Rapper Fetty Wap was denied bail during a virtual arraignment at a federal lockup in Central Islip, New York on Friday.
Wap was arrested Thursday, ahead of his performance at the Rolling Loud Music Festival New York. The "Trap Queen" rapper was taken into custody by FBI agents at the Citi Field stadium in Queens.
The New Jersey native was charged in a conspiracy to sell heroin, crack cocaine and fentanyl in California and the New York area.
He allegedly used private jets in his role as a trafficking "redistributor."
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The artist, born William Junior Maxwell II, was one of six men indicted by prosecutors in Brooklyn, the US justice department said in a statement on Friday.
Prosecutors claim Wap, along with five others, trafficked more than 100 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine from the west coast and sold the deadly drugs in New Jersey and Long Island, according to the New York Post.
One of his alleged associates, Anthony Cyntje, is a New Jersey corrections officer.
The 30-year-old father-of-7 was born with glaucoma in both eyes. Doctors were unable to save his left eye.
Wap faces life in prison if convicted.
Fetty Wap is in FBI custody following his arrest on federal drugs charges on Thursday afternoon.
The "Trap Queen" rapper was arrested by FBI agents on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Citi Field stadium in Queens, New York, a senior law enforcement source told the New York Post's Page Six.
The stadium is where the Rolling Loud New York Festival was taking place.
The FBI typically doesn't waste time on street level drug deals or recreational marijuana use. Federal drug busts usually involve massive quantities of drugs or drug trafficking.
Wap, real name Willie Junior Maxwell II, is expected to appear in federal court later on Friday, although no further details of his arrest were immediately available about the arrest.
The 30-year-old New Jersey native was arrested two years ago in Las Vegas for allegedly punching a car valet.
He was signed to 300 Entertainment in 2014. He is ranked No. 17 on Sandrarose.com's list of prolific breeders in hip-hop with 7 kids by 6 women.
His four-year-old daughter Lauren Maxwell died over the summer.
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Rapper 21 Savage is back behind bars following his arrest last night on new gun and drugs charges.
According to TMZ's sources at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Savage is facing possession of a schedule II controlled substance and a gun.
He was caught tossing a bottle of liquid with codeine out of his car before police pulled him over. A handgun was found inside the vehicle.
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The rapper turned himself in to federal authorities on Thursday, September 23.
His lawyer, Charles Kuck, tells TMZ:
"Last night's manufactured charges are yet another example of how our justice system, from ICE down to the local level, unjustly targets young black men who seek to exercise their rights. There is no legitimate basis for these charges nor for ICE's continued antics, and we will fight until Mr. Joseph is justly vindicated."
At the time of last night's arrest, Savage was out on bond while awaiting a deportation hearing in connection with his 2019 immigration battle.
The "Bank Account" rapper, born Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was previously arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers in Atlanta, Georgia in 2019 after the feds discovered his visa had expired and he was in America illegally.
Savage is best known for dating socialite Amber Rose, right.
A hearing on his immigration status has been set for November. 21 Savage is still in police custody.
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Rapper Pooh Shiesty is being held without bond in a Miami jail, charged with discharging a firearm in a Miami strip club.
Shiesty, born Lontrell Williams, Jr., surrendered to authorities following the shooting of a security guard at the King of Diamonds strip club on Memorial Day.
The guard survived the shooting. Secret Service agents were able to match the serial numbers of money dropped at the crime scene to numbers on money the rapper flashed on Instagram.
Williams turned himself in on June 8, and faces charges of aggravated battery and violent crime in connection with the shooting of the security guard.
A Miami-Dade judge ordered Williams held without bond. During the bond hearing, the rapper wore a suicide vest which is normally given to inmates who express suicidal thoughts.
The 21-year-old Memphis native is signed to Gucci Mane's 1017 Records and Atlantic Records. He is best known for his singles "Main Slime Remix" and "Shiesty Summer."
Federal agents arrested NBA Youngboy's older brother OG 3Three (left) who was hiding under a house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
A video circulating online shows officers with a K9 service dog dragging OG 3Three out from under the house where he was hiding.
OG's brother, NBA Youngboy is in federal custody, being held without bail for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. A judge recently denied Youngboy's second request for bail.
It is unclear if his brother was arrested on the same charges.
NBA OG 3Three's attorney allege that the rapper is being targeted by police and that his arrest came as a sting operation that police called "Never Free Again."
Both OG 3Three, 23, and NBA Youngboy, 21, are affiliated with a street gang.
NBA Youngboy, real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, has six sons and two daughters to support while he sits in jail awaiting trial.
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Rapper YFN Lucci will remain in the Fulton County (Atlanta) jail until his trial on murder and racketeering charges. A judge recently denied bond for Lucci who surrendered to police on May 10 on new gang-related RICO charges.
YFN Lucci was among dozens of Bloods gang members named in a 75-page, 106-count racketeering indictment in May.
Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, was previously charged in connection with a murder that occurred in Atlanta last year. He was arrested on January 13, 2021 after turning himself in to police and released on $500,000 bond.
However, Judge Thomas Cox revoked Lucci's bond and remanded him to jail after the prosecutor filed new RICO charges, accusing the rapper of being a gang banger.
"My client is, your honor, an incredibly successful artist that is very well known nationally and even internationally," Drew Findling, Lucci's attorney, told Judge Cox during Tuesday's bond hearing.
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Judge Cox was not impressed. "The defendant will remain in a no-bond status at this time. Additionally, this court revokes any bonds previously issued in this case," Cox said.
The prosecutor's office plans to use a music video that Lucci appeared in, in the racketeering case against him and 11 others.
"We think it sends a very strong message to the public that no matter who you are, you have to follow the law and the rules, and you will be evaluated the same," Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne.
Iyanna "Yaya" Mayweather reacted to the news that her baby daddy, NBA YoungBoy is in federal custody in Los Angeles.
Yaya is the mother of YoungBoy's youngest child. He has 7 children by various women, with an eighth baby rumored to be on the way.
The distraught single mom took to her Instagram Story to call for her baby daddy's freedom.
"My day has been ruined [sad face emoji, broken heart emoji]," wrote Yaya, the daughter of champion boxer Floyd Mayweather. In a follow-up post, she added, "#FREEKENTRELL."
The 21-year-old rapper, whose moniker means Never Broke Again YoungBoy, was taken into custody on Monday by the LAPD after they pulled over a vehicle he was in, TMZ reported. Cops unleashed a K9 officer to sniff him out when he fled on foot.
An unregistered firearm was recovered in the vehicle.
YoungBoy, real name Kentrell Gaulden, is now in the custody of the FBI, who recently formed a task force to lock up violent gang members masquerading as rappers.
Also on their list is Atlanta gangbanger YFN Lucci and Chicago gangbanger-turned-rapper Lil Durk, who currently resides in Atlanta.
YoungBoy has been arrested multiple times in the past -- mostly on drugs and firearms charges, as well as probation violations.
His most recent arrest was for drugs and weapons possession in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana in September.
Rapper NBA YoungBoy is in FBI custody tonight after LAPD cops pulled his vehicle over and then used a K9 cop to track his scent after he fled the vehicle on foot.
The 21-year-old Louisiana native, real name Kentrell Gaulden, was arrested Monday night on an outstanding warrant, TMZ reported.
LAPD and federal agents attempted to pull over a vehicle the troubled rapper was a passenger in, but the rapper bolted on foot. Police used a K9 officer to track his scent to his hiding place.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the cops set up a perimeter and used a K-9 to sniff YoungBoy out. The police dog didn't bite him -- but did locate him quickly.
Police executed a search warrant and located an unregistered firearm in the vehicle.
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Over the weekend, the father-of-7 went live on Instagram and appeared to cry out for help.
In the video he is seen smoking weed, playing new music, and behaving strangely. At one point he said he was lost and needed help.
Watch the video clip below.
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Rapper Silento is behind bars again after allegedly gunning down his cousin in a DeKalb County, Ga. neighborhood.
The 23-year-old, best known for his viral hit song, "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)," is charged with murder in connection with the death of his cousin, Frederick Rooks.
On Jan. 21, Rooks, 34, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the middle of a residential street in Panthersville, Georgia, about 7 miles southeast of Atlanta. Rooks was pronounced dead at the scene.
The rapper, real name Richard "Ricky" Lamar Hawk, was previously charged with attacking 2 people with a hatchet in September.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Silento had walked into a random home and tried to attack two people with a hatchet before they tackled him and disarmed him.
A friend arrived at the home and told the rapper he was in the wrong house. The two men fled before police arrived, but Silento was arrested about a block away from the home. He told police he was looking for his girlfriend.
Silento was out on bail a day after he was arrested in Santa Ana, CA., following an incident involving his girlfriend, according to ABC 7.
Silento trended on Twitter.com in September after gossip mongers claimed his girlfriend leaked a vulgar image of him online.
But the person in the image was identified as a 26-year-old p0rn star.
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Rapper YFN Lucci hopes an Atlanta judge will release him on bond because he has four hungry, underaged children to feed.
Lucci -- real name Rayshawn Bennett -- was arrested along with two other men and charged in the shooting death of an associate, 28-year-old James Adams, on Dec. 10.
Lucci went on the run for two weeks before turning himself in late Wednesday, Jan. 13. A judge denied his request for bail at a bond hearing on Jan. 14.
According to legal documents obtained by Hotnewhiphop.com, Lucci is asking the judge to set bond because he has "four underaged children whom he financially supports." He also said he provides a home and financial support for his mother in Fulton County, GA.
The 29-year-old rapper assured the judge that he is not a flight risk -- despite taking his time turning himself in.
If the judge denies his second request for bail he will likely stay in jail until his trial, which could be delayed for months.
The Covid-19 outbreak has been tough on rappers and other celebrities who rely on bookings and club appearances to make ends meet.