Drake Ordered to Face Deposition in XXXTentacion Trial
A defence attorney for defendant Dedrick Williams believes Drake is responsible or has some involvement in the death of the late star mainly because the rappers had a feud with each other and also because XXXTentacion made it clear before his death that if anything were to happen to him, it would be Drake’s fault.
XXX’s Instagram story four months before his death read, “If anyone tries to kill me it was @champagnepapi.”
The public feud between Drake and XXXTenacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, who was shot and killed in 2018, has raised suspicion of Drake’s involvement in the young artiste murder, according to the defence team for Williams.
A claim was made by defence attorney Mauricio Padilla that the Controlla superstar was somehow directly involved in the death of XXX. He subsequently tried to subpoena the rapper last month in order to verify the claim he made. As of right now, Drake has not publicly commented on the controversy.
According to a court document, Drake failed to appear for his scheduled deposition on Jan. 27 and will now be required to appear via Zoom video on Feb. 24. In the event that he fails to appear again, he may be held in contempt of court.
A court filing in December states that Onfroy repeatedly taunted Drake on social media in 2016-17, making statements about his mother and even posting a picture of a Drake lookalike with semen on his face, frustrated by Drake’s refusal to lend him a hand while he was behind bars.
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There are also allegations in the filing against Drake that he has ties with gang-related activities, naming Somali Canadian rapper Hassan Ali, a suspected member of the Jungle Blood Street Gang, as one of his possible collaborators.
As potential witnesses, Padilla also listed Quavo, Offset, the late Migos rapper Takeoff, Tekashi 6ix9ine and Joe Budden in the December filing, but prosecutors called it a stunt at a subsequent hearing.