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Lil Wayne Officiated a Same-Sex Wedding In Prison

Lil Wayne Officiated a Same-Sex Wedding In Prison

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Lil Wayne didn't say if the couple exchanged rings, but they did celebrate with cookies and Gatorade. 

Rapper Lil Wayne officiated a wedding for a same-sex couple while he was behind bars at Rikers Island, a jail in New York City, serving an eight-month sentence in 2010.

The rapper reveals details about marrying two men, and more, in his forthcoming memoir, Gone Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island, which comes out October 11. Lil Wayne served eight months of a one-year prison term in 2010 because he was found in possession of a loaded .40-caliber semi-automatic gun on his tour bus in 2007, notes U.K. newspaper The Guardian.

"I got the Bible and I'm like, we gathered here today," he wrote, reports Billboard, who obtained an advance copy of the book. "We even had a reception, which everybody brought something for the couple."

The rapper reportedly helped put together a makeshift ceremony and reception for the two grooms, which included cookies and Gatorade. Those in attendance hung tissues for decoration and listened to music on headphones to celebrate the couple.

"The shit was too funny! Imagine seeing grown-ass men in jail hanging tissue for wedding decorations...AND one of them is Lil Wayne...Crazy!" Wayne says in the book.

The New Orleans rapper has previously voiced his support for the LGBT community. When NBA player Jason Collins made history as the first player to come out as gay in the basketball league, Wayne told MTV he supported Collins.

"It's opening a lot of doors and it's showing that it's a fair world out there. Just to see how many people came to his support and things like that, that's a pretty fair world out there," he told MTV in 2013. "Be you."

A nuptial must be officiated by a licensed minister, clergy or judge, for it to be legal, meaning that the ceremony was likely just for fun (unless Wayne is officially ordained). And New York State did not legalize same-sex marriage until 2011. But, apparently, it was an affair to remember.

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