News: UPDATE: Lupe Fiasco Rips TMZ After Drug Kingpin Reports, "Stupid A** Media"

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 6:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has lashed back at reports from gossip-driven website TMZ claiming he may be hiding money to protect an incarcerated drug kingpin from his estranged wife.

Fiasco hopped onto Twitter to blast the reports and dismiss his alleged connection.

"Hahahahaha...hiding my own money from somebody else's wife??!!!...aint that a b*tch! #FreeChilly," Lupe tweeted September 3.
"Also...ahem, ahem...you can't sue for drug money...i mean like let's really think about that..."
"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 a** media..."
"Dear God please let this stupid ass scandal allow me to make more money from album sales so I can buy a Ferrari F40. Amen #100Bricks"
"Now here's where things get a little suspicious...@TMZ hit us a week ago to let us know they were dropping the story today!!!"
"Was this all some grand strategy to let us know in advance so we could ride the wave of albeit negative but also FREE press ala' @TMZ ???" (Lupe Fiasco's Twitter)

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)

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)

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