He will go behind bars. American rapper Fetty Wap, known for his hit "Trap Queen", was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for drug trafficking by a federal court near New York, announced the US justice.
His real name William Junior Maxwell II, he was arrested at the end of October 2021 by the federal police (FBI), at Citi Field, a baseball stadium in the borough of Queens in New York, where he was to perform at a festival. He pleaded guilty in August 2022 and was awaiting sentencing, which was handed down Wednesday by a judge in Central Islip, Long Island, federal court.
"An organization that distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin... »
The rapper was sentenced to six years in prison for distributing cocaine, as part of a larger trafficking for which five other people had been arrested, including a prison guard. According to the American justice, the rapper was part of "an organization that distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and crack across Long Island and New Jersey", between June 2019 and June 2020.
Born in Paterson, New Jersey neighboring New York, Fetty Wap rose to prominence with his hit "Trap Queen" in 2015, a love story and drug trafficking in which he sings and raps. With this song, he had climbed to second place on the Billboard Hot 100, a reference chart in the United States. Handicapped since childhood by glaucoma, which had caused him to lose the use of one eye, he had displayed his disability on the cover of his album entitled "Fetty Wap".