Lil Wayne Sentencing Ends

March 9th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

lil wayne Mar 9 (Pen Men at Work): After expressing farewell on performance stages and online video streams, Lil Wayne, the rap superstar, found himself to be wordless as he was conferred a term of one-year in jail as punishment for possessing an overloaded gun on his tour bus. The rapper, the winner of the Grammy awards, bequeathed only a succinct bow to his fans and followers as he was taken out of the court in handcuffs to commence serving his sentence.

With that, Lil Wayne started to adhere to his castigation in a case that had haunted him as he became one of music’s most productive and money-spinning figures in recent years. Detained in July 2007, he pleaded guilty in October to the charge of illegal ownership of a weapon. He admitted that he had the loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun on his bus.

With the sentencing over, Lil Wayne will have to execute his prison term in the Rikers Island jail complex. His legal representative, Stacey Richman, expressed that she expected that he would be held in protective supervision, but the city Correction Department said it was still organizing discussions on that. Protective custody or protective supervision is given to those convicts who, for an assortment of causes including infamy, require severance from the general prison population.
The 27-year-old rap star could be out in about eight months provided he exhibits first-class and ethical behavior. Lil Wayne, born as Dwayne Carter, is going to a detention center with his career in an amazingly triumphant state. His “Tha Carter III” was the best-selling album of 2008 and acquired a Grammy for being the preeminent rap album.

He had asserted on his Twitter account that the law, according to him, was akin to a mind bereft of reason. Hordes of fans existed boisterously with the photographers. They were waiting in the steps of the law court on Monday afternoon constantly encouraging as Lil Wayne, fellow rapper Birdman and others arrived. Chants of “Oh, man” and “Keep your head up, Weezy!”, a moniker he often uses — exploded in the courtroom as he was sentenced.

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