Steve Nesius, AP
Most of the world has been anticipating his release today; the news of Lil Wayne leaving prison has been the No. 1 trending topic on both Google and Twitter since daybreak. Even President Clinton spoke out in support of the incarcerated star, but he isn't completely free of legal troubles yet. Immediately upon his release, Lil Wayne has to make a pit stop in Arizona today to sign paperwork stemming from a 2008 drug case, then Wayne will then have to start a 36-month probation term in his home state of Florida. But that's not stopping the festivities.
A big "Welcome Home, Weezy" party has already been planned for his return to Miami this weekend, and his Young Money protégé Drake hinted to MTV that Lil Wayne might show up at his Las Vegas concert. "I would just advise you to book a ticket out there. If you can get tickets to that show on the 6th, I would strongly advise it."
As his weekend plans might suggest, don't expect Lil Wayne to sit around much after his release. In a letter he posted to WeezyThanxYou on the day he released his latest album, 'I Am Not a Human Being' -- his 28th birthday -- Lil Wayne said, "I've been trying to get as much rest as I can because I know I won't when I'm out of here."
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