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Lil' Wayne Wants You To Leave Your Guns at Home SJ

Judge sets date for rapper's gun trial after Bay Area show

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    Lil Wayne will bring his show to the Bay Area, despite being out on bail for gun posession charges.

    Just because Lil' Wayne acts like a fool, it doesn't mean the mega superstar wants you to do the same when you roll through to his San Jose show next month.

    A New York City judge on Tuesday said a handgun found on Lil Wayne's tour bus after a 2007 concert can be used as evidence at the rapper's trial.
     
    Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, has pleaded not guilty to gun possession and is free on $70,000 bail. Which is good news for anyone planning to see him live at the HP Pavilion in San Jose on March 27. (Just an FYI, tickets go on sale this Friday on Ticketmaster.)

    Mr. Carter was arrested in July 2007, with his teardrop tattoo and all, after a concert at the Beacon Theatre. A police officer said she boarded the tour bus because she smelled marijuana, and then saw him try to hide a gun. Trust us, the rapper definitely wants you to live yours guns at home.

    Defense lawyer Stacey Richman argued in court that the officer falsely claimed she smelled marijuana so she could board the bus. All this could have been null and void if Tom Ammiano had his way and this incident took place in the future.

    Justice Charles Solomon set an April 20 trial date, keeping in mind that he is due out in the Bay Area at the end of March. Very kind of the judge.

    The 26-year-old rapper's albums include "Tha Block Is Hot," "Lights Out" and "Tha Carter III."