It’s no surprise that rappers and hip hop artists love weed. They love to rap about it, they love to feature it in their music videos, and of course, they love to smoke it. After working in the music industry, you learn that someone is expected to have a dealer on speed dial or grass on hand, especially when it comes to covering hip hop. Hell, I was forced to learn how to roll my first blunt for School Boy Q at a festival I was working.
When it comes to law enforcement, police usually turn a blind eye to the sight or smell of Jane because, let’s be honest, half of our favorite rappers would be locked up if they didn’t. Unfortunately, in 2007, Lil Wayne wasn’t so lucky. The NYPD busted him and a friend smoking near a tour bus after his show at the Beacon Theater. They took custody of Wayne and searched the area, where they found a .40 caliber pistol, which was enough to get Weezy sentenced to a year in prison.
Lil Wayne recently released his prison memoir called Gone ‘Til November about his time in Rikers, so bust out your reading glasses and get ready.