On Friday, Lil Wayne pled guilty to a federal gun charge, according to Miami Herald.
Lil Wayne, who had a felony gun-possession charge in New York, back in 2009, stated, “Your honor, I plead guilty,” the 38-year-old rapper told U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams during a virtual hearing in Miami federal court,” the Miami Herald reports.
While it was initially reported that Wayne could face up to ten years in prison, it is now being reported that he may receive leniency. According to TMZ, his sentencing is next month, and his guilty plea was in exchange for the government to recommend a lighter sentence because he accepted responsibility.
If you recall, last year Lil Wayne’s jet was searched by authorities and they reportedly found drugs, a gold-plated firearm and ammunition. He was “cleared” to leave the scene but was charged back in November of 2020 for the offense.