Betty on the News: Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty in Gun Case, Agrees to Spend One Year in Jail
The rapper has one majorly crappy year to look forward to.
“Let It Rock” rapper Lil Wayne is going to spend a year behind bars after pleading guilty to felony gun possession charges in a New York City courtroom Thursday.
The 27-year-old (born Dwayne Carter) was slapped with a pair of charges stemming from an unfortunate raid in which authorities discovered a loaded 9-mm. gun in his tour bus two years back.
The hip-hop star, who wore a white T-shirt over black jeans, pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a weapon in the second degree, saving him from a potential 3 1/2-to-7-year prison sentence.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon called it “a greatly reduced sentence,” and Carter walked away on bail. He is to be formally sentenced in February. (The New York Daily News)