By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Loon, former Bad Boy Records artist known most for his appearance on Diddy’s ‘I Need a Girl’ record featuring Usher, is now almost a free man. According to XXL, he has officially been granted “instant compassionate release” after serving eight years due to him selling heroin.
US District Judge Terrence Boyle converted Loon’s sentence to time served. This came after Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Faith Evans, and more signed a document which was forwarded to Donald Trump. He is not officially a free man at the moment though as his Twitter feed revealed that there is still paperwork is delayed due to COVID-19 at the prison Loon is located.
The compassionate release was initially filed on June 2. It stated that Loon suffers from latent tuberculosis and also dealt with acute laryngopharyngitis, acute bronchitis and bronchopneumonia. He also believed that he could suffer further health issues from the pandemic. He also added that he is not a threat to others.
“He has spent significant time in custody and has demonstrated an ability to comport with the rules,” reads one part of the ruling. “If released, he will reside with family and will be required to complete a term of supervised release during which his conduct will be monitored by Probation. Based on the foregoing, defendant has demonstrated that extraordinary and compelling reasons warrant a reduction in his sentence and that a sentence reduction otherwise comports with the applicable statutory and policy requirements.”
We are still waiting for brother Amir’s release from prison. A paperwork/admin delay is expected at the prison due to Covid, so we ask you to remain patient for further updates.
— RealLoon2Amir (@RealLoon2Amir) July 29, 2020
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