The former Cash Money rapper feels the system is against him by forcing him to pay $5 million immediately after his prison release.
Perhaps Kanye revealing his personal debt on Twitter has inspired other rappers to do the same. Yesterday, former Hot Boys member Turk went on Instagram to admit to a $5 million debt of his own, an amount that he is unable to pay. He soon asked his fans and followers to donate to his new GoFundMe page, which was started by his wife.
In October 2012, Turk was released from prison after serving almost 9 years for his alleged involvement in a 2004 shootout with Tennessee police officers. He was eventually charged with attempted second-degree murder, and in 2006, he accepted an Alford plea deal, eventually leading to his early release six years later.
Apparently, while in prison, the police sued Turk for $60 million -- in a case in which he had no direct participation, and the judge eventually settled on the lesser amount of $5 million, which Turk is now being forced to pay.
"I did 9 years in prison for something I didn't do," said Turk in an Instagram video post. "While I was in prison, the judge awarded the police $5 million, and I never even went to court on it. Now that I'm home, they trying to get me back in the system for the $5 million that I don't have."
As evidenced in the above post, Turk is also fighting to prove his innocence. He has a forthcoming documentary, titled "52 Bullets," which he hopes will do just that, and he has stated his willingness to take a polygraph test.
Check out and donate to Turk's GoFundMe page here.
Turk's wife, Erica, posted on the GoFundMe page to explain how the money will help support the rapper's family. "After Being Away From Home For Almost A Decade Tab Find It Harder And Harder Everyday Trying To Maintain," she says, referring to Turk by his birth name. "Without Going In Details For Those Who Know Tab Know That He's A Very Good Husband And A Caring Father To His Son And Twins.Today I Come To You For Help Because Tab Is In A 5 Million Dollar Debt And Its Hard Trying To Pay It Off On Top Of Everything Else.He Will Appreciate Any Donation You Can Give To Him And His Family.Your Donations Will Be Used To Help With Any Financial Burdens That Will Occur While He Goes Through His Situation..May God Bless You And Yours..We Thank You In Advance!!!" #LetTurkBeFree #HotBoyTurkInnocent Link In My Bio