*TMZ is reporting that Lil Wayne has been sprung from the pokey.

According to the website, the rapper walked out of Rikers Island jail in New York City a free man this morning after serving eight months of his 1-year sentence on weapons charges.

Wayne was scheduled to be released at about 1 a.m., but at 4:48 this morning, MTV’s blog dedicated to posting “round the clock” coverage of his release reported that his freedom would be delayed an additional day due to a mixup of time served

“His time was miscalculated. He owed, he owes one day of ‘good time,’ so it’s gonna be another night,” Officer Caraballo said Thursday as MTV News awaited the New Orleans lyricist’s release outside the rapper’s jail.

Weezy pled guilty last year to attempted criminal possession of a weapon stemming from a 2007 traffic stop of his tour bus. He was sentenced in March.

*In other Lil Wayne news …

Fathead officials announced that they were releasing the Lil Wayne Fathead  earlier than expected today because his millions of fans worldwide were demanding it.

“We just kept getting bombarded by Weezy fans demanding that we release his Fathead immediately, so we caved and his Fathead is officially free”, said a Fathead spokesman. “We even sent his Fathead along with a special code to say no hard feelings.”

The Lil Wayne Fathead immediately released the code to the public. The code is LILFREE  and will get fans Free Shipping when used at check out at www.fathead.com.