Lil Wayne, outgoing President Donald Trump‘s Hip-Hop homie, has been dogged by legal troubles in the past and an incident from late last year has now caught up with him. Earlier on Tuesday, charges were announced in connection to a December 2019 incident where a handgun reportedly belonging to the New Orleans star was found on a private plane, which is prohibited due to Weezy F. Baby being a convicted felon.
TMZ has the big scoop:
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida has charged the rapper with 1 count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. Weezy — who was convicted of a felony gun charge in NY back in 2009 — faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
The charge is for a December 2019 incident where federal agents searched Wayne’s plane at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. He was a passenger on that plane, which made a stop in Florida on its way to California.
The outlet obtained statements from Wayne’s lawyer, who says his client was given clearance at the airport despite the items that were aboard the vehicle.
“There is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it. There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person,” Howard Srebnick offered in a statement to TMZ, adding that the charge stems from Wayne’s charges in New York.
Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, is due in court next month to hear the charges in front of a judge and his legal counsel.
With the news of Lil Wayne’s potential for a return to prison, fans on Twitter have made their comments known and we’ve collected them for viewing below.
👀wait a minute Trump still got 63 days left, call him wayne. get that fool on the phone. 🤦♂️they gonna try to put you in jail for supporting trump. 😳 ABC for life tomorrow 10pm pic.twitter.com/TLsC4anwl0— 50cent (@50cent) November 17, 2020
Kamala Harris when Lil Wayne got arrested pic.twitter.com/vEZkRx7nxU— Papi Women Neglecter Vol 3 (@juicegawdszn18) November 17, 2020
Kamala in court when Lil Wayne bout to get sentenced pic.twitter.com/R5DOV5MuRv— Chief (@lherealchieff) November 17, 2020
The black community when they hear Lil Wayne got arrested pic.twitter.com/UqWRvF55sZ— フレッド (@Fredilo_) November 17, 2020
Lil Wayne charged with firearm but these proud boys get to walk in Dunkin’ Donuts with M16’s?! Wild times.— Chris Redd (@Reddsaidit) November 17, 2020
Lil Wayne is now facing the consequences of the Trump curse. He stood beside him in a picture, and endorsed him, now he is facing federal charges. It never fails.😂🤣— Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@KylaInTheBurgh) November 18, 2020
The ancestors been on lil Wayne ass— PEACE TO THE FAMILY! CHECK OUT THE MUSIC AND BUILD (@DATBOIVIC) November 17, 2020
the Lil Wayne fans who have been fans for years gonna be digging these shirts back out the closet soon 😭 pic.twitter.com/p6ye9wi6Of— jared 🐐 (@weezyffacts) November 17, 2020
Also....why is Lil Wayne still carrying guns? (allegedly)— Precise 🇭🇹 (@Precise_Chi) November 17, 2020