Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge!

Wayne’s plea comes one year after the superstar rapper was caught flying to Miami in a chartered plane with a bag packed with a gold-plated handgun and various drugs. Read on… reports that Lil Wayne pled guilty today to illegally possessing a firearm as a formerly convicted felon.

Lil Wayne, 38, told the judge during a virtual hearing in Miami federal court:

Your honor, I plead guilty.

Having been convicted of a gun charge previously, in 2007, since Wayne is taking responsibility may result in a lighter punishment.

The New York Times reports:

Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was charged last month with one count of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon, stemming from an incident on Dec. 23, 2019.

An anonymous tip led Miami police officers and federal agents to search a jet that he had been on. Authorities said that in addition to the gun — which Lil Wayne said at the time he had received as a Father’s Day gift — they found cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, heroin, pain killers and prescription-strength cough syrup, along with nearly $26,000 in cash. He was not charged with any drug offenses.

Howard Srebnick, a lawyer for the rapper, said last month that his client had not been accused of brandishing or using the gun, and questioned why convicted felons had been stripped of their Second Amendment rights.

Wayne will face up to 10 years in prison at a sentencing hearing before Judge Williams on January 28th.