Lil Wayne Talks ‘Uno’ Expertise While Behind Bars
Lil Wayne spoke about life in prison in the new issue of Rolling Stone, and it seems like the Young Money leader spent a lot of time playing the card game Uno.
“I’d bust a nigga’s ass at Uno,” he told RS. “We gamble for phone time. I’d take nigga’s commissary: Lemme get them cookies, lemme get them chips, get that soup.”
Weezy was apparently so good, his cellmates would stop inviting him to play. “They’d be like, ‘Oh, we thought you were asleep,'” Wayne said. “Like you can’t look inside my cell and see that I’m right there! We ain’t got no doors!”
Along with playing Uno, Birdman, Jr. occupied his time by reading a lot of books, especially biographies on fellow music icons like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Joan Jett and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. “[Kiedis’] Scar Tissue was really good,” he said.
“I also read the Bible for the first time,” he continued. “It was deep! I liked the parts where some character was once this, but he ended up being that. Like he’d be dissing Jesus, and then he ends up being a saint. That was cool.”
The New Orleans star spent eight months in Rikers Island for attempted possession gun possession, stemming from a 2007 arrest after a concert in New York City. He was released last November.
Rolling Stone’s new issue hits stands on January 21. —Elan Mancini