Rising Hip Hop artist Lil’ Durk will be a proud father for the second time. Durk is already the proud father of a one-year-old son.
His fiancé Nicole Covone is scheduled to deliver a baby girl very soon.
But the OTF rapper may miss the special occasion due to legal woes.
Lil’ Durk, whose birth name is Durk D. Banks, was charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon after police reportedly saw the 20-year-old Def Jam artist pitch a stolen handgun in the backseat of a parked Hyundai Sonata in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Covone, 23, appeared at Lil’ Durk’s court hearing alongside members of his family Thursday.
Durk’s attorney, Sam Adam, Jr. requested a small bail due to the rapper’s limited funds and the upcoming birth of his daughter.
Adam said Covone “is literally about to pop,” according to DNAInfo.com
Covone proclaimed her soon-to-be husband’s innocence, saying she doesn’t want to deliver a baby girl with her father in jail, according to DNAInfo.com
Another man is claiming that it was he who tossed the gun.
Clarence January, 20, reportedly told police “this is my gun,” according to an affidavit the convicted felon signed.
Adam said his client is not guilty of any wrongdoing, saying, “He tried to tell the officers at the time, and the officers took the defendant anyway,” according to DNAInfo.com.
Adam argued nine witnesses have come forward to say it was January’s gun.
January has a long rap sheet, including a 2010 unlawful use of weapon conviction, according to court records obtained by the Sun-Times. January was acquitted of an attempted murder charge in March.
The judge ordered Durk to be held in jail on $100,000 bail.
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