Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue Ends House Arrest For PPP Fraud

Written By Chris Samuel

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Baby Blue of the R&B group Pretty Ricky, shared his final moments of house arrest on Instagram. After also spending a year in prison for a 2020 PPP loan scam, Blue is now done serving time for the charge.

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Updated By Chris Samuel (3/21/23 at 2:30 pm)

Pretty Ricky member Baby Blue posted a video on his Instagram on March 20, sharing the moment he ended his house arrest for a 2020 PPP (Payment Protection Program) loan scam.


He’s a free man! Baby Blue shows that he no longer has to wear a house arrest bracelet. He has completed his time for the PPP loan scam. #hiphop #hiphopnews #music #sohh #sohhdotcom #babyblue #prettyricky #freeman #timeisdone #ppploan

♬ original sound – SOHH

In the video, Blue showed someone cutting off his ankle monitor and ending his house arrest after a month  as the song,  “The Realest” by EST Gee featuring Jeezy, played in the background.

“Cut them off like I just cut off this ankle monitor! #BiggMoneyBlue back in Motion,” Blue wrote to his followers, referring to cutting off non-supportive friends.

Blue was released from the Federal Correctional Institution Coleman Low in Wildwood, Fla., on Feb. 8. He was greeted and taken home by fellow  Pretty Ricky members, including Pleasure P and Spectacular

Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue Released From Prison After PPP Loan Scam

Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue was recently released from prison after serving a year for a PPP loan scam. His bandmate Pleasure P shared an Instagram live and recorded the rapper walking out free.

Updated By: Chris Samuel (2/7/23 at 2:02 pm)

Baby Blue from the R&B group Pretty Ricky is a free man after getting released from prison. Blue served a year for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan scam of $24 million. 

Fellow Pretty Ricky member Pleasure P, took to his Instagram live and showed Baby Blue walking out of prison while voicing his excitement.

“Baby Blue is officially outside,  Pleasure P said.

“We all we got! Let’s get the f*ck out of here–we ain’t never coming back to this motherf**cker!”

Spectacular,  another Pretty Ricky member was also there to greet Baby Blue.

The rapper was initially sentenced to 20 months. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in August 2021 for receiving a loan of $427,000 from

On his final night of freedom in 2022, Baby Blue held a “Last Supper” with family and friends before going to prison.

Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue Posts “Last Supper” Pic Before Starting Prison Term Over $24 Million PPP Loan Scam

Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue decided to spend his final night as a free man with those in his circle eating a feast. The artist was caught red-handed in a federal government PPP loan scam and faced one year behind bars.

Baby Blue Goes Out One Last Time Before Going To Jail

Diamond “Baby Blue” Mathis of the 2000s R&B group, Pretty Ricky, was on his way to jail after he was convicted of a federal Paycheck Protection Program scam. Blue was sentenced in December to 20 months on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a scam that collected $24 million from the federal program designed to help distressed business owners impacted by Covid-19.

The Grind With Me crooner announced to his followers on social media that he would be surrendering to authorities. Blue shared the address for fans to send him letters of encouragement and cash for his commissary at FCI Coleman Low and the Federal Correctional Institution in Coleman, Florida.

A new Instagram post was shared by the Florida rapper with his version of the “Last Supper” – a final meal with those closest to him –  at Miami’s iconic restaurant Prime 112.

Blue took to Instagram to post a picture captioned — “My immediate circle of family and friends joined me in a private room at Prime 112 on South Beach Miami, FL to say their farewells on the eve of my prison surrender. It was a night with a lot of emotions as all his loved ones were there. The night was filled with tears and laughter. I love you all. See you soon. 💙🙏🏾🤞🏾Don’t forget to write.”

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The probation will significantly hamper Uzi’s movement and touring opportunities, even as the Philly-born rapper appears to be in the studio working on his long-awaited Pink Tape album.

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Meanwhile, Pooh Shiesty has pleaded guilty to one charge in a recent court hearing. As a result, the possibility of him receiving a life sentence is no longer on the table.  The charge was for “conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes” connected to an incident that occurred back in 2020.

Originally Written By: Marckell Williams

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Written by Chris Samuel

Chris Samuel is a North Carolina native who has a passion for writing but is also a big history buff and is a sports reporter in the side. Chris is an avid hip-hop fan whose favorite artists include J. Cole, JID, Larry June, Griselda, Freddie Gibbs, NaS, Joey Bada$$ and also Old School R&B.

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