(AllHipHop News) “I never felt more alive, riding shotgun in Klein’s green five,” rapped Jay Z on his Black Album track “Allure.” Now the man mentioned on those bars is speaking out about his history with Jay Z.
Calvin Klein Bacote connected with VladTV, and the author of Neighborhoods Under Siege shared stories of him and Jay back in the day. One particular story covered a time when Klein says he helped prevent Jay from a possible ten-year bid in prison.
“We were at a party and mayhem just broke out crazy,” said Klein. “Jay and I wound up being the ones to get caught. We actually got locked up, charged with attempted murder, attempted murder to maim, battery assault, and possession of a deadly weapon.”
Klein says was able to convince the alleged victim in the case to drop the charges on one of them by paying $50,000. He decided to take the charge so Jay could go free.
“I actually took the case on and went to trial,” adds Klein. “Jay testified on my behalf on that, but if it had not been my wittiness of going to the guy and talking to him and working some things out… A lot of people don’t realize that Jay would have lost his moment of opportunity because he and I both would have both been sitting in there doing more than 10 years, because I went to trial facing forty years. In the state of Maryland you do no less than ten.”
After being asked if Jay offered to take the charge, Klein reveals Jay did ask if wanted him to do the bid, but he chose to let the aspiring rapper take advantage of his opportunities instead.
“I didn’t want him to miss that opportunity so I told him, ‘Nah, we did what we had to do to get to this point and I’m going to take the weight of the case. I just want you to go home, straighten everything out and come back and bail me out. That’s what happened,’” added Klein.
Klein ended up doing four years for an assault charge.