A Toronto man with expensive tastes has been busted for a $500,000 scam involving Drake.
No “clap, clap, bravo” for the Toronto man suspected of scamming over $500,000 from a South African promoter, by using Young Money artists Drake and Nicki Minaj, allhiphop.com reports.
Andrew Wilson, who did business with Drizzy back in the day, is accused of being a money-making poser (apparently to support his generous lifestyle).
According to AllHipHop.com, a United States private investigator became suspicious of Andrew, while investigating a fake concert in South Africa.
Although Andrew, 41, and Drake parted ways years ago, The Toronto Sun reports that Andrew allegedly used old copies of a contract with Drake to convince the South African promoter that he was the real deal.
Recently Drizzy dealt with another Andrew earlier this month. He performed at former NBC executive Jeff Zucker’s son, Andrew’s bar mitzvah, held Saturday May 7 at the Four Seasons restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. Drake received a nice $250,000 check for his set, DrizzyDrake.net reported. He replaced Kanye West, who wanted $1 million for the gig.
The South African promoter lost account of the money after sending the $500,000 to an account in Singapore that was then transferred to a bank in Lebanon.
Andrew allegedly put the money into his 76-year-old Aunt’s account. Police arrested the woman, who also faces charges, when she refused to cooperate.
Andrew Wilson is still wanted for two counts of fraud.
— Tiara Kennedy