Posted: Sunday – May 16, 2010
Rapper Lil Wayne’s efforts to keep up the beat behind bars have gotten him into trouble at Rikers, authorities say.
The performer, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, might face discipline after officers reported finding a charger and headphones for an MP3 player in his cell on Monday, said a Correction Department spokesman.
Carter is serving a yearlong sentence on a 2007 gun rap. His lawyer had no immediate comment.
Officers said the music player itself turned up in another inmate’s nearby cell. Both men were charged with infractions that are not crimes. They’ll be addressed through a jail disciplinary process, not a court.
Inmates can listen to music, but only on radios and headphones for sale at the jail commissary.