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Lil' Wayne gets his sentencing delayed again

Lil' Wayne laughs at your puny legal system. It has now been two years since he was caught with a loaded semi-automatic gun in his tour bus. He plead guilty in October, and today, for the second time in two months, his sentencing was delayed. Last time, he needed dental surgery.

So he got his eight (!) root canals and showed up today to face the music... except a small fire in the courthouse basement sent him home once again.

Maybe all this stuff is chance. Maybe his dentist insisted on surgery at the exact moment he was about to go prison. Maybe some act of god sparked a fire in this particular courthouse on this particular day, randomly. Or maybe not.

Look, a felony weapons charge is a serious offense, and Dwayne Carter definitely deserves to face justice. That said, he's been a professional rapper since he was fifteen and the only physical violence on his official record is a self-inflicted gun wound from when he was thirteen.

We have no idea if the lifestyle he suggests in his music (see above) is reality or not. We sincerely doubt, however, that one of the five richest rappers on the face of the planet bothers with violent crime. Which is to say that we're not exactly quivering in our boots at the prospect of Lil Wayne's continued presence on the streets. So all this prison-evasion is mostly hilarious.

Don't tell that to his fans, however. Our last post on this issue continues to garner some seriously grief-stricken, incoherent ramblings. Our favorite comes from ASHLEY SHIRELLE JONES, who we can only pray will have a sequel for us this time around:

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Kiernan Maletsky is Westword's music editor. His writing has appeared in alt-weeklies around the country as well as Miley Cyrus's mom's Twitter feed.
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