Drake has filed a motion to stop sitting for a deposition in connection with the murder of rapper XXXTentacion.
On February 7, suspects Michael Boatwright, Trayvon Newsom and Dedrick Williams were accused of murdering 20-year-old rapper real name Jahseh Onfroy in a robbery outside a store in June 2018. and was brought to trial in Florida.
Williams’ defense attorney Mauricio Padilla claims Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Graham, is implicated in Onfroy’s death. Last week, a judge ordered the rapper to take a deposition on Feb. 24 or appear in court.
According to TMZ, Drake’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, has now filed a motion to revoke the order.
In the documents, the 36-year-old man claimed that his name never appeared in the investigation files relating to the murder and that he had no reason to suggest he had relevant information about the case.
He argued that the deposition order was absurd and merely an attempt to “add a layer of celebrity and notoriety to a tragic and unfortunate event.”
According to the motion, Padilla sent Drake an unsealed Zoom link for a deposition, which may have put his security at risk. Additionally, the attorneys allegedly filed a notice with the court days later without sharing details about the Zoom deposition, so we believe the subpoena is procedurally flawed.
A judge has yet to rule on Drake’s motion.
During the opening discussion on February 7, Padilla mentioned an alleged feud between the two rappers. He specifically cited his Instagram Stories post posted on his Onfroy page in February 2018. I’m eavesdropping right now. He later deleted the post, claiming it had been hacked.
The alleged feud began in 2017 when Onfroy believed Drake ripped off his song Look at Me! on his truck KMT. The young rapper escalated the feud by trolling Drake on social media several times.
The trial continues.