Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge, Is Probably Headed to Prison

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Jeez, this guy will do anything to get out of delivering Rebirth in a timely fashion. Lil Wayne cut a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty this morning to second-degree attempted weapon possession and will be sentenced to a year in prison, says the Manhattan district attorney's office. The charges stem from the 2007 discovery of a gun on Wayne's tour bus after a concert in New York. He'd previously pleaded not guilty to a possession charge, which carried a possible jail term of three and a half years, but the use of a controversial DNA test to tie him to the weapon apparently resulted in a switched plea. How this will affect the release dates of those three albums he's supposed to put out before year's end is not immediately clear.

Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge [City Room/NYT]
Validity of DNA test argued in Lil Wayne gun case [AP]