Rapper Lil Wayne is scheduled to be sentenced this morning in Manhattan Supreme Court for gun possession stemming from a 2007 arrest in New York City. While Wayne remains calm about his impending jail time , it’s his family members that are trying to cope with the reality that he will be away for the next 12 months .
Reginae Carter, the 11-year-old daughter of Wayne, has taken to the social network Twitter to share her feelings about her dad’s yearlong sentence. “I’m staying strong because I got family and friends that care for me,” she wrote on the eve of her dad’s sentencing.
“I’m just happy he didn’t get a longer time,” she added.
Reginae’s mother, Toya Carter, has also expressed her feelings about Wayne’s upcoming jail time. “Sad day for me and my fam,” she tweeted yesterday. “This is really a hard pill to swallow,” she later wrote on Tuesday morning.
Wayne, who in the past week has shuffled his time between work and family, feels that his sentence is justified.
“I look at things as ‘everything is meant to be. I know it’s an experience that I need to have if God’s putting me through it,” he said to Rolling Stone earlier this month.