Memphis, TN – Pooh Shiesty is still making an impact on the free world from behind bars. A noted fan of rocking black ski masks, the trend has picked up especially around Shiesty’s hometown of Memphis. It’s become so widespread that one Memphis store has put a ban on customers wearing the Shiesty ski masks.
“Please remove all Shiesty’s before entering,” the storefront flyer read, featuring a photo of the black ski mask that Shiesty has popularized.
Another photo has surfaced from South Memphis with a store advertising black ski masks dubbed the “Pooh Shiesty mask” for $4.99.
“I can’t lie he did he got all these young niccas wearing them in also now everybody wanna be Shiesty,” one fan chimed in on Instagram while another added. “He ain’t start it but definitely popularized it fasho.”
The New 1017 Records artist has remained in jail since his June arrest at Miami’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center awaiting trial. Shiesty caught a break when he pleaded guilty to a single firearms conspiracy charge on Tuesday (January 4), which means he’ll avoid the life sentence he was possibly staring down.
Now, the prosecution has agreed to only recommend that the “Back In Blood” rapper serve a maximum of a 97-month or eight-year prison sentence for his role in the October 2020 shooting in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida where Pooh Shiesty allegedly shot an individual after he and two others robbed a victim following a meet-up for sneakers and marijuana.
On the music side, the 22-year-old returned to finish off 2021 by unleashing “Federal Contraband.” Listen to the freestyle below.