In a surprising turn of events, NLE Choppa, the Memphis native and rising hip-hop sensation, recently accepted a plea deal in a triple felony case in Broward County, FL. The rapper, born Bryson Lashun Potts, shifted his plea from not guilty to nolo contendere on December 8, 2023, before Judge Barbara Duffy in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom. This decision, represented by the skilled Bradford Cohen, the same attorney who represented Kodak Black, resulted in a sentence of one year of probation.
While the reduced sentence allows NLE Choppa to continue his music career without national or international travel restrictions, certain conditions accompany his probation. The rapper must forfeit all firearms, undergo firearm safety training, and contribute 40 hours to community service.
The legal saga began on March 28, 2018, when NLE Choppa faced charges of burglary, concealed firearm possession, cannabis possession, and possession of the generic version of Xanax called Alprazolam. Despite bonding out on $4,500, the artist was handed three felony charges and one misdemeanor. His recent nolo plea specifically addresses the misdemeanor charge, leading to the dismissal of the other two charges.
This legal episode unfolded at a pivotal time in NLE Choppa’s life when he, at the age of 18, had embraced a clean lifestyle, incorporating meditation to maintain focus. In an interview with Fox Soul’s The Mix, he shared his journey, revealing a decision to quit smoking weed earlier that year.
NLE Choppa’s resilience shines through as he navigates the complexities of fame and legal challenges. The plea deal, while marking a chapter of probation, also signifies a renewed commitment to a positive lifestyle. Fans can anticipate how the rapper will channel this experience into his music, inspiring others through his unwavering determination.