Lil Wayne gets year in prison for gun charges

October 22nd, 2009 // 94 Comments

A day after DNA testing linked him to an illegal handgun found on his tour bus, Lil Wayne copped a plea bargain this morning and pleaded guilty to charges of attempted weapon possession. He faces a year in prison as opposed to a minimum 3 1/2 year sentence if he was found guilty of illegal gun possession charges, according to the AP:

In New York, he politely answered the judge’s standard questions with “yes, Sir” and “no, Sir” as he entered his plea to second-degree attempted weapon possession, a felony.
He acknowledged he had a .40 caliber semi-automatic loaded gun on bus.
When the judge warned that he would not be able to withdraw the plea as some people try to do, the rapper said, “I’m not one of those people.”
Prosecutors said small amounts of DNA found on the loaded weapon connected it to the platinum-selling artist. Defense lawyer Stacey Richman said the gun wasn’t Lil Wayne’s, and the testing technique was too problematic to prove otherwise.

You know, just once I’d like to see a rapper get busted for something original besides the stereotypical gun charges. I understand it’s part of their record contract to do time, but would it hurt to spice things up a bit? Maybe ride a tiger to Starbucks. Or, shit, fire white babies out of a cannon, I don’t care. Just show me some zazz!

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  1. yonkers kid

    Who cares? He’s a no-talent piece of shit that looks like Whoopi Goldberg

  2. Tucker Jay

    Wow, there are some pretty hypocritical people commenting on here, someone needs to argue from a better stand point.

    OH and just for the record, smoking weed is a terrible choice. I am not “fucking dumb” for making this decision. #38

    I enjoy his music, but to be honest, you get what you get.

  3. Hello There

    Who cares. He won’t do the full year and you all know it.

  4. You hear these guys always carrying guns, how come we never hear news about them actually using them?

  5. bryce

    I thought it was legal to own a gun. Isn’t this America?

  6. Vlad

    “I’m not one of those people.”

    Whatever. He was a fugitive from drug possession charges in Georgia for over a year until cops caught up with him in 2007.

  7. Lazarus "Bubba" Tubbs

    I can’t hardly believe the muleshit I’m readin’ here…Y’all oughta be ashamed of yourselfs and not use the N-word so fuckin’ much. Folks’re gonna start thinking y’all are anti-nigger!

  8. “Maybe ride a tiger to Starbucks. Or, shit, fire white babies out of a cannon, I don’t care. Just show me some zazz!”

    lol you crack me up.

  9. LIMERICK_MAN_RAPS

    Lil’ Wayne

    There once was a rapper named Wayne
    Went to prison to stay in the game
    His career will stay strong
    Like the rhymes in his songs
    But his anus just won’t be the same

  10. TBM

    I swear, Lil Waynes mum must have been impregnated by a Gremlin. He is a strange hybrid. Do a comparison with pictures.

  11. j

    three cheers for draconian gun laws. mayor bloomberg must be proud of himself. I simply dont understand how a dictator can remain in power for so long. While Wheezy should have been more cognizant of Mayor Bloomberg’s gun laws, criminalizing simple possession outside of the home AND criminalizing magazine capacity, which is NYC’s and the State of New York’s definition of illegal handgun are draconian at best. Sadly, the Equal Protection Clause doesn’t apply. A sentence equal to that of Plaxico would have been more justified.

  12. The guy

    Listen, I think Lil Wayne is a tool and everything, but after what Lindsay Lohan pulled, this guy was treated unfairly.

  13. What a miscarriage of justice. You’ve got to be kidding me. Who would ever think a guy with all those tats on his face and needs to be in prison? I blame whitey.

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  15. Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a weapon in the second degree this morning in a New York courtroom; the plea bargain carries a sentence of up to a year in prison. Wayne had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were filed after the NYPD found a .40 caliber handgun on Wayne’s tour bus in July 2007.

  16. Dank

    #10 thats completely beside the point. Whether handguns are outlawed in that state or not, someone thats drunk behind the wheel of a car is more dangerous than a guy with a gun in his pants. Handguns might be against the law in a certain state, but driving under the influence is against the law everywhere.

  17. John sonny

    @38
    lol ur dumb

  18. Lloyd Johnson

    @Zesty: You make white people look bad. Please refrain from using the N-word. Whether you spell it with an “er” or an “a” it’s an insult and demeaning. I highly doubt you are an English major with your absolutely horrible English and your judicious use of profanity. Unless you are “majoring” in English at your middle school. I get it, if you could, you would totally blow Lil Wayne and you are upset that others don’t feel the same way. Take it down a notch. Would you show these comments that you have written to your professor? Of course not. Remember this, “When a man uses profanity to support an argument, it indicates that either the man or the argument is weak – probably both”.

    I bet Lil Wayne is pissed he doesn’t have room left for REAL jailhouse tattoos. PC for two months and time served.

  19. for real

    stop spelling Weezy with an “H” like Wheezy. He’s not having a fucking asthma attack for Christ’s sake.
    Just saying.

  20. Dude of Dudes

    What I find amusing is the racial lectures by everyone under a story about a guy who probably uses the “N” word a dozen times a day…wait make that a minute.

    Not to mention the entire industry is full of people who use that word on a regular basis.

    Oh yeah, I remember. When black people use the word we call it black pride or something. When white people use the word it takes on a racial connotation. Personally I can go the rest of my life without hearing it ever again.

    But when it becomes a word used as a friendly greeting, to print money, and for all around good fun I find it difficult to care who’s saying it really.

  21. All this added to his 3 baby mamas all due to give birth in the same year. What a life!!!

  22. thered

    #5 and # 12. You both aren’t very good at reading or understanding law are you? Let’s see the little rich bitches you talked about didn’t get charged with a felony!! This is why they got less time in jail. You forgot to mention your boy though, you know the one that was drinking and driving and killed someone and only got 30 days in jail. Tell me, how long was charles barkley bruce smith in jail for their dwi’s?

  23. thered

    #5 and # 12. You both aren’t very good at reading or understanding law are you? Let’s see the little rich bitches you talked about didn’t get charged with a felony!! This is why they got less time in jail. You forgot to mention your boy though, you know the one that was drinking and driving and killed someone and only got 30 days in jail. Tell me, how long was charles barkley bruce smith in jail for their dwi’s?

  24. erik

    So how did they fit the Auto-tune machine into the courthouse? I mean, no way he spoke in public without it.

  25. Zesty

    I totally am an English major. Buuut, I’m also a drug dealer and an angry southside Irish kid from Chicago; it’s just how I talk. Annnd I’m on the internet.

  26. Sauron

    Is it that hard to get a gun license if you’d like to play with guns?!

  27. Uncle Eccoli

    I don’t understand this. Alright, so DNA testing has apparently established that he had handled the gun. Is it because it was his bus or something? Surely he didn’t personally own the bus.

  28. Mike

    Testing was too problimatic… yeah, those damn serial numbers are just too confusing for us cop folks to understand… Highlander’s newspaper saleman got it right, cops can’t read.

  29. Mike

    Your ass ).(

    Your ass in prison )o(

    Just hope he gets the change he voted for.

  30. Jinxy

    If you’ve ever heard him speak about his life and who he is and what he’s done, he’s a pretty amazing guy. In his world he’s got to feel like he’s got a target on his back, it’s a violent subculture, he’s right in the middle of it too. I couldn’t be farther from his world and yet he’s a fascinating person, who has managed to actually make and keep the money he made by being talented, smart and working hard. Oh, and staying alive.

    And I agree with the person who pointed out that all these famous hollywood tards get to drive impaired in a lethal weapon, and do less than an hour in jail. They are every bit as dangerous to innocent people out in the world as someone with a loaded gun. Lil Wayne’s was obviously armed for defense not offense, it’s not like he was going to do a take over robbery of an AM/PM gas station on a saturday night.

  31. Kateri

    @38. Wow! You have a great imagination, especially for creating new words such as “talentedest.”

    I always thought it was just, “most talented.” I guess I’m just an ignorant fool who cannot comprehend the English language and i must have some awful taste in music since I’m not a fan of Lil Wayne!

    I bet you have a full scholarship as an English major!!

  32. Zesty

    Too bad “I’m the most talentedest nigga ever” is a quote I pulled from Lil Wayne himself in a Rolling Stone issue. I wish I had his imagination.

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  34. meh

    @ #84

    uh… this is prime example of how today’s youth talks/spells. horrible and discerning.

  35. I saw him on MTV.. very motivational…

  36. Lilwaynessister

    hahahahahahahahahaah. woooooooooww oka, first of all, lil wayne is very far from being a poser. Please just leave him alone. If it was really his DNA on the gun then thats his problem. You seriously dont have to be all rude about it cause your just all haters. Honestly, in my opinion i dont think that was his DNA. Just cause hes a rapper doesnt make him any different than the rest if us, so seriously just stop hatinn on him and leave him alone. let weezy deal with his own business that we dont need your rude comments on. Thankyou for your time. :}

  37. Lilwaynessister

    hahahahahahahahahaah. woooooooooww oka, first of all, lil wayne is very far from being a poser. Please just leave him alone. If it was really his DNA on the gun then thats his problem. You seriously dont have to be all rude about it cause your just all haters. Honestly, in my opinion i dont think that was his DNA. Just cause hes a rapper doesnt make him any different than the rest if us, so seriously just stop hatinn on him and leave him alone. let weezy deal with his own business that we dont need your rude comments on. Thankyou for your time. :}

  38. A Woman who is pissed

    This website is racist and I am reporting you. You took my comment down but you keep all of these racial attacks at black people up here. This site is coming DOWN!!!!

  39. A Woman who is pissed

    This website is racist and I am reporting you. You took my comment down but you keep all of these racial attacks at black people up here. This site is coming DOWN!!!!

  40. lil wayne is the best rapper ever y do u people hate him wots he ever done 2 u
    at least he aint like other people he tells the truth in court if he does get a year its his misstakes he will learn from them
    u people hate him coz u aint him i bet all the people he slag him off r fat ugly twats he aint got a life so the people who slag him off go kill urslefs 2 make this world a better place

  41. K-Money

    man this fucking poser thinks hes the shit, fucking shouldnt even be clasified as a rapper, im out

  42. K-Money

    man this fucking poser thinks hes the shit, fucking shouldnt even be clasified as a rapper, im out

  43. K-Money

    man this fucking poser thinks hes the shit, fucking shouldnt even be clasified as a rapper, im out

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