By Missy Schwartz
Updated December 15, 2009 at 08:51 PM EST

The AP is reporting that Lil Wayne will be heading to jail in February for his New York gun case. Today, a Manhattan state court set the rapper’s sentencing date for Feb. 9, a mere 8 days after the release of his next album, Rebirth. In court today, Lil Wayne remained silent. He pleaded guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a charge that stemmed from a 2007 traffic stop of his tour bus. His plea deal required a year in jail.