Lil Wayne's sentencing postponed again for fire

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Tbd-lilwayne030310 From the AP: Lil Wayne's already delayed jail term in a gun case abruptly got put off again Tuesday because of a fire in the courthouse where he was due to be sentenced. The midmorning blaze shut down a Lower Manhattan court for the day, postponing the rap star's court date among other proceedings.

It wasn't immediately clear when the sentencing -- already put off two weeks because Weezy (a.k.a. Dwayne Carter) needed dental surgery -- would be rescheduled. Defense lawyer Stacey Richman said the rapper was en route to New York for his 2:15 p.m. hearing when she learned of the court closing, but wasn't happy to hear of the postponement after bracing for the worst.

"Once you make up your mind to do something, you want to do it," she said.

The Grammy winner had been expected to get a yearlong jail term after pleading guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted having a loaded gun on his tour bus when it was stopped in Manhattan in July 2007. The 27-year-old was due to be sentenced and start his term last month, but it was postponed so he could have a reported EIGHT root canals on his grill. Should we think this is a coincidence?

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