In the XXXTENTACION murder trial, Drake has been given a court order requiring him to take a deposition or show up in court.

The order, which was provided to Rolling Stone on Thursday (February 9), was issued by Dedrick Williams’ defense lawyer, who represents one of the three accused individuals. In light of their feud before to the Florida rapper’s passing, Mauricio Padilla has suggested Drake as a potential alternate possibility for X’s murder.

Before the trial started last month, Padilla attempted to compel Drake to give a deposition, arguing that the Toronto native had been duly served but neglected to appear. As a result, Padilla requested a “order to show cause” from the court, which the judge has now approved.

The order requests Drake’s presence for a deposition on February 24.

“If deponent Aubrey Drake Graham does not appear to deposition he must appear before this court on Monday Feb. 27, 2023 at 10 a.m. EST at so the court can determine why he should not be held in contempt,”

Despite the fact that there has never been any proof linking Drake to the crime, Padilla has listed a number of other prominent Hip Hop personalities, including Quavo, Joe Budden, and 6ix9ine, as potential witnesses.

Drake and XXXTENTACION have been at odds since the latter accused the former of biting his “Look At Me!” flow on the breakout track from More Life, “KMT,” in 2017.

“If anyone tries to kill me it was @champagnepapi. I’m snitching right now,” X wrote in an Instagram post at the time he was alive, before later claiming his account was hacked.

On Tuesday, Padilla brought up the conflict and an associated Instagram post during his opening statements (February 7). However, he did not reference the retraction.

“Do you think… any detective has ever asked Drake or anybody like that? No, they never did that,” Padilla said.