News: Lil Wayne's Tooth Trouble Examined, Dentist Weighs In
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 6:00PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's delayed sentencing yesterday due to a tooth problem has now been examined by a certified dentist.
According to Dr. Sherry Rudd, a cracked tooth could lead to infections.
"He probably has a bad tooth, a tooth that's abscessed," Dr. Rudd explained in an interview. "With having all of [gold and diamond material] in his mouth, it's going to be really difficult to get clean because of all of the different crevices. I don't know if they're bridges or if they are all individual. But if it's going to be two weeks [from surgery to recovery], then I don't think he's going to get them all off, because of the potential damage. Without knowing what's exactly there, it's probably decayed and the decay got into the nerve, which causes the nerve to die." (MTV)
Wayne's sentencing was postponed until early next month after he appeared in a New York courtroom yesterday.
A lawyer for Lil Wayne said on Tuesday that Lil Wayne needed to be treated for a "medical situation" that could not be attended to sooner, because his dentist had been out of the country performing charity work. Judge Charles Solomon granted an adjournment and rescheduled the sentencing to March 2. Lil Wayne could face a sentence of one year on the gun charge, and is scheduled to go on trial March 30 on felony drug possession and weapons charges in Arizona. (New York Times)
Prior to the delay, Wayne spoke on filming over ten music videos last weekend.
"Ah man, determination," Wayne explained in an interview last weekend. "You set a goal, I'm actually one of those types of people that don't stop until the goal is done. I set that goal and have to finish it. I did five today, I think I did something yesterday. Tomorrow, I think I got a few tomorrow. And I shot a few inAtlanta, I shot one in Dallas. I shot some in LA, I shot like four in LA." (Tim Westwood TV)
Young Money's Drake recently shared his views on Wayne heading to jail.
"I think you'll miss everything about Wayne," Drake suggested in an interview. "I don't think there will be anybody like Lil Wayne ever again in hip-hop. He paralyzes a room when he walks into it, his wordplay, the excitement that he brings to his music. I think that for eight months a lot of us will have to work a lot harder to keep hip-hop as exciting as it's been for the last two years. He's a strong-willed guy. I can imagine it would take a toll on anybody. I just hope that he comes out for the better." (Rolling Stone)
Check out a recent Lil Wayne interview down below: