Lil Wayne has said the support he received from fans and friends while in prison has been "more than amazing".
The US rapper, who is serving time at Rikers Island for gun charges, told New York radio station Hot 97: "It's been more than amazing - I promise that I can't explain the love and support I've been getting from my fans; I never knew it was like that, and I've been doing this for 16 years? It's breathtaking."
He has even had support from fellow rapper Eminem.
He said: "Eminem is a great dude - he's been keeping up with me since I've been in here, and I appreciate his support."
Lil Wayne - real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr - said his time in jail has made him think about potential collaborations.
"I've been saying to myself that I really want to do a song with Andre 3000," he continued.
The 27-year-old told how he mainly listens to sports, but has managed to check out Eminem's new album, Relapse, which he features on.
"I don't listen to no music. All I listen to all day, if I am listening to anything, is sports. I don't listen to nothing but my thoughts," he said.