Tuesday, February 9, 2010

We Got Ourselves Another Ni... Lil Wayne Goes to Jail

Lil Wayne Sentencing Postponed

Lil Wayne was scheduled for sentencing in connection with a gun possession charge. The sentencing was postponed due to him recently getting dental surgery. The state never takes health risks if at all possible, so they are giving him time to heal from the surgery and the sentencing will commence on March 2nd.

My question is, if I have the fact correct, they found a gun on a tour bus of his. They were hoping to put him away for more than 15 years, but his lawyer arranged a plea deal which reduced it all the way to 1 year.

My question is when did guns become illegal? How was Dwayne Carter tied to the gun? Were there any constitutional questions surrounding locating the gun, possession of the gun? I'm sure the average upstanding citizen will say "oh he's a rapper surely those people commit all sorts of crimes."

What middle America has to get through their thick skull, rap is a business and the people at the top of the game are the best businessmen around. Anyone who buys into the whole dramatic play, that is presented to them as "rap" or "rap lifestyle", is a fool. Time and again it is found out that rappers are kids with a sound business mind and determination. They are not ghetto children that "just got lucky."

So I posit to you, that someone had it out for "Lil Wayne" and wanted the guy at the top of the food chain to tumble, and America would buy it because "he's one of those Black rappers."

I personally don't listen to rap. I think it is all a scam. I think it is so corporate and rappers are all sell outs and what they are talking about does not come from their heart nor their experiences. I think rap and the rap industry is just playing everyone for fools and at the expense of the Black man, by Black men. Also, like the Army, they have this subconscious whisper of "hey lil negro you can get out the ghetto if you become a rapper." Forget school, forget studying, forget hard work, become a rapper. It is just raping the Black community and our kids are buying into the crap.

Don't get me wrong, I love me some sugarhill gang. I don't mind a "let's party" type song. But, when you put on the next song and Black women all of a sudden whores, sluts and putting their vaginas on the living room table, it's time to go. Any Black man or Black woman that would tolerate listening to that mess needs to just do the Black community a favor and just die. Would you want someone calling your mama a slut, skeezer, whorebag, dollar hooker, cheap trick? Would you want to marry a slut, skeezer, aids infested hooker? Then why would you entertain the thought with the music?

Oh, but Tu Pac is so deep! Nigga puh leez. You know who is deep? Dr. Cornel West, Black professor at Princeton University, who teaches that success does not compensate for moral bankruptcy, that consumerism is not a substitute for a complete lack of character, that the acquisition of money and things does not make you a better person regardless if you are poor or rich.

From the Associated Press:

NEW YORK — Lil Wayne, one of music’s biggest sellers and rap’s hottest stars, will appear in court Tuesday for sentencing for a gun possession charge.

The Grammy-winning artist’s plea deal calls for a year in jail, though good behavior could shave that to as little as eight months.

“This is Lil Wayne going to jail. Nobody can tell me what that’s like,” the rapper told Rolling Stone magazine for its latest issue. “I just say I’m looking forward to it.”

He’s likely to start serving his sentence immediately, making him the latest in a string of rap stars to do time after topping the charts.

His plea deal calls for him to serve his sentence not in state prison but in the city jail system, where rapper Foxy Brown spent about eight months in 2007 and 2008 for a probation violation involving a fight she had with manicurists in a nail salon.

Rapper Remy Ma spent several months in a city jail in 2008 while awaiting sentencing for shooting a woman outside a nightclub. She’s now serving an eight-year sentence in state prison.

City Department of Correction spokesman Stephen Morello wouldn’t discuss any arrangements being made to house Lil Wayne among the roughly 13,500 inmates in the massive Rikers Island complex and other jails. Most inmates are awaiting trial.

Some inmates, including Foxy Brown, are separated from the general population because of their celebrity or other reasons, but “there’s no special-inmates wing,” Morello said.

Lil Wayne’s attorney didn’t return telephone calls seeking comment Monday.

Lil Wayne, 27, pleaded guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, admitting he illegally had a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun on his tour bus in July 2007. Police found the weapon when they stopped the bus after a Manhattan concert.

Little more than a week ago, Lil Wayne was reinforcing his place in rap’s pantheon with a commanding performance at the Grammy Awards ceremony. His latest album, “Rebirth,” was officially released Feb. 2.

A rapper since he was a teenager, Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Carter, became known for his voluminous output and collaborations with other artists.

His career has hit a peak in the last two years. His “Tha Carter III” led 2008 album sales with 2.8 million copies sold and featured such hits as the No. 1 smash “Lollipop.” His Grammys include 2008’s best rap solo performance award, for “A Milli.”

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