Officer Suspended for Hanging With Lil Wayne

A week before Lil Wayne is scheduled to be released from Rikers Island, a 20-year veteran corrections department captain was suspended for spending too much time in the rap star’s jail cell.

New York’s Daily News reports that Captain Raphael Collazzo raised eyebrows when he spent 45-minutes with Weezy, who is currently locked up in solitary confinement for carrying headphones and an mp3 charger—items that are considered contraband at Rikers.

It is not known why Collazzo was visiting the Young Money founder. “We don’t know what he was doing,” a source told the Daily News. “We know the [security] camera picked him up.” Collazzo, who was suspended without pay for 10 days, did not have a reasonable explanation for hanging with Birdman, Jr., the source said.

The president of the union for corrections captains, Patrick Ferraiuolo, spoke to Collazzo who told him, ‘I have done nothing wrong…I don’t have any dealings with [Lil Wayne].”

This isn’t the first time an officer has been disciplined for trying to get close with the New Orleans lyricist while he’s been locked up. C.O. Amelia Negron claims she was fired for allegedly spying on the rapper earlier this year and Capt. Latanya Brown was investigated for supposedly giving Weezy special treatment.

As previously reported, Wayne is expected to be freed on November 4, after serving eight-months of a yearlong sentence for an attempted gun possession charge in the second degree, stemming from a 2007 arrest.

Young Money president Mack Maine told XXLMag.com that he may be making his return to the stage two days later as a special guest at Drake’s Las Vegas concert at the ironically titled venue, The Joint. —Elan Mancini

  • http://xxlmag.com yogi22

    Shit is to funny.
    He owns that place

  • jonjo94

    why would he not hang with wayne?

  • The Fuckin man!

    ^^He is da man,in solitary confinement! i dnt beleive he spent any time in general pop,i think that was juss a gimmick to focus more attention on his music befor he went in since he released that rock shit beforr..he prolly chilled with the inmates for a few mins/gave a few what ups but thats bout it,i mean what can you expect its lil wayne,how can you put a nigga who made 21 million dollars in 12 months in a cell with a killer or rapist for 8 months?..if Tupac can get raped LIL wayne def can get it. but me n my girl was juss talkin bout this the other day,i was like wouldnt he get killed rather than loved in a prison you know jealousy,envy? but to think bout it BLOODS are outnumbered by crips on the west coast and vice versa with the east coast so maby thats why he gets lots of respect in NY cuz bloods run new york..i have a feelin if he was doin time on the west cost he prolly wouldnt be with us cuz californians do NOT like rappers.lol check their history but hey what do i know im from Minneapolis Minnesota its mainly GD’s and STONES(Black P Stones)here.. dem niggaz came deep hurr from the Chi.lol

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    • Buff Bagwell

      May your crusty asshole swell up and disallow your horrid feces from exiting the outhole for the bullshit that has exited your fingers. And FUCK your girl, nigga!

    • Seriously?

      Or maybe that is a white collar crime prison, and Lil Wayne is a celebrity, they’ll make sure he doesn’t get stabbed in prison, it will make everyone in the correctional department look bad.

  • yoprince

    weezy is really wreaking havoc over there on the island.

    • jane

      he was in there spitting a hot 45 or a RICK ROSS beat.

      Rick Ross gives CO’s hope that the too can drop and album under the persona of one of their inmates.

  • jane

    He was trying to get a record deal… Spitting a hot 45 over a Rick Ross Beat….

    Rick Ross gives all CO’s hope that they too can get out and steal one of their inmates image.

  • http://yahoo.com PdubKing

    weezy was gettin fucked hahaha!!!

  • D

    Look @ all the little children commenting…SMH

    OF COURSE HE WAS NEVER IN GEN POP (NEITHER WAS SHYNE)

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