Lil Wayne Rehab Rumor False; Appearing On SNL

Lil’ Wayne’s most recently scheduled court appearance in Arizona to face charges tied to his January 22 arrest was postponed on Tuesday (August 26) due to a dental issue, prompting rumors of a rehab stint.
The multi-platinum selling rapper was due for a status hearing in Yuma County, but missed the court date under the instruction of his oral surgeon.

According to his attorney James Tilson, following several root canal operations, Wayne, born Dwayne Carter Jr., was ordered by his dentist not to fly.

As for rumors that Wayne’s absence in court was due to the fact that he had checked himself into a South Florida rehab facility on Monday (August 25), his manager Cortez Bryant said that they are completely unfounded.

“We’re in Florida working,” Bryant said via telephone. “I don’t know where these rumors keep coming from.”

Lil’ Wayne will make his second appearance as a musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on September 13.

He will serve as co-host alongside Olympic gold medalist and “A Millie” fan Michael Phelps, kicking off the sketch comedy series’ 34th season.

As Wayne continues to tour and make appearances, his attorney is attempting to have some of the rapper’s felony drug and weapons reduced prior to his client’s next court date, scheduled for October 9.

The rapper currently faces four felony drug charges for possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, transportation and/or sale of a narcotic, and transportation or sale of a dangerous drug.

The charges were applied after a DEA search of his tour bus yielded approximately four ounces of marijuana, one ounce of cocaine and 41 grams of Ecstasy, as well as miscellaneous drug paraphernalia.

A .40-caliber pistol, registered to Wayne in Florida, was also found on board, which lead to a charge of misconduct involving weapons.