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Rapper Lil Wayne sentencing postponed

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
Patrick Semansky, Associated Press

NEW YORK — Rap star Lil Wayne has gotten a temporary reprieve from jail — for dental surgery.

The Grammy Award-winning rapper's sentencing in a New York City gun case was postponed Tuesday. His lawyer says the rapper needs to finish a string of recent surgeries for a dental problem before he goes to jail.

His sentencing is now set for March 2, and a judge says it won't be put off further.

Lil Wayne pleaded guilty in October to attempted gun possession. The case stems from a police stop of his tour bus in 2007.