42 Dugg Faces Another 5 Years In Prison After Pleading Guilty: Report

Federal agents arrested 42 Dugg in 2022 after he failed to serve a six-month sentence.

BYAron A.
42 Dugg Faces Another 5 Years In Prison After Pleading Guilty: Report

It might be a minute until 42 Dugg comes home. The Detroit rapper became one of the leading figures out of the buzzing Michigan rap scene over the past few years. However, just when he was high off of hit singles like “Maybach” and projects like Last Ones Left with EST Gee, he found himself behind bars. The rapper allegedly failed to report to serve a prison sentence and federal agents arrested him in Michigan. What’s worse is that authorities described his arrest as a multi-state operation that uncovered alleged documents in which he claimed to be a sovereign citizen.

Throughout the year since his arrest, there have been few updates surrounding 42 Dugg’s release. However, he continued to deliver a slew of singles to keep fans on their toes. He dropped off “Soon” in May 2022 then dropped, “IDGAF” a few months later. In between those singles, his presence was also felt through a slew of collaborations alongside Lil Baby and Yo Gotti. Unfortunately, things aren’t looking too great for him these days, and it might be a minute until he comes home.

42 Dugg Pleads Guilty

According to Detroit News, 42 Dugg recently pleaded guilty for possession of an illegal firearm, but it might come along with additional prison time. The rapper is reportedly staring down another five years behind bars. During his hearing, Dugg admitted to the court that he purposefully failed to show up to serve a six-month sentence for unlawful carry of a firearm. Unfortunately, it seems as though he could be adding years to that sentence, as well as a fine of $250K.

The rapper initially caught a felony firearm possession in 2020, though he later posted bond. During the time he was free, 42 Dugg allegedly purchased a home in Georgia worth $1.4M that came with 6,500 square footage. It’s an unfortunate incident that should serve as a cautionary tale for other rappers who are beginning to get themselves out of the streets. We’re hoping that he manages to maneuver his way out of the five-year sentence and returns home to pursue his career in hip-hop. We’ll keep you posted on anymore updates surrounding 42 Dugg’s guilty plea. 


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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.