Lil Wayne Freed, Coming to Miami

Weezy heading to Magic City after release from NYC jail

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    Rapper Lil Wayne enters Manhattan criminal court, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in New York. A hearing on a DNA profiling technique used in the rapper's 2007 gun-possession case was due to start Wednesday. ( AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano )

    Get ready Miami, Lil Wayne is coming back to town.

    The 28-year-old rapper who served eight months in a New York City jail for having a loaded gun on a tour bus was released Thursday morning, according to the New York Department of Corrections.

    His managers said Weezy's first stop was his home in Miami.

    The four-time Grammy winner was sentenced to a year at Rikers Island after he pleaded guilty to attempted weapon possession for the 2007 arrest, but got time off for good behavior.

    Lil Wayne told fans through a website Tuesday that he "was never scared, worried nor bothered" behind bars. he also didn't miss a beat, watching his latest album, "I Am Not a Human Being" hit No. 1 on the chart after it was released in September while Wayne was behind bars.

    Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, said he spent most of his time incarcerated writing lyrics, working with other rappers, keeping in contact with fans and loved ones and getting plenty of sleep.