Lupe Fiasco apparently conspired with drug lord Charles Patton in order to hide millions of dollars from his estranged wife, according to a new lawsuit.
Here's a connection you might not have assumed existed-- Lupe Fiasco and drug kingpin Charles Patton. In a new lawsuit from the estranged wife of Patton (who is currently locked up in jail serving a 44-year sentence over a heroin enterprise), Lupe, of all rappers, is being accused of hiding millions of dollars from the wife.
TMZ reports on the suit, which claims that Lupe was in cahoots with Patton, and helped him move more than 9 million dollars into various bank accounts so his estranged wife would not be able to access the cash in their on-going divorce. While all the details aren't clear, Patton's soon-to-be ex-wife says that she followed the paper trail which led her to Lupe Fiasco. Now she's suing him in order to get what she thinks is rightfully hers.
Lupe's lawyer says that the allegations are false and will be proved so in court. He says, "There are no secret accounts and no illicit instructions."
We'll update you on this story when we have more information.
[UPDATE: Lupe Fiasco Takes To Twitter To Respond To Allegations]
With the news that Lupe Fiasco is being sued over allegedly hiding millions of dollars for a drug lord, the rapper has taken to Twitter to respond and somewhat deny the allegations, although it's still really unclear.
Lupe tweeted, "Hahahahaha...hiding my own money from somebody else's wife??!!!...aint that a bitch!
#FreeChilly." He added, "Also...ahem, ahem...you can't sue for drug money...i mean like let's really think about that..."
Lupe continued, "It's not drug money...it's actually money from people who come to Lupe Fiasco shows, buy albums or tshirts...hahhaha. So if y'all using drug money to buy my albums or concert tickets then I guess it would be drug money hahahaha...stupid ass media..."
See his tweets in the gallery above. What do you think is going on here?