Rapper Lil Wayne has a new job inside prison walls.
UsMagazine.com reports that Wayne has been assigned to watch over suicidal inmates. The rapper began serving a year long prison sentence for weapons charges last month.
He is housed at New York City’s Rikers Island facility in the Eric M. Taylor Center.
Lil Wayne’s ex-wife, BET reality show star Antonia “Toya” Johnson, says she’s been able to talk to Wayne. Johnson says, quote, “He watches the crazy prisoners and makes sure they don’t kill themselves. He likes the job even though they don’t pay him much.” Johnson says the rapper is “doing OK” behind bars and hasn’t had to cut his trademark long hair. She also says he is, quote, “getting along with everybody.”
“Weezy” still has over 200 days to spend at Rikers, according to the countdown clock posted at WeezyThanxYou.com. He is scheduled to serve between eight and ten months assuming good behavior.