News: Max B Speaks On His Prison Struggles: "This Character Is Not Letting Me Go"

Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 9:07AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Incarcerated Max B recently talked about his life behind bars and how he has maintained a relationship with his four children while serving a 75-year prison sentence.

Despite the possibility of spending the rest of his life in the penal system, Max said he keeps in contact with his kids and hopes to be out sooner than later.

"They too young to really understand the logistics. I just tell 'em that I love 'em. "Daddy was bad, Daddy got in trouble. That's why you need to be good and listen to grandma, before you be in here like me. You won't be with me, you'll be like me." They real little, they tiny. Them years are not to come yet. Hopefully I can be back in the mix before they get to that age." (Complex)

He also talked about the struggle between being Charley Wingate and his rap persona Max B.

"[Sighs.] Man, I don't even know...it's been a long time," Max added when asked how long its been since he's been himself. "Been years. This character is not letting me go. And I want to let it go. Maybe it's a fear, right? Like something you're letting go, but you're actually not letting anything go." (Complex)

Last fall, reports surfaced claiming four million signatures could help get Max out of the slammer.

Max B's goal is to obtain four million signatures in his effort to be freed from prison. "We trying to get the petition on 'Pardon The Wave' signed," Max B told AllHipHop.com. "We trying to go at the governor; we trying to go at the president. To the people that's not signing the petition and screaming 'Free Max B,' that's not wavy. Do the right thing; sign the petition." After three years, Max B says he is in good spirits, and keeping his mind positive after having his first appeal denied. He said he looks at it like the 'first battle in the war.' "Right now, I'm on post convictions. I'm still early in my appeal stages," Max B explained. "This next appeal could take anywhere from 18 months...it could drag out for 10 years if I'm not on my game. But if I got the support I need, and everyone [does] what they're supposed to do, I'm trying to get right back to court in the next 18 months to two years. (All Hip Hop)

In late September, the former Dipset affiliate said he hoped to beat the system and win back his freedom.

"It's been a little minute since I hollered at the people, I'm here, I'm still functioning," Max said in an interview with Statik Selektah. "Everything's good. I'll be out soon. Y'all just hold on. It's taking a little longer than expected but I mean, you know, I'll be ready soon, just stick with me. I'm still dropping that wavy, PardonTheWave.com, one day at a time. The beginning of my joint got deferred, they denied me, but I'm about to go [back]. I've got another fight in me, I've got plenty more in me. I'll keep y'all posted, I don't really want to get into that but it is what it is. Like I say, one day at a time." (ShowOff Radio)

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