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Lil Wayne Blogging Behind Bars: Rapper Writes About Solitary Confinement at Rikers

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Lil Wayne Blogging Behind Bars? Writes About Solitary Confinement at Rikers
Lil Wayne (KCAL)

NEW YORK (CBS) Lil Wayne may be behind bars, but the rapper still finds a way to connect with his fans - on his prison blog.

The rap artist launched WeezyThanxYou.com in April, complete with a countdown clock labeled "Until Lil Wayne's Home."

"During my prison stint, I want my fans to know I love you," Lil Wayne writes on his website. "I want all of you to know that I appreciate all the mail I get, and this is my way of saying thank you."

In his latest blog post, Oct. 13., the rapper writes about his recent relocation into solitary confinement at Rikers Island after being caught in May with prison contraband: a battery charger and earphones for an MP3 player.

"By now I'm guessing that you all have heard about my recent relocation to the bing, which is punitive segregation," Lil Wayne writes.  "I admit, I f***ed up and now I must deal with the consequences."

Although the items aren't as serious as what landed Lil Wayne in jail in the first place - he's doing time for gun possession - they are prohibited where he's living, and so now the rapper will have to be alone in his cell for 23 hours a day until his Nov. 4 release, reports The New York Post.

The "Rebirth" rapper, aka Weezy, and whose real name is Dwayne Carter, will only be allowed out of his cell to shower, see visitors and go to the doctor, Corrections Dept. spokesman Stephen Morello said.

In addition to isolation, the Grammy Award-winning rapper will also have to forego TV and his phone calls will be limited to once a week, except for calling his lawyer.

The 28-year-old rapper, whose talents have even been alluded to in some of President Obama's speeches, has been serving time at the Rikers Island jail in New York City complex since March, after he pleading guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in Oct. 2009.

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