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: