Lil Wayne came out in support of President Donald Trump, and now he has just been hit with a federal weapons charge and could face serious prison time if convicted.
The internet is questioning the timing of the federal charges.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida has charged the rapper with 1 count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
According to TMZ, the charge is for a December 2019 incident where federal agents Searched Weezy's private jet at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. He was a passenger on that plane, which made a stop in Florida on its way to California.
At the time, Wayne's attorney said his client was "cleared" to leave even though guns and drugs were reportedly found on the plane.
Some are questioning why the feds waited to charge Wayne of being wrongfully in possession of a weapon and ammunition.
He is scheduled to appear in court next month. TMZ reached out to Lil Wayne's team for comment, but they did not respond.