At the time, TMZ reported that Scrappy had fallen asleep at the wheel and that that was the reason for the crash. A bit later, on June 14, the site reported that Roulette was filing a lawsuit against Scrappy. Now, Roulette has contacted the outlet to explain his reasoning for lawyering up. Apparently, it has nothing to do with suing Scrappy.
Although his own lawyer, Brett L. Schlacter seemingly implied that Roulette was suing the Love & Hip Hop star in order to pay for his medical bills, the South Carolina rapper now tells TMZ he only hired a lawyer because he’s unsure of how to deal with Florida laws.
“The only reason why I lawyered up is because I’m from South Carolina—the accident happened in Florida,” begins Roulette, who landed in ICU for three days after sustaining a ruptured large intestine. “I know nothing about how to get my bills taken care of or anything of that nature from the hospital, so I was advised [that] I needed to get an attorney from Miami to help me navigate that process. That’s the only reason.”
Elsewhere in his video explanation, Roulette has some words for people who think he is after Scrappy’s money. He also says that he was about to release a new single before the accident before implying that the accident and his subsequent recovery from it have slowed up that process.
“Stop doubting my sincerity as a friend, because I tried to pull my bro out of the wreck, you know what I mean?” he says. I was conscious throughout the whole situation, so, me caring more about him trying to get him out of that wreck shows my sincerity as a friend with a busted gut still trying to look out for him. I’m just looking to have my medical bills taken care of and continuously provide for my family as a man like I’ve been doing.”
At the time of the accident, police ruled that nothing criminal had taken place. They didn’t end up filing any charges against Scrappy or Roulette. Scrappy has since dropped off a new song by the name of “Confident,” and he appears to be doing ok.
Watch Roulette’s explanation for lawyering up in the video below. See the accident in the video below that.
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