Rapper Fetty Wap Faces 5 Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Drug Charge

LOS ANGELES - JUN 16: Fetty Wap arrives for the 2019 ARDYs on June 16, 2019 in Studio City, CA. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Fetty Wap will spend at least five years in federal prison after pleading guilty on Monday to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances.

The conspiracy drug charge comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years.

The “Trap Queen” rapper, real name Willie Junior Maxwell II, entered his plea at the federal courthouse in Central Islip on Long Island, according to the Associated Press.

Before accepting the plea deal, the 31-year-old performer faced life in prison if convicted.

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke revoked Maxwell’s $500,000 bail two weeks before the rapper entered his plea. He’s been in jail since then.

Maxwell was arrested in New York at the Rolling Loud music festival in October 2021. He was one of five people charged in connection with a national drug trafficking ring that moved narcotics from the West Coast to Long Island and New Jersey.

Prosecutors said the group used the U.S. Postal Service and cars with hidden compartments to distribute heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine between June 2019 and June 2020.

Two of Maxwell’s co-defendants have already pleaded guilty in the case.

Before the drug case, Maxwell had a string of previous arrests for assault, DUI and drag racing in New York City.

The New Jersey rapper gained fame in 2015, after his debut single “Trap Queen” climbed to No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.