Rapper Fetty Wap sentenced to 6 years in prison for drug trafficking
Fetty Wap is headed to prison on drug charges.
The rapper, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances and was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday.
Maxwell, 31, apologized to the judge in court, saying, “Me being selfish in my pride put me in this position today,” per the Associated Press. His lawyers argued that he had turned to selling drugs due to a financial strain that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, the outlet reported.
However, prosecutors argued for a longer sentence for the rapper in a letter to the judge obtained by The New York Times.
They alleged that he had used his fame and influence on “young people who admire” him to “glamorize the drug trade.”
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