'Just be humble, bro': Fat Joe reveals advice Lil Wayne gave him before he went to prison

'One of the saddest things I ever did was go visit Lil Wayne in jail,' Fat Joe said, wincing at the memory of the rapper 'in shackles'

'Just be humble, bro': Fat Joe reveals advice Lil Wayne gave him before he went to prison
Lil Wayne gave Fat Joe some helpful advice about prison (Paul Morigi/Getty Images, Greg Doherty/Getty Images for 2K)
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Fat Joe has disclosed the words of advice his close friend Lil Wayne gave him prior to his arrest. In exclusive footage from a forthcoming interview with the rapper on 'Red Table Talk', Fat Joe gets emotional as he recalls visiting the 'How to Love' rapper in jail in 2010 and how Lil Wayne gave him wise counsel before he served his sentence. Jada Pinkett Smith asked the rapper, "I heard Lil Wayne give you some advice before you went to jail."

According to People, Fat Joe stated, “One of the saddest things I ever did was go visit Lil Wayne in jail. And not only that, they had him, like, chained up. They had him, like, really chained up, like, Lil Wayne! This little, like, no, no, they had him in shackles and all that. They had him like he was the killer of all, right?” He continued, "He's my brother, man. He lives across the street from me in Miami — and so I'm walking into the jail, and I get a phone call. It's Lil Wayne."

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The rapper recalled the advice Lil Wayne, 40, gave him before entering the facility, which he described as "rusty and ugly, like one of those Harry Potter movies." Fat Joe remembered, “I was like, ‘Yo, Wayne, what’s up?’ And he was like, ‘Nah, man, I’m just telling you right now, be humble.’ I said, ‘How do you do it?’ He said, ‘Just be humble, bro. Don’t go in there on somethin’. Just go in there humble. You know, if you are humble, they’ll respect you.”

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Due to allegations stemming from a gun discovered on his tour bus in 2007, Lil Wayne spent eight months in Rikers Island back in 2010. Fat Joe was sentenced to three months in prison in 2013 after pleading guilty to tax evasion. A handwritten letter from Wayne's time at Rikers is now part of an exhibit honoring his life and career at the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville.

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