May 25, (THEWILL) – American rapper, Fetty Wap, best known for his 2015 single, ‘Trap Queen’, has been sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday, for drug trafficking.
The 31-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, pleaded guilty in August to a conspiracy drug charge, admitting to participating in a large-scale scheme trafficking of at least 500g or more of cocaine. The charge carries a minimum five-year prison sentence.
He was initially arrested in October 2021 and charged, along with five co-defendants, with conspiring to smuggle more than 100kg (220lbs) of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine from June 2019 through June 2020.
The rapper pleaded guilty to the top charge against him, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, pertaining only to cocaine. The plea deal protected him from a potential life sentence if convicted on all the charges he faced.
According to a report, prosecutors had argued for a longer term, claiming that the rapper used his fame to glamorize the drug trade while making millions from his music.