Lil Wayne Busted For ‘Music Contraband’ While Behind Bars

By Allen Starbury  |  05/12/2010

Lil WayneLil Wayne was busted at Riker's Island this week, after prison officials found him in possession of "music contraband."

According to the New York Daily News, the rapper (real name: Dwayne Carter Jr.) was popped at around 8 a.m. Monday morning (May 10) after correctional officers found a charger and ear phones for a watch that doubled as a digital music player.

"He was found with a charger for an MP3 player and unauthorized earphones," in his Rikers Island cell, a source said.

The items were seized, and a subsequent search found another inmate in the same wing with the accompanying music player.

The paper says a prison rat tipped off officers.

Weezy and the other inmate will be charged with an infraction for contraband.

He is currently serving a one year prison sentence stemming from a weapons possession charge from 2007.