Rapper Fetty Wap sentenced to six years in prison for drug trafficking

Rapper Fetty Wap was sentenced to six years in prison for drug trafficking.

The rapper, real name Willie Junior Maxwell II, has been in custody since last August when his bail was revoked.

The rapper was found guilty of distributing over 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey.

As part of the investigation, police seized $1.5 million in cash and several weapons from a series of homes.

Fetty Wap was today sentenced to six years in prison for trafficking cocaine and heroin in New Jersey and Long Island

Wap appeared before Judge Joanna Seybert in federal court in Central Islip, New York, on Wednesday, where he was sentenced to a year longer than the minimum.

Prosecutors pleaded for a longer term for the rapper in a letter to the judge last week, saying he used his celebrity status and his song “Trap Queen” to push and glorify the sale of drugs to young people.

“Trap Queen,” released in 2015, used children as extras in the song’s music video, prosecutors have claimed.

“Young people who look up to the defendant and consider selling drugs must be given the message that selling drugs is not a glamorous lifestyle and if they participate in this business they will face long sentences. jail,” said Breon Peace, a U.S. attorney for the Eastern District, asking for a seven-to-nine-year sentence, according to The New York Times.

Some of the drugs seized as part of the investigation

Some of the drugs seized as part of the investigation

The rapper was arrested at the Rolling Loud music festival at Citi Field in October 2021 moments before he took the stage.

Prosecutors say he was part of a large Long Island drug ring that supplied drugs across the state.

The group used the US Postal Service to distribute the drugs, according to the original indictment.

In court, he admitted to conspiring to distribute cocaine, telling the judge: ‘I agreed with other people to distribute cocaine.

“I knew the driving was illegal.”

He pleaded guilty in August 2022 and faced up to 40 years in prison.

Defense attorney Elizabeth Macedonio asked the judge to recommend to the Bureau of Prisons that he serve his sentence in a prison in the northeast, but she did not specify a specific prison.

Fetty Wap's daughter Lauren died of a heart defect aged four in 2021

Fetty Wap’s daughter Lauren died of a heart defect aged four in 2021

Fetty’s attorney blamed the pandemic for the rapper’s “bicoastal drug delivery organization” that led to his arrest, in a memorandum sent last week on behalf of the New Jersey rapper.

Macedonio filed the memorandum in federal court arguing for Wap to receive the mandatory five-year minimum rather than the 87 to 108 months the prosecutor is seeking, according to XXL.

The rapper’s attorney claimed the pandemic was what sparked Fetty’s life of crime, the letter.

“In or around 2020, with the onset of the global pandemic, things started to change for Mr. Maxwell. There was no possibility of it happening, so his income was severely limited,’ Macedonio’s letter to the sentencing judge wrote, according to XXL.

“He was sued personally, was going through a divorce and was involved with a tour manager who was stealing from him. As the bills kept coming, the money to pay them ran out. Around the same time, Mr Maxwell lost his grandparents and several other people close to him.

The ‘Trap Queen’ rapper, who is blind in one eye due to glaucoma, hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014 with his ballad of strippers, money and crack dealing in the rocky streets of Paterson.

The rapper said he owned 37 cars, 10 houses, 14 apartments and had $2.5 million in jewelry as of 2021, according to NJ.com. His net worth is said to be between $1 million and $10 million.

His lawyer said he was struggling to maintain his lifestyle and had become depressed.

“His judgment became impaired. Desperate to meet his financial obligations, Mr Maxwell was embroiled in the instant breach for a few months in the spring of 2020,’ Macedonio said.

Fetty’s success took off in 2014, when he released his debut single Trap Queen which went viral shortly after its release. The song had over 130 million plays on SoundCloud and went platinum.

In September 2015, Fetty released her debut album titled Fetty Wap which topped the Billboard 200 that year. In 2015, he became the first rapper to have three top 20 songs on Billboard since Eminem in 2013.

Throughout his career, he has won five awards and two Grammy nominations.

He quickly rose to fame collaborating with big-name artists such as Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Fetty’s income comes from her music sales, YouTube, investments, and touring.

Fetty’s recent arrest isn’t his first run-in with the law.

The New Jersey rapper has been sued multiple times for copyright infringement, defamation and assault. He was arrested in 2017 for drunk driving, aggravated driving without a license of a motor vehicle and reckless endangerment after being caught drag racing on a Brooklyn freeway.

His first federal drug charges came in connection with the coast-to-coast operation. Feds say the group would buy cocaine, heroin and fentanyl in California and mail or drive them in hidden compartment vehicles across the country.

Fetty was arrested for ‘threatening to kill a man on Facetime and brandishing a gun at him’ after accusing him of being a rat – as prosecutors claim he breached his 500 bail conditions $000 for drug charges

The Silk City rapper was arrested on Monday, August 8, 2022, for allegedly violating the terms of his drug smuggling bail when he allegedly threatened to kill someone and called him a “rat” on FaceTime, according to the US attorney. desk.

Fetty brandished a gun during the call and said, “I’m going to kill you and everyone you’re with,” according to federal prosecutors.

Federal authorities also showed photos of the rapper flashing his gun during the phone call, which took place in December 2021.

Leave a Comment