Early in 2016, Max B made headlines when Kanye West code-named his then-unfinished album WAVES. That drew the attention of Wiz Khalifa, who — after a seemingly innocent comment commending the incarcerated rapper — resulted in an epic Kanye West rant (which he later apologized for).
Now Wiz is bringing back up the Wave God once again, but for a different reason.
Taking to his Twitter account, Khalifa proclaimed that Max — who was sentenced to 75-years in prison on conspiracy charges related to armed robbery, kidnapping, assault and murder — may get out sooner than expected. With French Montana following up with a post of his own.
Max B is coming home. Sentence got shortened. Looks like the Gang will be working wit the Wave.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 16, 2016
UPDATE: An official statement has been released, confirming the news.
Following a lengthy Post-Conviction Relief process, Max B has agreed to enter into a plea agreement for the sole charge of aggravated manslaughter. The original charges on his twelve-count indictment, which included first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and first-degree kidnapping, will all be dropped. As we approach a definitive release date, details and terms of his plea will be disclosed.
The Silver Surfer himself also shared a message with his family and fans:
“I would like to take this time to humbly express my gratitude to the Bergen County Courts, The Honorable James J. Guida, and Mr. Grewal of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for looking into my Post-Conviction Relief. This proceeding was not a question of my guilt or innocence, but about the bad advice, poor judgment, and overall ineffectiveness of my trial attorney. I would also like to thank my legal team at The Law Offices of Bruno & Ferraro; my wonderful attorneys John Bruno, John Bruno Jr., John Lotorocca, and Linda Peterson did an outstanding on my case and fighting for me.
I wanna thank The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee. I wanna give a special thanks to my friend and partner Frank Babar and Phase One Network, William Cosgrove, Corey Whitaker, and The Playbook Agency. Without the support of the Phase One team, I wouldn’t have made it this far. I want to thank my boy Masar, Alpac, and my brother from another mother, French Montana aka Mac with the Cheese – I love you bro! Wave Gods till we die!!! To all my fans that been holding it down for me all these years, still banging my music and still keeping it wavy. I love you all and Stay Wavy. Last, but certainly not least, my lovely and wonderful mother Mamaveli, I love you!”