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

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

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

The rapper was convicted of distributing more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and crack in Long Island and New Jersey.

As part of the investigation, police seized $1.5 million in cash and multiple guns from multiple homes.

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

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

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

Prosecutors last week pleaded for a longer sentence for the rapper in a letter to the judge, alleging he used his celebrity status and song “Trap Queen” to promote and glamorize drug sales to young people.

Prosecutors alleged that the music video for “Trap Queen,” released in 2015, used children as extras.

“Young people who admire the accused and are thinking about selling drugs need to get the message that selling drugs is not a glamorous lifestyle and if they engage in this trade they face lengthy prison sentences,” he said Breon Peace, US Attorney for the Eastern District, is asking for a sentence of between seven and nine years, 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, just before he was due to take the stage.

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

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

In court, he admitted conspiring to distribute cocaine, telling the judge, “I made arrangements with other people to distribute cocaine.”

“I knew the behavior 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 Northeast prison, but did not name a specific prison.

Fetty Wap's daughter Lauren died of a heart defect in 2021 at the age of four

Fetty Wap’s daughter Lauren died of a heart defect in 2021 at the age of four

In a memorandum mailed from New Jersey on behalf of the rapper last week, Fetty’s attorney blamed the pandemic on the rapper’s “Bicoastal Drug Distribution Organization,” which led to his arrest.

Macedonio filed the memorandum in federal court and, according to XXL, pleaded for Wap to be given the mandatory five-year minimum, rather than the 87 to 108 months the prosecutor is asking for.

The rapper’s attorney claimed in the letter that the pandemic gave Fetty’s criminal life a boost.

“In or around 2020, with the onset of the global pandemic, things began to change for Mr. Maxwell. “There were no performance opportunities, so his income was severely limited,” says XXL in Macedonio’s letter to the judge.

“He was personally sued, divorced, and was dating a tour manager who wanted to rob him.” While the bills kept coming in, money to pay the bills ran out. Around the same time, Mr. Maxwell lost his grandparents and several other people who were close to him.

The “Trap Queen” rapper, who is blind in one eye due to glaucoma, hit number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014 with his ballad about strippers, money and dealing crack on the gritty streets of Paterson.

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

His attorney said he struggled to maintain his lifestyle and became depressed.

“His judgment was impaired. “In desperation to meet his financial obligations, Mr. Maxwell was involved in the instant offense for a number of months in the spring of 2020,” Macedonio said.

Fetty’s success began in 2014 when he released his debut single, Trap Queen, which went viral shortly after it was released. The song has been played over 130 million times on SoundCloud and has gone platinum.

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

He has received five awards and two Grammy nominations over the course of his career.

He rose to fame quickly, collaborating with notable artists such as Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Fetty’s income comes from his 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 and reckless endangerment after being caught drag racing on a Brooklyn freeway.

His first federal drug lawsuits came as part of the Coast-to-Coast operation. Federal authorities allege that the group purchased cocaine, heroin and fentanyl in California and mailed it or drove across the country in vehicles with hidden compartments.

Fetty was arrested for ‘threatening to kill a man and pointing a gun at him via Facetime’ after accusing him of being a rat – while prosecutors claimed he broke his bail conditions of $500,000 for drug offenses

The Silk City rapper was arrested on Monday, August 8, 2022 for allegedly violating the terms of his conditional release on drug charges when he allegedly threatened to kill someone and called them a “rat” over FaceTime had, according to the US Attorney’s Office.

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

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

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