And like that, the rapper most loved by former and current United States presidents is finally out of jail, eight months after he went into Rikers on felony gun charges. “You guys waiting for that jackass?” a Rikers guard asked the Rolling Stone reporter that had staked out the jail this morning. The answer was yes, and after some confusion–the media was briefly told Wayne’s release would be delayed until tomorrow–Lil Wayne strolled out of Rikers a free man. As Young Money President Mack Maine told MTV News yesterday, the plan is now to “just treat him like a king, like the royalty that he is and make him feel like we really missed him and welcome him back to the family, basically.” That officially starts Saturday in Vegas, where it has been no so subtly hinted that Wayne will make his return to the stage at Drake’s tour stop out there. But first, private time in Miami, where he presumably even now in route. Bill Clinton is a happy man right now:
Here’s the paperwork, if you go in for that sort of thing.