Bryshere Gray, Known As Rapper Yazz The Greatest, Goes To Jail After Smothering His Wife
Bryshere Gray, 27, also known as Yazz the Greatest, is spending 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to strangling his wife until she lost consciousness.
Gray, known for his acting role in the series Empire and for his rapping career, was arrested in July 2020 after a woman claimed her husband had assaulted her in her “home for the last several hours,” according to a police report.
The woman who was accusing him of domestic violence went to a gas station and was then taken to a police station, where officers said she had several visible injuries on her body. She was then taken to a hospital to get medical care and was soon released.
Police said that Gray obstructed himself in his home throughout the night before his arrest.
The rapper was sentenced to 10 days in county jail and, as part of his plea agreement, he will be facing three years of probation during which he must test for alcohol and drugs and will be paying the victim restitution.
Gray must register in a domestic violence offender treatment program and is obligated to check in with his probation officer within three days of contact from law enforcement.
During his probation, Gray is not allowed to own a firearm and will be required to have written approval from the police in order to associate with people who have a criminal history.