Battling Criminal Charges and Having Drake Pay His Lawyer Fees
"I had nothing to do but hustle, and I ended up getting caught up with that. I caught a few crack charges here and there. Most of them got tossed out but there is still some pending charges. So for that reason, that's why they are denying me entrance into the States. They take drug charges really seriously.
"On top of that, I was around people that are hustling too. So I ended up getting caught up with a gun charge. I went through that for a couple years and I was lucky to beat that case. I mean, they're still hounding me about the old conditional discharge from when I was hustling.
Drake was like, 'I'm going to ask my lawyer if he knows anyone who can help you out.' They hired me one of the top lawyers in North America and he represented me.
"I was headed to a club downtown when we were pulled over, and they found three handguns in my Cadillac. Me, my brother, and a friend were arrested. My brother and my friend ended up pleading. I couldn't plead because that would have been it for the whole American dream.
"We're as close as brothers can be. They tried to ask us to testify against each other, you know how that game goes, but I roll with solid dudes. My brother is a solid dude, the other guy I was with is a solid dude, so they pleaded and then that was it. It would never be a situation where one of us was tattletaling on the other. The cops tried as much as they could but that's not something that could happen with us.
"I was obviously innocent so we took it to court. I had my own lawyer, I went to pre-trial, and then Drake just came to me. We had gone to the hospital because his grandmother was sick and he was just like, 'I know you got trial coming up, I really need you out here. I can't see you go away.' They were asking for four to six years and he said, 'I can't see you go away for that long. Let me see if there's anything I can do. I'm going to ask my lawyer if he knows anyone who can help you out.'
"They hired me one of the top lawyers in North America and he represented me. We went to trial and we won, thank God. I really owe it to him. It was definitely a large lump sum of money that he put up for me to take care of me. We beat that case, and it's because of him that I even have a shot to try and go to America now and do my thing."