4, and will see his out-of-cell time restricted to visits, religious services and a single hour of recreational time per day. Also, he will now only get to make one personal phone call a week. (New York Mag)