Lil Wayne is facing 10-years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing a firearm on Friday.
TMZ reports that the rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, is scheduled to be sentenced in January. Wayne, who has a prior gun possession conviction, is facing 10-years but is expected to get a lighter sentence. One of the terms of his plea deal is that the government will recommend a lighter sentence in exchange for his plea. The amount of time Weezy serves is ultimately up to the judge.
In December of 2019, an anonymous tip led police to Wayne’s private jet at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. After officials boarded the plane, Wayne admitted to having a gun. Police found a loaded .45 caliber handgun. In addition to the weapon, they found a bag containing cocaine, ecstasy, and oxycodone.
Weezy also made news recently for selling his masters to Universal Recording Group to the tune of $100 million. It came out in a lawsuit filed by his former Ronald Sweeney, who claims the rapper owes him more than $20 million dollars in unpaid commissions.
Sweeney is not looking to be compensated for the Universal deal, but more so to push the fact that Wayne can afford to pay him.
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