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LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 30: Drake attends Drake's Till Death Do Us Part rap battle on October 30, 2021 in Long Beach, California.

Drake has been listed as one of the potential witnesses in the murder case of rapper XXXTentacion. Defense attorneys for one of the four men charged with the 2018 murder of XXXTentacion (born Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy) has called Drake, Quavo, Offset, late Migos rapper Takeoff, Tekashi 6ix9ine and Joe Budden — as witnesses, according to court documents per Billboard.

This move follows the 2017 beef between Drizzy and the late rapper. That beef led to multiple internet rumors alluding to Drake’s involvement with XXXTentacion’s death. The beef started when the late artist believed that the Toronto rapper copied his flow from his breakout hit “Look at Me.” He thought Drake used him on his song “KMT.”

The public feud got even more attention because XXXTentacion allegedly posted four months before his death: “if anyone tries to kill me it was @champagnepapi,” which is Drake’s Instagram handle. However, after the post was made, XXXTentacion claimed his Instagram account had been hacked.

On Thursday (Dec. 15), the Miami Herald reported that prosecutors alleged that the move was a stunt and Broward Circuit Judge Michael Usan wanted to know why the celebrities were relevant.

“It is apparent from the deliberate, late disclosure of the defendant’s witnesses and comments made between the parties that [the] defendant intended to ‘surprise’ the state and create a trial by ambush,” wrote prosecutor Pascale Achille, as reported by the Herald.

The move is being made by the defense attorney Mauricio Padilla. He is representing 27-year-old Dedrick Williams, the alleged getaway driver.

“They are high-profile people. And it’s not easy for me to subpoena. I don’t have numbers, but it doesn’t mean I won’t be able to,” Padilla told the judge. “Trying to subpoena Drake is not easy — you need a drone.”

In addition to the aforementioned celebrities, other rappers listed as witnesses are former XXXTentacion associates: rappers Tankhead666 (Lynwood Walker III), who is awaiting trial for his alleged role in an unrelated Miami murder, and Ski Mask the Slump God (Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne), who were all part of a collective known as Members Only, the outlet reports.

The list of potential witnesses are not obligated to show up to court until Padilla proves relevance which has not yet been determined. The trial is set for Jan. 9.

Drake: 7 Songs You (Might) Not Have Known He's Written For Other Artists

  • "Fall For Your Type" - Jaime Foxx

    Jamie Foxx’s “Fall For Your Type” is off of the singer/actor’s 2010 album Best Night of My Life. Drizzy is featured as a guest artist hit and written alongside Noah Shebib, and Noel Campbell. The track hit No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

  • "Mine" - Beyoncé

    Beyoncé and Drake collabed on “Mine” which was released back in 2014 for her self-titled album. Drake, Beyoncé Knowles, Noah Shebib, Jordan Ullman, Sidney Brown, Dwane Weir are credited as songwriters on the track. Drake is also credited a songwriter for Beyoncé’s “Heated” off her album Renaissance.

  • "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" - Alicia Keys

    “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” arrives on Alicia Keys’ fourth studio album The Element of Freedom. Drake is credited as a songwriter alongside Alicia Keys, Kerry “Krucial” Brothers and 40.Alicia and Drake also paired up along with Noah “40” Shebib, on Drake’s track “Fireworks” off his 2010 debut Thank Me Later.

  • "I'm Single" - Lil Wayne

    Drake linked up with his Young Money boss Lil Wayne for his song “I’m Single.” The track appears on his ninth solo mixtape, No Ceilings, and his 2010 album I Am Not a Human Being. Drake is credited as a songwriter alongside Omen (Producer), Boi-1da, 40 & Lil Wayne.

  • "R.I.P." - Rita Ora

    Rita Ora’s “R.I.P” also makes the list of songs you might not have known Drizzy has written. Drake is credited as a writer alongside Rita Ora, Tor Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, Patrick Okogwu, Saul Milton, Farhad Samadzada, Renee Wisdom, Will Kennard. The track features Tinie Tempah and was the lead single off her 2012 album, Ora.

  • "30 Hours" - Kanye

    Kanye spoke on Drake’s involvement on “30 Hours” to his since-deleted interview Drink Champs, “I gave him a line and he wrote the whole rap. I wish he wrote all my raps.” Drake is also credited as a songwriter for “Facts” and “Father Stretch My Hands” from Kanye’s seventh studio album Life of Pablo. Kanye, Pharrell Williams, Karriem Riggins, Mike Dean, Charles Arthur Russell, Cornell Haynes, Jason Epperson, Charles L. Brown, Isaac Hayes are also credited on “30 Hours.” The song samples the 1986 Arthur Russell song “Answers Me” and drums from the 1973 Isaac Hayes single “Joy.”

  • “I’ve Been That Girl” – Melanie Fiona

    Growing up in Canada, Drake was a part of the collective called the The Renaissance which is where he met Melanie Fiona. The group ended splitting up but Drake co-wrote Grammy-winning singer Melanie Fiona’s “I’ve Been That Girl” which landed on her LP The MF Life. The album also featured a duet with John Legend and other featured artists such as J. Cole, T-Pain, and Nas.