CENTRAL ISLIP, NY — Rapper Fetty Wap pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances.
The artist, whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, now faces a five-year minimum sentence.
A New York judge did not immediately set a sentencing date.
Fetty Wap has not applied for release and remains in custody.
His previous bond was revoked earlier this month after he allegedly displayed a gun and threatened to kill someone during a FaceTime call in December, federal prosecutors said.
The 30-year-old rapper was charged last September with conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl on Long Island.
He was released on $500,000 bail at the time, but was arrested again after allegedly violating the terms of the FaceTime call, in which prosecutors said he threatened to kill the person on the other end of the phone . This person was identified in court records as “John Doe.”
“According to John Doe, the FaceTime call took place on December 11, 2021,” said an affidavit from FBI Special Agent Derek Wonderland. “And in the call, the defendant possessed a gun, threatened to kill him, and called one person a ‘rat,’ despite doing so in direct violation of both state law and the terms of his release.”
The FBI obtained video footage of the FaceTime call, which showed Fetty Wap “holding a gun and pointing it at John Doe,” according to the affidavit.
“The defendant then says to John Doe, ‘I will kill you and everyone you are with,’ which he then repeats again,” the affidavit reads. “The defendant then continues to threaten John Doe and says, ‘I’m going to kill you,’ a threat he repeats multiple times throughout the video call.”
Maxwell and five co-defendants were charged with conspiring to possess and distribute more than 220 pounds of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine between June 2019 and June 2020.
The scheme allegedly involved using the US Postal Service and cars with hidden compartments to transport drugs from the West Coast to Long Island, where they were stored for distribution to Long Island and New Jersey dealers, prosecutors said.
Maxwell rose to prominence after his debut single “Trap Queen” reached #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2015.
He had other troubles with the law, including an arrest in Las Vegas in 2019 for allegedly assaulting three employees at a hotel-casino. He was previously arrested in November 2017 and charged with drunk driving after police said he was drag racing on a New York City freeway.
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