As Lil Wayne nears the end of his prison stint, the rapper has released one final letter from Rikers Island to the fans that have supported him during his incarceration. In it, the Young Money/Cash Money star thanks everyone for not giving up on him and reflects on his time behind bars.
“As I greet you all in my last days on this island, I must reflect,” the rapper writes. “I think back to when I first arrived and I had no clue of what I’d be experiencing. I was never scared, worried, nor bothered by the situation. For that, I thank God, my family, and you, my amazing fans. I prayed for you all every night, as I’m aware that I was in your prayers as well. The very first day that I received mail, it was about 300 pieces or more! I smiled like a child of Christmas. But when I began to read them, my heart smiled. I laughed with some of you, reasoned with some of you, and even cried with some of you. I responded to as many of you that time would allow. I plan to keep reading and responding after my release.”
“I thank you all for being so very supportive, as I never imagined how much impact my words and life can have. With this knowledge, I vow to continue to be me! For you have assured [me] that I don’t have to change for no one but God. I will be the same Martian I was when I left, just better. You fans are more than amazing, and I will [be grateful] to the end of the world for your love. This isn’t the last of weezythanxyou.com I will continue to thank you when I’m home.”