News: Lil Wayne Sentenced To Year In Jail, Taken Into Protective Custody

Monday, Mar 8, 2010 3:00PM

Written by Biz Jones

Young Money leader Lil Wayne has finally been sentenced to a year in jail after having his court appearance postponed twice.

The rapper appeared in a New York court when given his sentence Monday (March 8) afternoon.

Lil Wayne has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty in a New York City gun case. The Grammy Award-winning rapper was taken away in handcuffs to start serving his term immediately after his sentencing. He'll serve his sentence in city jails, not a state prison. He could be released in about eight months with good behavior. (CBS News)

Additional reports claim he will spend his time in protective custody.

Lil Wayne just got a judge to agree to place him in protective custody while he serves 1 year in jail for a gun conviction. The judge asked Wayne, before sentencing, if he wanted to make a statement but Lil just shook his head no.  After he was sentenced, Lil Wayne was cuffed, turned to his fans in the courtroom and bowed his head. Lil Wayne also asked for special medical attention while in the pokey because of his dental problems. Lil Wayne's mentor, Birdman, was in court to bid his farewell. (TMZ)

Last night, Wayne bid farewell to fans for a final time via a UStream broadcast.

"Shout out my n---a Justin Bieber," he said, continuing his public conversation with the teen sensation. Wayne also revealed a new addition to his label of talented artists. "Shout out to my n---a Cory Gunz, about to be the newest member of the Young Money team." (MOG)

Last week, the rapper had his sentencing delayed due to an electrical accident.

A fire that shut Manhattan's main criminal courthouse for a second day - delaying a slew of cases, including the sentencing of Lil Wayne - was an electrical accident, officials said Wednesday. Cases from the massive 17-story complex at 100 Centre St. were jammed into the much smaller courthouse across the street, with some arriagnments being shifted to the Midtown Community Court. (New York Daily News)

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