Sheff and Sleepy named in major conspiracy case
New York drill rappers Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow along with 30 others have been indicted in a conspiracy case. According to Pitchfork, Sheff and Hallow are alleged to be members of 8 Tray Gang and 9 Ways Gang and are being charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
24 of the 32 defendants were arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday (May 16). Sheff G, who reportedly pleaded not guilty, faces 25 years behind bars if convicted. After the news broke, Sleepy went on Instagram stories writing, “DON'T BELIEVE THE INTERNET WE INNOCENT.”
Sheff G is accused of rewarding gang members with money and jewelry to commit crimes like murder. “This is not an indictment of rap music,” Brooklyn's district attorney Eric Gonzales said in a statement. “In fact, this investigation did not rely on a single lyric to prove any of the alleged crimes.”