Lil Wayne Could Face Prison Time After Hard Drugs and a Gun Were Allegedly Found On His Plane

You don’t hear too much from Lil Wayne these days. The “Lollipop” rapper shot to fame in the late ’90s under the rap label Cash Money Records and went on to become a steady fixture on the music scene. Heralded by some as the best rapper alive, Lil Wayne consistently dominated headlines and music charts for more than a decade. In recent years, however, he’s lived a quieter, more reclusive life.

But in December, the rapper started making headlines again — and not in a good way. Authorities allegedly found hard drugs and a gun on Lil Wayne’s private plane, and now reports say that he could face some time behind bars.

Lil Wayne at an event in 2018
Lil Wayne at an event in 2018 | Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Inside Lil Wayne’s latest legal drama

According to The Miami Herald, Lil Wayne’s private jet was targeted by federal authorities on Dec. 23 after they received a tip that the aircraft was allegedly carrying guns and marijuana. The rapper had been flying from California to Miami along with a few others when the reported search occurred.

Officials allegedly found a gold-plated gun and drugs in Lil Wayne’s bag. Sources told The Miami Herald that authorities discovered cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and MDMA in various forms.

Lil Wayne’s attorney, Howard Srebnick, told the publication that the rapper was “cleared” and let go after the reported search. But law enforcement sources said that he could face “gun and drug charges” after the holidays.

What has Lil Wayne said about the bust?

Hours after the reported search, Lil Wayne appeared to address the matter on Twitter.

“All goody!” he wrote. ” I think they thought I was talking abt a different ‘Pack’ in my last tweet,” he added, referencing his previous tweet in support of his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. “But anyway GO PACK GO!!!”

Lil Wayne’s associate Mack Maine also appeared to address the bust on Twitter. On Dec. 30, he tweeted: “STOP running these bogus a** stories without all the facts for likes and views! Get the story right before you post bogus sh*t! It’s bad for business.”

Lil Wayne has been in trouble with the law before

In 2007, Lil Wayne was arrested on weapon charges after police found a loaded gun on his tour bus. He later pleaded guilty to attempted gun possession and received a one-year sentence. The “A Milli” artist began serving his time in March 2010 and got out eight months later due to good behavior, per The Associated Press (via Billboard).

In May 2019, Lil Wayne canceled his performance at the Rolling Loud music festival after refusing to follow through with security protocols.

Ahead of his set, Lil Wayne posted on Twitter: “I’m sorry but I won’t be performing.”

“The Festival Police (Not Rolling Loud) made it mandatory that I had to be policed and checked to get on the stadium grounds,” he wrote. “I do not and will not ever settle for being policed to do my job and give you guys a great show.”

Oof.

Well, stay tuned for updates on his latest legal saga.