Rap star Lil Wayne released from NYC jail

In this June 10, 2008 file photo, rapper Lil' Wayne makes an appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live" show at MTV Studios in Times Square in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file) (AP)

November 4, 2010 7:50:44 AM PDT
Lil Wayne has been freed from jail after serving eight months in a gun case, emerging with a hot new album, well-wishes from a former president and a deepened appreciation for his fans.