Lil Wayne pleaded guilty on Friday, according to the Miami Herald.
Lil Wayne, who was charged with gun possession in New York in 2009, said: “Your Honor, I plead guilty,” said 38-year-old rapper to District Judge Kathleen Williams during a virtual hearing in Miami court, “reports the Miami Herald .
While it was originally reported that Wayne could sit in jail for up to ten years, it is now reported that he may be tolerated. According to TMZ, his conviction is next month and his confession of guilt was in exchange for the government recommending a lighter sentence for accepting responsibility.
If you remember, Lil Wayne’s jet was searched by authorities last year and they reportedly found drugs, a gold-plated firearm and ammunition. He was “released” to leave the scene but was charged with the crime in November 2020.
In further Wayne news, his former manager Ronald Sweeney is suing him for at least $ 20 million. Sweeney claims Wayne hired him in 2005 to help renegotiate his deal with Cash Money Records. He is also said to have fired Wayne’s long-time road manager Cortez Bryant. While Sweeney successfully fired his road manager, Sweeney claims that Bryant and Mack Maine formed a wedge between him and Wayne that ultimately fired him. Wayne recently sold his masters to Universal Music Group, reportedly for more than $ 100 M.