Hip hop legend Lil Wayne also know as Dwayne Carter Jr., is in trouble with the law again.
The Louisiana rapper is facing a 10-year jail sentence after pleading guilty for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. He is out on bond right now for the hefty price of $250,000.
“Your honor, I plead guilty,” the 38-year-old rapper told the Miami federal court during a virtual trial.
According to the Miami Herald, Carter was carrying a gold-plated handgun on a plane from Los Angeles to Miami last December. Lil Wayne was also in possession of suspected cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, heroin, painkillers and prescription-strength cough syrup. He was not charged for the drug possession.
Lil Wayne was arrested in 2010 for carrying a loaded firearm in New York and spent 8 months in prison. As a convicted felon, he is not permitted to carry weapons.
A Series Of Unfortunate Events
This news comes after Lil Wayne was sued by his former manager Ronald Sweeney for $20 million over unpaid commission. Wayne hired Sweeney in 2005 to help him get out his contract with Cash Money Records. The legal dispute took over a decade long, but Sweeney and Wayne were able to reach an agreement with Cash Money Records in 2018. Lil Wayne fired Sweeney in 2018 but says he was never fully compensated for his efforts.
Lil Wayne sold his masters to Universal Music Group in June 2020 for over $100 million dollars. He is going to need every dollar of that money to fight all these legal consequences he is currently facing.