Baby Blue is going through a rough patch right now. Blue appears to be trapped in the legal system, and getting out of it will be tough.
The founding member of the R&B trio Pretty Ricky in the 2000s was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison for conspiracy to conduct wire fraud. In addition, he was forced to pay almost $2 million in forfeiture and reparations.
According to “Baller Alert,” Baby Blue ran into trouble with the authorities after fraudulently acquiring COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program loans. The South Florida rapper admits to falsifying paperwork and providing false information to secure a $426,717 PPP loan.
He then got another for $708,065 by using forged documents and false information. He claimed the loans were for the benefit of his businesses, Throwbackjersey.com LLC and Blue Star Records LLC.
According to the Department of Justice, Smith admitted to using the loans to live a high life. He spent the money on luxuries at sites like the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in South Florida. This includes the Ferrari that was confiscated from him when he was captured.
Furthermore, two of Baby Blue’s buddies pled guilty last week to masterminding a nationwide PPP scam. The “Grind with Me” singer paid James R. State and Phillip J. Augustin more than $250,000 for their help with the loan applications.
Blue, on the other hand, is suing the bowling facility where he was shot on April 18. He alleges that the firm who asked him to speak did not offer proper protection, which may have saved his life.
South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the legal documents reveal few details about the shooting. Baby Blue claims to have suffered “permanent and personal injury including significant scarring and loss of his ability to walk.”
A few days after the incident, the rapper took to social media to thank his supporters and share details of his injuries. Blue’s followers and well-wishers are rooting for him, and we hope he is able to resolve this legal issue as quickly as possible.