Lil Wayne Sentenced to One Year in Prison

March 8, 2010 By:
Lil Wayne Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Lil Wayne is finally starting his sentence! It’s been postponed twice now—once because the rapper needed extensive dental work done, and another because of a fire in the courthouse.

But it couldn’t get pushed back any longer, and Lil Wayne officially turned himself into authorities today to begin his yearlong prison sentence.

According to MTV, a riot almost broke out as Weezy entered into the Manhattan Criminal Court Building. Photographers tried desperately to get one final shot of the rapper before he left.

Shortly after, he was handcuffed and taken away. Lil Wayne will serve his sentence in city jails, not a state prison. He could be released in about eight months with good behavior.

He plans on working while behind bars. He told Rolling Stone recently, "I'll be still rapping in there, have a gang of raps ready when I come back home.”

Let’s hope Weezy’s not all into gangster rap when he’s released!