Lil Wayne is facing the music behind bars after breaking jail rules after he was caught twice with a pair of headphones and a charger for an MP3 player he was using to listen to tunes.
On Monday, the Grammy Award-winning rapper was moved into what city jail officials call “punitive segregation,” where he’ll remain into his expected November release date, NYC Department of Corrections spokesperson Stephen Morello said this week.
Weezy will now spend up to 23 hours a day in an isolation cell. His out-of-cell time is limited to religious services and one hour of recreational time. He’s also been reduced to just one personal phone call a week.
Wayne, 28, has been calling the Rikers Island Jail Complex in Queens home since March. He pleaded guilty in Oct. 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon after cops found a loaded semiautomatic gun on his bus in 2007. He was slapped with a one-year sentence, but is expected to serve eight months due to time off for good behavior.