Max B is finally set to be freed from federal prison this year, according to French Montana.
The Bronx native made the announcement on Monday (January 9) in a tweet promoting the incarcerated rapper’s new music video for “Lemonade,” from French’s latest mixtape Coke Boys 6. As the Coke Boys capo explained, Max asked him to relay the message that he’ll be released in April.
The self-proclaimed Wave God has been behind bars since 2009 after being sentenced to 75 years in prison on conspiracy charges related to armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and felony murder. His sentence has since been substantially shortened.
“MY BROTHER WAS FACING 75 YEARS .. HE TOLD ME TO TELL YALL HE‘LL BE HOME IN APRIL!!” French wrote. “SILVER SURFER Live from the can [wave emoji] Free the Count [100 emoji] ‘LEMONADE’ VIDEO .. Coke Boys 6 OUT NOW ON ALL PLATFORMS.”
His tweet was accompanied by Max B’s aforementioned “Lemonade” video, which opens with footage of him addressing French Montana and the rest of his fans via a prison phone call.
“It’s Max Biggavel. French, what’s good, my n-gga? I’m coming, baby. I’m on they ass,” he says. “Boy looking good, I’m working, got the weight off of me, the weight is up. It’s ‘Lemonade,’ baby, it’s the video. Get ready for it. French Monbega, owww! I love you, beloved. You killin’ them out here.”
MY BROTHER WAS FACING 75 YEARS .. HE TOLD ME TO TELL YALL HE ‘LL BE HOME IN APRIL ‼️ SILVER SURFER
Live from the can 🌊 Free the Count 💯 “LEMONADE” VIDEO .. Coke Boys 6 OUT NOW ON ALL PLATFORMS 🗽link in bio pic.twitter.com/KavLaPXS1E
— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) January 10, 2023
Max B (real name Charley Wingate) was handed his initial 75-year prison sentence in September 2009 after being found guilty of nine of the 11 counts he was charged with.
The Harlem-born rapper is alleged to have plotted to rob two men with his stepbrother, Kelvin Leerdam, and ex-girlfriend, Gina Conway, at a Holiday Inn in New Jersey in 2006. The botched robbery resulted in one of the men being shot dead.
In September 2016, Max’s sentence was reduced to 20 years after he negotiated a plea bargain for aggravated manslaughter. His term was further shortened to 12 years in 2019 for undisclosed reasons.
French Montana previously offered hope for Max B’s release during an appearance on Gillie Da Kid and Wallo’s Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast in June 2022. Although he didn’t provide a concrete release date, he said: “Max is in the camps now, so he a step closer to coming home.”
Max B has no shortage of suitors eager to hit the studio with him once he’s a free man. DJ Drama, who coincidentally hosted Coke Boys 6, tweeted last year that he “can’t wait” for Max to come home so they can finish the Gangsta Grillz mixtape they were working on before his incarceration.
Watch Max B’s “Lemonade” video in full below.