Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue is defined to surrender to the federal government on February 7. He will serve his 20-month sentence in federal prison for committing fraud in a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan scam.
On January 31, Diamond Blue Smith took to social media to share the latest update with his followers. The “Grind With Me” singer posted his inmate number, where he will be serving his sentence and where he may receive packages.
“I’m heading to the Feds on Monday February 7th. If you want to write to me or send me anything, see info below…Diamond Blue Smith # 11322509 FCI COLEMAN LOW FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION SATELLITE CAMP PO BOX 1027 COLEMAN , FL 33521 (White Envelopes only).”
Go to the feds on Monday, February 7. If you want to write to me or send me anything, see the information below…
Blacksmith Blue Diamond #11322509
FCI COLEMAN LOW
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
COLEMAN, Florida 33521
(White envelopes only)
— Blue Hefner (@BabyBlueWhoaaaa) January 31, 2022
Some fans responded with love and support.
Hold your head up Blue. Stay focused and use the time to improve. Make positive connections and come out bigger and better.
— COKExNxCOLADA (@COKExNxCOLADA) February 1, 2022
I guess I’ll write to you with my brother! keep your head up
— freemebabe (@freemebabe) February 1, 2022
I got you ! Def will make sure your mind stays in the right place. On this paper 💰. Keep your head up 👑 KING
— Sheba Davis (@ShebaDaDon87) January 31, 2022
In August, Blue was found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The Miami-based singer took out two PPP loans totaling over $1 million. He allegedly forged documents and gave specious information to two companies – Throwback Jersey LLC and BlueStar Records LLC. Blue was ordered to pay $1,111,345.23 in restitution and $1,134,782 in forfeiture. The singer agreed to use the proceeds from the PPP loan to play at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and purchase luxury items including a Ferrari, designer clothes and larger-than-life gold chains.
Blue dropped the video to his brand new track “Jerry Rice” where he apparently brags about doing his bidding and being stunted. The song is a far cry from its December Instagram post.
In December, the recording artist wrote that there were lessons to be learned from his arrest and subsequent sentencing in federal prison.
“I can’t go back and change the beginning, but I can start where I am and change the end. There are things in life that we don’t want to happen but have to accept; Life lessons we don’t want to know but need to learn. We must remember that the greatest lessons in life are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes,” he wrote. “Sometimes the bad things that happen to us end up putting us on the path to the best things that will never happen to us. Life can change in a second, can be taken in a second so live your best life! Do what you can for others. Always be there for those you love the most and understand that not everyone you love will stay, not everyone you trust will be faithful. Some people are lessons. Some people exist as a example of what to avoid Learn from yesterday, live for today, prepare for a better tomorrow.
On Saturday, Blue also took to Twitter to give the women he dates permission to leave for Valentine’s Day as he heads to federal prison.
“I want to send a huge apology to the women I’m currently dating. Even though we’re all single and having fun, I apologize for being incarcerated on VALENTINES DAY. I understand if you want to spend this day with someone else this year. You have my blessing.
I want to send a big apology to the women I’m currently dating. Even though we are all single and having fun, I apologize for being incarcerated during VALENTINES DAY. I understand if you want to spend that day with someone else this year.
🌹❤️🎈🤞🏽💯 You have my blessing.
— Blue Hefner (@BabyBlueWhoaaaa) February 5, 2022
We hope he has learned his lesson.