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Fetty Wap’s drug case sentencing date has been delayed until March, despite the New Jersey rapper initially being set to learn his fate on January 18.
The delay comes after Fetty Wap pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in connection to an interstate drug trafficking case back in August.
The “Trap Queen” rapper remains behind bars after having his $500,000 bond revoked in July. In documents obtained by AllHipHop, the delay was made by Judge Joanna Seybert, who issued a court order on Wednesday (January 4). His sentencing has been rescheduled for March 9.
Fetty was arrested on federal drug charges at New York’s Citi Field in October 2021 as he was gearing up to take the stage at New York’s Rolling Loud Festival.
He was accused of running an extensive drug ring out of Long Island, allegedly helping traffic over 100 kilograms of opioids, crack and cocaine over from the West Coast to be distributed in Long Island.
After his arrest, the FBI recovered 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl pills, two 9mm handguns, a rifle, a .45 caliber pistol, a .40 caliber pistol, ammunition and $1.5 million in cash.
Fetty’s guilty plea comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years.
The 31-year-old issued a statement to his fans back in October and said he was in high spirits, despite his looming prison sentence.
“I just want to thank all the fans, you feel me? All the fans showing me love, sending all the reels and the stories and everything and all the tags, photos and everything like that, ya heard?” he said in a video shared online.
“You know, I got my head up always, you know what I’m saying? Like never bent, never fol. I love y’all, thank y’all for everything, you know what I’m saying?”
On the music side of things, Fetty Wap was still able to have a fairly productive year in 2022. His viral hit “Sweet Yamz” was not only popular on TikTok, but was crowned “Song of the Year” by none other than Snoop Dogg.
“Yo, this n-gga Fetty Wap got the Song of the Year right now,” Snoop said in an Instagram video while bumping the track in the studio. “This shit bangin’ like a muthafucka! I don’t know if it’s for Thanksgiving. Fetty Wap, you got one with this, nephew.”