Fetty Wap, the renowned whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, has received a six-year prison sentence. This is due to his involvement in running an expansive drug ring based in Long Island. This verdict comes after his bail was revoked last August due to allegations of firearm possession and making threats during a FaceTime call.
The artist pleaded guilty to the conspiracy of distributing 500 grams or more of cocaine. Prosecutors argued for a lengthier sentence, contending that Fetty had glamorized the drug trade through his music, amassing millions in the aftermath of the release of “Trap Queen” back in 2015.
During the sentencing, Breon Peace, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District, emphasized the necessity of sending a clear message to young admirers who might be tempted to engage in drug-related activities. Fetty Wap’s appearance before Judge Joanna Seybert at the federal court in Central Islip. N.Y., marked the day of his sentencing.
The arrest of Fetty Wap on federal drug charges occurred in October 2021 at New York’s Citi Field. It was just as he was preparing to perform at the Rolling Loud Festival. The allegations pointed towards his involvement in a substantial drug ring in Long Island, facilitating the transportation of over. 100 kilograms of opioids, crack, and cocaine from the West Coast for distribution purposes.
Following his arrest, the FBI seized 16 kilograms of cocaine. 2 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl pills, firearms including handguns and rifles, various ammunition, and a staggering $1.5 million in cash.
Despite the impending prison sentence, the 31-year-old rapper expressed gratitude to his fans and maintained an optimistic outlook. In a video shared online, he conveyed his appreciation for the support, showcasing resilience and unwavering determination.
On the musical front, Fetty Wap managed to have a moderately successful year in 2022. His viral sensation, “Sweet Yamz,” not only gained popularity on TikTok but also garnered the coveted title of “Song of the Year”. This was from the esteemed Snoop Dogg.