Real name Willie Junior Maxwell, the rapper pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, a rep for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York confirmed to Rolling Stone.
The charge comes with a minimum mandatory sentence of five years and could be as much as 40 years.
Fetty Wap was first arrested in Queens, New York in October last year, just before his scheduled set Rolling Loud New York. He was one of six people charged, with prosecutors saying he “distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey” and referring to him as a “kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization.”
The scheme is alleged to have involved using the US Postal Service and cars with hidden compartments to move drugs from the West Coast to Long Island, prosecutors said.
The rapper was released on a $500,000 (£425,000) bond shortly after his arrest but was arrested again and had his bond revoked after threatening to kill someone during a FaceTime call in December last year.
“Imma kill you and everybody you with,” Wap reportedly said on the call, whilst waving a gun.
Fetty Wap first came to fame with his breakout hit ‘Trap Queen’ in 2015, which charted at Number 2 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
A sentencing date was not announced following his pleading guilty and he remains in custody as a consequence of having his bond revoked.