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Lil Wayne sentencing delayed by court fire

Rapper Lil Wayne enters Manhattan criminal court in

Rapper Lil Wayne enters Manhattan criminal court in New York. The Grammy Award winning performer will be the latest in a string of rappers to go to jail after rising to fame. (Feb. 9, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

A court spokesman says rap star Lil Wayne’s sentencing in a New York City gun case has been postponed because of a courthouse fire.   

The rapper had been expected to start a 1-year jail term after sentencing Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

Courts spokesman David Bookstaver said the sentencing was among proceedings canceled due a basement fire at a lower Manhattan courthouse.

The 27-year-old rapper entered his plea in October. He admitted having a loaded gun on his tour bus in July 2007.

He has become one of rap’s biggest names and music’s biggest sellers in recent years.

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