The “Thotiana” rapper pleaded guilty to battery and discharging a firearm charges in relation to a 2022 incident outside a Vegas strip club
Blueface will spend up to three years on probation after pleading guilty to charges related to an Oct. 2022 shooting outside a Las Vegas strip club.
The rapper — real name Johnathan Porter — was originally arrested last November on charges of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm at/into an occupied structure. The attempted murder charge was eventually dropped as part of the plea deal, with Porter pleading guilty to battery and the discharging a firearm charge in July.
According to KTNV in Las Vegas, the rules of Porter’s probation forbid alcohol or drugs, possessing weapons, or contacting the victim. He’ll also have to avoid the Las Vegas Strip, as well as the city’s downtown area, unless it’s for work-related purposes.
Porter’s lawyer, Kristina M. Wildeveld, said in a statement, “This morning Mr. Porter was sentenced to probation not to exceed three years and he has the ability to earn a reduction to a gross misdemeanor charge upon successful completion of his probation. We were pleased that the Court followed the negotiations of the parties in this matter… Mr. Porter is ultimately just looking forward to getting back to focusing on his music career and moving forward with his life.”
Wildeveld did note that there was “a strange moment” during the sentencing hearing Monday, Oct. 2: “The complaining witness raised his phone to take a selfie with Mr. Porter from the lectern as he was finishing his victim impact statement,” she said. “That was a first for us in our decades of litigation advocacy.”
Porter was accused of shooting at a man named Kentavious Traylor last October. According to the initial police report, Traylor reportedly recognized Porter as he was leaving the club, “remarked on Blueface speaking with some females in a cheap vehicle,” and “made an audible joke.” Traylor said men he believed were part of Porter’s entourage hit him; then, as he tried to get away in his truck, he claimed the men started shooting at him.
Porter’s probation sentencing comes just a few months after he was charged with felony robbery. The charges stem from an incident where a fan allegedly tried to film Porter’s partner Chrisean Rock with a cellphone. A hearing in the case is currently scheduled for Oct. 4.