After being sentenced to 75 years in a New Jersey state prison, producer Max B is once again reportedly coming home.
The New York City born and raised rapper, born Charly Wingate, was convicted for his connection to a botched robbery turned homicide that occurred in Fort Lee, New Jersey. According to reports, it was allegedly involving his “on-again off-again girlfriend” Gina Conway and step-brother Kevin Leerdem.
Wingate was predicted to complete his sentence in 2042, but from the looks of it, the 38-year old artist may be released between the years 2018 and 2022, according to his longtime friend French Montana:
Wiz Khalifa also took to his Instagram account to chime in on the good news:
Max B is coming home. Sentence got shortened. Looks like the Gang will be working wit the Wave.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 16, 2016
Back in January 2014, it was predicted that Max B would be released some time in 2016. During his time in prison, the Harlem native shared his thoughts on Kanye’s predicted album title, and spoke on the murder of his fellow New York City native, Chinx.
UPDATE: In a press release, Max B also issued the following statement to his family, friends and supporters:
“I would like to take this time to humbly express my gratitude to the Bergen County Courts, The Honorable James J. Guida, and Mr. Grewal of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for looking into my Post-Conviction Relief. 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. I would also like to thank my legal team at The Law Offices of Bruno & Ferraro; my wonderful attorneys John Bruno, John Bruno Jr., John Lotorocca, and Linda Peterson did an outstanding on my case and fighting for me. I wanna thank The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee. I wanna give a special thanks to my friend and partner Frank Babar and Phase One Network, William Cosgrove, Corey Whitaker, and The Playbook Agency. Without the support of the Phase One team, I wouldn’t have made it this far. I want to thank my boy Masar, Alpac, and my brother from another mother, French Montana aka Mac with the Cheese – I love you bro! Wave Gods till we die!!! To all my fans that been holding it down for me all these years, still banging my music and still keeping it wavy. I love you all and Stay Wavy. Last, but certainly not least, my lovely and wonderful mother Mamaveli, I love you!”