YFN Lucci Sentenced to 10 Months
In a surprising turn of events, YFN Lucci, the renowned rapper born Rayshawn Bennett, has pleaded guilty to a
In a surprising turn of events, YFN Lucci, the renowned rapper born Rayshawn Bennett, has pleaded guilty to a gang-related charge in a recent plea deal. This marks a significant development after spending nearly three years entangled in legal battles, facing charges of murder, gang, and racketeering.
The plea deal, a strategic move by Lucci’s legal team, led to the dropping of 12 out of the 13 counts against him, including the serious felony murder charge, which carries a life sentence. The charges were related to the 2020 shooting death of rival gang member James Adams in Atlanta. Lucci has now accepted one gang-related count, bringing some resolution to the prolonged legal saga.
Under the terms of the deal, YFN Lucci will serve a 10-year sentence behind bars and an additional 10 years on probation. The rapper, known for hits like “Everyday We Lit,” had surrendered to authorities in January 2021 following a series of indictments targeting alleged Bloods gang members.
Lucci’s attorney, Drew Findling, emphasized the lengthy legal process, stating, “After three years of pretrial litigation, more than two weeks of jury selection, and three years of incarceration waiting for his jury trial, today, the prosecution finally relented and dismissed the murder and RICO charges against Rayshawn Bennett.”
As part of the guilty plea, Lucci will be credited for time served, making him eligible for parole after four months. This decision aligns with the prosecution’s agreement not to oppose his release later this year. In a heartfelt courtroom address, the 32-year-old rapper apologized to the victim’s family, expressing a desire to return to his children, family, and career.
As YFN Lucci navigates this legal chapter, the music industry watches closely, curious about the impact on his future endeavors. The plea deal raises questions about potential collaborations and the rapper’s ability to reclaim his position in the music scene post-incarceration. Only time will reveal the trajectory of YFN Lucci’s career after this unexpected legal twist.