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Rapper Lupe Fiasco

Accused of Hiding Money ...

For a Drug Kingpin

9/3/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Lupe Fiasco
is in cahoots with a convicted drug kingpin -- hiding millions of dollars from the drug lord's estranged wife to screw her in the divorce ... this according to a new lawsuit.

Fiasco is a big-time rapper ... who's being sued by the estranged wife of convicted drug kingpin Charles Patton, who's currently serving a 44-year prison sentence for running a heroin enterprise.

According to the suit, Patton's estranged wife believes Fiasco conspired with the drug kingpin to move more than NINE MILLION DOLLARS into various bank accounts in an effort to block her from making a play on the cash in their ongoing divorce.

It's pretty complicated stuff -- but Patton's wife believes she's uncovered the money trail ... and it went through Lupe. Now, she's suing to get what she claims is rightfully hers.

Lupe's lawyer tells TMZ ... Inita's allegations are baseless and will be proven false at trial. Adding, "There are no secret accounts and no illicit instructions."

The lawyer adds, "Inita Patton filed for a divorce and is making baseless allegations against Charles, and has unfortunately included Lupe who has no involvement in their marriage whatsoever. There are no secret accounts, no illicit instructions."

"1st &15th Productions, Inc., has and has always  from the inception, had an accountant and a business manager who properly handle funds and all allegations will be proven false at trial. Charles has filed a counter suit against Inita for absconding with funds given to Initia for real estate transactions that have never been purchased."


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Who? I want stories about famous people! Not people who slept with someone, or wants to become famous so they make a sex tape, or people who change their name to something so ridiculous that is usually has a symbol! Famous people only please!

418 days ago


Just because some of you "closed minded individuals" have never heard of these various rappers TMZ has reported on, doesn't make them less famous. Who the hell made you guys the judges of celebrity status?!

418 days ago


Hehe the braids hanging in his face look like giant warts :)

418 days ago

ElGuapo Handsomeman    

I hope this story isn't true. Lupe is one of the most intelligent and positive rappers in the game!!! The music he makes is totally the opposite of the fake gangsta crap out there and he's proof that you don't have to be that way to be a successful rapper. He's a positive role model for any up and coming MC and if this were true It would be a huge blow to meaningful Hip Hop!!!!

418 days ago


What a nasty looking, housing project thug.

418 days ago


She must be really broke

418 days ago


A rapper laundering drug money? Say it aint so!!! And Who the fliying ef' is this lupe fiasco? never heard of him! Until this fiasco he is in.

418 days ago


If there black and have more money everyone hates its the American way.

418 days ago


AllAmerican is a coward this clearly has nothing to do with race think you should go back to the forth grade so you understand what you are reading louser so tired of the race bull**** loser

418 days ago


I don't think she'll get the money, maybe a reward for helping the feds find it, but that's it.

418 days ago


And this is news?

418 days ago


You guys have never heard of Lupe? Probably because the only rap you listen to is from artists like 2chainz and lil wayne. Lupe is one of the most intelligent, socially aware rappers out there. He usually addresses and criticizes racism, violence, corrupt government and media brainwashing in his tracks.

418 days ago


This is a nice crowd.

418 days ago


the things women do when they are scorned!!!!! He got 40 some odd years. Get over it. Sounds like she's mad because she's not reaping the benefits of drug money any longer. GO GET A JOB

417 days ago


PLEASE define "big-time rapper".....who is this guy?

417 days ago
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