Lil Wayne Faces One Year in Prison
Hip Hop’s most popular artist, Lil Wayne, faces a Year in prison after pleading guilty to gun charges in a 2007 arrest.
The 27 year old, 4-time Grammy award winning rapper, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. admitted attempted criminal possession of a weapon in a plea deal. Wayne was arrested in July 2007 when the gun was found on his tour bus after a hip-hop concert in Manhattan. He acknowledged he had a .40 caliber semi-automatic loaded gun on his tour bus in 2007.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said, the Wayne would have faced more serious gun possession charges had the case gone to trial. Wayne also faces felony drug possession and weapons charges in Arizona after drugs and a handgun were allegedly found on his tour bus in January 2008.
Lil Wayne will be sentenced at New York State Supreme Court in February.
Why are this black athletes or music artist feel the need to still carry a gun. I know the more money you have the more you want to protect it, but they can have someone else carry a gun for them. These celebrities are so rich the can pay people to protect them if they feel their life is in danger. They have enough money also to have things legitimately. Black celebrities please stop carrying weapons, just pay some bodyguards to watch your back. Let them be in possession of the weapons.
1. BBC News