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Court Fire Saves Lil Wayne from Sentencing

3/2/2010 3:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lil Wayne won't be going to jail today after all -- his hearing was just postponed due to a fire in the courthouse where he was scheduled to be sentenced.

We're told the fire occurred in the basement of the Manhattan Criminal Court building at 10:29 AM ET sending smoke throughout the building and causing a complete evacuation.

The fire was under control by 11:55 AM ET -- but the damage was done ... because Lil Wayne's attorney says the courthouse has now been shut down for the rest of the day.

Wayne -- who pled guilty to attempted weapons possession last year -- was supposed to be sentenced last month ... but the rapper was able to delay the hearing until today so he could have dental surgery on his grill.

Wayne's attorney tells TMZ the rapper has no idea his sentencing has been postponed, because he's on a plane right now.

UPDATE 2:12 PM ET: A court official tells TMZ Wayne will be sentenced tomorrow ... unless the hand of God comes down and saves him yet again.


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Some call the fire man, f-f-f-fire man!

1698 days ago

Loud and talentless    

Talentless, ugly and a scofflaw! What is the attraction? It's like Beetlejuice with a blunt in his mouth. Aren't these THINGS on the corner of every major city in America?

1698 days ago


LMAO is he EVER going to jail?

1698 days ago


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1698 days ago


betcha he's havin himself another par-tay tonight!

1698 days ago


The leprechaun tells me to burn things.

1698 days ago


hmmmm, sounds fishy. And he happened to be on a plane too. hmmmm

1698 days ago


I will be glad when he goes to jail so I won't have to be assaulted with his fugly mug for a while.

Wait, let me try being nice for once...Okay...Let's see...Ummmmmm...Nope. Can't do it. He's more gremlin than man and how keeps making babies with human females truly baffles me.

I miss the days when rappers were cute (LL Cool J) and actually you know, rapped. About stuff. That meant something.

Today it's all about beats and b!tches and Auto-Tune. Lil Wayne and his ilk don't represent rap to me and I'm sad that that isn't the case for our current generation of young folks.

1698 days ago


He's one lucky guy. I wonder what will happen tomorrow. Maybe the judge will come down with the flu or something and it will get postponed again.

1698 days ago


i think God is tryin to say that he aint meant for jail...

1698 days ago


12. Hating white devils lmao go tan in hell

Posted at 2:12PM on Mar 2nd 2010 by Sam


Clearly the post of the day!!!!!

1698 days ago

Loud and talentless    

Take a bath, Sam. I need the ink for my printer.

1698 days ago

Loud and talentless    

That's the post of the day, pal.

1698 days ago


Count how many teeth he has after his incarecation. That is how much he paid for protection. If he is not protected, The odds are he will have no teeth left.

1698 days ago

Loud and talentless    

Society will benefit when this IDIOT picks up another charge for drugs while he's staying at the Soap On A Rope Motel! The longer his stay the better the world.

1698 days ago
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