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Lil Wayne Faces Federal Gun Charges

Every time I felt betrayed by a friend doing something that they had promised me they would not do again, my abuela would warn me: “La cabra siempre tira al monte,” upsetting me even more. I had no idea what she meant by that, and why she had to bring up goats regarding my friendship disappointments. But now, once more, I have to thank my abuelita for her wisdom. Because sadly, people tend to go back to their old ways…and our friend Lil Wayne is no exception.

Almost 11 years after facing a felony conviction for possession of a firearm in 2009, Wayne was charged in federal court with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon. The 38-year-old rapper is facing 10 years in prison for the offense if convicted.

Documents filed in the Southern District of Florida identify him by his given name, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, and allege that he had a gun with him on his private plane last December, “knowing that he had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment.”

Mr. Wayne – private planes are as safe as it gets – you don’t need guns on board (unless you’re going to Colombia to visit Isabella Bautista) – what were you thinking?

Howard Srebnick, a lawyer for Lil Wayne, said in a statement: “There is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it. There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person. The charge is that because he was convicted of a felony in the past, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.” Then, why is he possessing one? And that’s when I heard my abuela’s voice in my head answering “Porque la cabra siempre tira al monte…”

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