Lil Wayne In Court
The rapper flies overnight from the VMAs to make latest court date...
Lil Wayne may have missed a recent court date, but the 2008 Video Music Awards weren't going to keep him from making a court hearing in New York early Monday afternoon.
Fresh from his VMA performance and Moonman win for Best Hip-Hop Video in Hollywood on Sunday night, Wayne appeared in a Manhattan courtroom for a hearing related to his 2007 arrest on a single gun charge.
Wayne was arrested in July 2007 after police stopped his tour bus and uncovered a .40-caliber pistol, for which he was charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon.
Wayne's attorney, Stacey Richman, the rapper flew overnight to make Monday's hearing, which was continued until Wednesday.
"He is the utmost, consummate professional," Richman said of Wayne's trip to New York. "He recognizes his entertainment obligations, his business obligations and his obligations to the court."
When asked about his VMA afterparty plans by MTV News on Saturday night, Wayne did not mention the court date.
"You know me, I don't really trip off the parties and stuff," he said. "I may pop up at a party or two. Tonight I'll be in the studio working on some stuff.