Lil Wayne at the 2008 Virgin Fest (more by Bao Nguyen)
Rapper Lil Wayne walked out of New York's Rikers Island jail Thursday and was set to fly to Miami for a welcome home party thrown by his record label, his publicist said. He'll soon head to a studio to work on new music, publicist Kia Selby said. Lil Wayne, whose legal name is Dwayne Carter, began serving jail time on a gun possession charge last March. Former President Bill Clinton, asked about Lil Wayne on a radio show this week, predicted Lil Wayne would stay out of trouble in the future. "This guy's smart and he's got ability and he's got a new chance now," Clinton said. "What I hope is that it's not just something to brand him as a cool guy, but it'll never happen to him again." The New York conviction stemmed from his arrest in 2007 outside New York City's Beacon Theater. According to police, Carter had a .40-caliber pistol on his tour bus. His attorney said it belonged to someone else. - [CNN]Wow, Bill Clinton commenting on Lil Wayne? Weezy released his new album I Am Not A Human Being last month in physical form and, if he stays true to form, will have six mixtapes out by weeks end.