Hip hop star Lil Wayne says he worked as a suicide prevention aide time in Rikers Island jail.
The 34-year-old rapper, who was at the New York prison complex in 2010, for eight months, after he was convicted of possession of a firearm the year before, has opened up about his experiences in the prison in his memoir "Gone 'Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island".
"The job is basically to monitor the top tier (of the jail] for an eight-hour shift and if someone wants to hang up (meaning to kill themselves), to not negotiate with them or try to talk to them out of it, but just to alert and officer," Wayne writes.
"You get paid USD 50 if you stop the person from actually hanging themselves and USD 25 if you find them hung up. Yeah, it's that real," he adds.