NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Rap singer Lil Wayne, who recently began serving a one-year jail sentence on New York City's Rikers Island, has started communicating with his fans.
He posted a letter with the title "Gone 'til November" on a Web site, WeezyThanxYou.com, USA Today reported. While Lil Wayne's sentence runs through March 2011, he could be released in November with good-time credits.
Lil Wayne wrote: "To those who hate. Hate is only a form love that hasn't found a way to express itself logically. Keep sending the letters and I promise keep responding. Thank YOU, thank YOU, thank YOU. No matter what they do to erase me, my love for you will always be permanent. Remember that. Take care. God bless."
His legal troubles stem from an arrest after a 2007 performance at the Beacon Theater when police found him smoking marijuana near his tour bus. He was hit with a weapons charge when officers found a gun registered to his manager in a bag.
In his letter, Lil Wayne says he has been working out and reading the Bible every day.