News: The Clipse Break Silence On Jailed Manager, "The Situation Has Been Hard As Well As Heartbreaking"
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 4:00PM
The Clipse have broken their silence on former manager Anthony "Geezy" Gonzalez after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges last month.
Malice described what it has been like to learn of his ex-manager being placed behind bars.
"The show don't stop, we know what we gotta do," Malice said in an interview. "So we're out here doing it. The situation has been hard as well as heartbreaking. But I got the faith everything is gonna work out for the best. I believe everything happens for a reason. We still take care of our fam. We never leave our fam behind." (MTV)
Pusha T also kept his hopes high for Gonzalez.
"Everybody is good," he added. "It's Geezy, it's a few more too. Y'all just know Geezy, but everybody is our brother. Every time we talk to them, nobody is hanging their head. Ain't no crybabies. We got real soldiers in the family. Everything is gonna work out all right." (MTV)
Details surrounding his guilty plea deal with prosecutors landed online in early October.
Drug kingpin Anthony Gonzalez struck an unusual deal with federal prosecutors Tuesday: In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors promised not to charge four family members in the $10 million drug conspiracy that Gonzalez oversaw. He admitted to distributing more than a half-ton of cocaine and nearly a ton of marijuana over the past five years until his arrest in April. He and his associates traveled to Florida, the Southwest and even to Panama to obtain the drugs. Gonzalez admitted in court that he led the organization "in a very careful and deliberative manner," according to a statement of facts he signed in court. Prosecutors have agreed not to charge Gonzalez's wife, Davon Gonzalez; his mother, Sandra Gregory; his sister, Shana Gregory; and his aunt, Sherry Ann Wilson, the plea agreement says. (The Virginian Pilot)
The rap duo's former manager was one of seven individuals indicted on multiple drug charges last April.
The suspects include the owner of a former club that allegedly served as the drug ring's base. They are charged with distributing more than a ton of marijuana and more than 100 pounds of cocaine. An unidentified police officer is listed in the indictment as a co-conspirator. According to the indictment, the officer fed information about the ongoing investigation to the club's owner. (Daily Press)
Check out a recent Clipse interview below: