After being sentenced to five years in prison, rapper Pooh Shiesty has announced new music on social media for “next week”.
Shiesty, real name Lontrell Williams, shared the news of new music on Instagram on Thursday to thank his supporters in “these tough times”. The post has over 89,000 likes and 2,000 comments. The music artist also has 3.4 million followers on Instagram.
“WISH I COULD COME TO YOUR HOUSE TODAY BUT THIS COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE,” read a screenshot of an email, “I WILL BE BACK SHORTER THAN YOU THINK!
Many supportive fans flood his comments section with “Free Pooh,” “Free You,” and “Free Shiesty.”
Shiesty will serve five years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to counting gun conspiracy in a plea deal. He was involved in an incident in Florida that resulted in the shooting of a man in October 2020.
“Listen, no one likes going to jail, but he was glad the judge listened to our argument and the judge took the argument well,” said the rapper’s defense attorney Bradford Cohen Rolling Stone. “He was happy with the result. We are happy with the court’s decision.”
Shiesty hails from Memphis, Tennessee and his rise to fame began in 2020. He was signed to Gucci Mane’s record label The New 1017 where he released his debut mixtape. Shabby season. It went very well on the billboard 200 chart and rose to third place.
Shiesty currently has over 6 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Some of his most popular songs are “Back In Blood” with Lil Durk with over 200 million streams, “SUVs (Black on Black)” with 88 million streams and “Neighbors” with BIG30 with 46 million streams.
“You never know what I’m going to say next. Everyone has their own path,” he said via his official website. “I just made the best of what I had. I’m unpredictable and unexpected.”
He’s in the running for the Top New Artist award at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, which air May 15.
He wrote in the caption of the Instagram post announcing the nomination: “I can only remember dreaming about it. Thank you to all my fans, supporters and loved ones…Da Biggest!!!”
Shiesty isn’t the only rapper getting in trouble with the law lately. A$AP Rocky – born Rakim Mayers – was arrested Wednesday in connection with a November 2021 shooting, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The rapper has since been released from prison after his bail was posted. The bail was $550,000.