Fetty Wap is now facing up to 40 years in prison.
On Monday, rapper Fetty Wap pled guilty to a federal narcotics charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of 40 years.
Two weeks after U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke revoked the $500,000 bond earlier given to Fetty Wap, 31, whose actual name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, he filed his plea in the Long Island courtroom of the Eastern District of New York. Maxwell was arrested on August 8 for breaking the terms of his parole after allegedly making a death threat on FaceTime while displaying a firearm.
Maxwell, best known for his Grammy-nominated debut single “Trap Queen,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2015, was one of six defendants charged in a federal indictment unsealed in October with trafficking more than 100 kilograms of narcotics, including cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl, that they allegedly obtained on the West Coast. Maxwell is still being held after his most recent arrest. He is facing 7 to 9 years in prison if convicted of these charges.
Two other individuals included in the indictment with Maxwell have pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled drugs. At least one of them admitted to employing weapons in the course of drug dealing. Maxwell, who had insisted on his innocence up until this point, entered a guilty plea to the first count. After his first arrest in October, Maxwell did not make it to New York’s Rolling Loud music event. After his most recent arrest in November and subsequent release on a $500,000 bail, he remained active on social media.