Lil Wayne Recalls Staggering Amount Of Fan Letters He Received In Jail

Lil Wayne’s 2010 jail stint helped him to understand the impact he has on his fans. The rapper served eight months in jail for a federal gun charge. During an appearance on Joel Madden’s Artist Friendly podcast, Lil Wayne mentioned the enormous amount of fan letters he received in jail. “I got locked up at the height of my career. Those letters that came in and it was so—just by the amount, plain and simple. Me and the prison, we had to form a process to where you only could get—we’ll give you the mail on a Tuesday and we gotta give it back to your people or something because it would be a fire hazard in my cell. It was over 10,000 [letters] a day.”

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