(AllHipHop News) After serving eight months of a year long prison sentence, rapper Lil Wayne born Dwayne Carter- has been released from New York Citys Rikers Island Correctional Facility. The rapper, who was imprisoned for a charge of criminal possession of a weapon, was released early this morning, around 8:35 AM [ET], despite rumors speculating that he would have to spend another night in prison. With lots of plans in the making for his first weekend back, his childhood friend and the president of Young Money Entertainment, Mack Maine, has confirmed that there will be a party in Weezys honor in Miami on Sunday. Following this mornings release, the Hip-Hop community took to Twitter to express their sentiments of joy for Weezy's return to the game.Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ): Wayne's home! #WelcomeHomeWeezy @liltunechi @BIRDMAN5STAR @mackmaine #YMCMB Drake (@drakkardnoir): Between the hours of 1 - 2am...WEEZY IS COMING HOME Cortez Byrant (@CortezBryant): @liltunechi #WelcomeHomeWeezy. FREE AT LAST!!!!!! Keri Hilson (@MissKeriBaby): RT @liltunechi: #WelcomeHomeWeezy. «--YES...he's baaaaack!!! Welcome home suga!!! The Game (@thegame): WELCOME HOME "ROSCOE JENKINS" a.k.a. LIL WEEZY !!! #soooowooooo Dj Clue (@THEREALDJCLUE): WELCOME HOME WEZZY aka @liltunechi ! Lehgoooo Rick Ross (@rickyrozay): just talk to @birdman5star ... #weezyfbaby back!!!! #priceless Birdman (@BIRDMAN5STAR): Weezy f back on my money shit ymcmb billionaires!!@mackmaine: Everybody go and welcome @liltunechi back.....all true weezy fans!!! The angels are rejoicing and so am I!!!!!