Even though he has turned his back on the industry and become a Muslim, his newfound faith wasn’t enough to keep the law away, as former Bad Boy rapper Loon was recently convicted of major drug charges from an event that took place several years ago.
In a verdict handed down yesterday (July 18), Amir Junaid Muhadith, formerly known as the Bad Boy rapper Loon, was sentenced to 14 years in a federal prison on charges of conspiring with intent to distribute one or more kilos of heroin, reports AJIB. Muhadith had declined to go to trial after being arrested in 2011 and instead faced the consequences of a “minor role” in a drug trafficking ploy based in North Carolina. Though he maintains his innocence, he said he saw no other options.
In a call from prison, he explained. “In my case, back in 2008, before Islam, hamdullah … Some individuals crossed my path who were interested at one point in the music business. At some point these individuals called me in regards to something that was totally away from the lifestyle and the life I was living, but the fact that I responded to these individuals placed me underneath the umbrella of conspiracy.” “These individuals in their very, very evil ways conducted a whole array of different crimes that destroyed a lot of lives in the state of North Carolina,” he said.