At the beginning of the year, Pooh Shiesty entered a guilty plea deal on the count of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes. He was facing life in prison due to being apart of a federal robbery case and the hip hop artist entered the guilty plea. He was able to get his maximum sentence cut to about eight years, which was certainly a huge win for him and his legal team.

According to DJ Akademiks, Pooh Shiesty was officially sentenced today, and as it turns out, he will be going to jail for just over five years. The sentence is for 63 months, which is considerably less than the maximum of 96 which was on the table.

The 22-year-old Memphis rapper was indicted in June 2021 on four counts related to an October 2020 shooting at the Landon Hotel in Bay Harbor Islands, Fla. Prosecutors allege that Williams and two individuals ended up shooting a pair of individuals that they were meeting to purchase marijuana and sneakers from. Both shooting victims survived the incident.

Williams was first arrested in connection to the shooting in October 2020, though he was shortly released from custody. The rapper was arrested again in June 2021 in connection to a Memorial Day weekend shooting at a strip club in Miami-Dade county. The status of that separate case is currently unknown.

Rolling Stone has also reported the five year plus sentencing. “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,” defense lawyer Bradford Cohen tells Rolling Stone