Rapper Lil' Wayne sentenced to one year in prison

After whirlwind goodbyes to fans, diminutive US rapper Lil' Wayne was sentenced to one

year in jail after he pleaded guilty on a gun possession charge in a 2007 incident.

Lil Wayne, 27, whose real name is Dwayne Carter and who also goes by the moniker "Weezy," appeared in New York State Supreme Court wearing jeans and a grey hooded sweatshirt.

Earlier, he admitted he had a loaded .40-calibre semiautomatic gun on his tour bus.


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