Rapper Lil Wayne faces up to ten years in prison for pleading guilty to a federal charge of possessing a firearm despite being a convicted felon.
The rap artist, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, submitted a plea on Friday at a hearing held remotely before the U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams, located in South Florida.
Wayne will be sentenced on January 28. Carter is currently free on $250,000 bail but they did make him surrender his passport.
After his bags was searched by federal agents at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on December 23, 2019, the 38-year-old rapper confessed to possessing a .45- caliber, gold-plated handgun and six rounds of ammunition.