Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty To Federal Weapons Charge

Lil Wayne faces up to 10 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to illegal gun possession, prosecutors said.

Wayne had been charged with criminal possession of a firearm and ammunition as a prior felony offender. Prosecutors said the gold-plated, .45-caliber handgun carried in a bag on a private flight was loaded.

The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, entered the plea in Miami federal court, according to a news release from US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.

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