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Rapper Mally Mall was sentenced to nearly three years behind bars after pleading guilty to running an illegal prostitution ring in Nevada.

The Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood star, who pleaded guilty in October 2019, will serve 33 months behind bars for running the prostitution business over 12 years - from April 2002 to September 2014.

Mall, real name Jamal Rashid, was originally set to be sentenced in January 2000, but the Covid outbreak delayed his sentencing.

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Rashid is pictured with LHHH cast member Nikki Mudarris in a photo dated Feb. 21, 2015.

Federal prosecutors in Nevada say the 44-year-old rap producer owned several prostitution rings disguised as escort services in Clark County.

He used paid websites "to advertise the victims for prostitution purposes," the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada said in a statement.

Prosecutors say he manipulated and "exploited hundreds of female victims, imposing rules and threatening them so that they would prostitute for him".

Rashid also "encouraged victims to get tattoos of him to demonstrate their loyalty, and led many of them to believe he would advance their careers in show business", prosecutors said.