From rapping about selling drugs to actually doing it
Over the past few years, the rapper has become known for releasing a stream of singles and mixtapes. He was a part of a Long Island-based drug ring. FBI agents arrested him at Citi Field just before he was set to perform at the Rolling Loud music festival.
The rapper Fetty Wap has made headlines again. This time the rapper pleaded guilty in federal court. He pleads guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams plus of cocaine, according to the prosecutor’s office. Attorneys for Fett Wap are requesting an expedited sentencing date, no date has been set as of Monday. He was arraigned on charges of conspiring to distribute and possess narcotics.
Prosecutor, Christopher Cafforone, told Judge Locke that in his first half of 2020, Fetty Wap, conspired in Suffolk County to distribute “well in access” of 500 grams of cocaine in his home state of New Jersey.
Within minutes of that the rapper, whose legal name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, plea guilty to the charge. His statement was, “I agreed with other people to distribute cocaine,” he told Judge Locke, “I knew the conduct was illegal.”
Things turned for the worse when the $500,000 bail was revoked after prosecutors said he brandished a gun during a video call in which he threatened a man.
The charges could carry a maximum prison term if 40 years and mandatory minimum of five years. Maxwell waived his right to appeal as long as he was sentenced to 10 years and one month or less.
Two co-defendants had previously pleaded guilty as well. Robert Leonardo and Anthony Cyntje pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances, with Cyntje also having firearm charges.