Rapper Pooh Shiesty will serve five years and three months in prison after accepting a plea deal earlier this year.
In January, the 1017 superstar pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence and drug trafficking. The case stems from an October 2020 Miami shooting where Shiesty was captured on camera shooting a man during a marijuana and sneaker transaction.
The 22-year-old and his team are pleased with the outcome of the case. He was initially facing life behind bars.
"Listen, nobody's happy to go to prison, but he was happy the judge listened to our argument, and the judge received the argument well. He was satisfied with the outcome," said Pooh Shiesty's lawyer Bradford Cohen.
Shiesty, who reached rap superiority with his 2021 hit, "Back In Blood," may not have to serve his entire sentence. The judge granted him time served after being incarcerated for a year. With good behavior and taking drug courses, he could be home within three and a half years. He released a statement via Instagram expressing his satisfaction with the sentence and thanking his fans for sticking by him.
"I wish I could be coming home to ya'll today but this could've been wayyy worse," he shared.
Hopefully, Pooh Shiesty will come home a better man and musician. While we wait on his highly anticipated return, let's enjoy the magic that is "Back In Blood" alongside Lil Durk.