Lil Wayne is headed to jail for a yearlong sentence for attempted weapons possession. Cops searched his tour bus in New York in 2007 and he was slapped with two charges for a loaded .40-caliber pistol they recovered: criminal weapon possession and criminal possession of a loaded weapon. Wayne plead guilty to a lesser charge and received the sentence back in October of last year. It sounds pretty harsh to me that he’d have to serve a full year for having a loaded gun, but that’s how they do it in NY. If he was found guilty of the more severe charges he was facing up to 15 years.
Anyway Wayne was given a month’s delay on his sentence so that he can have dental surgery before he’s locked up.
The Grammy-winning, megaselling rapper avoided a trip to jail today thanks to some emergency grillwork.
Weezy, 27, was due to be sentenced to about a year in one of Manhattan’s finest lockups after copping to a gun charge last fall. Instead, he’ll remain free for the rest of the month so he can take care of a dental problem.
His lawyer, Stacey Richman, said Wayne needed to have a cracked tooth repaired. He is scheduled for surgery in Miami this Friday, she told the court, and he’ll need about 10 days to recover.
Judge Charles H. Solomon said that Wayne must be back on March to face the music. And no more delays.
“I don’t want this to get pushed back anymore,” he told Wayne. “This is the last adjournment.”
[From E! Online]
I have a lot of respect for Lil Wayne after seeing him interviewed by Katie Couric and on The View. He’s a smart, nice guy and a very hard worker. I feel for him that he’s going to jail. Sure there are much worse things to be concerned about and he’ll be fine when he gets out, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t care.
Lil Wayne was broadcasting live on UStream when I wrote this right before 7 a.m. EST. The audio was off and he was just occasionally smiling into the camera. There’s news that he recorded a message thanking his fans and saying goodbye before his sentencing was postponed. He said “To all my fans, my real fans I really, really truly love you. I love you with all of me for real.”