Lil Wayne has been moved out of intensive care and transferred to a standard recovery room at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai hospital, says TMZ. The site's unnamed sources claim that he's been walking around the hospital accompanied by bodyguards, is eating on his own, and may be even allowed to go home soon. While TMZ stand by reports that the incident was related to a codeine overdose, Weezy's mentor Birdman told Hot 97 that cough syrup was not the culprit.
"It didn't have nothing to do with drugs," said the rapper to Angie Martinez (via MissInfo). "No such thing like that. To me, it's how he works. He works around the clock, he's just a hard grinder for this music. But it wasn't nothing about no drugs. He just needs to get some rest and relax. He’ll be back normal like anybody else." Indeed Wayne has been busy, with the March 26 release date of his tenth album I Am Not a Human Being II fast approaching.
He was also heavily featured in the new music video by Young Money rapper Mack Maine, "Celebrate." Maine was one of the first members of Weezy's camp to respond to the superstar rapper's Friday health scare, claiming on Twitter that the two were watching basketball together. He's now given an interview to XXL in which he admitted that the "I'm good everybody" tweet from Wayne's account may have been written by someone else.
"That Tweet wasn't sent out on that same phone line," said Maine. "I'm not sure if he Tweeted that or not. I wasn't with him at the present moment. One of his fans could have Tweeted that, I'm not really sure where that came from."
He was equally vague regarding his friend's health. "He's in the hospital regularly. I can't really give a comment on his situation right now 'cus we're not really sure, we’re just standing by him right now. Like I said, he's in recovery as far as we know, so we're just sitting back, just waiting until he's come fully recovered before we can give a statement."