Lil Wayne Receives One-Year Prison Sentence

Robbie Daw | March 8, 2010 2:55 pm

After several delays over the past month, Lil Wayne was finally sentenced to a year in prison today at New York’s Manhattan Criminal Court Building, reports MTV. The rapper was first expected to be sentenced on February 9, but gained one more month of freedom after his lawyer announced he needed to undergo emergency dental surgery. MTV notes that Wayne was handcuffed and escorted out of the courtroom following the sentencing by Judge Charles H. Solomon.

Lil Wayne (real name: Dwayne Carter), 27, was arrested in 2007 for attempted gun possession, but cut a deal with prosecutors and is expected to be out of prison as early as October. At least we’ll have plenty of music videos featuring the Young Money founder to watch till then.