Rapper Pooh Shiesty Sentenced To 63 Months In Prison For Florida Shooting Dispute
Memphis rapper Pooh Shiesty, who gained prominence in 2020 for his single “Back In Blood” featuring Lil Durk, has been sentenced to slightly over five years in prison after entering a plea deal to drop three of the four charges he was facing related to a shooting in October 2020 at a Florida Hotel.
Pooh, whose legal name is Lontrell Donell Williams, was accused of shooting two victims, including one in the buttocks when he and his friends met to purchase marijuana and sneakers from them. It’s also claimed in their 2021 indictment announcement that the suspects “drove away from the scene, taking with them the sneakers and marijuana they had not paid for.” Both shooting victims survived.
Williams and his two friends who also may have engaged in the shooting were indicted months later in June of 2021. The rapper ended up pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violence and drug-trafficking crimes, lowering his maximum potential sentence from a total of 97 months.
Williams also briefly faced separate charges for the assault of a Miami strip club security guard in May 2021 while he was out on bond for the hotel shooting, but they have reportedly been dropped.
Pooh Shiesty has signed to Atlantic Records as well as Gucci Mane‘s record label 1017 Records. His debut commercial mixtape Shiesty Season peaked at #3 on the US Billboard 200 list and featured artists such as Gucci Mane, Lil Durk, Big30, 21 Savage and Tay Keith.