In a recent interview with VladTV, Boosie Badazz expressed his disdain for the defense lawyer involved in the XXXTENTACION murder trial, particularly due to their unsuccessful attempt to subpoena Drake for testimony. The Baton Rouge native shared his thoughts on the life sentences handed to Michael Boatwright, Trayvon Newsome, and Dedrick Williams, the individuals convicted of the rapper’s murder outside a Florida motorsports shop in June 2018.
While Boosie acknowledged that the convicted killers deserved their sentences, he speculated that there might have been additional factors influencing the outcome. “If you kill a rapper, you’re getting life. No years, just life,” he commented. “Especially if you’re Black, you’re more likely to receive lengthy prison terms. That’s just the way it is.”
Vlad then informed Boosie about the defense lawyers’ attempt to involve Drake in the case. Initially, the court ordered Drake to participate in a deposition. However, on February 14, Judge Usan granted Drake’s motion to avoid the deposition, overturning the previous order requiring his testimony.
Boosie found humor in the situation, remarking, “That had me dying laughing, bro.” Vlad further explained that 600 Breezy also became inadvertently entangled due to an unresolved conflict with XXXTENTACION prior to his untimely death.
Vlad went on to repeat an unsubstantiated claim made by Akademics that process servers camped outside Drake’s residence for over two months in their attempt to serve him with legal documents for the testimony. Boosie responded with a lack of amusement, stating, “Yeah, they were reaching. I mean, come on, they ain’t seriously gonna subpoena Drake.”
Ultimately, on February 24, Judge Michael A. Usan ruled that Drake was not required to participate in the deposition regarding XXXTENTACION’s murder. Dedrick Williams’ lawyer, Mauricio Padilla, had presented Drake as a potential alternative theory to the crime, citing their previous feud. However, Judge Usan found Padilla’s arguments unconvincing, questioning the relevance of implicating someone without concrete evidence. He emphasized the potential harm to Drake’s reputation and the lack of defense it provided to the individuals on trial.