After many a delay, Lil’ Wayne finally begun his year long jail sentence today.
The 28 year old star surrendered at the Manhattan, New York courtroom this morning (March 8th), where he was then placed in handcuffs and taken into custody after formally being handed down his sentence.
The Grammy Award-winning rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty back in October last year to charges of attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted having the loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun on his tour bus.
Carter will be serving his sentence in city jail, as opposed to state prison, and can potentially be freed after eight months, if his behaviour is good enough.
While I may catch some flack for this, all I can say is ‘it’s about time!’ I was beginning to think there was some JuJu/Obia at play here with the constant pushbacks to the sentence. Not to be confused with anyone taking pleasure in another’s misfortune, but as the age-old adage goes….”if you do the crime, you have to do the time”. I mean to think some folk were screaming “Free Lil’ Wayne”….erm no LOL.