In 2003, Lupe Fiasco’s former mentor and business partner, Charles “Chilly” Patton, was caught with 6 kilos of heroin with a street value of $1 million, when police raided his home.
Patton was convicted in 2007 of masterminding a drug ring in Chicago and sentenced to 44 years in prison.
Fiasco and Patton co-owned the 1st and 15th record label. Today the “Kick Push” rapper is being accused of helping Patton hide proceeds from his illegal drug business.
Patton’s estranged wife, Inita, has filed a lawsuit against Lupe, accusing him of helping to funnel more than $9 million into various bank accounts in an effort to hide the money from her. Inita is in the process of divorcing Patton. She believes her soon-to-be ex-husband and Lupe are attempting to prevent her from getting her hands on some of the money as part of the divorce settlement. Lupe’s laywer told TMZ that there is no truth to the accusation.
“There are no secret accounts and no illicit instructions,” the attorney said.