Rapper Lil Wayne serves 8 months of 1-year sentence

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Lil Wayne has been released from jail.

The rapper, real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, was freed from Rikers Island Prison in New York this morning. 

He served 8 months of a 1-year jail term for a weapons possession charge, reports TMZ.

Lil Wayne, 28, pleaded guilty in October 2009 to charges arising from a 2007 arrest when a gun was found on his tour bus after a concert in Manhattan.

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