Delonte West Says Antipsychotic Drugs Was the Reason for 2009 Gun Arrest
No one can tell a story like Delonte West.
If it was anyone else, I would raise a Rock Eyebrow to this, but since it is Delonte it seems plasuible that it happened exactly the way he say it did.
Deadspin has the details.
“Ma Dukes came running upstairs into my room, cursing me, saying she wanted all these MFers out of my house,” recalls West. “I came to like, What’s going on? I was already on my Seroquel trip. A few of my cats had found some stuff in the studio and they were living the whole gangsta life thing-guns in the air and this and that,” continues West. “And I said, ‘Oh my God. What the fuck are y’all doin’ in here? Y’all got to go. Momma ain’t on that. Kids are running around upstairs. It’s time to go.'”
Gassed up from the commotion, West decided it would be prudent for him to relocate the guns to an empty house he owned nearby. So, with his other vehicles blocked in by guests’ cars, and expecting it to be a short trip, he haphazardly loaded up his Can-Am and placed the weapons in a Velcro-type of bag-“not a desperado, hardcase, gun-shooting-out-the-side type case”-and set off.
“I’m on the Beltway, cruisin’,” West says, voice high, emotional and inimitable. “Soon I start realizing I’m dozing in and out. I open my eyes and I went from this lane to that. I’m swervin’, and by the time I wake up, I’m about three exits past my exit.
“There’s this truck flying beside me-” West pauses; this next part is crucial-“and I’m scared to death. So I seen an officer coming up and I try to flag him down. I pull up next to him. He slows down and I get up in front of him. I tell the officer I’m not functioning well and I’m transporting weapons… The rest of the story is what it is.
In essence West said he turned himself in because he was tripping on his Bi-Polar drugs. In West version he was protecting himself and society.
He never explained why he had those type of guns in the house with small children, but those are minor details.
This sounds more like a bad rap video that a true story, but when Delonte fantasies quickly become reality.