Lil Wayne is covering the pages of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Guess he’s officially the rock star he’s been trying so hard to become. Weezy’s talking about preparing himself for life at Rikers Island. And folks around the net are in a tizzy that he had the nerve to rock a red bandana and allegedly throw up the Blood gang sign on this cover.

 I don’t like to stop,” Wayne tells RS‘ Chris Norris. “I believe you stop when you die.” So in the weeks before he reports to Rikers Island, Wayne is keeping busy — recording tracks bound for Tha Carter IV (the album Cash Money staffers call “C4″ because it’ll be the bomb), shooting videos with his Young Money protégés, spending time with his growing family, and deliberately not asking anyone for advice about life on the inside. “This is Lil Wayne going to jail. Nobody I can talk to can tell me what that’s like,” he says. “I just say I’m looking forward to it.”