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A woman has been sentenced to six months in prison for lying on the stand in a case that stemmed from a Charlotte shootout involving Waka Flocka Flame. Tonya Leshun Hall was sentenced to six months in prison after a judge ruled that she had lied in court while testifying on behalf of Waka’s mother Debra Atney.
According to The Charlotte Observer, Hall testified in a case involving Atney back in 2016. Atney was being sued by a man who was shot by one of Waka’s security guards in the aforementioned Charlotte incident because Atney owns businesses related to Waka.
Hall told the court at the time that she was a licensed accountant who graduated from Emory University. She said that she had looked over Atney’s finances and determined that Atney would be unable to pay any damages to the plaintiff. She admitted later that all of this was a lie. She had never attended Emory and was not an accountant.
She pleaded guilty to contempt of court and faces six months in prison.
A Little Backstory
Back in 2011, Waka Flocka Flame was in Charlotte at a car stereo warehouse when things went left.
Waka had stopped off at the audio shop to get his tour bus system upgraded. Apparently, two cars pulled up and gunshots were exchanged between the cars and the people on Waka’s team. Waka initially claimed that the shooting was a result of an armed robbery attempt. However, the district attorney dropped charges against the supposed assailants when he could find no evidence to back up Waka’s claim.
The man who was suing Atney, Antonio Stukes, was shot in the shoulder by Waka’s security team and he remembers the events of that day very differently. He said that he was an aspiring rapper and he approached the tour bus to give Waka a demo of his work. Before he could, however, a security guard shot him in the shoulder. Stukes was awarded $500,000 in a civil lawsuit against Mizay Entertainment, the company that manages Waka Flocka Flame.
As for Waka, he’s hard at work on his follow-up to his debut album Flockaveli. Though it’s been over seven years since Flockaveli dropped (and he’s dropped one studio album in the meantime) Waka says that Flockaveli 2 is fast approaching.
Waka blames the long wait on several setbacks, claiming that he’s written the album a few times over. Considering the amount of mixtapes he’s dropped since the first Flockaveli, it’s easy to see that he’s putting the work in for this follow-up. He even released a bridge of a mixtape called Flockaveli 1.5all the way back in 2015.
“This is the fourth time I’ve made Flockaveli II,” the rapper said in a statement. “I lost the original version when I lost my hard drives, and then I lost two more after that. With this version of the album I just did it.”
What do you think? Will we ever really know what went down between Waka and the two cars who rolled up on him in Charlotte? How bold do you have to be to completely make up a persona about yourself for the express purpose of lying in court? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.