n*ggas don't understand the game.
Nelly is the legal dude in this situation. He prob put this dude on w/$ for his hustling. Nelly GOTTA distance himself from this cat. And he knows it too. That legal bread can't stop, because most of them n*ggas will never have that much access to legal paper ever again. Nelly has a pretty good commercial image outside of hip hop, so he can still make some moves. Plus I never really heard about Nelly having financial problems, so he was probably lettin his man use the bus to move his flip. But going into it you both know that Nelly can't get pinched & jeopardize their whole legit money. So when it went down, his man took it for the team. So publicly, he has to do this. As long as PRIVATELY he keepin his man books & family good til he ge out, it's straight. I know n*ggas that get a case ate for $10/15k so, Nelly can get dude a dog a.ss lawyer for about $50k. Shoot him bread for the books and a decent amount to hold his fam down for about 5/10yrs. sh*t will cost less than a mil. But get hemmed up w/that work along w/his man, and Nelly could potentially lose well over a mil in business opportunities. He at a diff place than alot of rappers. He was seeing REAL numbers in his prime, but not right now. At least not publicly So some of his fam still prob eatin off the streets. As long as Nelly a stand up dude behind the scenes, this is how they both have to play it in order to keep the gravy train rolling. Your team aint real if n*ggas aint ready to make sacrifices.