Yesterday, in a New York courtroom, Lil Wayne plead guilty to attempted possession of a firearm in the second degree after having previously plead not guilty to charges brought by the NYPD. Tipped by the familiar scent of cannabis sativa, the police searched and found a .40 calibre handgun on Wayne’s tour bus in July 2007. According to Allhiphop.com, Lil Wayne has opted to accept a plea bargain that carries a maximum sentence of one year in the slammer after DNA evidence found on the gun was decided to be admissible, despite Wayne’s lawyer calling the techniques to acquire said evidence “problematic.”
According to the Rolling Stone, Lil Wayne is also facing felony drug possession and handgun charges when police in Arizona searched and allegedly seized 105 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine, 41 grams of ecstasy, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun. Lil Wayne has yet to comment on the newest charges, only offering up a decidedly cool “What’s up?” to reporters waiting outside the courtroom.
Wayne is set to be sentenced in February, and because of the guilty plea, the status of Weezy’s forthcoming album Rebirth, originally scheduled for December 15, remains undecided and unclear.