Travis 'Baka' Savoury From Drake's Entourage Guilty of Assault, Sentenced to 6 Months
Savoury, 37, plead guilty to assaulting a woman, 22, during a domestic dispute and "failing to comply with his recognizance conditions for unrelated firearms charges." He was sentenced to six months in jail. The additional charges of procuring for prostitution and human trafficking were dropped.
Though he was sentenced to six months in jail, he was allowed to go free because he had spent 10 months in custody after the June 2014 arrest, according to the Toronto Sun.
In June 2014, Toronto police arrested and charged Baka with six offences in connection with a human trafficking investigation: Trafficking in Persons, Trafficking in Person Receive a Material Benefit, Exercise Control, Uttering a Death Threat, Assault and Fail to Comply with Recognizance. According to the original report, the woman was allegedly forced into prostitution after being threatened by him and forced to give him the money she made.
At that time, the woman worked as an escort and was allegedly Savoury's girlfriend. She and Baka got into a heated argument and he pushed her to the ground.
His lawyer, Domenic Basile, told the Toronto Sun that his client worked security for Drake when he performed in Toronto, but their relationship extends beyond work. Baka and Drake have been long-time friends. Fans of Drizzy may recognize Savoury as Baka Not Nice from the outro of "From Time."
Savoury has an extensive criminal rap sheet in Canada. In 2007, he was arrested on a firearms charge.
In 2013, he was arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Wild Water Kingdom in Brampton, reports City News. Five employees were allegedly counting money in the early morning hours of Aug. 18 when four men entered the office. Three of the men had guns. The employees were tied up. The men fled with the money. Savoury was arrested and charged with firearm-related offences.
Baka sang backup vocals for Drizzy on "Nothing Was The Same" and received this shout-out on the "Know Yourself" lyrics that read, "I might declare it a holiday as soon as Baka get back on the road."