AceShowbiz - 50 Cent wants other rappers to learn from Drakeo the Ruler's criminal case. Using his 2003 song "Heat" from debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin' ", the "In da Club" hitmaker warned fellow rap stars through an Instagram post that their gang-related lyrics could be used as evidence in court against them.
On Monday, March 23, the 44-year-old MC shared a screenshot of The Conversation's article that shines light on the usage of rap lyrics to incriminate Drakeo. In the caption, he quoted his song lyrics, "i told you in 03/ i do what i gotta do/ i don't care if i get caught/ the DA can play this mother f*****g tape in court/ i'll kill you HEAT."
The Kanan Stark of "Power" went on to share with his followers, "(This is not new) if you say crazy s**t on these records they are gonna use it. if you in a gang on the song then you in the gang when the indictment come fool. LOL."
The article from The Conversation itself carried a headline that read, "Prosecutors are increasingly - and - misleadingly - using rap lyrics as evidence in court." It discussed about Drakeo's on-going case in which investigators used his "Flex Freestyle" lyrics from his 2017's "So Cold I Do Em" album to prove his guilt in the allegation of him shooting from a motor vehicle.
In a recent interview, Drakeo expressed his frustration over his case that forced him to face a second life sentence. "This s**t has been going on forever, bro," he confided with Genius. "It's not the way that people think, where it's like, 'Oh! If he said this in the rap, he's gonna do it.' The rap game is not as gangster as people think it is. This shit is for entertainment."
"When I said, 'RJ was tied up in the back of a car,' was RJ actually tied up in the back of the car? They take this s**t too literally. It's not that serious," the rapper, whose real name is Darrell Caldwell, went on. "When these n****s are shooting up schools and smashing cars, I bet you they're not listening to rap music when they're doing that shit."