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Blueface Avoids Prison Time for Las Vegas Shooting But Must Stay Out of Trouble

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Johnathan Porter, better known as the rapper , has received a sentence of up to three years on probation after admitting guilt to charges stemming from a shooting outside a Las Vegas strip club in October 2022. This pivotal sentencing occurred on Monday, October 2nd, 2023.

Judge Kathleen E. Delaney presided over the sentencing in a Clark County courtroom in , where Blueface's fate was decided. This sentencing comes almost a year after the troubling incident that led to his arrest.

The incident, which unfolded on October 8th, 2022, centered around a shooting outside a Las Vegas strip club, causing ripples of concern throughout the entertainment industry. Konick Tay, the victim, turned to social media to recount his harrowing experience, asserting, “I got jumped and was shot last night by Blueface outside the strip club.” Footage of the shooting also emerged, capturing Blueface discharging his weapon at a man in a truck stationed outside the club.

Blueface's arrest followed shortly after, with the rapper facing severe charges, including felony attempted murder with the use of a deadly firearm or tear gas, as well as discharging a firearm into a house, building, vehicle, or craft. The gravity of these charges had the potential to change the course of his career.

However, last year, on November 16th, a judge set bail at $50,000 for Blueface. One of the conditions of his release was that he would not be allowed to contact the victim, Konick Tay.

Fast forward to Monday's sentencing, where the 26-year-old hip-hop star learned his fate. Blueface has been granted up to three years of probation, provided he stays out of trouble during this period. However, the shadow of a more substantial sentence looms, with an underlying two to five-year prison term that could come into play if he violates the terms of his probation.

The suspended sentence means that Blueface won't serve time behind bars immediately. Instead, he has the opportunity to prove that he can lead a law-abiding life during his probationary period. It's a second chance for the rapper, but it comes with significant consequences should he fail to meet the requirements.

It's worth noting that during the court proceedings, something quite unexpected occurred. Konick Tay, the victim in the shooting case that led to Blueface's 60-month suspended sentence, was seen taking selfies with the rapper in the courtroom. This unusual sight didn't go unnoticed on social media.

To add another layer to the courtroom selfies, the victim even proudly pinned the picture on his account like a trophy and had quite the caption for it: “Pussy ass n**ga 🤡.”

Adding to the intrigue was Blueface's own tweet about these selfies. He tweeted, “This man showed up to court told on me just to take a picture wit me” which sparked a flurry of discussions and reactions across the social media platform.

Blueface's probation sentence linked to the 2022 strip club shooting in Las Vegas has folks wondering if he can keep it together, considering his track record of impulsive actions and a life filled with chaos, all too often showcased on the Zeus network and the dramatic reality TV show. While he dodged immediate jail time, that lurking prison sentence is like a sword hanging over his head, a constant reminder that he's treading on a thin line during this probation stint.

Written by: Silvia Tine

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