Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Federal Weapons Charge
Lil Wayne has pled guilty to one count of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, as TMZ reports and the Department of Justice confirms. The original charge stemmed from a December 2019 incident, in which authorities searched Wayne’s private plane upon its arrival at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport and discovered that he was transporting a gold-plated handgun in his luggage.
Wayne’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 28, 2020. The charge he’s pled guilty to carries a maximum federal prison sentence of 10 years.
Pitchfork has reached out to Lil Wayne’s representative and attorney Howard Srebnick for comment and more information.