American rapper Willie Junior Maxwell II popularly known as Fetty Wap has been sentenced to six years in prison after he pled guilty to a drug trafficking scheme.

The 'Trap Queen' hitmaker was sentenced to six years in federal prison on Wednesday for trafficking narcotics across the country.

The 31 year old had been in custody since his bail was revoked in August after he allegedly threatened to kill someone and brandished a firearm during a FaceTime call. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Prosecutors had argued for a longer term, saying that he had used his fame to “glamorize the drug trade” while making millions from his music.

His lawyer, Elizabeth Macedonio, argued that Mr. Maxwell had been supporting many relatives and children and that he had needed money to sustain them once the pandemic ended live entertainment. Mr. Maxwell himself apologized to the communities and families of drug users he hurt.