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Lil Wayne Released from Jail: Picture of Free "Weezy" Surfaces

Lil Wayne leaves Rikers Island on Thursday morning (Twitter/Personal Photo)

Lil Wayne Released from Jail: Picture of Free "Weezy" Surfaces
Lil Wayne Reportedly Leaving Rikers Island (Twitter/Personal Photo)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) A photo has surfaced reportedly showing Lil Wayne moments after being released from jail after serving eight months in a gun case.

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MTV News first reported on the photo that was posted on Twitter by the rapper's entourage, "Young Money."

The photo seems to show Wayne sitting inside a vehicle with the window rolled down.

The city's Department of Correction website said Thursday the Grammy Award-winning rap star had been released from the Rikers Island jail complex.

"FREE AT LAST!!!!!!!" the rapper's longtime manager, Cortez Bryant, Tweeted Thursday morning.

His managers have said he planned to head for his home in Miami, where they're planning a welcome-home party Sunday.

"It should be a lot of beautiful women, just...beautiful scenery. Just treat him like a king, like the royalty that he is and make him feel like we really missed him and welcome him back to the family," Maine told MTV.

The record label boss, who MTV says is also a close personal friend of Lil Wayne, said after a private party, the entourage would move to a strip club called King of Diamonds.

The platinum-selling, billboard-topping MC pleaded guilty in 2009 to possessing a loaded gun on his tour bus in Manhattan. He started serving a one-year sentence in March.

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  • Edecio Martinez

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