Lil Wayne

*New Orleans bred rapper Lil Wayne is currently locked down for a year at Rikers Island in New York, but wants his fans to know that his spirit and love will “never be confined to prison walls.”

His message was posted Friday to his new website ( Wayne was sentenced in March to a year in jail for having a loaded gun on his tour bus.

The 27-year-old rapper says he’s in good spirits and thinks about his four children every day:

“I just hope my love and adoration for them provides a temporary bandage on a wound I unknowingly inflicted on them.”

The AP is reporting that Lil Wayne also says he’ll be blogging soon for ESPN. But ESPN the Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Gary Belsky (behl-SKEE’) says there are no plans for him to blog at the moment.

Otherwise he says he’ll be reaching out to fans via his ( website every week.