Rap royalty Lil Wayne was given a superstar’s sendoff to jail this afternoon — mobbed by hundreds of reporters and cell-phone-waving fans, and serenaded by shouts of “Weezy! We love you!”
“Yo, keep your head up, Weezy!” one fan shouted from a back row in a Manhattan courtroom as the cuffs went on.
With good behavior, the rapper will spend eight months in protective custody on Rikers Island for the .40-caliber Springfield Armory semi-automatic cops took from his pot-smoke-infused tour bus after a concert two years ago at the Beacon Theater.
The Grammy-winning performer — nicknamed “Weezy” — has made upward of $50 million a tour, will continue making music in jail, said his lawyer, Stacey Richman.