I definitely spent hours writing and editing a letter to Lil Wayne today. It started out as an impulse, with the thought that maybe I would stop fixating on the situation if I wrote a letter to him that I didn’t intend to mail. However, it turned into a whole project as I started to realize that the time I was spending kinda meant I was going to have to send it to him. So I hunkered down and made it into an actual piece of communication to Weezie the man himself.
Eric M. Taylor Center (EMTC)
Dwayne Carter NYSID# 02616544L
10-10 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
June 7, 2010
Dear Lil Wayne,
I want you to know that although I am sure you thought long and hard about pleading guilty, I think you should’ve been able to win your case on a not-guilty plea. Of all the people in the world with access to fancy lawyers, you are probably at the top of the list of the ones who deserve freedom. Just judging by all the creative ways you use it.
I hope you like the picture I enclosed. I am from Virginia, but I live in Mexico, and I took the picture at the beach I went to for my birthday last month. The town is called Barra de Navidad, on the Pacific coast. How much Spanish do you know? Barra de Navidad means “Christmas Sandbar.”
The town’s church is famous because its Jesus was knocked down during a hurricane, and his arms were broken at the shoulders. Now his arms hang by his sides instead of being spread out on the cross. The church has him on display lying down in a glass box.
Anyway, I wish you the best. Thank you for all the amazing music you have made.
Mary Claire Whitaker
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Col Roma Norte, Del Cuauhtémoc
CP 06700, México, DF
P.S. I like your blog. If you ever write a book, I will definitely look forward to reading it.
While I was writing the letter it occurred to me that he may well have pled guilty because ultimately he equated it to honesty.