Grammy-Winning Rapper Lil Wayne Off to Prison

Pleads guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in a July 2007 incident .

Last Updated: October 22, 2009 @ 2:02 PM

Rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in a July 2007 incident and will serve a year in prison, New York City prosecutors said.

Lil Wayne, 27, who won best rap album at the 2009 Grammy Awards and whose real name is Dwayne Carter, agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors and will be sentenced at New York State Supreme Court in February.

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