Lil Wayne Set to be Sentenced to Year in NY Jail

The Associated Press

NEW YORK – Lil Wayne  is set to begin an expected jail term on a New York gun case, after a dental problem and a courthouse fire pushed his sentencing back a month.

The rap star is scheduled to be sentenced Monday to a year in city jail. He pleaded guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted illegally having a loaded gun on his tour bus in July 2007.

His sentencing was initially pushed back from Feb. 9 so he could have surgery on his bejeweled teeth. It was postponed again last week when a fire shut down Manhattan’s main criminal courthouse while he was on his way there.

Lil Wayne has been one of rap’s most prolific and profitable figures in recent years. His Tha Carter III was the best-selling album of 2008.