AceShowbiz - Fetty Wap's name is trending on the Internet. The "Trap Queen" rapper has become a trending topic after pictures showing his life behind bars surfaced and went viral on social media.
The photos in question saw the 31-year-old hip-hop artist wearing a classic brown prison jumpsuit as he stood posted up on the concrete wall, alongside three of his fellow inmates. It was last reported that the "My Way" spitter was being held at a special housing unit at a Brooklyn federal jail.
However, Fetty's attorney Elizabeth Macedonio said she was "very concerned about his housing" and that he was subject to the "harshest of conditions." She also requested that the rapper, who faces minimum 5 years in jail, be transferred to another jail pending sentencing. Responding to the request, prosecutors said the decision to move him to another facility is ultimately up to the Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Fetty was one of six men charged with "conspiring to distribute and possess controlled substances" in October, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice. The "KEKE" spitter and the other men, including a New Jersey corrections officer, allegedly distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey from June 2019 to June 2020.
During his court hearing at the federal courthouse in Central Islip in Long Island last month, Fetty entered his plea to a single count of conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams of cocaine. "I agreed with other people to distribute cocaine," he told the judge.
During the hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke came to his decision after prosecutors said Fetty, born Willie Junior Maxwell II, threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call in 2021, violated the terms of his pretrial release in his drug case.
Fetty allegedly sent death threats to a man who called him "a rat" during a FaceTime video call last year. Responding to the allegations, Fetty's attorney, Elizabeth, said she believes her client was entrapped on the phone call.
"He was very manipulative in trying to get a rise out of Mr. Maxwell, to agitate him in a way no parent would have to face…the death of one's 4-year-old daughter is something no one should use as a ploy," Elizabeth told a judge. The judge said he was sympathetic to anyone who lost a child, but ordered the rapper detained because he was "clearly deploying a gun to threaten to kill someone."