Lil Wayne's lawyer has stepped forward to address the rapper's delayed sentencing and said he would maintain his diamond encrusted teeth plates after undergoing dental surgery.
According to attorney Stacey Richman, Wayne will, in fact, begin his sentencing early next month.
Earlier this week we speculated that the dental surgery keeping Lil Wayne from jail for another few weeks was the removal of his famous diamond grills. We just got off the phone with Wayne's lawyer, Stacey Richman, however, and while she doesn't know what exactly the procedure is ("I'm not a dentist. I went to law school"), she assures us the grills aren't going anywhere. Also, apparently the reason things didn't get done before the scheduled sentencing on Tuesday is that Wayne's dentist recently had to go on a last-minute charity mission to Nicaragua. When asked if she expects any other postponements in the case, Richman replied, "Barring some sort of tsunami, no, but it's happened in New Orleans before, so who knows." Lil Wayne's lawyer: almost as irreverently entertaining as he is! (NY Mag)
Dr. Sherry Rudd weighed in earlier this week on Wayne's speculated tooth trouble.
"He probably has a bad tooth, a tooth that's abscessed," Dr. Rudd explained in an interview. "With having all of [gold and diamond material] in his mouth, it's going to be really difficult to get clean because of all of the different crevices. I don't know if they're bridges or if they are all individual. But if it's going to be two weeks [from surgery to recovery], then I don't think he's going to get them all off, because of the potential damage. Without knowing what's exactly there, it's probably decayed and the decay got into the nerve, which causes the nerve to die." (MTV)
Wayne's sentencing was postponed until March after he appeared in a New York courtroom two days ago.
A lawyer for Lil Wayne said on Tuesday that Lil Wayne needed to be treated for a "medical situation" that could not be attended to sooner, because his dentist had been out of the country performing charity work. Judge Charles Solomon granted an adjournment and rescheduled the sentencing to March 2. Lil Wayne could face a sentence of one year on the gun charge, and is scheduled to go on trial March 30 on felony drug possession and weapons charges in Arizona. (New York Times)
Young Money's Drake recently shared his views on Wayne heading to jail.
"I think you'll miss everything about Wayne," Drake suggested in an interview. "I don't think there will be anybody like Lil Wayne ever again in hip-hop. He paralyzes a room when he walks into it, his wordplay, the excitement that he brings to his music. I think that for eight months a lot of us will have to work a lot harder to keep hip-hop as exciting as it's been for the last two years. He's a strong-willed guy. I can imagine it would take a toll on anybody. I just hope that he comes out for the better." (Rolling Stone)