No fire, no root canals....no more excuses!

After three court delays, Lil' Wayne aka Dwayne Carter is finally heading to jail for one year. The rapper was sentenced this morning in New York for a gun conviction.

This all stems from 2007, when he was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon following a performance at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan. This charge could have resulted in 15 years behind bars, but in exchange for a guilty plea, his time in the slammer will be next to nothing. Wayne says although the gun was found on his tour bus during that incident, it was registered to his manager and was in a bag near the rapper.

Get this...even though his eight root canals have already been taken care of, Wayne did ask for special medical attention for his dental issues while he serves his time. The boys got to keep his grill in check!

Weezy won't be out of the courtroom for long. On March 30, he'll appear before the judge again for felony drug possession and weapons charges stemming from an incident in Yuma County, Arizona.