Lil Wayne facing 10 years behind bars for gun offence

Lil Wayne was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Florida today (November 17).

Lil Wayne faces 10 years behind bars for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, which is a federal offence.

The charge is federal offence and means the rapper could be facing up to 10 years in prison.

Court documents reveal that Weezy had a gun and ammunition on him on December 23, even while knowing he had prior felony.

The Associated Press reports that Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Carter, acknowledged owning the gold-plated handgun after it was found in his luggage following a search upon arrival in Miami on a private plane.

He reportedly told investigators the firearm was a Father’s Day gift.