February 9th, 2010
02:16 PM ET

Lil Wayne sentencing will take place March 2 due to dental work

Rapper Lil Wayne was scheduled to be sentenced to a year-long prison term Tuesday, but the court session has been adjourned until March 2 due to dental work. The updates below are from CNN's Andrea Mineo, reporting from the courtroom.

2:42 p.m.: When asked about the adjournment, Lil Wayne's attorney, Stacey Richman, said she thinks the judge "made the proper health decision for Mr. Carter."

2:33 p.m.: When asked how Wayne is holding up, Richman told CNN that Wayne is "a strong man" with a "strong mind."

2:21 p.m.: The judge presiding over the case said, "Last adjournment are we clear?" Wayne must be ready on March 2 at 2:15 p.m. The adjournment is due to dental work he is having in Florida.

2:18 p.m.: Lil Wayne's sentencing has been adjourned until March 2.

2:15 p.m.: The District Attorney is possibly consenting to push back for dental work to heal, Mineo reports.

2:13 p.m.: His case is being called before the judge.

Update, 2:11 p.m.: With a few minutes to go, Lil Wayne has entered the building. He's sitting quietly with his head bowed, glasses on, behind his lawyer waiting for the judge to call the case.

Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, was listed as No. 32 on a sheet of 54 defendants outside of the court room at the Manhattan Supreme Court. His sentencing was originally scheduled for Tuesday morning, and was postponed until 2:15 p.m. ET. Wayne, 27, was expected to start his prison term following the sentencing.

Early Tuesday, Wayne posted a video from his last night in the studio on UStream.

Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in October 2009 on charges stemming from a July, 2007 arrest. Police found Wayne smoking marijuana with another man on a street corner and the officers found a .40 caliber pistol in his possession.

Stay tuned for more as the proceedings continue. For up-to-the minute updates on breaking entertainment news, follow @CNNShowbiz on Twitter.


Filed under: Music

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Stop calling me black==my braces are coming off shortly...not doing this with i'm 50 she's 15...we have her enough attention...

    July 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. daniel taft

    its F*** up that he has to be sentence to 1 year stay up wayne suu woo

    February 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. headdivaincharge

    Dental work? Like having his grill polished?

    February 10, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. ANON

    "Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon " Attempted criminal possession? He either had the gun in his possession or he didn't...there is no "attempted" here....

    February 10, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. Debra R

    They have no dentists in prisons? I find that hard to believe. The special treatment already begins.....disgusting.....

    February 10, 2010 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. Thatguy

    Musical Genius. I laughed there, you guys are funny. Rap isn't music, it's just crap. Enough said.

    February 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nat

    Meh is totally right. His story was on Behind the Music so don't try to stereotype and act like he is just another rapper behind bars. And kay kay he never showed any sign of trying to get off because he is a celebrity so stop.

    February 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. paul mitchell

    perhaps he will meet a nice man in prison.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. John Elton

    I can all but guarantee that the dental work Weezy is having done is not to whiten his teeth so he'll look good in his mug shot. That fool's mouth is filled with diamonds and platinum -his grill puts an inordinate amount of risk to his well-being in prison. He's probably having those teeth at least temporarily replaced by conventional implants that no one would really want to remove -unless his fellow inmates take a shine to him...

    February 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. nicole

    I encourage all defendants that are going before a judge to be sentence. Why not have your attorney assist that you need dental work!! Maybe this could work as well. What do you guys think?

    February 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kay kay

    I THINK TO MANY BLACK ENTERTAINERS REALIZE THAT THEY DONT HAVE ANY SPECIAL TREATMENT DUE THEM JUST BECAUSE OF THIER CELEBRITY STATUS ALSO THE SAME RULE APPLIES TO PROFESSIONAL ATHELETES WITH THE RECENT FREQUENCY OF THESE KINDS OF INCIDENTS ONE WOULD HOPE THAT IT POSES AS A WAKE UP CALL FOR ALL OF THEM TO REEVALUATE THIER BEHAVIOR

    February 9, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kiyana Duggar

    I think this is ridiculous! Postponed due to dental work? Sentance that fool! Why does he need dental work if his mouth is half full with metal anyways?!

    February 9, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Heather

    **hope

    February 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Heather

    I also home Wayne gets clean. He's surely a musical genius, but I hate for him to be another young artist gone too soon.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chris Watts

    I dont think he should be sent to prison

    February 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  16. luqmam

    sad a man goes to jail for exercising his constitutoinal right, his right to bear arms, especially in areas like the hood.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Meh

    I don't actually think he was found on a street corner carrying a pistol. Everyone else reports that his tour bus was pulled over because the police smelled Marijuana, found a gun ON the bus and the police charged Wayne with the posession. His manager, Cortez Bryant, I also think said it was his and he has a license for it – but I could be wrong. Wayne has been an entertainer since he was like 12 – so don't paint him out to be just on a street corner smoking dope carrying a pistol.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Crookers

    wow. its better to start now than later. procrastinating only makes it worse.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. jojo

    I will not judge Lil Wayne or preach, but I will say I am praying for him to get better- no more cough syrup and drugs. I hope he will get clean for his children. Life is good for you Wayne take this as a life saver.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |

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