Rapper Chamillionaire chose to have his Texas home repossessed by bank bosses because he wanted to spend his mortgage money on his sick mum.
The Ridin' hitmaker, real name Hakeem Seriki, recently lost the $2 million (£1.3 million) mansion he purchased in 2006 after allegedly falling behind on his bank loan repayments.
The hip-hop star previously claimed he "decided to let that house go" because the downturn in the economy had turned the home into a bad real estate investment.
And now Seriki has opened up about the house loss further, revealing he was spending too much money on the property and he really wanted to use the cash to cover his mum's medical bills.
He says, "My mother has cancer and she was looking at my house and my lifestyle and was afraid to come to me about money for medical bills.
“(I said), 'Whatever bills you have, come to me about it.' I had to ask myself, 'Is keeping a house that's not worth all the money I'd been paying on it worth more than my mother or my son?' So that's the decision I made. I gotta make sure I make good moves."