New York rapper Juelz Santana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Back in March, Juelz fled from the Newark Airport after a fully loaded gun and non-prescription oxycodone pills were allegedly found in his bag at a security checkpoint. He went on the run for three days before eventually turning himself in.
On Wednesday, Juelz was sentenced to 27 months in prison. He pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft.
Juelz has battled with addiction for years, speaking to VH1 he said:
"I’ve been kinda dabbling with the pills and stuff like that. I had been drinking like a cough syrup, we call it ’lean.’ The hip-hop industry I was in just made it a cool thing and I had a lot of teeth problems. I was prescribed percocets from the doctor and I kinda started abusing that."
“You know what you kind of have to go through with the whole withdrawal thing, and I don’t ever want to have to go through that again," he continued.
His case has been documented on the VH1 series which showed his struggle to keep his family together. Since then, Juelz has proposed to his girlfriend of 10 years, Kimbella.
The 36-year-old Love & Hip Hop star will not immediately go to prison after having reached an agreement to perform on Long Island.