Lil Wayne Shoots Seven Videos Before Prison Term Begins
In a video sent to MTV on Saturday (Feb. 28) by Lil Wayne, the prolific rapper discussed how he's spending his final hours before jail. Today (March 2) he'll be sentenced to an expected one-year prison term for gun possession charges stemming from a 2007 arrest.
During the clip, which was shot in Wayne's trailer on a Miami video set, he stated that he was in the midst of shooting seven videos that day.
"I'mma show y'all the [work] ethic of a true artist," Wayne said. "You know what I'm talkin' about? Seven videos. I shot 10 in two days before. Now we about to do seven in one night. ['Runnin,' off his latest album, "Rebirth"] was one. Next we about to do Drake's song called 'Afrika Boombatta,'" he added.
Never one to shy from self-promotion, Wayne proudly displayed his @liltunechi t-shirts that advertise his brand-new Twitter account. His most recent posts on the micro-blogging site reflect not only a man whose freedom is waning, but also one who's found love during such a tumultuous time. "Staying strong," he tweeted hours after saying that "Love is the key, open up," and "klumsy me, i've fallen for you."
Don't be surprised if you see him sporting one of the Twitter shirts in Drake's video, ("'Cause that song is a fun song. So I could wear that," he says in the clip), although Wayne also showed off a shirt that features "Marilyn Monroe tatted up," and said he may rock that instead.
Wayne ended his Rikers Island, NY send-off with some words for the network he'd projected it toward. "I got a houseful of BET awards but I got like one or two MTV awards...MTV holla at ya boy now. I'm not gonna mess up your function. I'm just gonna come get my award, thank God, thank my 'hood, thank my fam. I ain't gotta perform," he said before concluding that MTV should, "Give me an award for nothin'...The award for Nothing goes to Lil Wayne."