Michael Archer, better known as D’Angelo, was arrested over the weekend and charged with Patronizing a Prostitute in the Third Degree, pursuant to New York Penal Law 230.04. Cops arrested the R&B star after he allegedly solicited an undercover cop posing as a prostitute in Manhattan and offered her $40 (yup, forty bucks) for her services. Although it is an “A” misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, it is highly unlikely D’Angelo will serve any time.
While D’Angleo will probably end up steering clear of this rap, Lil Wayne, a/k/a, Dwayne Carter, was not so lucky. Earlier today he was finally sentenced to jail in connection to his plea for possessing a firearm in New York without the requisite permit. Unlike state prison where one does more time before one is eligible for parole, it is likely that Lil Wayne will get out of jail well before his year sentence is up. In fact, with good behavior he may get out in time for Thanksgiving 2010 where D’Angelo could spot him $40 for a turkey.
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