A lawyer for Lil Wayne says his client missed a court date, leading to his arrest last weekend, because the summons was sent to an old address and the hip-hop star didn't get it.
The 25-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., appeared in court yesterday (Oct. 11) after being arrested at his concert in Boise, Idaho.
Lawyer William Head said a notice to appear in court was sent to Carter's New Orleans residence, which did not exist after Hurricane Katrina. "All they did was take his address off his driver's license," Head said. "So he never got it."
Carter was arrested in Atlanta on suspicion of drug possession and was released on bond in August 2006. Carter was later informed that the case had been dismissed, but it wasn't, Head said.
The rapper is expected to appear again in court Oct. 31.