Judge Michael A. Usan granted a motion by Drake to avoid being deposed in the murder trial for the men accused of killing XXXtentacion.
CLOSE Source: Mark Blinch / Getty Last week, we reportedthat attorneys for Michael Boatwright, Trayvon Newsome, and Dedrick Williams, three of the four men accused of robbing and murdering rap star XXXTentacionin 2018, suggested that Drakemight have been largely responsible for the Look at Me! rappers killing. The defendants attorneys floated the possibility that despite their clients being tied to the shootingthrough surveillance footage and cellphone spots, as well as the testimony of a fourth participant in the crime, Robert Allen, it was actually an obscure rap beef between Drake and XXXTentacionthat ultimately resulted in the victims death. In fact, the attorneys named Drake, Joe Budden, The Migos and others as eyewitnesses to the crime, which they said was not committed by their clients. This, of course, set Black Twitter into a frenzied debate about whether or not the Hotline Bling rapper was the killer this whole time. But fans can rest assured that Drake will not be taking the rap for XXXtentacions murder, nor will he be required to appear at the trial at all. According to TMZ Judge Michael A. Usan granted a motion by the Certified Loverboy to avoid taking part in a deposition he was previously ordered to appear for after attorney Mauricio Padilla, who represents Williams, requested his presence during the trial to answer questions. Apparently, Usan agreed with Drakes attorney, Bradford Cohen, who argued that Drake had no relevant information to offer about the case. TMZ noted that Padilla could convince the judge theres some other cause for Drake to be deposed, and get a new subpoena, but thats unlikely considering the fact that the trial has already started. (And theres also the fact that a rap beef no one really paid attention to is hardly evidence that Champagne Papi was involved in a murder.) Either way, the defense team maintains that their clients, who are all charged with first-degree murder, are the victims of lies told by Allen. RELATED TAGS