Money made from C-Murder‘s 2016 album could be seized by a judge.
Last year, incarcerated rapper Corey “C-Murder” Miller linked up with recently released rapper Boosie Badazz for the appropriately titled Penitentiary Chances. C-Murder has released a number of projects since he’s been locked up, but this one made headlines because many assumed that he actually recorded it from behind bars and managed to shoot a music video for it as well. This sent red flags throughout the Louisiana corrections department as they investigated how the album was made.
It also seems to have ruffled the victims of a 2001 nightclub shooting that C-Murder is in jail for committing. The victims are alleging that Miller is still making money from recording music and have asked a judge to seize the funds.
The Advocate writes:
In a court motion filed Tuesday, attorneys for staff and patrons at Club Raggs on Plank Road pointed to recently released songs by the now 45-year-old Miller — available for purchase on Amazon and through Apple’s iTunes store — as evidence he may still be leading a lucrative music career from behind bars. The lawsuit was filed by several people inside the club at the time of the attempted shooting, including the bouncer Miller allegedly tried to shoot, the club’s owner, a bartender, a bar manager and at least one self-described regular.
This is not the first time C’s prison diaries have come under scrutiny. He found himself in trouble back in 2005 when he rapped into his lawyer’s tape recorder to create and release the song “Ya’ll Heard Of Me” featuring B.G. He also made a music video out of interview footage with CourtTV. Because of that, camera crews have been prohibited from interviewing him and visitors are only allowed to see C-Murder with a pen and notepad.
C-Murder is currently serving out a life sentence stemming from the murder of a 16-year old in separate nightclub shooting.