On Friday afternoon, Wiz Khalifa tweeted out some news that Max B fans have been hoping and praying would arrive one day. According to Wiz, Max’s 70-year prison sentence has been reduced and he’s on his way home.
Max B is coming home. Sentence got shortened. Looks like the Gang will be working wit the Wave.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 16, 2016
That sounds great! But if you’re like me, you were waiting on the wire from French Montana, perhaps Max’s closest friend in the industry since well before the case. Well, French just posted the following on Instagram and it certainly looks like a confirmation to me! UPDATED: It’s confirmed. Read a statement from Max below.
I had dream about this 🙏 I told my bro this when he lost hope ❗️can't wait for you to get home… https://t.co/3a3xmHTaCw
— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) September 16, 2016
So if this is all in fact true, we may still have a while to wait until the Wave crashes over us, but it’s certainly, better than the alternative.
UPDATE: Noisey offers further confirmation, and the following statement from Max
I would like to take this time to humbly express my gratitude to the Bergen County Courts, The Honorable James J. Guida, and Mr. Grewal of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for looking into my Post-Conviction Relief. This proceeding was not a question of my guilt or innocence, but about the bad advice, poor judgment, and overall ineffectiveness of my trial attorney. I would also like to thank my legal team at The Law Offices of Bruno & Ferraro; my wonderful attorneys John Bruno, John Bruno Jr., John Lotorocca, and Linda Peterson did an outstanding on my case and fighting for me.
I wanna thank The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee. I wanna give a special thanks to my friend and partner Frank Babar and Phase One Network, William Cosgrove, Corey Whitaker, and The Playbook Agency. Without the support of the Phase One team, I wouldn’t have made it this far. I want to thank my boy Masar, Alpac, and my brother from another mother, French Montana aka Mac with the Cheese—I love you bro! Wave Gods till we die!!! To all my fans that been holding it down for me all these years, still banging my music and still keeping it wavy. I love you all and Stay Wavy. Last, but certainly not least, my lovely and wonderful mother Mamaveli, I love you!
UPDATE: The New York Daily News reports that Max’s sentence has been reduced to 20 years.
Here’s a pic of Max in court yesterday.