Lil Wayne’s Dental Woes……
Dental Malady Delays Lil Wayne Sentencing
It was the kind of tense courtroom scene that John Grisham would have wrestled Scott Turow to the ground for: a high-profile defendant. A long-anticipated sentencing. A judge ready to bang the gavel. And then: a three-week postponement for dental surgery.
On Tuesday, a Manhattan judge gave the rapper Lil Wayne permission to put off his sentencing on a weapons possession charge so that he could undergo dental work in Miami, The Associated Press reported.
Lil Wayne, the multiplatinum-selling performer whose real name is Dwayne Carter, appeared in State Supreme Court, where he was due to be sentenced on charges stemming from a July 2007 incident in which a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun was found on his tour bus. He pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in October.
But a lawyer for Lil Wayne said on Tuesday that Lil Wayne needed to be treated for a “medical situation” that could not be attended to sooner, because his dentist had been out of the country performing charity work. Judge Charles Solomon granted an adjournment and rescheduled the sentencing for March 2.
Lil Wayne could face a sentence of one year on his gun charge, and is scheduled to go on trial March 30 on felony drug possession and weapons charges, following a January 2008 incident in Arizona.