On Monday, Fetty Wap admitted in court to involvement in drug trafficking, which involved moving drugs from the West Coast to Long Island. The rapper is now threatened with imprisonment for at least five years.
Confession is said to have saved Fetty Wap from life imprisonment
Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, was arrested in October last year for possession and smuggling of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs. Now, Billboard reports, he pleaded guilty to the main charge, although his plea primarily related to possession and sale of cocaine. Such an act carries a minimum sentence of five years in the states, while federal guidelines for the conviction likely add an additional two years in prison. The confession was meant to save Fetty Wap from the life sentence he would have faced had he been found guilty on all charges.
Fetty Wap is awaiting sentencing
After the US rapper admitted in court that he was involved in the drug transport, he was returned to prison. Fetty Wap is now waiting there for his sentencing, the date of which has not yet been set. The 31-year-old has been in custody since his bail was lifted almost two weeks ago. The reason for the repeal: The “Trap Queen” rapper is said to have made a death threat to a man during a FaceTime call in 2021.
In addition to the New Jersey-born rapper, five other co-defendants were accused of possessing and selling more than 100kg of heroin, fentanyl and crack between June 2019 and June 2020. Two co-defendants have also pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.