42 Dugg’s Prison Statement: “I Guess ‘Cause I’m Turnt I Gotta Go Through The Worst!!!”

Just last week, the Detroit-born rapper plead guilty to his charges, earning him another potential five years in prison.

BYHayley Hynes
42 Dugg’s Prison Statement: “I Guess ‘Cause I’m Turnt I Gotta Go Through The Worst!!!”

Just a few days ago, fans of 42 Dugg were sad to find out that he's facing up to five more years in prison. The rapper previously plead guilty to his charges of failure to surrender earlier this month. On Tuesday (March 28), he gave a brief update on his situation via his Instagram Story. "A lot of these n*ggas got get out jail free cards," he ranted with white text written over a black screen. "I guess 'cause I'm turnt I gotta go through the worst!!!!!"

To conclude his message, Dugg wrote, "Death Before Dishonour, #FREEDEMBOYZ." It remains unclear exactly who he was referring to getting "get out of jail free cards," though he's obviously carrying some resentment over the ongoing situation. On top of his additional time served, the 28-year-old could have to pay a hefty $250K fine, though that won't be known for sure until a later date.

42 Dugg Facing More Prison Time

Rapper 42 Dugg attends Compound Saturday Nights at Compound on August 29, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

As XXL reports, Dugg was arrested in March 2020 as a part of a federal gun probe. Later that same year, he was convicted of felony possession of a firearm, and sentenced to six months at a federal West Virginia prison camp. The Detroit native's sentence was scheduled to begin on April 12, 2022, but he ultimately failed to show up. That May, he was taken into custody by federal agents at an airport in his hometown.

At first, 42 Dugg plead not guilty, claiming sovereign citizenship which would exempt him from complying with federal law. While he surely felt confident in his defence, the court did not, resulting in the "Maybach" hitmaker's recent plea. Five years being added to his sentence would obviously be the worst-case scenario, but it's worth noting that the court is recommending six months for his failure to surrender. The next time we'll see the recording artist in court is on May 10 for his sentencing hearing. Keep scrolling to read his latest statement for yourself, and check back later for more hip-hop news updates.

42 Dugg Speaks from Behind Bars

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.