600 Breezy’s Lawyer Files Motion for Rapper’s Sentence to Be Reconsidered
As previously reported, last June, the "Lou Rawls" rapper, born Valentino King, was sentenced to do hard time after a judge violated his probation from a 2012 drug charge in Waterloo, Iowa, claiming he had not kept up the terms of his probation by traveling without notice, among other things. “This long ass drive the Waterloo I’m about to walk in court on straight asshole mode," Breezy wrote on social media at the time. "Cause if I been violating for traveling…that mean I’m violating coming to court.. and the crazy part my supervising p.o in Chicago didn’t violate me . Iowa did….. After 5 years now Iowa wanna all of a sudden step in."
It was initially reported he'd been given a 10-year sentence, but the rapper, born Antonio Valentino King, later claimed he would only have to serve "a year or less." With seven months already served, his lawyers have a different plan to get him released sooner. On Wednesday (Feb. 7), Breezy's attorney, Tina Muhammad, filed a motion in hopes of getting the rapper's sentence reconsidered as a result of his probation being revoked, reports The Courier.
“King is a contributing member of society as he is gainfully employed as a successful entertainer with a record deal and royalties,” Muhammad wrote in her motion. “King has been writing music and working while incarcerated and can instantly become a benefit to society and his family upon release.”
Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney Kim Griffith isn't trying to hear it, and is resisting the motion, citing the denial of a previous request in September. King tested positive for marijuana in 2015 and 2016, and was seen posing with weapons and drugs on social media, which all factored into him violating. Griffith is leaving Breezy's fate in the hands of the Iowa Board of Parole.
Breezy has more people backing his cause. KCRG TV 9 reports the national group, Black Lawyers for Justice, are fighting for the rapper as well, claiming he didn't get a fair shake in court because of racial bias.
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