*A former guard at New York’s Rikers Island prison is threatening to sue her former bosses after they fired her for allegedly spying on the facility’s most high-profile inmate – Lil Wayne.
Amelia Negron was removed from her post last month after being accused of wandering into the unit where Wayne is being held, without proper authorization.
Negron says she did go into the unit, but it wasn’t to see the rapper – who is serving a year-long sentence on gun possession charges. She claims her presence there was only to speak to a colleague.
She tells the New York Daily News, “I don’t even like rap. I like rock and alternative music and didn’t know much about him when they said I tried to see him. None of it’s true.
“The door to the area was unlocked, and so I went in to say hello, and that officer said, ‘Hey, you can’t be here. We’ve got a celeb here.’ I said, ‘Okay, no problem,’ turned around and left.
“(I) did nothing wrong, but (I was) threatened with criminal charges, transfers, suspensions.”
The 33-year-old is said to be consulting with lawyers over plans to file a lawsuit. A spokesman for the Correction Department claims Negron’s dismissal was “entirely appropriate.”