updated 11/04/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/04/2010 AT 9:15 AM ET
Lil Wayne was released from Rikers Island in New York City on Thursday after serving almost eight months of a one-year jail term on a weapons conviction.
Wayne, 28, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., will celebrate his homecoming with a lavish party Sunday at a Miami strip club, according to MTV.
Mack Maine, the president of Wayne’s Young Money record label, said the rapper’s friends plan to “treat him like a king, like the royalty that he is, and make him feel like we really missed him and welcome him back to the family, basically.”
Wayne, who worked on new music while behind bars, could also be back on stage sooner rather than later. Maine and others have hinted that he could make a special cameo appearance at a Drake concert on Saturday in Las Vegas.
After first pleading not guilty to gun possession after a July 2007 arrest, Wayne changed his plea to guilty last October in exchange for a reduced 12-month sentence. With good behavior, he served just the eight months.