Earlier this month, Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to charges on the table for his 2019 federal firearm case. This was an incident where a loaded gold-plated Remington 1911, .45-caliber handgun loaded with six rounds of ammunition.
The firearm was located inside a private jet that Wayne was on at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. A bag was also found on the plane which contained cocaine, ecstasy, and oxycodone. Authorities originally said that Wayne was cleared at that moment but that ended up being far from the truth.
Wayne’s Sentencing Date Is March 3
According to HotNewHipHop.com, the official sentencing date has been set as well. Wayne’s lawyer, Howard Srebnick, originally requested for expedited sentencing. That would take place on January 28. He then wanted more time to work on this case and so, the final sentencing date will be on March 3. This was confirmed by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams.
Wayne Was Convicted In Firearms Case In New York In 2009
This isn’t Wayne‘s first rodeo at all when it comes to being in trouble by the law regarding guns. Back in 2009, he was convicted for a felony gun charge in New York and served a year in prison. The original incident was due to a 40 caliber handgun being found on Wayne’s tour bus in 2007.
As many know, the state of New York is very strict when it comes to firearm possession, especially when it comes to them not being registered.
Wayne Questioned Why He Hasn’t Been Getting Grammy Invites
“As an artist, when I see da Grammys coming up & I’m not involved nor invited; I wonder. Is it me , my musik, or just another technicality? I look around w respect & wonder competitively am I not worthy?! Then I look around & see 5 Grammys looking bak at me & I go to the studio.”
Wayne Has Released Multiple Projects In 2020
Despite Wayne going through his legal troubles, he has still put out plenty of music this year. He kicked things off in January with his 13th studio album, “Funeral.” This debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was highlighted by the “I Do It” single feat. Lil Baby and Big Sean.
He went on to finally put out his 2009 “No Ceilings” mixtape on all streaming platforms is fall. “No Ceilings 3” was also released on the DatPiff app in November as it was hosted by DJ Khaled. “Side B” was also made available this month.