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This post contains hard news that may be triggering to some who believe "rappers" should not be held accountable for their crimes.
 
New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap pleaded guilty to federal drug charges after his bail was revoked in New York this month.

Fetty was arrested after he threatened to kill a man on FaceTime.

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Fetty Wap pled guilty Monday to conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams of cocaine. If convicted, the charge carries a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison.

The rapper, real name Willie Maxwell II, told Judge Steven I. Locke that he conspired with others to distribute cocaine while he was on tour in 2021.

"I agreed with other people to distribute cocaine," he said.

The aspiring drug kingpin was arrested on Oct. 28, 2021 ahead of his performance at the Rolling Loud Music Festival in New York.

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A search of his tour bus turned up a large quantity of drugs and $1.5 million in cash.
 
RELATED: Rapper Fetty Wap Arrested On Federal Drug Charges in NY
 
Fetty's attorney, Elizabeth Macedonio, made it clear that her client was not cooperating with federal authorities (i.e., snitching).

"He's not cooperating. I want that to be very, very clear," she told reporters gathered in the hallway of the courthouse. She said his guilty plea was "standard".

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The one-eyed rapper seemed happy in court. He smiled and exchanged words with family and friends in the courtroom.

"I love you," Fetty Wap told them before being escorted out by US Marshals.

Fetty is the latest rapper to be arrested in state and federal drug stings and RICO indictments.

The indictment referred to Fetty as a "kingpin" and the feds say rappers like Fetty are leaders of organized crime enterprises that commit murders and distribute drugs throughout the United States.

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New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap is back behind bars after his bail was revoked for threatening to kill a man on FaceTime.

The aspiring drug kingpin was arrested on Oct. 28, 2021 ahead of his performance at the Rolling Loud Music Festival in New York. A search of his tour bus turned up a large quantity of drugs and $1.5 million cash.
 
RELATED: Rapper Fetty Wap Arrested On Federal Drug Charges in NY
 
Fetty and five other individuals, including a corrections officer, were charged with "conspiring to distribute and possess controlled substances" including cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.

The indictment referred to Fetty as a "kingpin".

He was eventually released on $500,000 secured bond in November 2021. The 30-year-old rapper was ordered to wear an ankle monitor and report to a parole officer for random drug tests.

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For a while no one heard from Fetty. He seemed to be complying with the terms of his release and staying out of trouble.
 
READ ALSO: Fetty Wap’s Baby Mama, Lezhae, Explains Why She Doesn’t Seek Child Support
 
Then, on Monday, he was arrested for violating conditions of his pre-trial release after he allegedly waved a firearm in the air on FaceTime and threatened to kill a man whom he repeatedly referred to as a "rat", authorities said.

The FaceTime video was initially recorded in December. It shows Fetty waving a gun menacingly, and telling the unnamed man that he would "kill you and everybody you with," according to an affidavit seeking to revoke his bail.

It isn't clear why it took authorities 8 months to act on the alleged threat.

Fetty Wap is best known for his hit single "Trap Queen". The prolific breeder has fathered 7 children with 6 baby mamas. He reportedly houses some of them in 14 apartment buildings he owns.
 

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The show must go on. Singer Teyana Taylor isn't letting her husband's recent drug arrest stop her from going out on tour.

Iman Shumpert, 32, was arrested at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport after TSA agents discovered a large plastic bag containing 6.12 ounces of marijuana in his backpack on Saturday.

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According to the DFW police report, Shumpert asked if there was any way he could fly to L.A. to pick up his daughter.

The NBA free agent was told no, arrested and transported to a nearby jail.

Shumpert and Taylor share two daughters, 6-year-old Iman Shumpert Jr.. and Rue Rose, 2.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Taylor, 31, promoted the L.A. stop of her "Last Rose Petal Tour" by sharing rehearsal pictures on Instagram. In one photo, she is holding Rue Rose, while her eldest, Junie, is seen laying on the stage.

Taylor rocked a tour jumpsuit which read, "The Last Rose Motel" on the back.

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She captioned the photo gallery: "FIRST STOP: LA BABY!! It's almost show time in a few hours WOW!! It's really all hitting me... That this is officially the beginning of the final chapter for 'The Last Rose Petal Tour' saga."

Taylor seemed to hint that her marriage to Shumpert may be over.

"This final leg of #TLRP TOUR will be the most emotional for me as the petals completely fall. I know all the love in the room will push me thru tho. I love you all so much & appreciate you for taking this joy ride with me.... But just remember, when one door closes, we have another one that opens. See you soon."

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Former NBA player Iman Shumpert asked police if he could catch his flight to L.A. before he was taken into custody at Dallas Fort Worth Airport on Saturday.

Shumpert, 32, was charged with possession of 6.12 ounces of weed. Marijuana possession is illegal in Texas.

According to the DFW Airport police report, the drugs were found in Shumpert's backpack at a TSA checkpoint at about 3:40 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

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The former Brooklyn Nets guard asked police "if there was any way he could make his flight" to Los Angeles to pick up his daughter.

Shumpert was told no, and he was arrested for felony possession of marijuana and taken to the airport jail.

The police report also says Shumpert had a Glock magazine with 14 rounds in his backpack but no gun.

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Shumpert and his wife Teyana Taylor, 31, share two daughters, 6-year-old Iman Shumpert Jr. and Rue Rose, 2.

Shumpert is an NBA free agent. He won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

In 2021, he became the first NBA player to win "Dancing with the Stars."

Shumpert plays Rob Lafayette in The Chi Season 5.

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A Russian judge sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison on Thursday. Griner pleaded guilty last month to smuggling cannabis oil in vape pens into Russia.

Griner's attorneys asked for leniency, but the judge agreed with the prosecution's recommendation for a sentence of 9.5 years.

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Judge Anna Sotnikova reduced the sentence by 6 months for time served, since Griner has been in custody since her arrest in February.

Griner stared blankly at the judge when her sentence was translated into English.

Griner, 31, previously said she was rushing to pack and didn't realize the vape pens were in her luggage.

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The Biden administration has not responded to Griner's quick sentencing. Her trial, which began in June, was expected to last 6 months.

The Biden administration had offered to swap Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan who was arrested in 2018 and charged with spying for the US.

But former President Donald Trump objected to the prisoner swap. Trump called Griner "spoiled", and he said she should remain in Russia if a prisoner exchange meant endangering American lives.

Griner will be transferred from the detention center to a woman's prison to begin serving her sentence.

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Former NBA star Iman Shumpert was arrested at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Saturday, July 30, and charged with felony possession of marijuana.

Shumpert, 32, was arrested on felony drug charges after officers discovered a clear plastic bag containing a "sizeable" amount of marijuana in his backpack.

DFW Airport Police determined the weed weighed 6.12 ounces, according to TMZ Sports.

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Shumpert, who is married to R&B singer Teyana Taylor, 31, was handcuffed and transported to a nearby jail "without incident," according to TMZ Sports.

Marijuana is not legal in Texas for medical or recreational use.

Possession of over one ounce of weed in Texas is interpreted as "intent to distribute" marijuana or trafficking.

Cops also discovered a Glock magazine and fourteen 9mm rounds in Shumpert's backpack but no gun. The charge is classified as a "State Jail Felony." If convicted, Shumpert faces up to 2 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

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The former Cavaliers and Knicks guard is currently an NBA free agent.

Shumpert and Taylor were married in 2016. They share two daughters, 6-year-old Iman Shumpert Jr. and Rue Rose, 2.

Shumpert won Season 30 of "Dancing With The Stars."

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Fort Lauderdale police released video footage of Kodak Black's traffic stop and arrest on July 15.

The over 2 hour footage taken from several cameras inside a police cruiser show a shirtless Kodak Black stepping out of his Dodge Durango SUV and speaking with several officers.

Black told the cops he was in Detroit for 3 weeks and he welcomed a newborn daughter that weekend.

Police said he was pulled over for driving with an expired tag and dark window tint. His driver license was also suspended.

One officer said he smelled weed inside the vehicle and that gave him probably cause to search inside.

"My sh-t ain't smell like weed. I don't smoke weed. I ain't smoke nothing, you feel me? He didn't smell marijuana."

Police searched the car and found 31 oxycodone pills and $74,960 cash.

"I have a prescription for it. It's not in the car but I have a prescription," Black said.

Black grew increasingly frustrated as police on the scene waited for a supervisor to arrive to decide what to do with the money.

Police allowed Black's mother to speak to him, and she broke down in tears.

"You know better," she told her son. She reminded him that he has two babies to take care of. "Chill, mom, chill," he told her.

"If you not out [of jail] today I'm gonna kill myself, I swear to God!" she cried.

Black slumped his shoulders and looked defeated as his mother wailed.

Black posted bond later that day. A week later, he accused police of racial profiling him and threatened to sue.

A magistrate judge placed him on house arrest and ordered him to pay a $225,000 surety bond, submit to random drug testing, wear a GPS ankle monitor and get permission to perform in concert.

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Former President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. should not swap detained WNBA star Brittney Griner for a Russian arms dealer.

Trump made the statement during an interview on the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. He insinuated that he would not swap "spoiled" Griner for the "Merchant of Death" Viktor Bout because it "doesn't seem like a very good trade."

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Griner was detained at a Moscow airport on February 17 after officials discovered vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage. She pled guilty in July.

"She knew you don't go in there loaded up with drugs, and she admitted it," Trump said. "I assume she admitted it without too much force because it is what it is, and it certainly doesn't seem like a very good trade, does it? He's absolutely one of the worst in the world, and he's gonna be given his freedom because a potentially spoiled person goes into Russia loaded up with drugs."

Viktor Bout was accused of conspiracy to kill Americans. He was convicted in New York in 2012 and sentenced to 25 years in a federal prison.

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Trump continued: "She went in there loaded up with drugs into a hostile territory where they're very vigilant about drugs. They don't like drugs. And she got caught. And now we're supposed to get her out — and she makes, you know, a lot of money, I guess. We're supposed to get her out for an absolute killer and one of the biggest arms dealers in the world. Killed many Americans. Killed many people."

In 2017, Trump asked China's president to help UCLA men's basketball player LiAngelo Ball and two other players who were caught stealing from a Louis Vuitton store.

After they returned to the US, the three athletes held a press conference where Ball thanked Trump for his help.
 

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Kodak Black was placed on house arrest after he was pulled over in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for driving with an expired tag and dark window tinting on Saturday.

A search of his bulletproof Dodge Durango SUV turned up 31 white tablets of oxycodone and more than $75,000 in cash.

He bonded out of jail on Saturday, and his attorney claimed the pills were prescribed for him.
 
RELATED: Kodak Black's Attorney Claims Pills Were Prescribed for Him
 
First reported by VladTV on Thursday (July 21), XXL obtained court documents that show magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman revoked Kodak Black's supervised release and placed him on house arrest on Wednesday (July 20). Kodak appeared in court via video teleconference and paid a $250,000 personal surety bond.

According to XXL, Black must request permission from his probation officer to perform in concert or record in a studio, and he will be required to undergo random drug testing.

Black could find himself back behind bars if he fails his drug test or violates his home detention.

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The 25-year-old "Super Gremlin" rapper, who was born Dieuson Octave, was placed on house arrest after he took to Twitter and accused the arresting officer of targeting him.

The rapper mocked the officer, calling him "Officer Pinky D***."

"How tf you send a ni**a to jail for my own medication?" Black tweeted. "Then tarnish my character like im trafficking oxycontin ??? But im posta sit here and dont talk about it? [sic]"

"They want a ni**a sad, depressed, suffering!" he wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "Nobody cares bout all da good you do! Just wanna catch you slipping so they can get credit for sending you to prison! [sic]"

He continued: "Can't nobody sit up here and lie & say they ain't been noticing the change and the progress I've been making!! They wanna remind people of my past instead of encouraging me to keep at this pace I've been going!"

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Rapper Drake seemed to confirm reports that he was detained in Sweden on a drug charge. Drake's team denied the rumors on social media over the weekend.

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However, Drake took to Instagram and appeared to confirm the drama.

Drake shared a photo of a handout detailing his rights as a detainee in the European country.

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"Information for Those Suspected of a Crime and Subsequently Detained," the handout stated under the word "Polisen," which means "police" in Swedish.

The document went on to outline a detainee's rights if suspected of a crime.

"What is going to happen? An interrogation will be held with you as soon as possible," the document read.

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Rumors spread on social media over the weekend that Drake was arrested in Sweden, where drug crimes means stiff prison time or fines.

Via Page Six -- "Last week, rumors swirled that the Grammy winner had been arrested on marijuana-related charges while partying in a Swedish club after arriving in the country on his private jet dubbed Air Drake. The speculation even caused the hashtag #FreeDrake to trend on Twitter.

But his team told the Hollywood Reporter that Drake was not arrested and that he was in his hotel in Stockholm. They did not, however, deny that he was detained."

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Rapper Kodak Black was released from a South Florida jail after posting bond on Saturday afternoon. The 25-year-old rapper was arrested Friday on drug charges.

According to reports, state troopers pulled over Kodak's bulletproof Dodge Durango in Ft. Lauderdale for an expired tag and illegal window tint on Friday.

Officers smelled marijuana when Black opened the car window. A search of the vehicle turned up 31 oxycodone pills and $74,960 in cash, according to the NY Post.

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The Pompano Beach, Florida native was seen leaving the Broward County Jail with his bowlegged bodyguard on Saturday afternoon. The pair were trailed by two videographers.

Black's attorney Bradford Cohen tweeted that his client would be vindicated in court.

"Never Judge (sic) a case based on an arrest," Cohen tweeted on Saturday morning.

"There are always additional facts and circumstances that give rise to a defense, especially in this case. We will get him a bond today and move forward with resolving the matter quickly."

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Kodak was one of three people shot at The Nice Guy lounge in west Hollywood in February. He is pictured with rapper Gunna moments before the shooting. Black fled the scene, but he called police a short while later to say he had been shot.

Gunna is currently in an Atlanta jail awaiting trial on a RICO racketeering charge.

Kodak, born Dieuson Octave, has a lengthy criminal history that includes multiple arrests on drug possession and weapons charges.

He was sentenced to four years in prison for weapons possession in 2019. His sentence was commuted by former President Donald Trump in 2021.

Last month, Black said happy birthday to Trump while wearing a $10,000 gold pendant that depicted the former president wearing a MAGA hat and smoking a blunt.

"Happy Z Day #DT I Love You N***a," he captioned an Instagram post.

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On April 28, 2021, Kodak accepted a plea deal in a rape case involving a teenage girl in 2016. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree assault and battery, and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

In addition to "Super Gremlin," Kodak is best known for his single "Zeze" (featuring Travis Scott and Offset), which peaked at number 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
 

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An attorney for WNBA star Brittney Griner said she had a doctor's letter recommending medical cannabis (marijuana extract) for pain.

Griner, 31, was all smiles inside a defendants' cage where she visited with her attorneys during a hearing at the Khimki Courthouse outside Moscow on Friday.

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The defense produced a letter from a doctor recommending she use medical cannabis for pain.

"Among the medical documents is a doctor's appointment for the substance that Brittney Griner inadvertently left among her belongings when crossing the border," said attorney Maria Blagovolin.

"The attending physician gave Brittney recommendations for the use of medical cannabis. The permission was issued on behalf of the Arizona Department of Health."

The defense also submitted drug tests the Phoenix Mercury All-Star center underwent before she traveled to Russia which didn't detect any illegal substances in her system.

Griner was arrested in mid-February after Moscow airport officials discovered vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

Griner's trial has been adjourned for 11 days as the defense requested more time to prepare, NBC News reported.

She recently pleaded guilty to drug smuggling and could face a 10-year prison sentence if convicted.

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Brittney Griner plead guilty on Thursday to carrying cannabis oil into Russia in her luggage in February.

Griner, 31, plead guilty during day 2 of her trial in Khimki, outside Moscow on Thursday, July 7.

"I'd like to plead guilty, your honor. But there was no intent. I didn't want to break the law," Griner said, according to Reuters.

She said she packed her luggage quickly and didn't realize the drugs were in her bag.

"I'd like to give my testimony later. I need time to prepare," she added. Her statement was translated into Russian for the court.

Griner's trial is expected to last several weeks or months, according to reports.

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The two-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion wore a red t-shirt with the word "Crenshaw" on the front and red jogging pants to court.

She was detained at Moscow airport in February on charges of carrying vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage. If convicted, the charge could carry a 10-year prison sentence.

Griner wrote a letter to the Biden administration pleading for help. The letter was delivered to the US President on Monday, July 4.

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Joe Biden spoke to Griner's significant other, Cherelle Griner, on the phone, and assured her that he is working to win her release as soon as possible.

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Fans and players in the WNBA and NBA show support for the political prisoner at every game.

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Her initials "BG" are painted on WNBA and NBA home courts, and players, such as Phoenix Mercury teammate Diana Taurasi and Celtics star Jaylen Brown, wear t-shirts with her name and initials printed on them.

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A State Department spokesman said a U.S. embassy official met with WNBA center Brittney Griner who is being held in a Russian jail on a drug charge.

State Department spokesman Ned Price told CNN Griner is in "good condition."

Price said that officials wanted to make sure Griner is "treated fairly" as her case winds through the Russian legal system.

Griner, 31, was arrested on February 17 at a Moscow airport after a search of her luggage turned up vape cartridges containing weed oil.

A judge recently extended Griner's pretrial detainment until her next hearing on May 19.
 
Brittney Griner Breaks Down and Cries in ESPN Interview (Video)
 
The judge denied Griner's request to be released on house arrest. Griner has a residence in Russia where she plays winter ball during the WNBA off season.

Under Russian law, prosecutors have 18 months before they have to bring Griner to trial.

She is reportedly sharing a jail cell with two English speaking Russian inmates who help her communicate with jailers and order books.

Griner communicates with her family through her Russian lawyers.

She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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WNBA star Brittney Griner was seen for the first time since her arrest for allegedly smuggling cannabis oil into Russia. The Phoenix Mercury center was seen in a video clip entering a Moscow courtroom on Thursday, March 17.

In the video, posted on Twitter by Russian outlet Mash, Griner, 31, is escorted by 2 female guards. She is handcuffed to one of the guards.

According to Mash, Griner pleaded not guilty, and her detainment was extended until May 19.

According to Mash, Griner's only complaint was that the bed in her jail cell was too short for her 6'9" frame.

"The beds in the cell are clearly designed for a shorter person," activist Ekaterina Kalugina, told Mash on Thursday.

Kalugina, a member of a human rights watchdog group with access to Russian prisons, made the statement after allegedly visiting the facility where Griner is being held.

Kalugina shared more details about Griner's detention with Russian state news agency TASS. She said Griner has accepted her detainment and she is sharing her cell with two other women with no prior convictions. "They speak English and help Griner communicate with the prison administration," Kalugina said.

She said the unnamed facility where Griner is detained accepts visits from diplomats, and she is surprised that the U.S. consul has not made arrangements to visit Griner.

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Griner was arrested on February 17 after customs officials searched her luggage and found multiple vape cartridges containing hash or cannabis concentrate oil. Unlike CBD oil, cannabis oil contains THC, which causes a high that can last 2 to 10 hours.

The WNBA star's family, team officials, and U.S. government officials kept her arrest a secret for 3 weeks until the Russian Customs Service reported her arrest earlier this month.

Griner earns $1.5 million a year playing for a Russian women's basketball team during the WNBA's off season. Her Russian salary is 6 times her salary from the WNBA, and Russian winter basketball is considered her full-time job for the past 7 seasons.

Griner faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.