Drake's Ex-Manager Is Going To Jail For Eight Months

Hiding millions of dollars has cost Drake's ex-manager his freedom.

(AllHipHop News) A former member of Drake's inner circle is heading to prison.

The Toronto-born rapper's former manager Derrick Lawrence was hit with an eight-month sentence in prison, for failing to pay his taxes.

The IRS claimed Lawrence, who is the co-founder of the Aspire Music Group, which originally signed Drake, dodged over $2 million dollars in income he earned from the years 2009 to 2011.

Derrick Lawrence placed the blame for his financial issues on his former accountants.

“It was never a disrespect to the government. It was a lack of knowledge,” Lawrence said during his sentencing hearing. "It’s my fault for not following up with my accountants who I hired.”

In addition to the prison time, Derrick Lawrence must also repay the IRS $600,000.