But the New Orleansrapper has recently pushed himself even harder in wake of his imprisonment,recording more than 20 music videos in last few months. The high volume of contentis enough to maintain his presence. His fans seemingly won't have a chance tomiss him.
On Saturday, February 27, Wayne recorded a half-a-dozen videos. In aninterview for the MTV show "Road To Rikers," Wayne chronicled the grueling undertaking."I'm shooting 7 videos tonight," he said. "That was just 'Running' for the Rebirth album. I am going to show youthe true ethic of real artists."
Waynewas originally scheduled to begin his prison sentence on February 9 before thedate was pushed back until March to accommodate his need for extensive dentalwork.
During the weekend leading up to the initial jail date, Wayne recorded 9 videos.Clips for Rebirth tracks "Da Da Da,""Knockout," and "Get A Life," and a new song from Weezy's forthcoming Carter IV record were taped at theMarlin Hotel in Miami. Additional videos were filmed in North Miami's New Art studio.
Weeks prior, Waynefilmed visuals for the Eminemcollab, "Drop The World," in addition to "Roger That," ""Girl I Got You," and"WTF."
Waynedescribed himself to MTV as "the hardest working man in show business."
Last week, Wayne appeared in Nivea's new video for "Love Hurts." Wayne portrays Nivea's unfaithful boyfriend. Nivea and Wayne had a baby boy in December.
In November, Wayneplead guilty to a 2007 attempted criminal possession of a weapon charge. Headmitted to illegally having on his tour bus a loaded .40-caliber semiautomaticgun.