Anuel AA Reportedly Returns to Federal Prison in Miami

Lead Photo: Anuel AA. Courtesy of Maybach Music Group
Anuel AA. Courtesy of Maybach Music Group
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Anuel AA, the viral Latin trap artist who was infamously arrested in 2016 on gun charges, is reportedly back in federal prison. The Puerto Rican rapper made headlines last month when rumors of his imminent release swirled. In mid-May, it was revealed that he had relocated to a halfway house and reunited with Ozuna and producers Chris Jeday and Yampi.

It seems the relocation was short-lived. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Inmate Locator, which offers public information on people convicted of violating federal laws, Anuel is no longer stationed at a residential re-entry center; the database lists his location as Miami FDC, a federal detention center in Downtown Miami. Local outlet Metro PR reports that Anuel AA’s attorney Edwin Prado confirmed the news during an interview on TV show Dando Candela. He reassured that Anuel was complying with the requirements of his halfway house program, and reiterated that his release date (July 17, 2018) remains the same. In an email to Remezcla, Prado confirmed that Anuel’s return the prison was “not related to any conduct or violation during the time he spent [in the] halfway house. It seems to be related to conduct while he was in prison or security reasons only [the Bureau of Prisons] can confirm.”

In June 2017, the Puerto Rican rapper was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, after police found three guns, a dozen clips, and 152 rounds of ammunition in his car. At the time, he was serving his sentence on the island’s Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo.

Anuel AA first gained notoriety for his violent and sexually explicit lyrics and for positioning himself as one of the leading figures of the thriving Latin trap movement. Since he was arrested in 2016, the rapper has cultivated his fan base under the #FreeAnuel movement, releasing new music, selling merchandise, and racking up millions of followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Read our feature Meet Anuel AA, the Viral Boricua MC Building a Hip-Hop Empire From Prison here.

Update, 6/6/2018, 3:00 p.m.: This post has been updated with more information provided by Anuel’s attorney.  

H/T: Metro PR