Hip-hop Superblogger Par Excellence and trusted enemy of The Machine, Dr Combat Jack has got a bit of a winner: an inside connect at Rikers Island, where Lil Wayne is currently klocked up in gen pop, clenching his butt-tox and watching sports on a little portable television.
“It’s good to have friends in “high” places,” writes Jack. “I got a friend of mine that’s worked in corrections for years now. At Rikers Island. Every now and then she shares info regarding celebrity inmates. Like the time famed rapper DMX was locked up on some shit coming in chest all puffed out, hard core and such. But when he was being searched for contraband this one time, he “allegedly” broke down, crying and what not, falling to the ground and screaming out “I can’t breath, I can’t BREATH!” Like he was being manhandled by guards, even though no one laid a hand on him. Yeah. I get real life, real time info like that.”
And, in that spirit, he’s got the skinny on how Wayne’s first day inside went down. Forsooth:
“So far the prisoners love him. [||]. He’s a celebrated star and they dig his image, his work ethic, his music. There’s a lotta hype surrounding the fact the he’s not in protective custody (PC), but in general population. But it’s not really a big thing. In prison, they treat all inmates like the next. He does have limited protection, meaning there is someone that stays with him at all times. But because of who he is, this is also the norm. There hasn’t been much activity with Wayne, especially since he’s busy undergoing the processing an inmate goes through immediately upon his incarceration. Paperwork, tests, all that. Tomorrow, they’ll be conducting DNA testing, specifically because his case centers around DNA evidence. The only thing out of the norm is the amount of calls the prison has been receiving from Wayne’s people, hounding them with questions about whether he’ll be forced to cut his hair, and a few weeks ago, what would the situation be with him having all them carats in his mouth (I think that’s why they opted to have that emergency dental procedure). Still, like I said before, in Rikers, they’re not concerned with one’s celebrity status.
A couple of guards have been written up, only because they’ve acted like fans, having more personal interaction with Wayne than is procedure, prolly acting all star struck, which, once again, the system does it’s best to discourage. Me getting this info and writing about it here puts my contact at risk of losing her job. Still, we do this for our culture. For the most part though, Wayne has been pretty quiet, staying mostly inside his jail cell. There doesn’t seem to be anyone, any faction trying to get at him in any harmful way, because he’s new and because he hasn’t violated any of the codes customary to inmate living the prison life. As I was told, it’s too early to determine how the rest of his experience will be, but so far, so good. It’s all in Lil Wayne’s hands.”
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