Rapper Lil Wayne to be sentenced in NYC gun case

In this June 10, 2008 file photo, rapper Lil' Wayne makes an appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live" show at MTV Studios in Times Square in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file) (AP)

February 9, 2010 8:38:33 AM PST
Little more than a week ago, Lil Wayne was reinforcing his place in rap's pantheon with a commanding performance at the Grammy Awards ceremony. His latest album, "Rebirth," was officially released Feb. 2.