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Rapper Turk launches fundraising campaign to pay lawsuit settlement

Rapper Turk is asking his fans for donations to help him pay off a $5 million (£3.6 million) lawsuit settlement filed against him.
The hip-hop star was incarcerated from 2004 to 2012 on charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm, a fugitive from justice in possession of a firearm, and an unlawful user addicted to a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, stemming from a shooting incident in Memphis, Tennessee.
The 35-year-old explains he has paid his debt to society in relation to his jail sentence, but according to reports, he has been ordered to pay officials at the Shelby County Police Department a $5 million lawsuit settlement and is having a difficult time raising the money he needs. He has set up a GoFundMe.com page for fans to make donations.
“Today I come to you for help because I am in a 5 million dollar debt and it’s getting hard trying to pay it off on top of everything else,” he writes on Instagram.com. “There is no secret stash. This isn’t a conspiracy theory. This is what happens when a man faces his actions, does his time and returns home to live free. The debt to society has been paid. The restitution has been paid. Now you want to go for broke and take from a man what he doesn’t have.”
The news comes months after the 35-year-old confidentially settled his $1.3 million (£937,545) unpaid royalties lawsuit against his former Cash Money Records label bosses Bryan ‘Baby’ Williams and Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams in June (15).

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