A Los Angeles-area rapper and producer has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for pimping out several women that he met online.
Ramsay Tha Great, reportedly made several thousand dollars every week forcing women in Orange County to prostitute themselves, all of whom he found through social media sites, according to CBS News. Though he can be seen stunting several times on his artist Facebook page with $100 bills, Ramsay was ruthless behind the scenes, supposedly threatening at least one of his female victims with a gun and demanding that they make at least $1,000 per day, an amount that he took a cut of. The rapper had allegedly used his social media influence to talk these women into being prostitutes, not letting them quit and offering up threats of violence similar to the aforementioned gun incident.
This week, Ramsay was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He plead guilty to all four counts of pimping and pandering, one count of human trafficking, and one count of assault with a firearm. It is still unknown whether or not there were more charges that were dropped during the court process. One of the women that he forced into this life, who was only 19 years old, had met the rapper on a music video shoot. You can check out video from the Los Angeles news report on the story below.
The bigger sentencing story this week was that of Philly native Meek Mill, who is to serve two to four years after violating his probation. With lots of support within the hip-hop community and beyond, a petition has even been started on Meek’s behalf, with the hopes that Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf will have the sentence reevaluated. The sentence was handed down after a judge decided to rule harshly on Meek’s supposed reckless driving incident in New York City where he was popping a wheelie on his dirt bike. Since then, several startling revelations have come out from Mill’s attorney, claiming that the judge not only has a personal vendetta against the rapper, but also tried to get him to move from Roc Nation to a local Philly label in exchange for a softer touch in court.