Rap Star Lil Wayne Released From NYC Jail

Lil Wayne rocks the mic in January 2010 Lil Wayne rocks the mic in January 2010

New York City jail records show Lil Wayne has been freed after serving eight months for having a loaded gun on a tour bus.

The city’s Department of Correction website said Thursday the Grammy Award-winning rap star has been released from the Rikers Island jail complex. His managers have said he planned to head for his Miami home.

The multiplatinum-selling rapper emerges with his career in high gear. His latest album, “I Am Not a Human Being,” hit No. 1 on the chart after its September release.

The rapper told fans through a website Tuesday that he “was never scared, worried nor bothered” behind bars.

He pleaded guilty last year to attempted weapon possession. He started a yearlong sentence in March but got time off for good behavior.

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