Pooh Shiesty has been only been rapping for the last few years, but he’s already making a name for himself in the industry. Although he has yet to release an album, his mixtapes and features have gotten him a lot of attention. In 2020, there was a surge in his popularity with the release of the song “Beat Box 2” by SpotemGottem. Pooh’s verse on the song was praised and his fan base grew tremendously. On top of that, the song’s popularity on TikTok did wonders for both him and SpotemGottem. The momentum didn’t stop there, though. 2021 has been a huge year for Pooh Shiesty as an artist. Unfortunately, things in his personal life haven’t been going so smoothly. He was recently indicted by federal agents, and he could be facing some very serious consequences. Keep reading to find out more.
Who Is Pooh Shiesty?
Although Pooh Shiesty’s star is on the rise, he still hasn’t gained a lot of mainstream success. As a result, there are a lot of people out there who may not be very familiar with him. Born Lontrell Dennell Williams Jr., Pooh Shiesty is originally from Memphis. Although he’s always been a fan of rap music, he didn’t start pursuing it until he was 18. However, it didn’t take long for him (and the people around him) to realize that he had real potential as an artist. When asked about his influences, Pooh Shiesty told XXL, “I really listen to anything that’s good, but folks I was rockin’ with tough [are] Chief Keef, Kodak [Black]. I used to be crazy about Lil Wayne when I was super little. When I grew up, I grew outta there. He’s still the G.O.A.T.”
Pooh Shiesty released his debut single “Hell Night” in February of 2020. Just a few months later, Pooh Shiesty met Gucci Mane, and Pooh was offered a deal with his lable in April of 2020. Pooh subsequently appeared on two compilation albums with the lable. His debut mixtape, Shiesty Season, was in April of 2021.
The success Pooh has had in his music career has resulted in him becoming very popular on social media. He currently has 3.3 million followers on Instagram and 973,000 subscribers on YouTube.
What Are The Feds Accusing Pooh Shiesty Off?
Pooh Shiesty’s legal troubles began in 2020 when he was arrested in relation to a shooting that happened in Florida. As several sources have reported, the incident occured in October 2020 when Pooh Shiesty and two friends met up with a local man to purchase expensive sneakers and marijuana. The exchange took a turn which resulted in Pooh Shiesty and one of his friends allegedly shooting two men. Additionally, Pooh Shiesty and his friend were accused of fleeing the scene with the goods without payment.
Pooh Shiesty was later scene flaunting the alleged stolen goods on social media which prompted the attention of federal agents. HipHop DX reported, “Investigators discovered a Louis Vuitton bag that fell out of the McLaren Shiesty was driving at the time of the robbery that contained $40,912 dollars.” According to Hip Hop DX, Pooh Shiesty’s charges are “discharging a firearm during a violent crime, conspiracy and robbery under a law regulating commerce.” Pooh Shiesty is being held behind bars until the case goes to trial.
Pooh Shiesty’s Other Legal Troubles
To make matters worse, this isn’t the only time Pooh Shiesty has been in trouble with the law. He was also connected to a shooting that took place at King of Diamonds strip club in Miami on Memorial Day Weekend in 2020. Another story from HipHop DX reported that Pooh Shiesty was accused of firing shots into the strip club after someone allegedly robbed him of $40,000. Reported indicated that one of the shots Pooh allegedly fired hit a security guard in the ankle. If Shiesty is found guilty in both cases, he could easily be facing more than 20 years in prison.
Being behind bars could easily derail Pooh Shiesty’s personal and professional lives. Since his music career is just getting started a long hiatus would potentially undo all of the hard work he’s put in to his career. After all, music fans tend to have a very short memory and it doesn’t take long for people to move on to the next hot artist.
As far as we know, Pooh Shiesty has yet to release any official statements regarding his connection to either incident. So far, lots of fans have been sticking by him and he’s also gotten support from other people in the industry. Pooh Shiesty is expected to appear in court on July 6, 2021.