Lil Wayne faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a gun charge in Miami federal court on Friday. The case stems from a December 2019 incident when an anonymous tip sent law enforcement agencies to Grandpa Locka Executive Airport, where the 38-year-old rapper (née Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.) landed after traveling from California. Officers who obtained a search warrant after Lil Wayne told them he had a gun in his pocket, searched his belongings and found a 45-caliber 1911 gold-plated Remington pistol with 45 rounds of ammunition. The Associated Press He reportedly told investigators the gun was a Father’s Day gift.
“The charge is that he is banned from owning a firearm because he has been convicted of a crime in the past,” said Howard Srebnick, the rapper’s attorney. Lil Wayne had previously been convicted of gun possession in 2010, for which he had served eight months of a year in prison. His hearing on the latest charges is scheduled for January 28th. Even though he’s in federal prison a decade ago, AP reports that he will likely serve less time. It is currently free on bail of $ 250,000.