American rapper Lil Wayne was charged Tuesday with possession of a firearm in an incident last year. Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, whose real name is, faces up to 10 years in prison.
The “Lollipop” performer was found in possession of a weapon and ammunition during a police search of a private jet in December 2019, according to a Miami federal court document.
He was convicted over ten years ago on a separate gun charge. However, American law prohibits convicted persons from possessing weapons.
Gold plated pistol
According to the Miami Herald, Lil Wayne admitted that the gold-plated pistol found in his luggage was his own. The weapon was reportedly given to him as a gift for Father’s Day.
According to the daily, the police also found several drugs including cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and more than $ 25,000 in cash in his luggage. The rapper is due in court in Miami on December 11.
Awarded five times at the Grammy Awards, Lil Wayne appeared a few days before the US presidential election alongside outgoing US President Donald Trump all smiles.