A judge ordered rapper Fetty Wap to pay a fine and attend safe driving programs after the rapper admitted to drag racing while drunk on a Brooklyn highway last year.
The New Jersey-born hip hop artist, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, avoided trial and pleaded guilty Thursday to reckless endangerment and driving while intoxicated, his attorney Chris DiLorenzo said.
Maxwell, 26, was behind the wheel of his 2012 Mercedes Benz on the Gowanus Expressway by the Hamilton Ave. exit in Red Hook on Nov. 3 when he was busted for a host of offenses including reckless endangerment, illegal speed contest, drunken driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a car and illegal lane changing.
Zaine Richards, 31, who was tailing Maxwell in another car, was also arrested.
They were traveling at least 105 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to the criminal complaint.
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Dougherty ordered Maxwell to attend a two-day driver improvement program and 14 hours of an impaired driving program. He also has to attend a victim impact panel and pay $500 in fines.
The one-eyed celebrity was facing up to four years on Rikers Island if he took the case to trial.
Richards pleaded guilty on Wednesday to reckless endangerment and unlicensed driving charges, his attorney Jay Schwitzman said.
Richards will also have to attend a two-day driver improvement program and pay a $100 fine and $88 in surcharges.
After Maxwell’s brief court appearance, he stopped to take pictures with fans in the hallway, the elevator and outside of the courthouse.