Fetty Wap is going to jail.
At the height of his stardom, rapper Fetty Wap was convicted of drug dealing and given a six-year prison sentence.
The rapper, whose true name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, has been detained since his bail was revoked in August of last year after he allegedly threatened to kill a guy on Facetime and pointed a gun at him.
Between June 2019 and June 2020, Fetty is said to have conspired to possess and distribute more than 220 pounds, or 100 kilogrammes, of heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine throughout Long Island and New Jersey.
Federal prosecutors claim that Fetty, one of five people indicted in the investigation, directly distributed 25 kilogrammes of cocaine throughout the Garden State.
“I hurt my community, people who look up to me. My family and myself,” he said to the courtroom during sentencing. “I am truly sorry for any pain I caused.”
The rapper was given a six-year term, one year more than the minimum when he appeared before Judge Joanna Seybert on Wednesday at the federal court in Central Islip, New York.
In addition to his six-year term, the judge also sentenced Fetty to five years of post-release supervision.
While sentencing him, Judge Seybert said, “Despite your background and all you overcame, you threw it all away.”
Originally from Paterson, New Jersey, Fetty was first detained in October 2021 and accused of taking part in a heroin, fentanyl, and other narcotics smuggling operation.