UPDATE: Lil Wayne Freed from Prison [PHOTO]

After serving eight months of a year-long sentence at New York’s Rikers Island jail, Lil Wayne was released early this morning. According to MTV News, a spokesperson for inmate information at Rikers confirmed shortly after 8:30 this morning that Weezy was officially discharged.

As previously reported, Wayne began his sentence on March 8. He was originally arrested in 2007 when a New York police officer caught him with a firearm upon boarding his tour bus. Last October he entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge of attempted gun possession in the second degree in order to receive lesser jail time. He was released early for good behavior.

While locked up Weezy caused quite a stir among several of the officers. Just last month a corrections department captain was suspended for spending too much time in the rap star’s jail cell. In addition C.O. Amelia Negron claimed she was fired for allegedly spying on the rapper and Capt. Latanya Brown was investigated for supposedly giving the New Orleans native special treatment earlier this year.

XXLMag.com spoke to to Weezy’s lawyer in Arizona, James Tilson and it seems as if the next stop for the rapper is in the Grand Canyon state to sign paperwork with the probation department stemming from a separate 2008 drug case.

According to Tilson, although Wayne will have to come to AZ within 72 hours after being freed, he is expected to meet with him on Friday. Once there, he will sign papers to start his 36-month probation term and have the probation transferred to his residence in Florida.

Young Money president Mack Maine told XXLMag.com that Wayne may be making his return to the stage on Saturday as a special guest at Drake’s Las Vegas concert at the ironically titled venue, The Joint.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com for more on Weezy’s whereabouts. —Elan Mancini

Update: DJ Scoob Doo has released the first photo of Lil Wayne, celebrating his freedom with a cigar and drink. [See below]

  • http://xxlmag.com yogi22

    Best Rapper Alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • LdNSE15

      No. Just, no.

      • Anonymous

        4 tha sake of rap that nigga better kill himself. Fuck Lil Wayne

    • michaes

      hell yeahhhhh…. best rapper alive is free

      • http://XXLMAGZINE FILAKING

        BEST RAPPER ALIVE MAN GET THE FUCK OUT OF HEAR PEOPLE IS REALY BRAINWASH

    • Blues

      There are atleast 10 rappers in the game that would smoke wayne in a battle.EM alone killed him on 3tracks.Best rapper alive? I dont think so.LoL ^^

      • rglkrlkgh

        nigga…..emeinem? are u white? and a battle? man yall east coast niggas gettin on ma nerves wit that battle shit mane. that shit is lame homeboy. u keep listenin to “em” and battle rappin and ima stick to this down south hood shit ma nigga. Eminem, man if a nigga rode down street listenin to that bullshit he better not stop at the stop sign cus im mite stick dat iron in his fuckin face cus he either a corny ass white boy or a nerd ass nigga. shut yo bitch ass up bro

        • damn

          man dude above me is hatin hard on em. bring any of your south ass rappers to spit on em. they aint gunna do it cuz em would slaughter them. if they do its cuz they wanna get there name out in the air. just shut the f**k up with your south shit give props. and im from the atl

        • rglkrlkgh is a fagg!

          lol dude must like them retarded raps. eminem is the highest selling artist of all time! wayne cant fuck wit that

        • fadfadfadsf

          rglkrlkgh is such a fag! Lil wayne sucks dick. He may be one of the worst rappers to ever make it big. Can’t wait till the lil wayne fad is over. Eminem is twice the rapper lil wayne is and eminem isn’t even on my top five. listen to some really shit. Hope J cole takes over.

      • Mitch Anderson

        I highly doubt you would stick the quote unquote iron at his face for you are typing this comment via internet. I think its time for you to hush computer thug.

    • http://aol.com country boyy

      lil wayne sucks my dick hes a fagg who probably took it up the ass in prison..

    • glo

      hahahaha…….. goin down at K.O.D this weekend! legooo

    • Anonymous

      C’z Up Fuk Lil Wayne.Pussy Ass Homo

  • http://twitter.com/DJTRUUF DJ TRUUF IMPACT DJ OF THE YEAR

    Its gonna be a moooovie in MIami!!! Im on my way

  • http://youtube Masello

    Wanna hear some real music youtube snyp set it off

  • http://livelifemusic.com Anonymous

    Check out livelifemusic.com! New unsigned artists displayed everyday. All artist needing promotions and wanting exposure on the web email us at livelifemusic@live.com!!!

  • nyrunsthangz

    i hope he goes back to jail for being from the south

    • Anonymous

      FUCK YOU DUMBASS SON OF A BITCH,

  • kedordu

    I REALLY THINK HES GONNA CHANGE THE GAME . LIKE FOR THE SOUTH THIS TIME AROUND .

  • Sha

    Maybe he will finally holla at Nicki about her single selection. It sucks.

  • Lil baby

    Yea, he’s out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tha Truth

    The game just wasnt the same without him..welcome back WEEZY….

    • RapMusic

      I know,it was much better

  • Invi

    I think he is really the best rapper alive. He is obviously better than these boring Old School Geezers. HipHop was so stupid boring without Weezy!! Finaly the HipHop savior is back and will bring HipHop back to the charts. I truly can´t wait, until he drops another classic album.

    WELCOME HOME – KING OF HIPHOP!!!!!!!!

    • Blackdante09

      Another classic album? what was the first one?

    • nynoyz

      yeah he all right thats about it

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      @Invi
      You do know he is pretty musch considered a part of the old school right. Well 90′s hip hop atleast.
      Glad to hear he is out though. I like Lil Wayne but do think he is seriously over rated. Much like Jay-z.

      • jtm

        well at least jay z could rap unlike lil wayne.

    • Anonymous

      how can sum 1 be “obviously better” when there lyrics are worse ahahaha youre killin me more like king of hip-pop cuz thats wat it sounds like

    • Anonymous

      i use his music 2 help me appretiate real hip hop u shuld do tha same all u kids dont kno nothin bout hip hop ur 2 use 2 the same rappers all u kids are wayne dick riders ahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!!

  • Joxa

    Yeah, he relly is the King of HipHop. Glad to see my Nigga outa Jail!!

    • jtm

      Joxa says:
      Yeah, he relly is the King of HipHop. Glad to see my Nigga outa Jail!!

      hahahaha!

  • real HipHop Fan

    welcome Home Weezy!!

  • rapalot

    finaly! I can´t wait for the next classic Weezy album!!!

    • Anonymous

      did you just say weezy and classic album in the same sentence? seriously, i’m a wayne fan, but he does not and will not ever make a “classic” album. he’s got a few good albums, but when he’s dead and gone people are not going to continue to talk about him and his albums. he’s no different than any other pop rapper out there, he just gets mad air play. 95% of his stuff is garbage that he’s just putting out to make money off you dumbass consumers who actually pay for his music. he will never be on the same level as biggie, tupac, ice cube, snoop, run dmc, eminem, and many other rappers who were actually trendsetters and have made “classic” albums.

      • zayzkidd

        I can see how the other rappers you named was trendsetters at one point, but how was Eminem ever a trendsetter?

        • jtm

          the real question is how was snoop ever a trendsetter? snoop had ghost writers in all of his albums just like lil wayne.

  • Anonymous

    he ok

  • woodrow

    dudes peaked… carter II. what happened since then? stopped rapping, starting crying on every single song and did a t pain and started ring tone rapping. yeah game changer, not for the better. mr. west show you how its done.

  • GhanaBaDennis

    Yoo now you dumbasses should shut the fuck up coz the best rapper alive is back in the BUILDING….

  • crim6rapp

    glad he’s free again. ain’t my favorite rapper anymore–weezy went hard bacc n tha day tho! still glad he’s out & hope he’ll stay out 4 a while. maybe he can make some more shit like he waz makin 6 yearz ago.

  • troof

    weezy weak as shit!! put his ass back in jail!

  • swype-matic

    So instead of unreleased/leftover shitty tracks, we’re gonna be blessed with authentic current shitty tracks. I can’t wait.

  • Nick

    rglkrlkgh, Internet gangsta.

  • Anonymous

    You niggas make me happy that abortion legal.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    He’ll fuck up again….believe dat!!

  • ANSONG

    a corrections department captain was suspended for spending too much time in the rap star’s jail cell. In addition C.O. Amelia Negron claimed she was fired for allegedly spying on the rapper and Capt. Latanya Brown was investigated for supposedly giving the New Orleans native special treatment earlier this year.

    U fukn dumb heads should fuck off.DE KING oF DE Game is bak.WeeZy We gat ur bak.HE iS HIPHOP.HIPHOP went 2 jail 4 sometym n now is bak.

  • Real2Real

    Drumroll please, Now all rise for the most dick riding in american history, I bet the lil girls at XXL are ecstatic, they’re probably crying tears of joy right now.

  • Anonymous

    DIS NIGGA AINT THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE! YEAH HE GOTS SOME GOOD SONGS BUT THATS ABT IT!

  • Daze

    lets see if that Tech N9ne collab happens.

  • 92FS

    Fuck outta here about best rapper alive bullshit!

  • J

    ^ I think the Tech N9ne will happen Daze. Tech N9ne is a million times better than Wayne collabo in every way, but I don’t think there is any chance of convincing these people. haha

  • Anonymous

    ^ I think the Tech N9ne will happen Daze. Tech N9ne is a million times better than Wayne collabo in every way, but I don’t think there is any chance of convincing these people. haha

  • LarissaMydonick

    Represent.

  • Anonymous

    Haters and d**kriders, one cant be technical? Fact is, with Waynes talent, you cant say he has no room to make a classic album, you’ve an inadequate statement if you tried. Weezy is one of, if not THE Most lyrical commercial rapper ALIVE. He was the first one aside from Eminem, to be commercial and be as lyrical as he is, without sounding like a nerdy underground rapper (Which I like, myself, but still). All the haters on this site and more, are merely minions and he is going to keep dropping junts that will bang hard on your repetitive radios.

  • Anonymous

    cummon yeahhh

  • Sean_Izzle

    Yeah Lil Wayne out the slammer, btw he killed that Yeah song off of Fuck A Mixtape! he deserve the props hes getting, but not that best rapper alive bullshit

  • LAKE SHOW B

    THAT NIGGA IS MADD GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    honestly its funny how people think that wayne is the best rapper alive. i used to think that too. then i started to listen to more shit. honestly, lil wayne is garbage. they shoulda kept him in jail for attempted murder of Hip Hop.

  • AYE!!!!

    I bet he get back in da joint faster then T.I. LOL

  • fuk da South!!!!

    weezy made it cool for niggaz to kiss otha dudes, wtf has this world come to??? kill yo self

    • zayzkidd

      Another computer nerdy a$$ gangsta tryna disrespect the SOUTH. Not that the shiit means anything 2 me, but you act like you bold over a computer. Funny.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Jonesboy#2

    Good to see da nigga out. I don’t think Wayne is betta than Em, but Weezy do be puttin out fire too. Its just that more people feel EM than Weezy~ Can’t hate on neither of them!

    • zayzkidd

      Of course more people feel Em than Wayne… White people.

      • jtm

        zayzkidd says:
        Of course more people feel Em than Wayne… White people.

        the people that feel wayne than eminem are crackheads.

  • hiphophero

    THANK YOU ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME WEEZY HAS FINALLY BEEN FREED CARTER IV COMIN SOON FOLKS

  • Q461

    Peace to Weezy….Good luck homey good to have you home, just don’t end up like T.I.

  • zayzkidd

    rglkrlkgh says:

    nigga…..emeinem? are u white? and a battle? man yall east coast niggas gettin on ma nerves wit that battle shit mane. that shit is lame homeboy. u keep listenin to “em” and battle rappin and ima stick to this down south hood shit ma nigga. Eminem, man if a nigga rode down street listenin to that bullshit he better not stop at the stop sign cus im mite stick dat iron in his fuckin face cus he either a corny ass white boy or a nerd ass nigga. shut yo bitch ass up bro

    I agree with you my nigga. But DAMN, you have a computer on the block with you and your glock? New age hustlin for ya.

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      I’d stick a gun in somebodys face too, if I was mad that more than half the shit I listened to and got force fed was garbage compared to music with real lyrical content. Get a grip dummy not all who listen to Eminem is white, there are plenty of blacks who feel him because they know and realize how dope he is.

      Give me lyrical content any day over dance and brag music.
      Il take your Geto boys,outkast, UGK, Jeezy, Young Bloodz, Luda and ti.Slim Thug and Chamillionaire and some of weezys music, but
      You can have the rest of the shit.Because most of its garbage.
      I wish somebody would stick a gun in my face for listen to eminem at least i knew i went out listenin to good music.And not all white boys who listen to him are nerds and punks, real music is comin back get used to it.

  • JohnnyKDaVigilante

    When will people stop taking internet opinions so seriously? If you don’t like Em, Jay, Ye, Wayne, then so be it, but keep that shit to yourself. I’m not a big Wayne fan, but I’m glad he’s out and anxious to see what he drops. Hopefully he’ll drop the syrup completely in the process.

  • T

    R.I.P. Hip Hop. =/

  • Anonymous

    Best rapper of all time…..Young soldier.

  • loe

    only thing lil weezle the king of is bad teeth and funky breath ..so sorry but its not even a chance he last with em song for song fk a battle! old boy is garbage period. i dont care what yall think

  • bk

    ring-a-ding-a-ling..

    time to cue the haters.

    keep your nose clean, weezy. welcome back. rap is better with you than without.

    • jtm

      bk i think you meant to say rap is better without him.

    • jtm

      bk i think you meant to say that rap is better without him.

  • Dick B.

    With 8 months in prison, I know what I’d be doing if I was Lil Wayne – Washing my ass and getting some ass.

    P.S. Lil Wayne is not the best rapper alive or ever. Hate to break it to you guys, but there happens to be other rappers outside of M&M, Lil Wayne, and Drake.

  • guyhjgjhg

    god damn just stop hatinn already…

    • Dick B.

      Just telling the facts. I don’t know if Wayne got raped or not. If he didn’t good for him, unless he is in to that type of thing, I don’t know just sayin’.

  • Dick B.

    Are all these rappers going to prison because they like it? Seems like back in the day less rappers got inprisoned.

  • VADA

    cant wait to hear some shit with drake

  • Ya Boy

    Fuck Lil Wayne bet he got butt raped everyday and the fag probably enjoyed it too.

  • Anonymous

    am flying out on sat 2 mia fuc workb back monday ym 4l shellz over n out

  • Anonymous

    if ya’ll wanna hear some real shit check out celph titled and buckwild’s new joint. not none of this bubble gum pop rap shit

  • DJ SYK

    Lil Wayne best rapper alive?….when did KRS, Rakim, and Mos Def all die? Wanye promotes the self destructive lifestyle to the fullest. For Crimes against hip hop I condemn Wayne to an eternity sealed in cement box with nothing but his own crap music to listen to. The Japanese Cartoon album is what Lil Wayne’s rebirth MASSIVELY FAILED to be

    • MC Black

      hi DJ SYK,

      i have one question. Who the hell gives a FUCK about RS, Rakim, and Mos Def nowadays??
      Exactly! Nobody!!
      They are all broke and have no hits on the radio!! FUCK these lame old school geezers!!

      • Anonymous

        u need 2 b opened minded when it comes 2 a genre of music, do u really think hes famous cuz we made him that way,cuz if they advertise that sum 1s the greatest enouph idiots well believe it you dont kno shit about the 90s so quit dissin on its artists quit playin music n go play with sum crayons kid

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo! I wonder do he got his teefus’s in yet?

  • kedordu

    WAYNE GOT CLASSIC ALBUMS… MIXTAPE ALBUMS . AND CARTER 2 IS A CLASSIC SOUTHERN RECORD TO ME .

  • http://hotmail sean carter

    you are all wrong he is not free just because he has been here since long time.he never went anywhere but he still in our fuckin minds man dammit!!!!

  • Nitty

    …SMH at all these Lil Wayne stans..now that their leader is back, you can bet the dickriding, e-thuggin’, and lack of reasoning will be at an extremely all-time high in the next few months..and to all the people who talked down on the artists of past (KRS-1, Ra, etc.), you must be out of your mind. These guys pioneered the way FOR the guys of today to even make a name for themselves. Please people, learn about the culture before you bash the O.G.’s or risk making yourself look like a total idiots in the midst of true appreciators of Hip Hop/Rap music.

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      ^^^^^^^Preach.

  • Dee

    Iiqht He Out Bhut He Aint The Bess Rappah Alive., Free BOOSIE.!

  • bk

    Anyone else find it funny that the first photo released of Lil Wayne is of him at a computer?

    Where’s all the debauchery, you know, the hookers, drugs, and money-counting machines? Isn’t that what freedom is about?

  • Pingback: XXLmag.com - » Lil Wayne Exited Prison From Secret Location [VIDEO]

  • http://www.twitter.com/hollywoodlow Shut The Fuck Up All Of You

    Fuck Whatever Yall Sayin But All You Mufuckas Suckin Eminem Off Need To Die Hes Not The Best At All Hes Fuckin Overrated As Hell If He Was Black He Wud Not Get The Same Recognition He Wud Jus Be Anova Horror-core Rap Artist So Get Off His Dick Bitch Ass Niggas, He Can Rap Really Well But Thats It If Yall Mufuckas Can Relate To Anything He Says Then I Will Pray For Yall Niggas But Neither One Of These Niggas Is Better

    • Official Fully

      Your opinion doesn’t matter, because you capitalized the first letter of every word you just typed.

      You fail.

  • adrian smith birmingham england

    best rapper alive carter 4 cant wait lil weezy dont mess up like t.i.peace

  • Tesfaye brook

    The best rapper in the univer has released,we love u lil wayne

  • Krish

    Wow..There are a lot of ignorant muthaf##as up in here…

  • Michy

    Weezy is a good dude and is about unity. He’s the king of hip hop.

  • jjjjj

    weezy is shit its all about gucci mane gucci time really fuck who ever like weezy his a bitch from his hometown why yall think he move to teaxs don’t know body like his fake ass.

  • Anonymous

    Tech N9ne and lil wayne collab!!!

  • http://google jentle.B

    i am glad beacuse my beloved artist is out of preson

  • boomchuaflucka

    YO PPL IM REALLY HAPPY FOR WAYNE IMA LET YALL FINISH BUT WEEZY AND EM IS 2 OF THA BEST RAPPERS OF ALL TIME….. now let the ignorant dissin comments begin :)

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Eminem one of the best alive ( even stated by some of the biggest names in the industry ), Lil Wayne believes he himself is the best and makes fans believe it. But dont get crowned by other rappers as one of the best.
    Not hatin just statin facts.

  • http://fwww.meez.com lil wayne

    man fuq all yall dam hqterz yall sum pussies fuq all yall who commented yall sum swoft azz ni99a all wouldent say none of tha shit to mi face i gottah areested for gun peccesion nd got1 in mi hand no blow o damn head off wiff deiz choopa
    fuq yall

    shot out to dem bloods

  • http://xxlmag.com abdoul

    i love you weezy i am bobsy you are my idol

  • http://Searocka2.xtgem.com Ludaking

    Weezy king . Yal mutherfuckrs sayng weezy is dead infrnt of de mic url crazy oh and horny 2. huh yung n fab

  • http://yahoo.com james

    yea buddy and damn

  • Pingback: T.I. Says ‘No Mercy’ Will Be “Best Work Yet” | XXL