Lil Wayne is looking at serious prison time after pleading guilty to a federal weapons charge after he was caught carrying loaded handgun in his bag aboard a private flight into Miami.
Lil Wayne‘s fans might not be getting any new albums from the rapper for awhile, because he could be doing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal weapons charge, TMZ reports. He entered the plea on Dec. 11 in Miami, and sentencing is scheduled for next month, in Jan. 2021. The 38-year-old already has a conviction on another felony gun charge to his name, which occurred in NY in 2009. HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Wayne’s reps about the plea.
Wayne — full name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. — was busted after flying in on a private jet to Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on December 23, 2019, after someone called in an anonymous tip to authorities. Wayne fessed up to police to having a gold-plated Remington 1911, .45-caliber handgun loaded with six rounds of ammunition. He also allegedly had a “bag containing personal use amounts of cocaine, ecstasy, and oxycodone” according to TMZ, but he wasn’t brought up on any drug charges.
Wayne may not be doing a whole decade in prison, even though that is the maximum sentence. Since the rapper cooperated and pled guilty in the case, TMZ’s sources say that “the government agreed to recommend a lighter sentence because he’s accepting responsibility,” but it will be up to a judge to make the final call.