News: Lil Wayne Stopped & Searched By Federal Agents
Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 10:01AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne had a brief run-in with federal agents earlier this week after being stopped and searched in a Miami airport.
Details of what allegedly went down hit the Internet Sunday (February 27) morning.
Lil Wayne had one hell of a greeting party at Opa-Loca Airport in Miami earlier this week -- where the rapper was stopped and searched by federal agents after he got off his plane ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... multiple agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency performed a contraband search on Weezy ... who's currently on felony probation stemming from incidents involving drugs and guns. But Weezy was squeaky clean -- so the agents let the rapper go on his way with no further incident. (TMZ)
Earlier this month, Young Money's Nicki Minaj spoke on Wayne staying drug-free.
"Clearer than ever," Minaj said referring to Lil Wayne's state of mind. "It's like talking to him, he's like a new person. Like, um, he's nicer. He's more calm. I don't know. I guess when you're not getting high, it just, you have to deal with reality and I think he likes his reality now. He's really super appreciative and you know, I don't know. The couple times I've seen him, it's just, a joy to be around...He's easier to get along with and easier to talk to, I feel now." (Tim Westwood TV)
In 2009, Wayne expressed strong sentiments for select drugs.
"I will stand up for marijuana any day...I have migraines, right, I have migraines that just make me want to kill myself...I do what I want, and I love to smoke. (All Access Grammy Special)
Last year, Wayne received three years probation for a drug case.
Lil Wayne, already serving one year in a New York jail for a gun-related crime, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years probation in Arizona on a drug possession charge. Under the deal, the 30-year-old Grammy winner pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug. Three other drug and weapons charges were dismissed. Wayne appeared in court via a video hookup from New York, where he has been jailed since March after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. James Tilson, Carter's Arizona attorney, said he was pleased with the court's action. "We're quite glad that we were able to wrap everything up," Tilson told Reuters. "It's a favorable plea agreement that will allow Mr. Carter to pursue his career." (ABC News)
Check out some recent Lil Wayne footage below: