Lil Wayne Appears In Court; Sentencing Date Set For Feb. 9

Lil Wayne appeared in a New York court today, where he received a February sentencing date for a weapon violation last October.

The rapper, born Dwayne Carter, appeared in court around 10:30 AM, flanked by members of Cash Money Records, including label CEO’s Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams.

Lil Wayne remained silent as the judge set a February 9th sentencing date, where he is expected to be sentenced to at least a year in prison for weapon possession in New York.

In October, the rapper pleaded guilty to one criminal count of attempted possession of a weapon.

The charges stem from a 2007arrest in which a .40 caliber gun was found on the rapper's tour bus.

In a popular remix to “O Let’s Do It” featuring Georgia rapper Waka Flocka, Lil Wayne references the crime.

“Lock the CEO up/and I’m the CEO f**k/prison in February and I aint in no rush…” and later: “Hit them with the shotgun/call that s**t the spot bust/Call me Doctor Carter/aka young wild n***a/aka no trial n***a/aka click clak blow n***a/"

The news on Wayne’s sentencing date comes as a new track featuring the Young Money Records' CEO and Eminem titled "Drop The World" hit the internet.

In related news, Lil Wayne's album Rebirth has been pushed back to a February 1st release date. The album will land in stores just days after Wayne begins his jail sentence.