Lil Wayne Holds Farewell Show in New Orleans; Next Stop: Prison

One of the more, um, legally challenged faces of the rap game said so long to fans last night at a farewell concert in New Orleans.

Lil Wayne, legally named Dwayne Carter, took the stage last night for what is to be one of his final performances before heading to prison. 

Wayne hyped the performance by calling it his "farewell show," and we've got two words for him: Buh-bye.

Wayne is scheduled to begin a year-long sentence in February after pleading guilty to weapons and drug charges in New York.

Police stopped Wayne's bus after he threw a large duffle bag out the door. They found weed and an illegal gun in the bag.

The New York incident was just the beginning of a one-man (and "posse") crime wave that stretched all the way to Arizona. 

Wayne got pinched again -- while awaiting trial for his New York gun case, mind you -- in Arizona after his tour bus was stopped at a border-patrol checkpoint near California.

On the bus: ecstasy, weed, and another gun.

He is scheduled to stand trial for those charges in March.

Weezie didn't stop there.

After a concert in Phoenix, police were summoned to the infamous tour bus once again as it was parked in the lot of a Phoenix apartment complex. Accounts of the incident vary, but the gist of it is that Wayne had some ladies back to the bus and their boyfriends weren't too thrilled about it. When they banged on the door of the vehicle, witnesses report hearing a gun go off.

As far as we know, nobody was injured. Weezie has not been charged, though an investigation is ongoing.

And in his most recent tryst with law enforcement, Wayne's bus was stopped yet again in Texas, where authorities found -- you guessed it -- weed.

There wasn't enough to charge Wayne, but it was enough to make him late for his show in Laredo.

Wayne's official sentencing for his New York case is scheduled February 9, and he's due back in the desert in early March to stand trial for the drug charges. 

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James King
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