Chaotic scenes as rapper is led into court
Lil Wayne has begun his one-year prison sentence today (March 8) for gun crimes.
Watch video footage of the rapper being led into Manhattan Supreme Court – where he was mobbed by hundreds of fans and photographers – by clicking below.
The rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, is serving the jail-term stemming from an incident in 2007 in New York, where police officers found a handgun on his tourbus.
Lil Wayne said little in the courtroom, reports the New York Post. Asked by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon if he wanted to speak, the rapper simply shook his head and said “No”. He has now been taken to New York‘s main jail complex, Rikers Island, where he will serve his year-long sentence (though he could be let out after eight months for good behaviour).
The rapper’s lawyer Stacey Richman said he plans to continue making music in jail.
Watch footage of Lil Wayne arriving at court below.