Lil Wayne going to jail

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Lil Wayne Goes to Prison

Rapper sentenced to 1 year on gun charge, could be out by October

(Newser) - A New York judge sentenced Lil Wayne to a year in prison today for a 2007 gun charge. Fans and media crowded around the Manhattan Criminal Court Building for the rapper's sentencing, which had been delayed twice, by Wayne's dental surgery and a fire at the courthouse. Under the terms... More »

Paula Deen: Lil Wayne's Last Meal Should Clean Out His...

Deen explains why the rapper should eat some collard greens

(Newser) - Barring yet another tooth-related emergency or fire , Lil Wayne heads to jail today. But what should he eat for his last meal as a free man? Celebrity chef Paula Deen has a suggestion, delivered to a charming TMZ paparazzo in her signature Southern drawl: “Collard greens, honey,” she... More »

Inside Lil Wayne's Prison Routine

Wake-up calls at 4am, and a cell with a view—of a wall

(Newser) - Lil Wayne debuted his new teeth— TMZ reports they’re still blinged out, but not worth quite as much as they once were—and is ready to begin his one-year prison stint tomorrow. A guard talks to MTV about the rapper’s new life inside New York’s Rikers Island:... More »

Lil Wayne's Teeth: Too Much Bling for Prison?

Rapper will probably be allowed to keep jewel-encrusted teeth

(Newser) - Lil Wayne’s teeth, already famous for being encrusted with gold and diamonds, are now also famous for holding up the start of his prison sentence. Was his dental operation, which reportedly involved eight root canals and other work on his $150,000 mouth, actually a removal of the jewels... More »

Lil Wayne Pleads to Gun Charge

Rapper could serve a year over 2007 incident

(Newser) - Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted weapons possession today and expects to receive a one-year jail sentence. He previously had pleaded not guilty to illegal gun possession charges that carried at least 3 1/2 years in prison upon conviction. Police said a gun was found on his tour... More »

Recession Finds Place in Rap's Latest Hits

Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne among those referencing sour economy

(Newser) - The ugly economy is making more than a cameo in today’s hottest rap music, with Young Jeezy taking the cake by naming his latest album The Recession. Rap’s often been a barometer of such huge swings, Sara Libby writes, noting the impact last year of Barack Obama’s... More »

Lil Wayne Grabs 8 Grammy Nominations

Coldplay comes in second with 7, including one for album of the year

(Newser) - Lil Wayne led the field at the Grammy nominations last night, AP reports. The rapper's eight nominations included one for album of the year for Tha Carter III—the first album to go platinum in its debut week since 2005. Coldplay came in second with seven nominations, which also included... More »

Lil Wayne Busts 1M Barrier

Rapper's release first in 3 years to hit milestone in a single week

(Newser) - Lil Wayne has become the first artist to sell more than a million albums in a week since 50 Cent in 2005, Billboard reports. Tha Carter III, the rapper's sixth album, exploded out of record stores last week, selling close to half a million its first day. The milestone sales... More »

Lil Wayne Gives Milk for Free, Still Sells Cow

The rapper turned to the Internet to change the game

(Newser) - It made record execs cringe, but Lil Wayne's three-year mixtape giveaway sealed his megastar status, reports Rolling Stone. After his last album underperformed, Wayne built an underground following with four free double-albums released on the Internet. The risky move launched Wayne's new single "Lollipop" to Number One on Billboard's... More »

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