Incarcerated rapper Max B has provided an update for fans with his appeal against a 75 year jail sentence on a robbery and murder conviction.
Speaking from jail, Max said he is hopeful his return to the real world will come before 2012.
“The appeal process is done, finally, it’s been done for about a month now,” Max said in an interview with Mikey T the Movie Star. “So now what they do is, the prosecutor responds back and you get a letter. They tell you, you gotta wait eight to 10 months for a response from the appellate court…You might see me in the summer, you might see me at the end of the year. I’m just waiting on the appellate courts. All my paperwork is done.” (Mikey T The Movie Star)
Last summer, Max compared his current incarceration to jailed female rapper Remy Ma, who is serving an eight-year sentence on a murder conviction.
“They should feel grateful. They should be thankful they got another chance,” Max said of his peers, such as Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane and T.I., who were all sentenced to around a year in prison. “Even though I got another chance, it might not come as easy and quick. My sh– might take up to three years for me to get outta here. It might be 18 months. But that’s just the worst-case scenario. The only person I felt really caught a rough deal was Remy [Ma]. Our situations was similar, as far as the lawyer and stuff go. [Remy] was working and not really focusing on the case at hand. Same thing with me. I was working, not focusing on the case at hand that mattered. And the end, when I had to go in that courtroom, I wasn’t prepared. I just let my lawyer do whatever. That’s a lesson. You got be on top of lawyers, you gotta do your own studying when you get situations like that. You can’t put your faith in his hands. They’re only human. Humans disappoint people. You gotta put your faith in God. You gotta work hard. It’s gonna be all right.” (MTV)
A month prior, Max confirmed reports of being freed from his publishing contract with Jim Jones.
“Vigilante Season coming this September, it’s gonna be a real big thing, I can’t wait, I feel good,” Max said in a phone interview. “Finally, I’m out that business with Jim. I wish you guys success, hopefully we can still be civilized about the situation but um, I’m free baby. You already know, Vigilante Season this September. The sh*t is gonna be real wavy. Be on the look-out man, Max Biggaveli…It’s a new feeling, daddy. It’s a new feeling, I’m blessed, I told you they can’t stop it, it’s gonna happen regardless. You know, I’m just gonna be a real grown-up about it, like I said, I wish these guys the best success and hopefully they can meet me at the top. You already know, I’ll meet you n*ggas at the top man. The top feels so much better than the bottom. [laughs].” (Anyextree)
Until the appeal goes through, Max is serving a sentence based on a 2006 murder charge.
The ex-girlfriend of rap artist Max B has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for her role in a deadly robbery at a northern New Jersey hotel. Gina Conway was sentenced, one day after Max B , whose real name is Charly Wingate , was ordered to serve 75 years and his stepbrother, Kelvin Leerdam, received a life term plus 35 years for their roles in the September 2006 robbery in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Prosecutors said they and Conway , who took a plea deal and testified against the pair, plotted to rob two men she had recently met. (The Associated Press)
Check out Max B’s interview down below: