Fetty Wap is living somewhat of a double life. Just hours after he released a new song and video for “First Day Out,” the rapper appeared at a court hearing by telephone. The hearing was regarding the federal drug case against Fetty.
According to Rolling Stone, he agreed to delay the case for two months amid “plea negotiations.” Whether this means Fetty Wap plans to withdraw his not guilty plea and accept a deal is not known at this time. He’s facing charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute over 100 kilograms of drugs including heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl.
Fetty, real name Willie Junior Maxwell II, was arrested by the FBI in October. He was scheduled to perform at Rolling Loud New York at the time of the apprehension. He was released on a $500,000 secured bond on November 5 after nine days in jail.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew P. Wenzel discussed the circumstances of the delay. He said plea discussions will continue while the delay allows the defendants to review discovery in the case. The delay will last until February 2.
“We are starting plea discussions. I think we’re all in agreement that a consent adjournment would be appropriate until February 2 for us to continue plea discussions and for the defendants to review discovery.”
Fetty Wap and his co-defendants allegedly bought the drugs on the west coast before transporting them back to the Eastern seaboard. Fetty is said to have been a small-time distributor in the ring. Co-defendent Anthony Cyntje, who was a corrections officer at the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, then transported large amounts from Long Island to New Jersey. Fetty could face up to life imprisonment for the crime if he is convicted.
Should Fetty Wap take a plea deal in his drug trafficking case? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!