Foogiano, a rap star who managed to elude federal authorities for three months, has been sentenced to five years in jail.
According to Billboard, the Georgia-based emcee Foogiano, whose real name is Kwame Khalil Brown, was arrested by a US Marshals Office task force in Memphis in March 2021 on a “fugitive from justice” warrant.
Boomman, Foogiano’s label manager, reported Foogiano’s incarceration offer in a tearful Twitter post about his artist’s fate:
Greensboro, Georgia, is about 75 miles east of Atlanta, where the 27-year-old was born. The US Department of Justice had issued a warrant for Foogiano after authorities learned he had burned off his ankle bracelet the day he was released on a $50,000 bond in December 2020.
The December arrest resulted from an undisclosed probation violation he’d been on since being convicted of burglary in 2015.
Foogiano allegedly discarded the ankle bracelet in December in Bartow County, Georgia, but was later apprehended in Memphis following a three-month search at a private residence. The US Marshals have refused to say how Foogiano was apprehended.
Ironically, this could become a big plot point for his mother, Renni Rucci, who, according to The Jasmine Brand, is set to join the cast of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.”
If that wasn’t enough, Foogiano threatens to “slap the f—” out of singer Trey Songz when he gets out for allegedly posting a photo of his girlfriend Renni Rucci after Foogiano was arrested and thrown in jail, according to TJB.