A week after being found guilty on murder conspiracy charges, Charly “Max B” Wingate has given his first phone interview and he has spoken on his aim to patch things up with Jim Jones.
In addition to Jimmy, Max also compared his situation to the late Tupac Shakur and revealed a dream he had about incarcerated rapper T.I.
“Shout-out to [Gerald] Saluti, he did a great job,” Max said in a phone interview. “He did a great job with the trial, you know it’s unfortunate. It’s Bergen County. I thought the jurors had me but they didn’t, you know. Them h*es got weak at the end…I ain’t even got to talk, I’ma let my music talk and fight this sh*t from in here…Sounds like I’ma get that appeal bond, appeal bail and we gonna jump out this motherf*cker like Tupac…I went so hard on my enemies this year it was pathetic…I had a dream me and T.I. came home at the same time and just ran in the studio and made a hit. Shout-out to T.I., hold your head brother…I wanna settle all the differences with my enemies, I wanna tighten this sh*t up with [Jim Jones], get this sh*t squared away so we can fall back and start getting some checks before hopefully this sh*t get outta hand and turn into a Biggie and Tupac situation and we don’t need that.” (Hip Hop Stan)
Max associate French Montana recently revealed a conversation between Jones and the jailed rapper.
“He’s gonna have to let him off that contract,” French told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom. “Jim’s gonna have to give it up, ain’t no choice. He ain’t got no choice, what you gonna do, let him rot? He got a son, he got a wife, he’s got family…We had a slight conversation, actually, Jim was ready to work it out a day before Max went in. They spoke, Max told me. He was getting ready to work it out…It was actually the people around Jim and the people that’s around us [who made the call happen.] They called them because we were just trying to fix everything up ’cause my guy was under that contract and it was really hurtin’ him. If [paying off his contract] was what was needed to get done, I was gonna do that…Jim was trying to work it out and I was like let’s do it.” (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
Another Max associate, Paula J. Moore, previously came forward this year and claimed Jones knowingly convinced the rapper to sign over all his publishing rights in 2007.
“Jim Jones was not interested in helping Max B get released out of jail until he heard that someone was bailing him out,” Moore said in an interview. “Unbeknown to me, Jim Jones found out that I was going to be bailing Max B out and he went to the jail and convinced Max to sign all his publishing over and loaned him $90,000…A king can only be as powerful as his army. Mel Matrix, Freeky Zeekey, Hell Rell and the whole Byrd Gang put together is not as talented as Max B by himself.” (Hip Hop Ruckus)
Prior to his interview, Max released a statement from jail a day after being read his guilty verdict.
“Thank you to all my fans for the continuous love and support during my trial,” Max said in a statement. “With the advice of my attorney, family and friends I’ve decided to appeal my conviction, with full belief that I will be found innocent of all charges. This has been a long journey but, I have full faith that there will be a positive outcome and I will be cleared of all erroneous allegations.” (All Hip Hop)
Max is reportedly due back in court for sentencing Thursday, July 30th.