Incarcerated rapper Max B has provided an update on his living condition behind bars and confirmed recent reports of his latest appeal to get out of jail being turned down.
Despite the rejected appeal, Max said he still sees himself winning the battle and departing jail sooner than later.
“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)
In late August, reports of Max’s bad news hit the Internet.
An appeals court on Thursday upheld the murder conviction of a once rising Harlem rapper who is serving a 75-year term for masterminding a deadly robbery at a Fort Lee hotel six years ago. Wingate and Leerdam appealed their conviction, alleging trial errors and prosecutorial missteps. An appeals panel, however, upheld their convictions in a detailed 52-page opinion on Thursday. (North Jersey)
Reports also claimed the earliest he could escape jail is 2042.
He won’t be eligible for parole from Trenton State Prison until Nov. 9, 2042. Although he wasn’t at the scene, prosecutors said Wingate orchestrated the robbery/murder – enlisting his stepbrother to do the deed – and won the convictions thanks to testimony by Wingate’s ex-girlfriend, who was at the scene. The rapper, known by the New Jersey State Department of Corrections as “INM 641403,” repeatedly has said in prison interviews that he expected his appeal would be upheld. (Cliffview Pilot)
A few months ago, Max hinted at the possibility of becoming a free man.
“I’m about to touch down real soon,” Max B said in an interview with DJ Statik Selektah. “I come home, I’m on my contract situation, so yeah, there’s definitely going to be a Max Biggavel album. I’m gonna give ya’ll a couple Max Biggavel albums. I’m always going to be me and be in my own box, my own category. I’m second to none, I’m one of a kind. When I hit the town, I just can’t wait to get back into the studio. Ya’ll are gonna be thrilled. I’m trying to set my business straight, handle everything,” he continued, “get all my stuff in order because my shit was all over the place.” (ShowOff Radio)
Check out Max B’s interview below: