What is this prison place, and why is it stealing all of our rap artists?
This time, the culprit is Lil’ Wayne, the beloved Grammy winner, and unfortunately, the second major rapper (the first being T.I.), in the span of a year to be faced with weapon charges. According to perezhilton.com, the rapper pleaded guilty to attempted weapon position and is expected to be sentenced to a year in jail. Wayne admitted to having a .40 caliber semi-automatic loaded gun onboard his tour bus back in 2007.
This isn’t the only charge Wayne is facing either. According to Rolling Stone, Wayne is also facing a trial for felony drug possession and weapons charges in Arizona as the result of another tour bus search in 2008. In that case, Wayne’s bus was reportedly holding 105 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine, 41 grams of ecstasy, drug paraphernalia and a handgun. He is pleading not guilty to these charges.
Sentencing isn’t until February so he remains free on his bail until then, but it’s unclear whether the guilty plea will affect the planned December 15th release of the rappers oft-delayed Rebirth.