Why did Wallo go to prison? Podcaster shares wisdom in Thug advice vid

Amber Peake May 11, 2022
Why did Wallo go to prison? Podcaster shares wisdom in Thug advice vid

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This week podcaster Wallo became a trending topic across social media after a clip from a past interview with rapper Young Thug resurfaced

The clip sees Wallo discuss time he served in prison, with its recent circulation following recent charges brought against Young Thug. 

As the clip has resurfaced this week, some are curious to know why Wallo served time in prison. Here’s all we know…

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Wallo podcast clip with Young Thug resurfaces

Last year Young Thug joined Wallo and his cousin Gillie Da King on their weekly podcast Million Dollaz Of Game. 

One particular moment in the episode saw Wallo discuss his experience in prison. He shared some words of wisdom with the rapper. 

As reported by the RollingStone, Young Thug was arrested on Monday (9 May) for gang-related charges. He is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail, according to the BBC

Young Thug – real name Jeffery Lamar Williams – has denied all charges. Williams’ defence attorney, Brian Steel, told reporters: “I’ll tell you the response to any allegation; Mr Williams committed no crime whatsoever, and we will fight to my last drop of blood to clear him.” Young Thug made his first appearance in court on Tuesday, 10 May, at 11.30am local time.

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While the clip has resurfaced this week, some Twitter users online have looked back on the podcast moment to claim it could have been advice to Young Thug. You can watch the video here.

Wallo explained he did five years in the juvenile system in total over several sentences and then 20 years in penitentiary.

He said he did more years in jail “than more years on this Earth”.

“I’m taking to y’all as [sic] whose been in prison,” he said. Wallo then went on to explain how young prisoners would come up to him and ask help over understanding their own conviction.

“Gangsta s**t gone, homies gone, b*****s gone,” Wallo added.

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Why did Wallo go to prison? Here’s all we know

As he explained in the trending Million Dollaz Of Game podcast clip, Wallo, whose real name is Wallace Peeples, previously spent five years in and out of the juvenile system before later serving 20 years in prison. 

Wallo was first arrested for robbery in 1990, just days after he had just celebrated his 11th birthday. He went on to grow up in and out of the Philadelphia corrections system.

The social media personality previously discussed his time in the juvenile system with investor Mike Novogratz on his YouTube channel last year. 

At the time, he reflected: “I went on to spend five years in and out the juvenile system, you know, because I was just married to the streets of Philadelphia because I was trying to get some money.”

He later ended up back in the system after he was arrested when he was 17 years old for armed robbery. The now 41-year-old was released in 2017 and is on parole until 2048

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Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at Express.co.uk as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.