The rapper is serving a one-year jail sentence for gun crimes

Lil Wayne has got a job monitoring inmates on suicide watch – as he serves a one-year prison sentence for gun crimes.

The rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, started the jail-term in New York last month, and apparently “likes the job” despite the fact they “don’t pay him much”.

“[Lil] Wayne has a job, they got him on suicide watch for other prisoners,” the mother of one of Wayne‘s children, Antonia Johnson, told Us Weekly. “He watches the crazy prisoners and makes sure they don’t kill themselves.”

She added: “He likes the job even though they don’t pay him much.”

Meanwhile, Lil Wayne is keeping in touch with his fans by getting his team to post handwritten blog posts on his website, WeezyThanxYou.com. The site, which is selling ‘Free Weezy‘ T-shirts, also has a countdown timer, counting down the days to the rapper’s release from prision.