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Lil Wayne Lil Lonely? Rapper Lands in Solitary Confinement for Contraband

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Lil Wayne Forced Into Solitary Confinement for Contraband
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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Rap artist Lil' Wayne went into solitary confinement at Rikers Island Monday after being caught in May with prison contraband: a battery charger and earphones for an MP3 player.

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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