Author: Scarlett Pham
A Florida judge approved a motion from Drake's attorney after he was asked to appear in court to answer questions related to XXXTentacion's murder in 2018.
In the trial on February 7th, prosecutors confirmed that XXXTentacion died because of an unsuccessful armed robbery, However, the lawyer for one of the suspects named Dedrick Williams questioned if Drake had a motive to kill XXXTentacion. The lawyer hypothesized based on XXXTentacion's Instagram post at the time there was a conflict between two artist: "If anyone tries to kill me it was @champagnepapi. I'm snitching right now." After the post, XXXTentacion claimed his account was hacked.
In response to the lawyer, the prosecutor stated there was no evidence that Drake was involved.
In his ruling on Tuesday (February 14th), Judge Michael Usan sided with the attorneys representing Drake, signing the male artist's motion to avoid that deposition following the court's previous order for him to obtain testimony from the court. It is known that after missing his first date on January 27th, Drake was once again asked to appear via Zoom on February 24th to clarify the allegation that he was involved in the death of XXXTentacion.
Meanwhile, Drake's legal representative said it was "unreasonable and oppressive" to bring the male artist into the case without any clear evidence that he has "any involvement in this matter." Beside Drake, there are many artists are being dragged into this included Quavo, Offset, 6ix9ine, Joe Budden, or even the late rapper Takeoff.