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"42 Dugg: Understand the Reasons Behind His Incarceration"

Yo Gotti fulfills birthday wish as fellow artist 42 Dugg is released from prison after serving six months.

In the month of May, Yo Gotti expressed his birthday wish for the release of his fellow Collective Music Group (CMG) artist, 42 Dugg, from prison. This wish was granted on Wednesday, October 18, bringing joy to both Yo Gotti and the fans. Trusted outlets such as Complex and The Fader reported that 42 Dugg had been released from the United States Penitentiary Atlanta. The news was confirmed by XXL through the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Yo Gotti himself shared an Instagram video, capturing the moment of their joyful reunion. 42 Dugg had served a six-month sentence.

To provide some background, in March, 42 Dugg pleaded guilty to the charge of "failing to report to prison camp in West Virginia for illegally possessing a firearm." It was reported by the Detroit News at the time that he received a one-year sentence in April. This legal trouble stemmed from a previous arrest, where he had been convicted of illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He was supposed to report for a six-month sentence in the prior month. This information was relayed by Aaron Williams of Uproxx in May 2022.

The context surrounding 42 Dugg's legal troubles was further explained by XXL when he was initially arrested in March 2020 for a federal gun probe. According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court, investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reviewed video surveillance and documents from a gun range. It was discovered that 42 Dugg, whose real name is Dion Marquise Hayes, along with two others, had visited the gun range on November 8, 2019. The surveillance video allegedly showed the rapper in possession of, loading, and firing a 9 mm Glock pistol, which was brought to authorities' attention through an anonymous tip. Due to previous convictions for carjacking and felony firearms possession in 2010, 42 Dugg was prohibited from possessing a firearm, as reported by The Detroit News.

According to an unnamed source cited by Complex, 42 Dugg was picked up by Yo Gotti, along with his family and friends. In line with Dugg's request, they went straight to the studio after his release, highlighting his dedication to his craft even after facing legal challenges.

Overall, the release of 42 Dugg from prison brought joy and celebration to Yo Gotti, his fans, and the music industry as a whole. It marked a new chapter for the Detroit rapper, who can now continue pursuing his passion for music after serving his sentence.

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