In October 2021, rapper Fetty Wap, known for his song “Trap Queen,” was arrested for participating in a large-scale drug smuggling operation in New York.
In 2022, he pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges, and he has now been sentenced to six years in prison for his crimes.
Instead of going to trial, Fetty Wap’s legal team advised him to engage in discussions with prosecutors to reach a plea deal.
Initially, the extent of his involvement was uncertain, but his charges carried a mandatory minimum sentence of five years.
His lawyers attempted to present a more sympathetic perspective, arguing that his participation was driven by his financial struggles and the desire to support others.
The rapper’s sentencing of six years can be seen as a middle ground between the mandatory minimum of five years and the prosecution’s request for a sentence of seven years and three months.