News: Lupe Fiasco Linked To Drug Kingpin, Accused Of Hiding Millions From Gangster's Wife
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 10:55AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco is catching some pretty serious press as reports claim he is connected to a convicted drug kingpin for hiding millions of dollars from his estranged wife.
Details of the bizarre lawsuit surfaced online early Tuesday (September 3).
Lupe Fiasco is in cahoots with a convicted drug kingpin -- hiding millions of dollars from the drug lord's estranged wife to screw her in the divorce ... this according to a new lawsuit. Fiasco is a big-time rapper ... who's being sued by the estranged wife of convicted drug kingpin Charles Patton, who's currently serving a 44-year prison sentence for running a heroin enterprise. According to the suit, Patton's estranged wife believes Fiasco conspired with the drug kingpin to move more than NINE MILLION DOLLARS into various bank accounts in an effort to block her from making a play on the cash in their ongoing divorce. (TMZ)
Fiasco's legal defense has already stepped forward to deny the accusations.
It's pretty complicated stuff -- but Patton's wife believes she's uncovered the money trail ... and it went through Lupe. Now, she's suing to get what she claims is rightfully hers. Lupe's lawyer tells TMZ ... Inita's allegations are baseless and will be proven false at trial. Adding, "There are no secret accounts and no illicit instructions." (TMZ)
Since the story went viral, Fiasco has not appeared to address it on Twitter.
"People tend to be offended by facts. -Francis Bacon," Lupe last tweeted September 3. (Lupe Fiasco's Twitter)
Outside of this, Lupe last made headlines with the release of his "SLR 3" track.
Lupe Fiasco has followed up "SLR 2" with "SLR 3," another lyrical onslaught that seems somewhat inspired by Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse. Lupe doesn't really take shots at Kendrick, but does refer to the verse when he says "So what we got here?/Some top rhyming talking about some top tier/Some top rhyming to some boxed ears?" He also addresses the attention he is receiving on social media, even though his Twitter account is private ("Still gets headlines even though my Twitter locked"). Lupe has proven this week that when motivated, he is still one of the sharpest lyricists. (Complex)