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Lil Wayne Talks Getting Through His Jail Sentence, Keeping His Seizures Under Control & More

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Lil Wayne Talks Getting Through His Jail Sentence, Keeping His Seizures Under Control & More

The Associated Press recently caught up with Lil Wayne for an interview about his experience in Rikers Island back in 2010.

During their conversation, Weezy spoke on being visited by Diddy and Kanye West, how he got through his sentence, what it felt like performing on stage after being released, and how he kept his seizures under control while in jail.

You can read Tunechi‘s answers after the jump below.

The Associated Press: Sean “Diddy” Combs and Kanye West visited you in jail. What did that mean to you?
Lil Wayne: When I was there, actually talking to them during the visitation, they made it so real… they threw all the ‘Who’s in this room’ out of there. That was thrown out the window. They were like: ‘How you feeling? What are you going through? Do you need anything, like do you really need anything? Do your parents need anything?’ And then, I said the moment it hit me was going back up to the cell.

How did you get through it?
It was due to the people around [me]. When I say the people around me, I mean the prisoners, the guards… they took all the cliche [out] of whatever I thought it was gonna be, they took that and threw it right out the window. They made me feel like, for lack of a better word, to say like I was at home. And it was everybody… nobody wants to be there, not even the guards. So when you come through there, for everybody to treat you the same… whatever it was, it worked.

How did you keep your seizures under control? (He suffers from epilepsy.)
I was on my medicine. I had to take my medicine every single day, not that I don’t take my medicine. I guess I was just praying, and I guess God was with me, I don’t know.

What did it feel like to perform again after you were released?
I’d say it was like, uh, being in an accident and losing feeling in your legs and they’re telling you [that] you’ll never walk again. And coming back eight months and running up… that’s how that felt.

Via The Associated Press.

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