“(White) Rapper Show” contestant Persia has been convicted on a gun possession charge in New York and has taken to her MySpace page to ask her fans to plead in her defense.
Persia, known for her stint as the aggressive female MC on VH1’s “ego trip’s (White Rapper) show,” wants her fans to write to the District Attorney before she gets sentenced tomorrow (12/12).
“I am appealing to my fans and asking everyone to write letters to the D.A. in hopes that he will reconsider the 3 1/2 yr sentence,” she wrote in a December 5th post. “I am due in for sentencing on Dec 12th and every letter will help.”
As Persia, born Rachel Mucerino, explains it on her blog, she was involved in an abusive relationship, and her mother bought her a firearm for protection.
“I was stalked and threatened for months, as was my family, my mom had a heart attack due to this man,” Persia wrote. “I went into hiding but honestly who can live like that? My mom bought a gun so that i could get from my front door to my car with being attacked or even killed.”
Authorities caught the Queens, NY native with the gun when they pulled her over 2 years ago.
Persia, who has a 6-month old daughter, says she is currently in the process of inking her first record deal.
For all those interested in getting involved you can call D. Holley Carnright, District Attorney of Ulster County at 845-340-3280 or fax letters to 845-340-3185. – Jesse Gissen