Lil Wayne’s Sentencing Postponed for Dental Work

Rapper gets a temporary reprieve in gun case for needed surgeries

Last Updated: February 9, 2010 @ 1:19 PM

Lil Wayne has gotten a temporary reprieve from jail — for dental surgery.

The Grammy Award-winning rapper’s sentencing in a New York City gun case was postponed Tuesday, because he needs to finish a string of recent surgeries before he goes to jail. He is poised to spend as much as a year in jail under a plea deal, though good behavior could shave that to as little as eight months.

Sentencing now is scheduled for March 2.

Read more by the Associated Press.