Rapper Blueface, known for his hits like “Thotiana” and “Outside,” has just been hit with a startling probation sentence that could see him facing potential jail time. The LA rapper finds himself in this predicament following a Vegas shooting incident in October 2022.
In November 2022, Blueface, whose real name is Johnathan Porter, was apprehended by Vegas police. He was initially charged with attempted murder but later pled guilty to lesser charges of battery and discharging a firearm at or into an occupied structure. This occurred in the 6000 block of Windy Road, a stone’s throw from Harry Reid International Airport.
Kentavious Traylor, the man allegedly grazed by one of the bullets, expressed his disillusionment with the judicial process. Traylor claims the incident has significantly impacted his life, affecting his ability to secure work. He voiced his frustrations, saying he’s seen candy thieves receive harsher punishments and believes Blueface benefitted from his celebrity status.
In a dramatic turn of events at the Clark County courtroom, Judge Kathleen E. Delaney sentenced the 26-year-old rapper to a maximum of three years of probation. If Blueface violates his probation, especially if it involves a weapon, he could face a prison sentence of up to five years, as warned by Judge Delaney.
As part of his probation terms, Porter is ordered to steer clear of the Las Vegas Strip and the downtown area, unless for work purposes or a “legitimate basis to be there.” Contacting Traylor, and the use or possession of drugs or alcohol, is also off-limits for the rapper.
With the birth of his child with Chrisean Rock and the recent launch of his MILF Music label, Blueface’s potential jail time could pose a serious threat to his personal life and career.
However, in a perplexing moment during the sentencing, Traylor took a photo in the courtroom, a first for Porter’s attorneys Kristina Wildeveld and Lisa Rasmussen, who described it as a “strange moment.”
Despite the severe consequences hanging over his head, Blueface seems unfazed. He celebrated his probation sentencing on social media, cheekily commenting on his legal counsel and Traylor’s courtroom selfie. He wrote, “This man showed up to court told on me just to take a picture wit me.”
As the dust settles on this unsettling trial, Blueface plans to refocus on his music career and move forward with his life. He anticipates seeking approval from Los Angeles County for an “interstate transfer of probation supervision.”
The reality of Blueface’s probation is a stark reminder of the precarious intersection of fame and legal trouble. As fans and critics alike watch this situation unfold, only time will tell how this chapter in the rapper’s life will impact his career and personal life.