The Harrison Ford movie made being a fugitive look cool, but rapper Lil' Wayne is realising that actually being a fugitive involves less somersaulting off the top of 4,000ft waterfalls and more listless hanging around in Idaho.
Lil' Wayne was arrested on Friday night after a show in Boise, Idaho and thrown straight in jail on a felony warrant that was issued in Georgia. Apparently Lil' Wayne had missed two court dates over a 2005 marijuana possession arrest and that made him an actual fugitive. Although Lil' Wayne's representatives are calling the whole situation a 'clerical mix-up', it's thought that Lil' Wayne is toying with the idea of willingly going down on his fugitive charge just to make him look a bit cooler like he was in the A-Team or something. Then again, if Lil' Wayne was imprisoned, he wouldn't be able to write any more family friendly hits like Time For Us To Fuck and Prostitute Flange. It's a conundrum and no mistake.
The Lil' family has been having a rough time of it lately. Mother-figure Lil' Kim spent some time in jail last year while Lil' Romeo and Lil' Bow Wow keep arguing about who's got the most ridiculous name. Lil' Chris can't stop hanging out at bus stops scaring old ladies and even adopted daughter Lil' E Allen can't stay out of trouble these days. But then what can you expect when their role model – lord of the Lil' family Lil' Wayne – is a genuine fugitive of the law?
You may remember, back when other rappers like Busta Rhymes and DMX were making headlines for beating up employees and leaving dogs decomposing everywhere, Lil' Wayne got arrested for smoking drugs and hiding guns. That's hardly exciting news in the world of hip-hop, though, where rappers have a high daily gunshot quota to maintain, so Lil' Wayne has upped the game by getting involved in some straight-up legal clerical error-type fugitive shit.
Lil' Wayne – famous for songs like Hoes, Fuck You, Fuck The World, Fuck Wit Me Now and infant bronchitis awareness anthem Weezy Baby – has been arrested in Idaho because he missed a couple of court dates and gained official fugitive status. E! Online reports:
Lil' Wayne's got another big headache on his hands. The hip-hopster was busted Friday following a concert in Boise, Idaho, by local police acting on a felony warrant issued in Atlanta. The Lights Out emcee, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was wanted after failing to show up for two court hearings over a 2005 marijuana-possession charge. Wayne was booked into the Ada County Jail on the charge of "being a fugitive to Idaho." After spending the night, he was released on $10,000 bond. A rep for the rapper calls the whole incident a clerical mix-up and said Wayne will take care of his legal responsibility.
Lil' Wayne's mess has been called a mix-up because Lil' Wayne himself didn't appear to know that he was a fugitive, apparently labouring under the impression that the marijuana case had been dismissed. It's a story that rings with some truth, because being a fugitive is traditionally more about adopting hidden identities and less about headlining well-publicised rap concerts under your own name.
But whatever happens to Lil' Wayne, it's what happens to his kids that worries us. Lil' Jon, Lil' Scrappy, Lil' Boosie, Lil' Fizz, Lil' Bo Peep, Lil' Miss Sunshine, Lil' Jimmy Osmond and Syd Lil'… they'll all have a bleak future if Lil' Wayne ends up in jail, that's for sure.