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Lil Wayne has hometown farewell show before jail

Lil Wayne performs in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 28, 2009. The performer, whose real name is Duane Carter, pleaded guilty in October to a weapons possession charge and will be sentenced Feb. 9. His plea deal calls for a year in jail. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

December 29, 2009 5:08:44 AM PST
Lil Wayne emerged as a top-selling musician known for his clever wordplay and risque lyrics, but like rappers before him, he's staring down a year behind bars at the peak of his career.

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