Memphis rapper Pooh Shiesty was sentenced to five years and three months in prison for his Florida gun conspiracy conviction stemming from a confrontation outside a hotel in October 2020. Rolling Stone reports:

The 22-year-old Memphis native, born Lontrell Williams, was “happy” with the decision from U.S. District Judge Kevin Michael Moore in Miami Federal Court considering he had reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors that allowed for a sentence of up to eight years and one month in prison, his lawyer said.

“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, referring to the rapper. “We’re happy with the decision of the court.”

The judge gave Williams credit for the year he’s already spent in custody. With credit for good behavior, Williams could be out in about three and a half more years.

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Pooh Shiesty released his album Shiesty Season in 2021, and released a new freestyle that was recorded over a prison phone at the tail-end of last year.

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