Lil Wayne Begins His Year-Long Jail Term

March 09, 2010 02:50:54 GMT

After several court hearing delays, Lil Wayne has started a year-long prison term following his sentencing at Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday, March 8.

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Rapper Lil Wayne has begun a year-long prison term after a string of delays postponed his sentencing for weapons possession, stemming from a 2007 arrest. The "Lollipop" hitmaker, real name Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty in 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, and admitted having a loaded 40-caliber semiautomatic gun on his tour bus.

He was initially expected to be sentenced to a year behind bars in February, but he was granted a postponement to undergo dental surgery. The hearing was delayed again on March 2, after a blaze in the basement of the courthouse forced officials to evacuate the building and close it down for the rest of the day.

The rapper was finally sentenced at Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday, March 8, and taken away in handcuffs to begin his term at an undisclosed city jail immediately. According to the Associated Press, the Grammy winner's lawyer plans to ask for protective custody out of concern for Wayne's safety and health following his dental surgeries. He could be released in about eight months with good behavior.


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posted by myiahsmommy on Mar 31, 2010
He's only human and like the majority of us he made a mistake.That doesn't mean people have to knock him down (he's not the only person to commit a crime)It's only because he is a celebrity and his life is in the news that the public even found out. It doesn't give anyone the right to belittle or slander him!! I don't condone what he did but he is taking responsability for his actions and is serving his time.
posted by MM on Mar 28, 2010
What a dumb nigger.
posted by la reina on Mar 15, 2010
the "N" word should not be used to describe Lil Wayne. and he's not just "another rapper headed to prison" he made a choice like the rest of us. yea he makes more money than u but do u really have to b that pissed bout it to let everyone else no (and not to be mean but honestly probably no one care!)yea i think that when he gets out that he will rock everyone's mind that hated or him, and us true fans will laugh in ur guys faces!!! =0
posted by kkk on Mar 11, 2010
nigger nigger nigger al da same no matter how rich or how much fame:)
posted by princess bailey on Mar 09, 2010
u know wen he rise again and get out he gone be a best otha rappers better watch out he gone have a story 2 tell
posted by real time with me on Mar 09, 2010
another rapper headed to prison. what a shocker!!

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