Lil Wayne Writes A Letter To His Fans: “Gone Til’ November”
Almost a month ago, one of hip hop’s leading lyricists, Lil Wayne, was sentenced to eight months in prison at New York’s infamous Rikers Island for weapons possession charges. While serving his time, he’s devised a positive and interactive way to keep in contact with the many fans who support him.
Recently, Weezy explained to me the motivation behind new site Weezythanxyou.com, which basically serves as his gateway to the free world. The site will allow the Young Money quarterback to post daily status updates, as well as answer fan questions. “I wanted to do something for my fans, so they know I am still with them and that I love them very much,” Wayne told me. Fans who want to keep up Weezy’s release date will be allowed to see a continuously running countdown clock until “Dr. Carter” returns home later this year.
The new site and new songs will not be the only things he’s penning. Though not able to watch his favorite show, SportsCenter, everyday, Wayne will soon return to blogging for ESPN.com. His first post, detailing his thoughts on the NCAA Final Four, is scheduling for release next week.
Below are excerpts from Wayne’s latest letter:
Love. Live. Life. Proceed. Progress. That’s who I am and who I’ll always be. You see, we’re all living on borrowed time, so I’m not worried about this situation. Life happens quick. The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done…you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do. Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future. So for my time here, my physical will be confined to the yard. My love and my spirit, however, know no boundaries.
I’m in good spirits man, for real. My kids race through my mind all day. They know they were created with love, so love is how their life will be defined. I just hope my love and adoration for them provides a temporary bandage on a wound I unknowingly inflicted on them.
Real soon, you can catch me blogging for ESPN again thank you espn for not letting my passion for sports perish. I work out a lot because it helps pass the time. I read the Bible everyday. Jail didn’t make me find God, He’s always been there. They can lock me up, but my spirit and my love can never be confined to prison walls.
But this isn’t all about me, you are the reason for this letter. It’s because of you Rebirth went gold when critics aborted it. It’s because of you Young Money is and will always be a movement. If the weight of the world is on your shoulders, I beg of you, place it on mine. That’s the least I could do for you, after all you have sacrificed for me. If I could, I’d write each one of you back. Because of this, my team and I have created a website where you can view my letters. Each week I’ll answer as many questions as I possibly can.
Log onto Weezythanxyou.com to continue reading his first letter, Gone Til’ November.
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