By Chux Odoh
A 20-year-old Dallas-based rapper NaNa whose real name is Nykees Earl Campbell was hit with a 12-year jail sentence last Wednesday (July 18) after a judge used his own lyrics as evidence against him.
As reported by Dallas News, U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn handed down the heavy sentence the rapper after coordinating up his verses with real violations he was associated with submitting. One of those violations he rapped about point-by-point the narrative of theft in which the individual rapping shot somebody in the face eight times.
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“You’re bragging about shooting a person,” Judge Barbara said in court. “It’s violence times 10 at every phase.”
NaNa, a member of the YNB Stretch Gang, is being sentenced for pleading guilty to cocaine distribution back in February. The YNB Stretch Gang is assumed to have played a major part in the crime waves in the city.
Though he was initially confronting a six-year stretch, Judge Lynn trusts that NaNa’s verses about shooting somebody eight times in the face legitimize giving the rapper a harsher sentence.
The rapper’s lawyer, Dianne Jones McVay, says the judge doesn’t have anything but rap verses to hand the rapper this 12-year sentence.
This is not the first time a scenario like this will be playing out. In 2014 prosecutors tried to use Rapper Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N*gga” verses to put forth their defence against the rapper, who is as of now doing jail time for conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon.