March 2nd, 2010
01:37 PM ET

Lil Wayne sentencing postponed

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Lil Wayne is free for at least another day.

Sentencing for the rapper was postponed on Tuesday due to a fire in the basement of the courthouse, a court spokesman confirmed. A new sentencing date has not been set, court spokesman David Bookstaver said.

Dwayne Carter, the rapper’s legal name, pleaded guilty to felony gun charges in a deal with prosecutors in October 2009 and he was expected to receive a one-year prison sentence set to start immediately after the sentencing.

His sentencing had previously been delayed for three weeks to allow the rapper to undergo extensive dental work.

In an unrelated case, Wayne also faces felony drug possession and weapons charges in the state of Arizona.

Lil Wayne is a multiplatinum-selling and Grammy-winning rap artist. His hits include "The Block is Hot" and "Lollipop," and his album "Tha Carter III" was the top-selling disc of 2008. His latest album, "Rebirth," was released last month.


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  3. Victory!

    I say lock him up with OJ. He needs a good "she-john" to snuggle with during the day and beat the tar out of at night! Stupid is what thug does! Cover your buns dummy! Ha ha!!!!

    March 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Regina Massey

    I will also like to be your pen pal so i want miss any beat on you . you are the best , and i just love the way you Dade town men are, and you are so hot tro me um um good.

    March 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Regina Massey

    I love you lil wayne from fort town in fort myers

    March 3, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. its not that serious

    and tara f. he doesnt write anymore retard. get up on your wayne facts before you wanna get judgemental . and he just released no ceilings before he went in you guys are stupid .

    March 3, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. its not that serious

    agree w/ mar.

    March 3, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. its not that serious

    women's rights ? stfu . its not even that serious . you people have no right to judge him why ? because NONE of you were there or know wayne personally . im not surre why you think your opinion is relevant . if you think the music is corrupting your children , then get control of what they listen to and if you cant , again, STFU . and why are all these white people using the words hood & ghetto ??? quit it . cash money is his record label he carries it on his back so without him all they would have is drake and wayne discovered drake . if you people knew anything about rap , your comments might actually make some sense . STFU & mind your business .

    March 3, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. Get Serious

    I am so sick of the black victim whine....you want to see black men succeed? it's a simple process:
    1. At least graduate high school.
    2. Don't have children until you are married.
    3. Don't get married until you are over 25
    4. If you see someone shot, tell the police so they can do their job...if you think of this as snitching then you are as guilty as the murderer
    5. Quit denegrating women
    6.Quit glorifying violence
    7. Don't be stupid and carry around losts of cash or wear so much jewelry.
    8. Obtain the firearm legally, and don't treat it as a career prop.

    March 3, 2010 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. Alex

    It's sad that if you are a hard working American and make a mistake or commit a crime and the whole judicial system has different rules than if you were a celebrity or rich.

    March 3, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. Alex

    The problem is $$. In this country $$ and greed has taken over everybodies lives. Look at Europe they are more layed back than us and more traditional than us, therefore living longer than us, healthier than us and in my opinion living better than us as far as worries.
    It is sad that if you have $$ or celebrity you can do what ever you want.
    Example: DUI's no jail time.
    Example: Kill a person crossing the street in miami. 24 days in jail (if you're a football player)
    Example: Kill your wife and you have $$ and a good lawyer, innocent. (O.J.)

    March 3, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. papicito baby

    well he's the fireman he should have put it out and went to court

    March 3, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. none

    best rapper alive

    March 3, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. ForwardFaster

    Hey Jeff, way to be really ignorant. YIKES.

    March 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mar

    Lil wayne won't be writing anything in jail because he doesn't write any more material... it's all freestyle after he recorded all written material on a mixed tape, so no there will be no advantage to his jail time. Everyone is making such a big deal out of this, and I feel that it is really sad how America turns everything into a black vs. white and celebrities vs. the common people case. Honestly, after the stupid mistakes of untalented celebrities like Paris Hilton, Lil Wayne was obviously targeted to show the people that celebrities go down hard too. No one is treated specially in this age. Stop caring so much about his private life if you don't like his music because obviously he doesn't spend his time criticizing you on a computer.

    March 2, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Amanda

    This man annoys me so-o- much! All he raps about is Pu*** and how women are nothing to him but a piece of a**. I wish record labels, radio stations- especially satellite radio- would stand up for women and stop glorifying these rappers who degrade females. And to those of you saying that rock stars are not bad- they only hurt themselves etc... many of their lyrics are just as degrading and they too live by a different set of rules than us "regular" people.

    BTW- I wonder how much the judge was paid off to allow him time to get his dental work done. Oh, poor Lil' Wayne... he needs dental work. Who cares? I just read an article a month or so ago on CNN about how a homeless man actually died in the jail cell because none of the guards acknowledged that he was complaining of pains.

    March 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jenne

    well TI went to jail because he started to carry a gun when he had a felony BECAUSE he watched his friend get killed now little wayne is a whoooooole nother story

    March 2, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. mushymushroom

    I guess these hip hoppers are carrying guns because they're glamorizing the gangsta image. Same thing with the rockers, they glamorize substance abuse or DUIs. Both are pathetic. I'm a big fan of rock music, and also hip hop, and I really hope that they stop projecting wrong images so that the next generation of music artists will be influenced correctly. You need not carry a gun to be in the 'hood, and you need not to be high to rock out. Peace y'all..

    March 2, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  19. cutter

    I bet the dental work he received was to get rid of the bling in his mouth. Those boys in prison would sure love that bling if you know what i mean.

    March 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  20. HELLO

    Lil' Wayne has a college degree from University of Houston btw! And donated his time and money to those who suffered from hurricane Katrina. He also went back to his "hood", and helped other artists come along. We are on the outside looking in on this man's life and we have no idea who he is or what he has gone through. WE are blessed not to have our lives placed under a microscope and scrutinized.
    People need to stop blaming rappers for whatever is going on with children, the world, etc... NO one forces any one to listen to or view ANY artist. However, when a Black artist /athelte/celebrity with money does the same thing "other" artists/athletes/celebreties do, then it is blown out of proportion.

    I do listen to his Music, and OMG! I like it, and I have a few degrees under my belt too!
    If you are so concerned about who is influencing your children then YOU are not doing your job. Because influencing children in a positive manner is the PARENT"S job. I have a son who does like rap music, i recognize that he has a preference for rap, so I use that to point out that what the artist rap about it not the total truth. Although rappers talk about being" hood", in their music, they do not live in the "hood" as they once did, If the ghetto is so great then why do rappers who make it leave and move thier families with them. So even though he enjoys the music, I chose to point inconsistencies to my son within the music rather thatn ban it completly, plus that would make me a hypocrite.
    People need to understand, that rappers rap about their TRUTH, and we should not judge them, instead BE GRATEFUL THAT YOU DID NOT HAVE TO EXPERIENCE THOSE THINGS IN YOUR OWN LIVES.

    Furthermore, If people want the truth.. EVEN though these rappers are saying whatever it is they are saying and getting rich, THERE ARE RICH WHITE LABEL OWNERS GETTING THIER FILL AS WELL!!!!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. sarah therese thomas

    give him a bible.

    March 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  22. M

    Aren't there more important things to worry about? All the time and energy to waste on defending Lil Wayne on a forum could be used in a more positive manner? He has his lawyers to do defend him and yet y'all are doing it for free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Omega

    we don't think twice about the poor and suffering, but we're oh so concerned about a spoiled rich junkee. Gotta love/hate America...

    March 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Red Bone

    I just Want to say I think Lil Wayne is great He's like one of the best rappers alive... A nd yes he made a Mistake But who does'nt?? And for the peope on here Judging him like your Perfect (SIKE) YOUR NOT no one is PERFECT So if you dont like the guy or his Music Just keep your Comments to your self Cause Im sure He doesnt care He has Millions Of Fans...

    March 2, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  25. navydoc08

    Oh darn, I was just getting ready to buy his diamond braces on Ebay

    March 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Europe

    Decline and Fall of America.. I love it!

    March 2, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  27. lil new orleans

    mo money mo guns plain and simple wayne wud be dead and robbed if he aint have guns

    March 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  28. lil new orleans

    i am from new orleans jus like lil wayne and growing up in new orleans you had to have a gun you jus always gotta watch your back there are alot of people that hate on other people so in that case carry a damn gun and u protected and for his case all that money he got i rather go to jail for murder than be a victim of one if he didnt have guns somebody wuda been robbed and killed him duh if you aint from the hood you would never understand

    March 2, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  29. livinDJ

    @ superSHElby
    first of all TI went to jail for poss of guns bcuz his manager was killed and the "great police" didnt make any arrest so he had the right to bear arms for protecting himself, they way he did it was wrong but you have to look at his point. And plus its not just "famous blk artist" tons and i mean tons of people go to jail everyday for worse things, you need to get with the program on what really goes on in the world, its just crazy, instead of living on your computer 24/7. =)

    March 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  30. robert

    why do the rich and famous get special treatment. If you punished the rich like everyone else, the rich would not repeat their crime.

    March 2, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  31. sarah therese thomas

    Please someone give this man a bible and help him .

    March 2, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  32. BigAZSteele

    Most in here are blinded by hate, envy and ignorance. He might not look the part of what you see as a business man or a genius, but this dude been making millions since he was 15 or 16. Cash Money Records was not a fly by night organization, but a well put together business. So let’s take a count. All those who have started or partnered in a business that made MILLIONS by the age of 20 post your success, ok now all others 30's,40's ect ect. I don’t expect to see too many, but you are smart as a whip RIGHT!!!! He's going to do his time, and return to continue to make your kids run out and buy his music. I'm sure he thanks you.

    March 2, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Haterssss

    I don't see why everyone is so quick to hate on him. Sure he's not a suitable role model, he knows it. He said on "The Carter Documentary" that he should not be a role model for anyone. And just because he can't sing an opera doesn't mean he isn't talented. He can play guitar, which is pretty difficult. And his music requires some talent too, actually. You may not like it, but that doesn't mean it's garbage. I'm sure none of you have ever read any of his lyrics to see some of the analogies he makes. They may not be about publicly acceptable topics, but they are nonetheless clever and witty. Something that takes talent. And if everyone is so mad at him because he's influencing your children, then you're all mad at the wrong person. Be mad at yourself for being poor parents. It's not his fault that people like what he does. It's his life, let him live it.

    March 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  34. stop the bull

    they carry guns for protection stupid! The president needs protection. you can compare the two becasue both are famous and both have money. Dont fault him for what he did. He had every right to protect his self. He chose that life to make money and if you had that opprotunity you would have done the same. Dont judge him pray for him.

    March 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Cheryl

    locked up for one year... maybe he'll get off the sizzurp then!
    jail time and detox... two for the price of one! ha!

    March 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. mid 30s white male

    HAHA!!!! Haters! Let the man live his life the way he wants to...we probably didnt see any of these haters posting on the article when he was in New Orleans helping after Katrina....more than can be said about our own government.
    And I wouldnt go as far as to say "savant", but the man has amazing ability...like it or not.

    March 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  37. The Nonracist of the bunch

    @ Rit:
    The problem is hip hop continues to glorify violence and the THUG
    lifestyle (see SLIM THUG)
    -Not true, see Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Common, Roots, etc...not all hiphop glorifies violence. In fact, the majority of 'hip-hop' does not fall under the label you give it. Another racist, unknowledgable poster.

    The problem is HE is raising our children, not US
    -HUGE problem...but not his. Parents should raise children, not celebrities.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Deezy

    supershelby,

    How can you say that almost all african american rapper go to jail? You must be ignoring who many white famous people get in trouble for DUI's or end up overdosing and killing themselves. I think we need to realize that its not a color thing, these people are human just like everyone else. They just have a lot money and that doesn't buy good character.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Bull

    I don't know why he's trying to put off going to jail.He's hardly gonna get raped at all.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Suryal

    I guess there world most powerful people should start punishing anyone who talks anyhow..How can some just come up here and talk all kidn of stupid things about someone?..If you don't like Lil Wayne, you just shut your mouth and watch what is going on...The more you hate, the more he rises...I love him and know one can change that..Go listen to Wayne and you know he really raps some real shit about life..

    Most people are just ignorant and tend to hate when someone is making more money..Simply as Jay Z said.. Go get some money if you don't have it and leave the Rapper alone...Leave him alone..

    March 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  41. The Nonracist of the bunch

    First off, Lil Wayne has a permit for this firearm...he was busted in NY City where gun laws are the strictest in the US....you have to have a NY permit to carry a gun in NY. A Florida permit has no precedence in NY...simple as that.
    Secondly, for you people that think Lil Wayne sucks and doesnt deserve his money, fame, etc....good for you, you voiced your opinion, but it doesnt matter one bit. Who are you to judge what someone else does with their lives??? Im not a real religious type, but there is only one judge...and you are not it!

    March 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  42. veezy

    obviously everybody who doesnt like lil wayne doesnt like rap..i agree that he is kinda stupid for getting charged for that i mean with all his money he can afford a license.. but this situation would be exactly the same if a country singer were to have a weapons charge you would feel exactly the same as rap fans do all im saying is people have their own style and you cant criticize lil wayne for his actions because thats wherehe came from.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  43. black.barbiee

    i love how superSHElby ask why do rapers have quns..iyts cus everybody in th\e world doesnt like them;;they can get shot nd killed in one second;;nd the only reson why TI had quns iz becus they shot his best freakinqq frand..nd they were threatinqq to kill him;;nd all freakinqq african americans rapers dont qo to jail name more then watt 4???;;reallyyy...dont talk of yuh dont reall knoee anythinqq

    March 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Evan

    I love hip hop, but can not stand Lil Wayne or his music. I live in Arizona, and he was arrested somewhere near Yuma with a bunch of heroin. Straight garbage. Did T.I. do time for gun charges, yes, but do you know why? Because he vowed to stop carrying weapons(which he did), then a few weeks later his vehicle got shot up and his best friend died. He said that if he had his weapon his friend might still be alive, which led to him carrying a gun from that point forward. I think an incident like that would make anyone carry a gun. Not all of them are idiots people....

    March 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Max Wunsche

    One more maggot on the cellblock.More street cred for his white trash audience,Whhasssssup!

    March 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  46. d-nice

    Um excuse me you need to grow up and stop talking about does lil wayne have down syndrome okay because ppl actually do have that and it's not their fault like............grow the hell up stupid person named Rich.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  47. d-nice

    That's why your wife would be spending all of your money and your kids would stuck up little brats that say my daddy rich, i can have whatever i want Mr. Mark, if you don't care for lil wayne don't put your comments on his page. And your wife would cheating on you and spending your money on another man. Don't hate because your not rich and you can't do what he does jerk

    March 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  48. d-nice

    I just like to say that if you are not completely perfect you need to be quiet because he has the right to live his life the way he wants. It may not be your cup of tea but don't nobody tell you how to live your life. I'm sorry that we all can't be like you Victory...........perfect in every way. He pays his taxes just like you and I do so he can do what he pleases now ppl make mistakes so please stop acting like your somebody who has the right to judge anybody. Jerk!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  49. RapSux

    @What's up: 40 comments is nothing for a CNN article. Many of us literate folk are capable of reading, comprehending, and responding to this article in the space of about 5 minutes.

    I've read about 12 other articles on CNN.com today. Some "real news" some "entertainment" stories like this one. Just because I'm reading a fluff piece doesn't mean I'm ignoring the greater issues going on in the world, and for you to assume so makes you seem both arrogant nad presumptuous.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Rich Arevalo

    Does Little Wayne have Downs Syndrome? Look at him real close and tell me he's not missing a gene somewhere.

    March 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  51. MsTT88

    I seriously think that he needs mental help.What human being would tatoo his face,put gold and diamonds on their teeth.He needs help,and he wants attention from us,so I say who cares if he goes to jail.All we need to do is just pray that when he gets out, he will be a changed young man,with a new outlook on life.

    March 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Tara F.

    Granted if he wanted to carry he should have obtained a gun by legal means and avoided this whole situation. Just because your a rapper doesn't take away your right to bear arms. But obviously he didnt have proper permits and by not obtaining them broke the law, and deserves the year he will spend in jail. But as for all the people crying about how this is a case where he recieved special treatment because he was a celebrity... honestly did you not read that the building was ON FIRE? What sane judge would require anyone, including himself, to stay in a burning building? He will go to jail, he will most likely write a billion of hit songs while he's in lock up, and probably come out in 10-12 months ready to record another hit album. And I agree with most of RITs points but the fact is Wayne is beyond needing street cred. He's been making music for more then a decade and last year sold more albums than anyone. I doubt a gun/drug charge will boost his already massive popularity any.

    March 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Walter

    Instead of ridiculing others from behind your computer screens, why not end the hypocrisy and be the change you claim to want to see?

    March 2, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  54. matt

    A savant? OMG.. lol.. that guy is hilarious.

    Jeff Tweedy is a savant, Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates... Lil Wayne is a dipchit.

    My goodness, hey if Lil Wayne's a savant, maybe I am too. Genius lyrics..

    shawty want a thug,
    bottles in the club
    shawty wanna hump
    and oh I like to touch your lovely lady lumps..

    YES, SAVANT INDEED!

    March 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  55. matt

    Two Words for this baffoon:

    Who Cares?!..

    March 2, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  56. yo mamma

    This is one getto picture he looks like a hood and what a disgrace!

    March 2, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  57. What's up

    All I have to say is go read other articles. In just two hours, an article about Lil Wayne has received all of these comments. Go read something about other problems in the world. You will not see the same attention.

    Start by educating yourself with other things going on in the world and you won't be putting all of this on the parents, or the race, or the career. There are real problems that you can step up and face.

    March 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Sly!

    Answer (to why famous AA rappers go to jail): My theory is that they feel they need to live up to all the stuff they spit out. If they rap about drugs, money, cars, violence, and women, they were either involved with it before or they get involved so they can be seen as real. It's all an image thing- unfortunately it's the wrong image.

    March 2, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  59. joe

    everyone bashing hip hop sounds like a bunch of white stay in the house, country bumpkin, for a lack of better words, losers. You can do what he does? I don't think so. Please though, if you think you can let me know.

    March 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Mark

    White rockers... some do drugs, so do black people. Some kill themselves too. But at least they are not hurting anyone other than themselves. Guys like this one do drugs and carry weapons, that'll most likely hurt someone else.

    You don't need to carry a gun just because you have money. Pay for your own security/body guard or better yet, don't go where you might put yourself in a situation where someone will rob you.

    Ungrateful idiots like Lil Wayne will never learn. They're lucky to be where they are yet still screw it up with stuff like tihs. If I made millions, I'd be chilling in my swimming pool with my wife and kids. Not running around the streets with heat.

    March 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Devil's Advocate

    "His sentencing had previously been delayed for three weeks to allow the rapper to undergo extensive dental work."

    ...Because his teeth had rotted out due to wearing gold, platinum, and jewelry in his mouth for years. 25 years old and most of your teeth are fake.

    March 2, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Tara

    @ AJ – You can't be serious. America doesn't WELCOME successful black people? Guess what. In case you haven't noticed, our president, and one of the most influential women in America? BOTH BLACK. Get your head out of your rear and maybe for once, instead of making excuses, try either accepting responsibility or distancing yourself from the Lil' Waynes DMXs of the world.

    Btw, wanna know why rockers don't really get caught? Cuz they don't feel the need to broadcast to the world that they possess drugs or firearms, something that makes its way into pretty much every rap song ever written.

    March 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Jokers

    Lil Wayne looks like a "VIRUS" what an ugly bastard!!

    March 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Erik

    I just want to get my Tiger Woods on!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  65. jerry n. smith jr.

    It could not have happened to a better person!

    March 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  66. JJ

    "The man is savant" – Mark
    You're joking right?

    Rit- I applaud you

    March 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Ted

    Before everyone passes judgement, the article fails to address some important issues in this case.

    A legally registered gun owned by Lil Wayne's manager was in a duffle bag sitting close to Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne did not have possession of a firearm, he was simply in the vicinity of the firearm. He was in possession of a controlled substance as a felon, which is a felony. However, Lil Wayne was NOT in possession of a firearm.

    Is a person near a firearm as responsible as someone who is holding a firearm? How is this law relevant?

    March 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  68. matt

    It wasnt his gun, it was another individuals weapon that was on his tour bus when he got pulled over, but they decided to stick him with the charge because it was "his bus".

    March 2, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Rit

    The problem is he will have more STREET CRED than ever
    The problem is hip hop continues to glorify violence and the THUG lifestyle (see SLIM THUG)
    The problem is no one cares about his decisions because he is rich
    The problem is HE is raising our children, not US
    The problem is besides entertainment and athletics, few minorities set successful occupational goals
    The problem is Bill Cosby was ostracized for being REAL
    The problem is rappers take no responsibility for their message (Yes it is what they know, but why glorify it?)
    The problem is parenting
    Would this matter if we weren't concerned for our children?

    March 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Greg

    I hope this guy goes to general population in prison. No special treatment for this punk!!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Brian

    First of all I'am African American. and I really think our culture needs to focus on more pressing matters, look ! this guy is not a role model at all, and should not be glorified at all, this goes to show you where our priorities are at, Iam tired of hearing the white man is holding us back- let me break it down. AIDS is the number one kill in the black community- the black on black crime is second, its cool for us to carry guns-Black America Wake Up!!!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  72. jay

    He needs a gun because he carries thousands of dollars in cash and millions of dollars in jewelry. He has the right to protect himself. The man is savant. He is a true artist and you can not possibly understand or sympathize with what that is like. The responsibilities and consequences that accompany that kind of existence are only known by a very a very small fraction of our species. You all need to stop judging people and shut your fat mouths.

    Ok Bill Gates has TRILLIONS of dollars and you dont see him strapped. Micheal Jordan has billions and billions of dollars, and he doesnt ride around strapped.

    This 'man' has no tallent. He is a two bit hack, and should consider himself lucky Cash Money records gave him a shot. His songs dont last they are played out in a week, beacuse EVERY SONG IS JUST LIKE THE LAST!!!! I mean seriously, he is a J-O-K-E

    March 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  73. publius enigma

    Huh. I could have sworn I just read an article that said he had already been sentenced a year for simple possession of a gun.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  74. jay

    This CHILD is getting away again and again. He doesnt want to play ball, he just wants to be a thug. Look at plexico. Already doing his jail time and he shot himself!!!!

    He should be treated like every other CHILD in America. Just lock him up with his rap sheet and let him rot.

    This is not a B&W issue, this is a maturity and responsibility issue. AZ will prolly lock him up for quite a nice chunk of time. Hopefully they prosecute while he's already in. No release, just transfer him to AZ.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  75. dajana

    wowerz....... lil wayne is so cute lyke wtf

    March 2, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Mark

    He needs a gun because he carries thousands of dollars in cash and millions of dollars in jewelry. He has the right to protect himself. The man is savant. He is a true artist and you can not possibly understand or sympathize with what that is like. The responsibilities and consequences that accompany that kind of existence are only known by a very a very small fraction of our species. You all need to stop judging people and shut your fat mouths.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  77. quadoz

    After he was found guilty,did he feel remorse for his mischievious?li wayne live with it,its what makes u a gangstar.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  78. JJ

    superSHElby- I guess its because for some strange reason the record execs tend to court street hoods who have "cred" instead of positive hip hop performers who talk about more than drugs, sex, and violence. There is definitely a difference between a Rapper and a Hip Hop Artist. Until we begin to demand more from our music, this is the product that will be handed to us.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  79. And I’d rather be pushing flowers than to be in the pen sharing showers

    Tha Carter IV is finished. Weezy gets out in 9-10 mo on good behavior with the album exploding onto the scene shortly thereafter. Tha Carter IV...10 months... mark it.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  80. AJ

    Its not that they become famous and get in trouble. A successful black man is not welcome in America. Do you know how many rockers have drugs and guns but you do not hear anything. If you're black you should do well according to America so the hip hop police looks for anything. The gun was not his just on his tour bus but he gets the blame cmon thats crap and we all know it

    March 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  81. sharon

    Oh please. They carry guns because they are put in unsafe situations by theirselves and mostly by others around them.

    I'm white and my neighborhood was like a ghetto. Why does everyone make it a black and white issue.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  82. me

    why postpone things, normal everyday people dont get that luxury. make him receive dental and medical like the rest of the inmates. just because they have a little money they get speecial treatment. our justice system needs repair.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  83. aldo

    i agree w Joke.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  84. BigAZSteele

    Saying that nearly all the famous black rap artist goes to jail is like saying nearly all the famous rockers kill themselves with drug overdose or shotgun blast to the head.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Victory!

    Hey Lil Wayne......got a new Rap title for you! "Soap on a Rope for a Dope!" Well, that grants the U.S. freedom for at least a year from one punk thug! Who cares if you make "bling" albums.......you're still a dumb*** who corrupts our youth just by opening your pie hole! SHUT IT!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  86. very opinionated....

    I dont see this as being fair..... all the celebrities get "Special Treatment" look at Paris Hilton for example.... WOW she spend a night in jail!!!! a regular person would have been there for 2-5 years????!!

    March 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  87. eluvsme

    @superSHElby I can tell you why that is – MOST rappers are guys (and chicks) from the hood. They grew up in the hood or the projects and for the better part of their lives, that's all they know. When they become rap superstars (or basketball stars or football stars), where they come from and who they are don't change – they are same people only now they have millions of dollars at their disposal. So now they can take that all that hood mentality and live it up. This is the reason (IMO) that the ghetto mentality has taken over the hip hop culture. It's definitely not the same as it was, and I miss it. I think there neeeds to be some type of mentoring program for these guys – they get all this money and fame and don't have a clue how to handle it.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  88. don

    It's the way they grow up. They could be in much worse situations if they weren't lucky enough to make it.

    March 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Joke

    if this was any regular person he would have been sentenced while they court building was being evacuated...THERE IS NO REAL JUSTICE FOR CELEBRITIES!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Crookers

    just postponing the inevitable...

    March 2, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  91. sam

    i thought he went to jail for weapons

    March 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  92. nicole

    lol!

    March 2, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  93. superSHElby

    Question: Why do nearly all famous african american rap artists always go to jail??!! Its like once they become famous every thing goes to h*** i mean look at TI he went to jail for possesion of illegal weapons aswell!! When will they ever learn??!! Why do they even need the guns in the first place??!!!!! Whats going on these days?

    March 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Jeff

    A rapper heading to jail on drugs & weapons charges...shocking

    March 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |

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