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Is Bankroll Freddie Being Released? Read for a Shocking Update on the Rapper’s Legal Woes

Bankroll Freddie was hit with several federal charges in 2022. Is the rapper being released from jail? Here's what we know about his legal troubles.


May 3 2024, Published 5:16 p.m. ET

Rapper Bankroll Freddie’s career took a major hit in 2022 when the rapper was arrested in connection with a drug trafficking operation in Arkansas.

Freddie has been a rising star in hip-hop after his “Lil Baby” freestyle went viral. Freddie later took part in the City Girls’ #ActUpChallenge, delivering a raw verse that caught the attention of Quality Control CEO Pierre “P” Thomas.

Freddie released his debut mixtape, From Trap to Rap, in 2019, and the project was a hit. The record showcased his raw talent and garnered praise from fans and hip-hop heads. Since then, Freddie has continued to build momentum, releasing hit after hit and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry. Songs "Drip Like This" and "Add It Up” catapulted his success, but things went left shortly after.

According to a federal indictment, the Quality Control rapper – along with his father, Freddie Gladney Jr. – were detained as a part of a statewide effort that saw the arrest of more than 40 people. Freddie’s case has since evolved, and he is now facing another legal battle. Here is an update on Freddie’s trial.

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Bankroll Freddie attends Black Tie Affair for Quality Control's CEO Pierre Thomas.

Bankroll Freddie will likely not be released from jail anytime soon.

In 2019, Bankroll Freddie signed with Quality Control, and he was on his way to superstardom.

“I feel like a lot of stuff I did [was] slept on,” he told XXL after signing the deal (per Hot New Hip Hop). “Probably because ain't too many people heard [of] me. I'm a new face to the world. A lot of people may not have heard my new stuff, my old stuff. It's more about putting it out there, put it in they face.”

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Freddie went on to release his debut album, Big Bank, in 2021. However, his legal troubles have prompted his hiatus from music. Unfortunately, the “Drip Like Dis” rapper will be away from the spotlight for longer than fans would hope.

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Bankroll Freddie attends Lil Baby and Friends Concert After Party.

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Freddie previously pled not guilty to the 2022 charges levied against him, prompting a jury trial. According to THV-11, a U.S. District Court judge sided with the prosecution, and Freddie was found guilty of marijuana possession and distribution, possession and distribution of a controlled substance, firearm possession in furtherance of drug trafficking, and using "a communications facility" for drug trafficking.

Why was Bankroll Freddie arrested? The rapper was allegedly involved in a multi-state drug operation.

Prosecutors that Freddie and the other defendants distributed cocaine and other drugs across state lines. They further claimed that the group had a litany of weapons in their possession, which were used to commit a series of crimes.

In the end, Freddie was hit with 11 charges – including possession, intent to distribute, and providing false information on a gun application form.

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Bankroll Freddie attends 1st Party of The Year at Gold Room

Freddie’s arrest was part of a 61-count indictment against the Loady Murder Mobb Every Body Killas gang. Officials argued that Freddie was heavily involved with the gang, which intentionally conspired to distribute drugs and other illegal substances.

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