After being sentenced to five years in prison, rapper Pooh Shiesty took to social media to announce new music coming “next week”.
Shiesty – legal name Lontrell Williams – shared the music news via Instagram on Thursday to thank his supporters during “these difficult times”. The post has over 89,000 likes and 2,000 comments. The musical artist also has 3.4 million followers on Instagram.
“I wish I could have come home today, but it could have been so much worse,” wrote in a screenshot of an email, “I’ll be back sooner than you think!
Many supportive fans flood her comments section with “Free Pooh”, “Free You”, and “Free Shiesty”.
Shiesty will be in jail for five years and three months after pleading guilty to a firearms conspiracy as part of a plea deal. He was involved in an incident in Florida that led to a man being shot dead in October 2020.
“Look, nobody’s happy to go to jail, but they were happy the judge listened to our argument, and the judge got the argument right,” the rapper’s defense attorney, Bradford Cohen, said. . rolling stone. “He was happy with the result. We are happy with the court’s decision.”
Shiesty hails from Memphis, Tennessee and his rise to fame began in 2020. He was signed to Gucci Mane’s label The New 1017 where he released his first mixtape, Shiesty Season. It worked very well on Billboard 200, climbing to third place.
Currently, Shiesty has over 6 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Some of his popular songs include “Back In Blood” with Lil Durk with over 200 million streams, “SUVs (Black on Black)” with 88 million streams, and “Neighbors” with BIG30 with 46 million streams.
“You never know what I’m going to say next. Everyone has their own path,” he said via his official website, “I just made the most of what I had. I’m unpredictable and unexpected.”
He’s up for Best New Artist at this year’s Billboard Music Awards which airs May 15.
He wrote in the caption of the Instagram post announcing the nomination, “I only remember dreaming shit like this. Thank you to all my fans, supporters and loved ones…Da Biggest!!!”
Shiesty isn’t the only rapper to get in trouble with the law lately. A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a November 2021 shooting, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The rapper has since been released from jail after posting bail. Bail was $550,000.