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Lil Wayne faces new accusations in jail

Lil Wayne's efforts to keep up the beat behind bars have gotten him in trouble in jail, an official said Thursday.

The Grammy-winning rapper faces potential discipline after jail officers found a charger and headphones for a digital music player stashed in his cell Monday, city Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello said. Lil Wayne is serving a 1-year sentence after pleading guilty to a gun charge.

The items are considered contraband, as inmates can listen to music only on radios and headphones sold at the jail commissary.

Lil Wayne's lawyer, Stacey Richman, had no immediate comment Thursday, The Associated Press reports.

Officers said the music player itself turned up in another inmate's nearby cell. Both men were charged with infractions that aren't crimes and will be subject to a jail disciplinary process, not a court.

Lil Wayne began serving his term in March at Rikers Island.

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