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Damn…Lil’ Wayne agrees to plea guilty for “Attempted” (WTF?) Gun Possession for a shorter jail sentence. To avoid going to trial and face the possibility of serving three-and-a-half (3 1/2) years in prison rapper Lil’ Wayne agrees to cop to the gun charge and be sentenced to one year in jail; with the possibility of getting out in 8-10 months with good behavior.

The sentencing hearing will take place in February 2010 which is when Lil’ Wayne will be taken into custody.  So Weezy will be out on bail until then; so expect him to spend time with his loved ones and to work at ‘break-neck’ pace (a shitload of material could be on the way) .

With expected releases from Lil’ Wayne, Young Money’s compilation, Nicki Minaj & Drake is Young Money’s Takeover in 2010 ‘Ether’ed without its leader? Thoughts?

More details on Weezy’s plea from the AP after the jump

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted weapon possession on Thursday, 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.

Lil Wayne remains free on bail while awaiting his February sentencing. The somber-looking rapper did not speak as he left court.

Police said a gun was found on his tour bus in Manhattan in 2007.

The rapper, born Dwayne Carter, won last year’s best rap solo performance Grammy for “A Milli.” His albums include “Tha Carter,” “Tha Carter II” and “Tha Carter III.”

His trial had been due to start Jan. 20. The judge had been holding a hearing on a debated DNA profiling technique used to tie the rapper to the gun.

Lil Wayne, 27, also is scheduled for trial in Arizona on felony drug possession and weapons charges. He has pleaded not guilty in that case, which arose from a January 2008 arrest at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.

In New York, he politely answered the judge’s standard questions with “yes, Sir” and “no, Sir” as he entered his plea to second-degree attempted weapon possession, a felony.

He acknowledged he had a .40 caliber semi-automatic loaded gun on bus.

When the judge warned that he would not be able to withdraw the plea as some people try to do, the rapper said, “I’m not one of those people.”

Prosecutors said small amounts of DNA found on the loaded weapon connected it to the platinum-selling artist. Defense lawyer Stacey Richman said the gun wasn’t Lil Wayne’s, and the testing technique was too problematic to prove otherwise.

Police pulled over Lil Wayne’s tour bus in Columbus Circle on July 22, 2007. They said they had seen and smelled marijuana smoke wafting out the door before the bus left a concert venue minutes earlier.

Police said that as an officer approached, the rapper tossed away a Louis Vuitton bag containing a gun.

The defense disputed officers’ basis for searching the bus and noted that more than a dozen other people were aboard.

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  1. […] Cash Money CEO’s Baby & Slim release a statement in support of Lil’ Wayne as he prepares to face up to a year in prison for pleading guilty in an attempted gun possession charge. […]

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