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Lil Wayne gets year in jail in NYC gun case

The Grammy Award-winning rapper was taken away in handcuffs Monday to start serving his term immediately after


his sentencing. He pleaded guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and admitted having a loaded gun on his tour bus in 2007.


He’ll serve his sentence in city jails, not a state prison. He could be released in about eight months with good behavior.


Lil Wayne was born Dwayne Carter and has been one of rap’s most prolific and profitable figures in recent years. His “Tha Carter III” was the best-selling album of 2008.


His sentencing was postponed last month so he could undergo surgery on his bejeweled teeth.

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