- US rapper Lil Wayne has been charged with a count of possession of a firearm and ammunition
- Lil Wayne's charge stems from a December 2019 incident where federal agents searched his plane and allegedly found a gun in his luggage
- Lil Wayne, who recently endorsed Donald Trump, is scheduled to appear in court next month
Lil Wayne has reportedly been charged with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition. The US rapper could go to jail for 10 years if he is convicted.
The US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida recently charged the rapper for a December 2019 incident where federal agents searched his plane at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. He was a passenger.
Weezy's attorney Howard Srebnick reportedly said that the Mrs Officer hitmaker was charged for possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage back in December last year.
Srebnick told TMZ that there's no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished, used or threatened to use it.
"The charge is that because he was convicted of a felony in the past, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm."
The star is scheduled to appear in court next month, according to the publication. Social media users have taken to Twitter to share their reactions after Weezy was charged. Most of them dragged Lil Wayne for endorsing President Donald Trump in the recently held US presidential election. Check out some of their comments below:
"Lil Wayne should ask his good friend Trump to pardon him."
"A black man who proudly said he’s a rich black man in America and black lives don’t matter now getting arrested and booked just like many of the people he looked down on is very refreshing for me."
"He better go call his Daddy Trump."
"Only 64 days left to cash in on that Trump endorsement."
"Time to see how tight he and his orange homie really are."
"Trump will be too busy trying to pardon himself to even return lil Wayne’s calls."
"Use that Trump money on legal fees."
In related news, YEN.com.gh reported that Lil Wayne responded to the rumours that his girlfriend Denise Bidot dumped him after he endorsed President Donald Trump to win the recent US presidential election.
The Drop the World hitmaker has been slammed on social media for "selling out" black people after he publicly supported Trump days before the US election.
The star's girlfriend allegedly broke up with him because she was not happy about his political views. She even went as far as deactivating her Instagram account after reportedly dumping Weezy.
Wayne took to social media on Wednesday, 4 November to share the way he expresses his love. He did not deny of confirm the break-up with Denise. Wayne wrote:
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"I live the way I love and love the way I live. I’m a lover not a lighter bekuz they burn out. I am an eternal fire and burning love, either leave with a tan, a 3rd degree burn or stay and die in love. You’re sweating. Sincerely, the fireman."
One fan @Far4rmdausual reacted to his post:
"I’ll be so happy when you find your soulmate. You can be the fireman all you want but I’m sick of seeing you with women who don’t understand you and only wit you for clout. You have so much potential and so much to do in this world and I know your soulmate gonna push you to it."