Dwayne Michael Carter Jr aka Lil Wayne was sentenced to a year in jail in March 2010 due to drug and weapon possession charges of an incident that happened in New York back in 2007. Lil Wayne pleaded guilty in 2009 to the charges. At first, Wayne was scheduled to be sentenced in February of 2010, but it got postponed twice. The first time was because Wayne had received dental surgery a couple of days before sentencing. The second time was due to a fire in the basement in the courthouse. Wayne began his sentence in March 2010 and was released early in November of 2010 due to good behavior.
Fat Joe is not a stranger to legal issues. He was arrested for assault charges in ’98 with Big Pun and was also named a witness in a couple of murder cases. However, the only time Fat Joe spent in prison was for tax evasion which he pleaded guilty to in 2012. It was reported that Fat Joe failed to pay his income tax for over 3 million dollars from 2007-2010. Fat Joe initially faced up to two years in prison. In June of 2013, he was sentenced to do time for four months. Joe began his sentence in August 2013 and was released early in November 2013.
T.I. was sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison for charges of possession of federal weapons back in March of 2009. The original sentence was for ten years with a plea bargain. T.I. started his sentence from May 2009, and was released from prison in March 2010.
Remy Ma served time in prison for shooting her former friend in the torso back in 2007. It was reported that Remy shot former friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph because Joseph allegedly stole three thousand dollars from the rapper. Remy was convicted in 2008, and sentenced to eight years in prison.
Gucci Mane is no stranger to facing the law, being that the rapper has been in and out of jail since 2001. Gucci has been arrested several times for assaulting fans and drug and weapon possession. In December of 2013, Gucci was charged with two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon in federal court.
Ja Rule was one of the most prominent rappers of the new millennium, soaring the charts with his Murder Inc crew. Unfortunately, Ja Rule also found himself in legal trouble like many other rappers in the game. His most noted legal issue goes all the way back to 2007, where he was arrested for gun and drug possession. In 2010 Ja Rule was sentenced to two years in prison for the ’07 arrest. In July 2011 Ja Rule was given an additional sentence for twenty-eight months for tax evasion. Ja Rule was officially released from prison May 2013.