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Lil Wayne Speaks On His New Writing Process & Lots More In Latest Letter From Rikers Island

Mon, Nov 1, 2010 by Daniel Mousdell

Lil Wayne Speaks On His New Writing Process & Lots More In Latest Letter
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Lil Wayne recently wrote a letter to The Juice from the pen answering 13 questions they sent to him (so it’s kind of an interview). Weezy talks about Nicki Minaj and Drake becoming superstars, his new writing process, maybe dropping a new mixtape when released, jail visits, the important things he has learned throughout this experience, fanmail, T.I. going back to jail, the first 5 things he wants to do when released, and more.

The Juice: Since you’ve been at Riker’s, Drake and Nicki Minaj have not only broken out as rap artists, they’ve become bona fide superstars. What about the two, in your opinion, has pushed them along to become such forces to be reckoned with? Was there anything about their rise that shocked you?

Lil Wayne: Young Money artists Drake and Nicki Minaj are both born stars! I am just blessed to have them on the team. It’s Drake’s drive to be great and Nick’s motivation to be different and creative. I am not shocked at all about their immediate success.

You’ve been one of the most prolific artists alive over the past five years – constantly recording songs, making guests spots and releasing mixtapes. But most of that came to a halt with the prison sentence. Did you enjoy just writing and no recording in the studio? And did that change your process at all? Has any of it been frustrating? Or have you enjoyed the break?

I definitely enjoyed the writing process and it was a lot different from just being in the studio with music. It’s more critical and personal. It was frustrating at times but for the most part it was beautiful, as it’s always beautiful to create.

When you’re released, where will your focus be musically? Do you plan on immediately releasing some music? Or will you be fine-tuning “Tha Carter IV”?

When I’m released, I’ll be giving my musical attention to “The Carter IV” and promoting “I Am Not A Human being.” I may drop a mixtape! You know me!

What’s the one thing that occurred this year that you’ve regretted the most? What did you miss most while you were incarcerated?

No regrets. I missed my wonderful kids the most!!

Which artists/friends have been the most supportive while you’ve been incarcerated? Have there been a lot of visits? Which have been the most surprising/unexpected? Which made you the happiest?

All artists and friends were very supportive. Thank God I’ve gotten two visits a week since the day I walked in. I’d have to say the visit from Diddy was most surprising because there’s a lot that you’re required to go through and to think he did just to see me is more than cool. But again, everybody has been more than supportive. I never felt alone.

What kind of facilities were you allowed to use while locked up? For example, how often were you allowed on a computer to update twitter? Call people? Etc.?

I used the phone everyday, but no computer at all. I just have to thank Karen Civil for keeping my site so great!

Lil Wayne Speaks On His New Writing Process & Lots More In Latest Letter
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What’s the most important thing you’ve learned throughout this experience? What has been the most positive thing out of the whole ordeal?

I’ve learned about my strength and inner peace. I’ve shown myself how patient I can be. The most important or positive thing I’ve gotten out of this is the ability to be so humble.

We’ve heard you on the various phone interviews you’ve done since being in jail, and you sound very refreshed. What are you most nervous about acclimating to once you are released? Do you plan on continuing this clean streak?

I’m not nervous about anything and I have no choice but to continue this clean streak.

You spent a lot of time reading and answering fan mail while you’ve been in jail. What did you learn about your fans from that? Are there any letters that particularly stand out to you and/or helped you the most? Will you stay active with reading fan mail once you’re released?

I’ve learned a lot from my fans, mostly about my impact on others’ lives. There are many letters that helped me in many ways. And I do plan on reading more fan mail after my release.

You recently said Eric Benet’s “Sometimes I Cry” song is one of your favorites tunes to listen to in jail. What other songs are you listening to these days?

I only listened to the slow jams station, so whatever they played, I jammed to.

Since your incarnation, T.I. has gotten arrested and will serve time again. What are your thoughts on his situation, and do you think the jail system actually serves to rehabilitates people?

No comment.

What’s your next tattoo? Will you memorialize your time in jail with some sort of ink?

Not sure.

What details can you give us about your welcome home concert? Also, what are the first five things you want to do when you are released other than perform?

Not sure about the concert yet. And the first five things I will do is kiss Reginae, kiss little Dwayne, kiss Neal, kiss Kameron and kiss my wonderful mother Cita.

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  • ImTrill

    Weezy is almost home…

  • yeedee

    Free Weezy!!!!

  • Ooohhh

    I like how tune said no comment lol.

  • weezyf

    FREE WEEZY !!!!!!!

    C4….ftw

  • WeezyFan

    1st!

    2 more days!!!

  • WeezyFan

    aaawgh :\ I really should update pages more often..

  • jason21

    fuckin right weezy almost here!!! lmao @ wayne saying “no comment” about the t.i. situation. but that’s what he shouldv’e said on sum real shit, because he cant really say much about someone-else’s jail stint when he’s still doin his.he has to focus on NOT going back AGAIN soon as he come home. LIKE T.I. ….YMCMB bout to TAKEOVA!!!

  • deadbeat

    nov4th #freeweezy…tunechi

  • YG

    hope this is not his last letter. and i hope i still writes letter even after he’s out.

  • YG

    [correction] i hope this is not his last letter. and i hope he still writes letter even after he’s out.

  • marta

    CANT WAITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  • Luiseezy F. Crazy

    LMAO on the last question LIL WAYNE beasted on the 5 things he wants to do when he gets home lol i love this nigga

  • YM is shit

    I put Weezy in a box….and Drake is a faggot!

  • legggo

    What does the clean streak mean?? As in not smoking and staying clean?? Or staying outta trouble???!

  • Allex B.

    Cant wait! 2 more days!!!

  • november 4th

    November 4th!!!

  • http://Playasville.com James B

    Sweet ! 2 days!

  • http://facebook Mr.Carter_#3

    HeYY!!!! men that’s what YOu Are

  • lamar

    C4 free weezy

  • Ricardo Laguna

    the best como siempre lil wayne hermosas palabras lo primero q hara sera besar a sus hijos y a su madre exelentes palabras de mi idolo el mejor cantante del mundo lil wayne ft ♫sizzla la mejor mierda q hay en este maldito mundo lil wayne 4 life the best in the world from venezuela nro 1 idol a love weezy the bomb

  • jason21

    @legggo STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE!

  • fabreeze21

    haha and he forgot to say “and kiss birdman” hahaha free weezy!

  • geezyfan93

    i think jail for weezy was undeserved but beneficial at the same time. think about it. he has all that time to think about his life and his family and everything. ive never seen a rapper like him before which is why hes my all time favorite. all the haters on this site in case you havent noticed it is a fan site. so i guess that makes you a fan for getting on it huh. anyway we thought wayne was big b4 wait till he comes out with c4 and d4 nuggahs. free weezy til weezy free

  • ME

    “no comment” lol

  • Vakish

    Free Weezy

  • Michael (Eazy-M)

    Almost there and I liked the interview :). FREE WEEZY

  • yeedee

    1 Day, 23 Hours, 58 minutes 30 seconds….lol

  • http://lilmt.webs weezy f baby aka

    F for fuck police

  • wezzy´s biggest fan

    FREE WEEZY MOTHAFUCKERS ……looooove u…still waiting for “Tha Carter IV”

  • wezzy´s biggest fan

    cant waaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttt…….. he loves his kids….OMG………u are tha best baby……….u are a beast<3<3<3 ..2 more days

  • poposudo

    Japan is where the sun sets first.. with that said… WEEZY is already outta jail in japan lol…. BEST RAPPER ALIVE

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000362204524 lil star

    omg 2 days i cant waaaait
    i loveeee u<3
    ur the best ever..when people say ur the best rapper alive ..they dont lie and i scream it loud everytime : LIL WAYNE IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE!!
    i will love u until the last day of my life
    FREE WEEZY

  • http://lilwaynehq.com chyneakqua

    SITTIN HERE FEELIN LIK CRYIN IM SOOOOO HAPPY THAT HE GETS OUT SOON O AND NICKI PIERRE SAID HEYYYYYY AND HE LOVES YU TRUST AN BELIEVE NIC”S HE IS A BIG FAN GET AT UMMM LOL WELL BACK TO ME AN WAYNE I LOVE YU WAYNE CANT WAIT TIL YU GET HOME YU AINT GOT LONG HUN 2 MORE DAYS WELL I LOVE YU

  • LiLDiDi

    I cant wait , too

    2 DAYS LEFT !!!

    BEST RAPPER ALIVE ♥♥♥♥

    ♥ FREE WEEZY ♥

    .. i love you ..

  • Chazz

    FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WEEZY
    2 more days !

  • T.Pound

    shit i mean its been to months to weeks to days and ive been counting them bitches down like i was the one locked up but heads up 2 more days it came quicker then a i thought……. also kids and family first then come studio time but shit welcome home tune its a rap beast is almost out the cage Ya Digg??

  • zaaal

    http://ema.mtv.co.uk/vote EVERYBODY MUST TO VOTE BEST HIP HOP LIL WAYNE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET’S DO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WEEZY MUST WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO THAT ONCE AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anthony g

    Free Weezy in this bitch wassupp ! :D

  • *5Tunetunne

    I’ll Celebrate That Day By Playing All His Music All Day..& Smoking With My Friends.!!! :D :D :D :D DAMN!!!

  • http://lilwaynehq.com waynehead

    ymcmb bitches youngmula baby :) dam waynefans we should throw a fukin weezy party :) lol real talk

  • http://lilwaynehq.com waynehead

    they should make a wayne chat room

  • LiLDiDi

    I will celebrate that day , too !!!!

    A BIG CELEBRATION IN GERMANY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ♥ FREE WEEZY ♥

  • Anthony g

    Straight up weezyhead! You know what it is! I’ll be reppin my weezy tee & imma be lookin fresh :D

  • http://lilwaynehq.com darius

    ONCE NOV.4TH COMES OTHERS RAPPERS MIGHT AS WELL QUIT BCUZ IT WILL BE “OVER”(NO DRAKE)

  • razzor

    Only 2 more days!
    Dats wassup.

    Germany Celebrates november 4th, Weezy!

  • WEEZYFBABYFAN

    oh hell yeah

    WEEZY F BABY <3

    I JUST GOT MY T-SHIRT OFF WEEZY, DAMN I LOVE DAT SHIT

    WEEZY BEST RAPPER ALIVE LOVE YOU NO HOMO.

  • jessica bond

    I can’t wait til weezy f baby gets home

  • november4

    just a few hours left FREE WEEZY!!!!

  • http://www.rickrossdeeperthanrap.com/default.aspx Rick (Rozay) Ross

    @liltunechi
    I wish I could have put you on Teflon Don. But, you got …like… one day left. I can’t wait for you to make a song with me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexpeterson/wall alex

    love u wayne and most diff this letter it show the side that i realy like about u sincely a girl named alex aka sweetpie95

  • WeezyGurl4Eva

    * Sniff* Sniff*, so touching.
    Free Weezy!!

  • CoreynJ

    Cant wait til you get out…Hold ya head lil Big Homie>>>We ready for the Carter IV lol

  • samanthaxxo

    cant wait till he is finally outta there!!!
    free weezy baby!!

  • VANDALLIUS

    FREE WEEZY THE BEST FUCKIN RAPPER EVER !!! REAL HIP HOP HAS BEEN GONE !!!! YOULL B HOME TOMORROW !

  • bhain3s

    I say wayne comes on ustream for 5 min to talk with fans once he comes out

  • LilWeezy-Wee

    lol those were sum good questions… and good answers. No Commet, lol.

  • SAMANTHA ALEXANDER

    CONGRATULATIONS U MADE IT. ALL U HAVE IS A WAKE NOW. UR CHILDREN WILL BE SUPER EXCITED AS WELL AS UR FANS. I KNOW UR READY TO COME HOME AN GET IT CRACKIN ON SOMETHIN REAL SLICK, BUT UR BABIES NEED U MORE. U MISSED OUT ON ALOT THESE PAST MONTHS. WE UR FANS CAN WAIT. WISH I WAS IN MIAMI FOR THIS HOMECOMING CONCERT, BUT DUTY CALLS. TAKE CARE GOD BLESS… OH YEA WELCOME HOME W. F. B…..

  • http://facebook Layne howard

    hey you are awsome i like you music do you have a brother im the youngest im 11 my brother is a bully to me i like all of your songs if i meet you i will be shy send me something on facebook im not a freak fan im just a fan that once to meet his favorte artist i know i might never meet you but im still givin it all i got. never give up on what you do because i want my kids to know you and how good you are you make songs that inspire peaple so dont give up . nice million dollar car takes a lot to get that car i seen that video. just to give you advice do a song with lmfao that will make a hit