Max B's 75-Year Prison Sentence Shortened After Plea Deal

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Despite a 75-year prison sentence handed down in 2009 for a deadly armed robbery, Wiz Khalifa tweeted Friday (Sept. 16) that rapper Max B will get out of jail early after his sentence was shortened. Max's publicist confirmed the news in a press release.

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The Harlem-based rapper (real name: Charly Wingate) was sentenced alongside stepbrother Kelvin Leerdam, who received a life term plus 35 years after jurors found that he fatally shot one of the victims.

Max B is coming home. Sentence got shortened. Looks like the Gang will be working wit the Wave.

- Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 16, 2016

French Montana further shed light on the situation, saying in an Instagram post that Max could be home in as little as two years.

 

I had dream about this -- I told my bro this when he lost hope ❗️can't wait for you to get home ❗️trust me when I tell you God is the greatest ❗️------------ #bossdon #cokewave

A photo posted by French Montana (@frenchmontana) on Sep 16, 2016 at 2:19pm PDT

 

Max B's publicist issued a press release stating that the rapper had entered a plea deal for the sole charge of aggravated manslaughter, while all his original charges on his 12-count indictment, including first-degree murder and first-degree robbery, will be dropped. No definitive release date has yet been set.

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"This proceeding was not a question of my guilt or innocence, but about the bad advice, poor judgment, and overall ineffectiveness of my trial attorney," Max said in a statement.

Max, 38 -- who was signed to Jim Jones' Byrd Gang label back in 2006 -- has stayed in the public eye behind bars, even releasing the song "Silver Surfer," featuring Khalifa, Joe Young and Alpac, on SoundCloud in February. The song followed a brief Twitter beef between Khalifa and Kanye West in January, when 'Ye indicated that he would name his next album (eventually titled The Life of Pablo) Waves. "Max B is the wavy one," Wiz tweeted at the time. "He created the wave. There is no wave without him."