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R Kelly In FEAR OF HIS Life In Prison! Does Big U DISRESPECT The Late Nispey Hussle? & More
R. Kelly is relieved to be in solitary confinement as he awaits trial on federal sex-crime charges against underage girls because he fears for his life behind bars, according to a report.
The accused pedophile’s lawyer, Nicole Blank Becker, told TMZ that when she visited him in federal prison he told her his life would be in grave danger if he was kept with the general population.
But Becker also noted that the rapper has no one to lean on in the slammer while in solitary, adding that he finds everyday tasks difficult, including deciphering what’s on the commissary list because he’s illiterate.
He also only has access to a phone for a total of 15 minutes a month to speak with his family and friends, while inmates in the general population can make calls whenever they want, according to the site.
Kelly has been ordered held without bail in Chicago as prosecutors labeled him “an extreme danger to the community, especially underage girls.’’
He is awaiting trial on a 13-count indictment involving charges that include child porn, enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity and obstruction of justice.
|Jul 19, 2019|
The LAPD Was & Still IS SECRETLY Investigating Nipsey Hussle! But WHY?! The Shocking Details & More!
Nipsey Hussle was praised by the LAPD as a peacemaker in the wake of his death -- a hero of sorts in his community for trying to stem gang violence -- but it turns out the very same police department was secretly investigating Nipsey for possible criminal prosecution for alleged gang activity.
The probe was centered around Nipsey's Marathon Clothing store in South L.A., as a possible hub for gang activity ... this according to The New York Times.
It's a stunning development, because the LAPD was both investigating Nipsey and embracing him at the same time. He was set to meet the LAPD Police Chief the day after he was murdered, to discuss gang violence.
What's more ... a few years before his death, the City of Los Angeles was trying to pressure Hussle's landlords to evict Nipsey from Marathon Clothing ... this according to The NYT. As it turned out, Nipsey bought the building with some investors.
Although the City can no longer prosecute Nipsey, the City continues to investigate Nipsey's business partners.
Nipsey was a member of the Rollin' 60s Crips back in the day, but disavowed gang life and worked heroically to stem gang violence and even worked with former gang members who got out of prison to help get them back up on their feet.
The outlet reports that city officials suspected the strip mall where his clothing store was located -- which Nipsey owned along with a bevy of investors -- was a hotbed for gang members, and that the exact type of violence that took the MC's life was rampant there.
|Jul 17, 2019|
Young Thug Show SERIOUS CONCERNS For Lil Nas X! Kendrick Has His SIGHTS ON Eminem Like No Other Rapper In HISTORY! & More!
Prior to his remix release, Young Thug spoke with No Jumper podcaster Adam22 at Wireless Festival earlier this month in which he discussed Lil Nas X coming out to the world. He said he is not speaking from a homophobic perspective, instead repeatedly noting his respect for the rising rapper and how he is concerned what backlash Lil Nas X could face.
Young Thug said in the interview:
Listen to what Young Thug has to say about Lil Nas X around the 15-minute mark in the interview above. The Atlanta rapper also touched on an upcoming album drop, as well as comparing Juice WRLD to Lil Wayne stating “he’ll never run out of nothing to say because he’s that smart.”
Besides their Dr. Dre connection and mainstream numbers, Eminem and Kendrick are connected by the admiration Dot has for Eminem. The Pulitzer Prize winner dubbed Eminem the "best wordsmith ever" during a 2018 interview with Vanity Fair. He also went on record stating that observing Eminem's studio behavior inspired GKMC's "Backseat Freestyle."
"When I have that aggression in the record like that [on "Backseat Freestyle"], that's tricks that I learned being in that studio and dedicating myself; being a student," Kendrick told Vibe. "Eminem was definitely a sought-out player that I always respected and looked up to."
Now the student is in a position to surpass the teacher. GKMC currently sits at No. 152, a decent position to overtake the record.
|Jul 16, 2019|
R Kelly ARRESTED By Feds On Child Molestation & Racketeering Charges! Jermaine Dupri Goes In On Female Rappers & More!
Two separate federal indictments were unveiled against R&B superstar R. Kelly - a 13-count indictment in the Northern District of Illinois and a five-count indictment in Brooklyn. Combined, they encompass charges of producing child pornography and transporting it across state lines, racketeering and transporting women and minors across state lines for sex, conspiracy to obstruct justice by destroying evidence and bribing witnesses and criminal sexual abuse. As NPR's Colin Dwyer reports, these charges mark a significant escalation in the singer's legal jeopardy.
COLIN DWYER, BYLINE: R. Kelly was already tangled in a messy skein of indictments in Illinois. Cook County prosecutors charged Kelly with sexual abuse in February and announced a second indictment in May after nearly three decades of questions about his conduct with underage girls. But even with that in mind, the past 24 hours mark a turning point.
PRIYA SOPORI: If found guilty, frankly, of any one of these charges, he would be facing a significant amount of prison time.
DWYER: Priya Sopori is a former assistant U.S. attorney in California. As a federal prosecutor, she pursued plenty of sex crimes cases like the ones against Kelly. She says the federal system can pack steeper penalties for crimes against children than a state system, including higher mandatory minimum sentences.
SOPORI: So in other words, if he is found guilty of having produced child pornography, a judge will have no discretion to sentence R. Kelly for fewer than 15 years.
DWYER: These indictments also represent something well beyond the particulars of Kelly's case.
JIM DEROGATIS: I think these federal charges are so broad and so deep that they finally encompass the enormity of his crimes.
DWYER: Jim DeRogatis helped reveal the allegations against R. Kelly as a reporter in Chicago nearly two decades ago, and he recently published a book detailing those accusations. He says he talked to some of the alleged victims today and says they greeted the news with complicated feelings.
DEROGATIS: It is a weird mix that these victims are feeling today of relief that finally justice is being served, but also, how could this have taken so long?
DWYER: Kelly, for his part, maintains his innocence, and in a statement, his legal team says that he is looking forward to his day in court. For now, though, he remains in federal custody in Illinois at least until next week; that's when a judge will determine when he heads to Brooklyn to face his second set of charges.
|Jul 13, 2019|
Offset Being Watched By The FEDS?! Master P G Checks Tyler Perry! Goes ALL THE WAY IN About His Brother C Murda & More!
Migos rapper Offset will no longer be prosecuted on gun possession, drug and traffic charges stemming from a July 2018 arrest in Jonesboro because there’s a larger federal investigation that’s being conducted, authorities said.
The Clayton County District Attorney’s Office sent AJC.com documents that dismissed all charges against the 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, on July 1. However, according to the documents, the district attorney’s office is stepping down at the request of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which is continuing a “much larger investigation.”
On July 20, 2018, Clayton County police officers were told by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to look out for two vehicles under their surveillance, the documents said. One of those vehicles was Cephus’ 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera, which also had his bodyguard, Senay Gezahgn, inside.
Master P's independent approach to music transformed the industry. Now the rapper is looking to take what he's learned and apply it to Hollywood.
During his latest appearance on the Breakfast Club, Master P explained how necessary it is for black creatives to own their content. He does this by dissecting one of Hollywood's biggest cultural hits, Black Panther.
"You got to realize why it's so important," P said. "When we do a project like Black Panther, we didn't benefit off that man ... Like black people was in the movie and we were happy and excited, but it wasn't us." Master P then went on to explain how his upcoming film I Got the Hook Up 2 is the start of black people controlling what they create.
"We did this for the budget, we did it more and we did it for millions of dollars, but imagine if we had hundreds of millions of dollars to make a project? How would it look?" Master P continued. "This is the growth. This is why this is important because we're coming back into the community, putting money back into the community. But it's a process. We got to grow with this. Just like I did with music."
|Jul 10, 2019|
Snoop Dogg AIRS OUT Men's US Soccer Team Demanding More Pay For The Women! Is Kodak Black A Clone?! & More
Rapper Snoop Dogg has called for the U.S. women's national team to be paid as much as their male counterparts following their success at the FIFA Women's World Cup.
The United States beat the Netherlands 2-0 in Sunday's final, making it back-to-back world titles and four overall in their history.
On his Instagram account (h/t Josh Thomas of Goal), Snoop Dogg compared the fortunes of the women's side to the men's, who were beaten 1-0 by Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday, and said Jill Ellis' squad deserve more compensation for their success:
"What I want to talk about is that they [USWNT] only get $90,000 per player, but the men, if they win it, they get $500,000 per player.
"The sorry ass f--king men from the US men's soccer team may never win s--t, ain't ever win s--t, can't even get out the f--king first round. Man, pay them ladies, man. Pay the girls what they're worth.
"The women should be getting $500,000 per athlete. Snoop Dogg says so. Them girls have won four World Cups and only $90,000—man please."
The subject of equal pay has been prominent for some time, and before the World Cup quarter-final with France, U.S. sportswriter Grant Wahl waded into the debate.
The topic of payment in the women's game has been discussed throughout the World Cup. FIFA President Gianni Infantino recently saidhe wants to expand the number of teams and double the prize money on offer for winning the Women's World Cup to $60 million (£49 million).
Per Rob Harris of the Associated Press, even that amount would not put the purse for the tournament close to that of the men's game for the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar:
In a side-by-side photo of a pre-jail Kodak and the latest picture, internet sleuths are pointing out the difference in his grill (it went from platinum to gold), a difference in the shape of his eyes and a noticeably fuller face. Of course, all of these things are normal changes, but this hasn't stopped the internet from sharing their theories.
"That’s not Kodak black....that’s Polaroid Brown," one fan wrote on Twitter. "Kodak Black dead n been replaced with a clone. Joining the ranks w Avril Lavigne & Guwop," another wrote.Kodak has been behind bars since he was arrested before he was set to perform at the 2019 Rolling Loud Miami festival in May. It was at that point that he was arrested on federal firearms charges. He has pleaded not guilty and will have to sit behind bars until his trial begins in August. The rapper is facing up to 10 years in prison.
|Jul 09, 2019|
Crips Make Major Decision For Nipsey Hussle's Family! YG's Truck Involved In SHOOT OUT With LAPD & More!
Since Nipsey Hussle's passing his family has been overwhelmed with several legal battles. Now their burdens have gotten a little lighter as their case against the official Crips organization has been resolved.
According to The Blast, an official for the Crips LLC released a statement claiming that the organization that was formed on behalf of the Crips street gang will not move forward with trademarking Hussle's "The Marathon Continues" slogan. They also issued an apology to Hussle's family while offering to relinquish all rights to Nipsey's intellectual property.
"There will absolutely be no trademark legal battle between their organization and Blacc Sam, brother of the late Nipsey Hussle," the organization told The Blast. "[The Crips] respectively vows to support the wishes of Lauren London and the Asghedom family... We realize that our actions may have been offensive and we have reached out to his family, respectively Nip's sister, Samantha Smith."
The organization's corporate communications director, William King Hollis, went on to explain that at the time of Hussle's death the rapper and the Crips LLC were working on a "mutual collaboration" that required the slogan. This was why they filed a trademark on the phrase, not to undercut the family during their time of grief.
YG says he had absolutely nothing to do with a high-speed chase through the streets of Los Angeles involving an SUV registered in his name ... an incident that started with a deadly police shootout.
The Compton rapper tells TMZ ... "I was nowhere near the scene of this incident and had been in a recording studio all day in Hollywood. I was there until after midnight on the Fourth of July and didn't learn of these events until after they happened."
|Jul 06, 2019|
50 Cent G Checks Former Members Of Unit In A Ruthless Way! TI. Offers Aid to Inmates in Georgia & More!
On Wednesday, Fifty uploaded a picture with a caption that was seemingly shady, then he confirmed that it was shady in the comments.
“Some people are not built to make it, their habits and instincts will pull them right back to struggle,” 50’s caption reads. “you put them on,they fuck up the package. 50cent #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac”
Directly below that in a now-deleted comment, 50 Cent dissed the whole crew. “Do you realize G-unit only did 5 shows together with out me,” 50 wrote. “In 16 years, every time you saw them together it was my show. Now that’s a big bag they fucked up.” He continued going in on the guys while responding to a few fans.
“Banks would have went far in the game,” one fan wrote, to which the Queens native responded, “You don’t know the boy. He is doing what he do best right now. LOL”
The last time G-Unit worked as a group, including Kidd Kidd, was in 2015, when they released the EP, The Beast is G-Unit.
Rapper TI is among 25 members tapped for a task force that will come up with a way to repurpose Atlanta's city jail, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on Tuesday.Bottoms said the goal is to convert the Atlanta City Detention Center into a "multi-faceted use center for wellness and healing, skills-building, economic mobility and crime prevention."
"This Task Force reflects strong local leadership, willing to help us progress towards a safer, and just city," Bottoms said in a news release. "It is my hope this building will serve as an epicenter for resources, education, and training for the community. With the help of these members, I am optimistic that what is reimagined will be the future of One Atlanta."
Bottoms signed legislation in May to close and repurpose the jail, citing a declining number of inmates and increased operating costs. The jail has historically held violators of city ordinances and traffic laws."The final closure of this Detention Center symbolizes a new era for the city of Atlanta," Bottoms said in a May news release.
|Jul 05, 2019|
Breaking News In The Nipsey Case That May REVEAL New DISTURBING Suspects! P Diddy ACCUSED Of VERBAL Abuse From One Of His Former Artist & More!
It looks like Nipsey Hussle’s murder case has added yet another layer to its investigation.
According to AP News, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has opened an internal affairs investigation in connection with the woman who claimed to have driven suspect Eric R. Holder away from the crime scene on March 31. The investigation involves a desk officer’s conduct, who reportedly turned the woman away after she turned herself in while a manhunt was underway for the shooter.
As The Root News Writer Dara Sharif recently reported when the transcripts were initially released:
Per the transcript, the woman turned herself in at the 77th Street Community Police Station after noticing her car and license plate was on the news.
AP News reports:
The LAPD’s Office of the Inspector General has confirmed the matter is under administrative investigation.
“While the initial indications pointed to a miscommunication, we have initiated an administrative investigation to ensure all policies and procedures were followed,” LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein wrote in an official statement Monday. “We will review all statements that have already been given, interview all of the individuals involved, and look for any potential body cam video that may have captured the interchange.”
Recently, at the 2019 BET Awards, Hussle’s mother Angelique Smith accepted the late rapper’s Humanitarian Award and briefly addressed her experience with a police officer at the scene of her son’s murder.
“[The officer] said, ‘The paramedics took him to California Hospital, I think’,” she recalled. “I said, ‘Will you please double-check with the paramedics to make sure so that I do not drive to the wrong location?’”
Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shot outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31.
|Jul 03, 2019|
Lil Boosie ROAST Lil Nas X For Coming Out And Gets BLASTED OR IT! Did They Go TOO FAR!? Chris Brown is Being DRAGGED For Comments Made Toward Black Women & More!
Lil Nas X confirmed he was a member of the LGBTQ+ community on Twitter on Pride day, alerting fans that the message was there all along. Many in the Hip-Hop community supported the chart-topping artist in his reveal. Boosie Badazz is not a part of that many.
“Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure,” Lil Was X shared on Twitter.
Boosie hopped in The Shade Room comments to let off a response to X’s announcement: “NOW U KNOW WHAT HE WAS RIDING ON THE OLD TOWN ROAD.”
Chris Brown has responded to the backlash he has faced over his "black b**ches with nice hair" lyric in his new song "Need A Stack".
Last Friday (Jun 28th), the 30 year-old artist released his anticipated project Indigo. The enjoyment of the album quickly was overturned when fans noticed a derogatory line where Breezy sings "Only wanna f**k the black b**ches with the nice hair".
Fans took to social media to address beauty standards in the hip-hop community and Eurocentric ideals of what "good hair" and "bad hair" is - especially in the context when discussing black women.
Many fans suggested the singer doesn't appreciate the natural afrocentric look and some claim he doesn't like black women.
The "Undecided singer responded: ""Weird ass angry people," he allegedly wrote. "Sincerely, from the bottom of my balls...I DON'T GIVE A F*CK BOUT YALL NEGATIVE BOOTYFACE ASS B*TCHES."
He continued: "IM START GIVING AWAY FREE LACE-FRONTS FOR ALL YOU WIERD FEMALES WIT THE SKID ROW EDGES AND LOW SELF ESTEEM. ASIDE FROM THAT...HOP OFF THESE NUTTS."
|Jul 02, 2019|
Nipsey Hussle's Friend Hip Hop Motivation CEO Kenyatta Griggs Speaks Out About What He Thinks Really Happen To Nipsey! EP(142)
CEO Of Hip Hop Motivation & LA Native Kenyatta Griggs Speaks on the Untimely passing of his friend Nipsey Hussle. Kenyatta talks about the last conversation had with Nipsey. The Feeling around LA. What he really thinks is goin on with Nipsey's Murder, The suspect behind and the reasoning. Very Powerful Interview!
But Nip was. Air rushed in and out of his nose — strong and loud.
Growing up in turf claimed by the Rollin’ 60s Crips gang, Samiel had seen death up close. Bullets, when they hit their target in the chest like the ones that hit Nip, were cruel and quick.
He’s meant to be alive, Samiel thought.
On Wednesday, Samiel recounted his brother’s final moments to The Times. He says he is haunted most by the way the shooting happened.
They were best friends. He was by Nipsey’s side when he was selling T-shirts and CDs from his car as a teenager, there when he opened a clothing store in the strip mall where they used to hang in the parking lot, and there when he signed a record deal with a major label. Last Sunday was no exception.
Police say Nip, born Ermias Asghedom, was gunned down by Holder, a 29-year-old aspiring rapper. Video from a nearby security camera captured the brazen attack, which occurred in broad daylight. Footage has been circulating on social media. What it doesn’t show is Holder talking to Nip a few minutes earlier.
Holder was a familiar face in South L.A. Pictures on social media show him wearing the Crips-blue bandannas, but in recent years, he seems to have vanished.
He re-emerged at the Marathon Clothing store on Sunday. The two men talked, shook hands and Holder left.
Nips would pop up in and out of his store without notice, his brother and others said. Samiel worried about his safety, and urged him to stop hanging in the parking lot and come inside.
Nips had a bodyguard, but he moved freely through his neighborhood and those of rival gangs without worry.
“Nip is sporadic,” Samiel said. “Nip gonna pull up and hop up out of the Jordan Downs projects, Nickerson Gardens, in any ‘hood in L.A., Compton, Watts — solo with $150,000 of jewelry on his neck and [an] $80,000 Rolex with no security. That’s why the people loved him.”
He straddled many worlds with ease. His cool demeanor and regular appearances at the store made him relatable.
Nip built his reputation in the street, saying in a 2014 interview with the YouTube channel Vlad TV that he had joined the Rollin’ 60s as a teenager. But over the years, he grew his street hustle into legitimate businesses, connecting with the larger community of Los Angeles and the world, including some cops and politicians His music echoed his environment, but it also spread his message of entrepreneurship and the importance of planning for long-term success.
|Jun 30, 2019|
More Information Drops About Nipsey's Murder That Leaves Fans Questioning EVERYTHING?! Is Chris Brown Underated & Under Appreciated?! Who Cheats More Men Or Women & More! EP(184)
Shortly after having a brief conversation with Eric Holder on March 31, Hussle was shot several times and kicked in the head by Holder, according to grand jury transcripts unsealed on Thursday and obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
As he lay dying after being shot at least 10 times, Deputy District Attorney John McKinney told the court, the “Double Up” rapper, 33, turned to Holder, 29, and allegedly told him, “You got me.”
Hussle’s heartbreaking final words were just one of the many details that were unveiled this week from the May grand jury proceedings.
During McKinney’s opening statement, he alleged that Holder and his girlfriend pulled into a busy parking lot at the time to get food from a burger restaurant, according to the Los Angeles Times.
That’s when Holder allegedly spotted Hussle, McKinney said.
“Apparently, the conversation had something to do with [Hussle] telling Mr. Holder that word on the street was that Mr. Holder was snitching,” McKinney said in his statement. “The conversation wasn’t particularly intense. It wasn’t particularly belligerent.”
McKinney went on to explain that Holder was heard asking Hussle, “So you’ve never snitched?” or “Haven’t you snitched?”
Holder then got back into his car, and he and the woman drove off. As she was driving, Holder allegedly pulled out a gun and told the woman to drive around the block so that he could load the weapon, the D.A. told the grand jury.
He then allegedly told her to pull over and said he’d be right back. It was at that moment that McKinney said Holder allegedly approached Hussle outside of his store and shot him multiple times, before kicking the rapper in the head and fleeing.
When he got back into the car with the woman, he told her to quickly drive away, McKinney alleged. When she questioned him about what happened, she said he threatened to slap her if she didn’t just drive, the D.A. told the grand jury.
|Jun 29, 2019|
The Getaway Driver In Nipsey Hussle Murder SPEAKS Under IMMUNITY! Do We BELIEVE Her Story?! Nicki Minaj DESTROYS The BET Awards For HORRIBLE Ratings & More! EP(183)
Nipsey Hussle spent part of the afternoon of March 31 signing autographs, taking photos with fans and talking with friends at the Hyde Park strip mall where he owned several businesses.
Less than a half hour into his visit, Eric Holder approached the famed rapper, who was with a larger group, and the two shook hands. They had a four-minute conversation, and at some point, the topic turned to snitching.
“Apparently, the conversation had something to do with [Hussle] telling Mr. Holder that word on the street was that Mr. Holder was snitching,” Deputy Dist. Atty. John McKinney told a grand jury in May, saying that was a serious offense in the gang world. “The conversation wasn’t particularly intense. It wasn’t particularly belligerent.”
But the conversation was enough, the prosecutor said, “that it moved Eric Holder to a point of wanting to return to the parking lot and kill Nipsey Hussle.”
After they talked, Holder picked up chili cheese fries from a nearby burger shop, got in a woman’s car and they drove off. Soon after, the 29-year-old man returned, a gun in each hand, and allegedly opened fire.
Hussle fell to the ground, suffering at least 10 gunshot wounds, authorities said, adding that before fleeing, Holder kicked him in the head.
“You got me,” Hussle said after he was shot.
The chronology of Hussle’s final moments comes from 515 pages of grand jury testimony ordered released at a hearing Thursday by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry after the Los Angeles Times argued in court for public access.
Holder’s public defender had sought to keep the grand jury proceedings secret until after his trial, arguing that making the transcript public could jeopardize his right to a fair trial.
For most of Thursday’s hearing, Holder stared stoically ahead, occasionally looking at spectators. Three deputies stood close behind the defendant, who wore glasses and a yellow jail shirt with his wrists cuffed, while several other deputies were scattered throughout the courtroom.
The documents, which include the prosecutor’s opening statement during the May hearing, as well as the testimony of several witnesses to the killing and investigating officers, provide the most detailed account to date of Hussle’s slaying and potential clues to the prosecution’s case against Holder. Two others were wounded during the shooting.
The grand jury panel returned a six-count indictment charging Holder with one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He is being held in lieu of $6.5-million bail. If convicted, he faces life in state prison. He has pleaded not guilty.
Hussle, 33, born Ermias Asghedom, was a celebrated rapper as well as an investor, activist and entrepreneur, whose death sparked days of memorials and grieving far beyond his South L.A. neighborhood.
Los Angeles police have said the motive for the shooting was a personal dispute. But the documents reveal more details about the words alleged to have been exchanged between Hussle and Holder.
They include the first account from a woman Holder was dating who drove him to and from the strip mall and was offered immunity for her testimony. The woman, who works as a caregiver and driver, was not identified by name because of numerous credible threats to her safety. She said she and Holder met in February.
When she and Holder first pulled up to the burger joint, she testified, she spotted Hussle and got excited. She pulled into a parking lot and Holder walked over to Hussle’s group. She wanted a photo with Hussle, so she also approached and said she heard Holder telling Hussle: “Cuz, have you ever snitched?”
She snagged a selfie with the rapper and went back to her car, where she uploaded it to her Facebook profile. Holder, meanwhile, picked up his fries and returned to the car.
As she drove around the block, Holder pulled out a gun and started loading it, she testified. “You’re not gonna do a drive-by in my car,” she recalled telling him. He put the gun away.
She pulled over so he could eat, and a few minutes later, he told her he’d be right back. Moments later, she said that she heard two gunshots. People ran from the area.
The woman said Holder returned angry and jumped back into her car. She testified that when she asked what happened, he said to drive away or he would slap her. She dropped him off at his cousin’s house, she said.
Holder called her later, asking if he could stay with her that night. The next day, she said, he asked for her help securing a motel room. The prosecutor asked if it occurred to her that he was trying to hide out.
“No,” she said.
By then, she was seeing social media posts implicating him in the shooting. When she confronted him at the motel later, he started breathing harder, but stayed quiet, she said. He asked her to take him to get cigarettes and food from Jack in the Box.
When she got home later that night, she saw her car — and license plate — on the news. She testified that she and her mother went to the police station early the next morning, telling a desk officer that her car was linked to a murder.
“Don’t listen to the news,” a police officer said, according to her testimony, turning her away.
She called the police later that morning, and was told to return to the station. According to the transcripts, detectives interviewed her for five hours, during which she told them that, before she heard the gunshots, Holder “wanted to do a drive-by.”
She objected to using her car, and Holder told her to pull around back, she told detectives.
The transcripts also include testimony from Herman Douglas, who worked for Hussle, and Kerry Lathan, who was wounded in the shooting.
Douglas said he heard Hussle and Holder greet each other that afternoon.
“Man, you know, they got some paperwork on you,” Hussle told Holder, according to Douglas. “Like you need to maybe take care of that.”
Douglas explained that to mean that there were rumors Holder had snitched on someone. Hussle was “basically telling the guy you need to be careful,” Douglas said.
Douglas had gone inside to eat his lunch when he heard gunshots. When he got to the front door, Hussle was on the ground, Holder running, he said.
“He was still breathing, you know, like biting his tongue a little bit, then he — he was just trying to fight it, trying to gain consciousness, and he was going out. And he just kept — he just kept fighting.”
Lathan, who testified in a wheelchair because of his injuries, was also offered immunity to testify.
He said he was released from prison in 2018, after more than two decades behind bars in a murder. Two weeks after his release, Hussle, whom he’d never met, gave him a care package of shoes and clothing. He said he went to the strip mall that day to go shopping, and was there for about two minutes before he was shot.
Just before the shooter opened fire, Lathan testified, he said, “You’re through.”
A coroner testified that Hussle sustained at least 10 gunshot wounds, including to his scalp, chest, abdomen and foot. Six bullets were removed from his body.
Holder was arrested in Bellflower two days after the shooting. An aspiring rapper who went by the moniker Fly Mac, Holder has sung of body bags, “38 gun blasts” and bloody homicides.
Don’t expect Nicki Minaj to make an appearance on BET any time soon.
The rapper, 36, called out the the network in response to a tweet from the account @musicnewsfacts claiming Sunday’s BET Award Show earned the lowest ratings in the show’s history, with a reported 2 million views.
“When u go out of ur way to b spiteful & hurt artists who have always supported ur show… when you fire great ppl who have put their heart & soul into the show… when you’d rather be a messy reality show than a prestigious award show… when ur still being dragged by that lace,” Minaj wrote on Twitter.
However, on Thursday, BET released its 2019 ratings via Nielsen, revealing the BET Awards claimed the No. 1 spot for the fifth consecutive year, drawing in 12.7 million total viewers.
|Jun 28, 2019|
Nipsey Hussle's Mom Angelique Smith IGNORED BY LAPD?! IS There More She Wants To EXPOSE?! Tyler Perry RECEIVES Lifetime Achievement Award But At What Cost & More! EP(182)
When rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris took the stage at the 2019 BET Awards to introduce the genius of rapper and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle, the pain was visible. T.I’s eyes teared up, but he continued to illuminate the community and social activist work that Hussle focused on in addition to the rapper’s various companies and his music. It’s only been three months since the rapper was slain outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles, and the proverbial wounds are still fresh for close family and friends.
“He was a leader well beyond his years,” said T.I.
The family - including Hussle’s grandmother, his girlfriend Lauren London, his mother Angelique Smith, his father and his children - all walked to the stage to accept the award and all of them had something poignant to say.
Hussle’s grandmother said she was overwhelmed by the worldwide support for her grandchild.
“Thank you guys for your love and support,” added London. “The marathon continues again.”
Filmmaker Tyler Perry recently revealed that the land where he built his Atlanta studio was once home to a Confederate army base in Georgia.
“When I built my studio, I built it in a neighborhood that is one of the poorest black neighborhoods in Atlanta so that young black kids can see that a black man did that and they can do it too,” Perry said while accepting the Icon Award at the BET Awards over the weekend.According to the the director’s website, the land, which he purchased in June 2015, was once by the Confederate Army as a base during the Civil War.
After acquiring 330 acres of the land, Perry transformed the area into the Tyler Perry Studios.
“The studio was once a Confederate army base, which meant that there were Confederate soldiers on that base plotting and planning on how to keep 3.9 million Negros enslaved,” Perry said in the speech. “Now that land is owned by one Negro."
“I don’t want to be an icon. I want to be an inspiration,” he continued, before advising the audience: “Own your stuff. Own your business.”
|Jun 26, 2019|
"More Malcom Less Martin" Artist Riz Talks Nipsey Hussle, People Clout Chasing Off Nipsey's Name, The New Album & More! EP(146)
On Ep 146 of the Uncensored Truth Podcast CEO Of Viral Hip Hop News SamAnt & CEO Of Hip Hop News Uncensored O'God talk to the Artist behind all the music on Viral Hip Hop News Hip Hop News Uncensored & The Uncensored Truth Podcast, "Riz" about his rise to music. the inspiration behind More Malcom Less Martin, Nipsey Hussle's Legacy & More! 14
|Jun 24, 2019|
DJ Khaled Drops MAJOR NEWS About Nipsey Hussle! Lord Jamar RIPS Eminem APART & More! Ep(164)
Nipsey Hussle'sfinal music videoarrived Friday, part of DJ Khaled's album release for his new full-length song collection, "Father of Asahd," named after the "Major Key" artist's two-year-old son.
Khaled shared the story behind the video's release on social media, where he announced that the song’s proceeds will go to Hussle's children and confirmed that the clip would be the last from Hussle. The rapper and community activist, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shotoutside his Los Angles boutique on March 31.
“Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years. It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend Nipsey Hussle,” Khaled wrote on Twitter Wednesday. "Just days prior, he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called, 'Higher.' After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that moment with you."
During a recent interview with RapMatic, the Brand Nubian MC (once again) fires back at Slim Shady and blatantly dismisses the multi-platinum selling rapper.
“My thing about Eminem and all that — and I hate bringing his fucking name up — my thing about this muthfucka is you can’t crown somebody king and circumvent the true kingdom,” he says. “Like white people will crown Eminem king because he sold the most records out of all rappers.
“But, when we go into every day life of black people, people who are the originators of this shit, we don’t fucking listen to Eminem. We don’t listen to Eminem. We don’t go to the gym and turn on Eminem. We don’t listen to him on the way to the club. We don’t play him in the club … now, corny places I can’t speak for that.”
|Jun 23, 2019|
NBA Young Boy Back In Jail After Social Media Post PROVED He Violated Probation! 50 Cent DESTROYS Lord Jamar Over Eminem Diss & More! Ep(165)
Lord Jamar is a legend in hip hop, but that doesn't mean he's above the wrath of Fofty. In a recent interview with RapMatic, longtime Eminemadversary Lord Jamar continued his tirade against the Detroit icon, explaining why he isn't a fan. "My thing about Eminem and all that, and I hate bringing his f*ing name up— my thing about this mothaf*cka is you can’t crown somebody king and circumvent the true kingdom," he said. "Like, white people will crown Eminem king because he sold the most records out of all rappers," he continued. "But, when we go into everyday life of black people, people who are the originators of this sh*t, we don’t f*cking listen to Eminem. We don’t listen to Eminem."
If Eminem has beef with anyone, the rapper is known to keep things on wax in order to execute multiple blows to their ego, however, 50 Centdoesn't hesitate in using social media to publicly shame his foes. Fifty didn't take too kindly to Lord Jamar's words and shared his displeasure on Instagram. "Lord Jerome better sit his ass down," 50 wrote. "I thought you died already N*gga. Get the fuck outta here 🤔you ain’t Grand Puba anyway. I’m gonna need a bum ass n*gga in one of my shows. I’ll be reaching out shortly."
|Jun 23, 2019|
Goodz Goes In On What REALLY Went ON During The Cassidy Battle! What He Thinks of Cassidy's Dis Record & More! Ep(160)
We Spoke to Goodz about his Battle Vs. Cassidy. What he Feels about he 7 minute diss recored Cassidy put out after the fact. Was Cassidy in over his head? & What he Really felt about the battle.
Could Cassidy keep his spotless record if he were ever to step on a stage with killers known to eat industry rappers for dinner?
Did Half-A-Gallon Goodz, the Henny-drinking-style-on-them-hustler beat Cassidy in a battle back in the day at a Ruff Ryders’ video shoot?1
|Jun 22, 2019|
Jayz Becomes The 1st Hip Hop Billionaire! NYPD ADMITS TO Undercover Hip Hop Police & More! EP(173)
nine years ago,two unlikely lunch partners sat down at the Hollywood Diner in Omaha, Nebraska. One, Warren Buffett, was a regular there. The other, Jay-Z, was not. The billionaire and the rapper ordered strawberry malts and chatted amiably, continuing the conversation back at Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway offices.
Buffett, then 80, walked away impressed with the artist 40 years his junior: “Jay is teaching in a lot bigger classroom than I’ll ever teach in. For a young person growing up, he’s the guy to learn from.” This moment, which was originally captured in our 2010 Forbes 400 package, made it clear that Jay-Z already had a blueprint for his own ten-figure fortune. “Hip-hop from the beginning has always been aspirational,” he said.
Less than a decade later, it’s clear that Jay-Z has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire—and the first hip-hop artist to do so. Jay-Z's steadily growing kingdom is expansive, encompassing liquor, art, real estate (homes in Los Angeles, the Hamptons, Tribeca) and stakes in companies like Uber.
|Jun 22, 2019|
TI DESTROYS Harvey From TMZ For Reporting Disturbing Info On Precious Harris's Death! Lebron CALLS OUT OVER Privileged NBA Fans & More! EP(175)
On Thursday Tmz dropped disturbing info about TI's sister Precious Harris Death Which left TI Enraged. He went on IG to show his displeasure followed by Tmz issuing an apology. T.I. and his family are hurt and furious, and they have a point.
Precious was a vital member in her community throughout her life. She was a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She mentored children and young women in need over the years. She was an ambassador for Saving Our Daughters, a nonprofit created by parents Curtis and Debbie Benjamin, who lost their child to a brain tumor.
In her efforts connected to Saving Our Daughters, she helped girls overcome the many obstacles they face growing up -- bullying, dating abuse, domestic violence and more.
She worked tirelessly over the years with Hosea Feed the Hungry, an organization that feeds the homeless and hungry in Atlanta, alongside the daughter of civil rights icon Hosea Williams.
She was a supporter and advocate for Motherless Daughters and the Covenant House. Motherless Daughters supported and advocated on behalf of daughters who have lost their mothers by providing emotional support, guidance and resources. She started the Precious Academy, an early education initiative where she provided early education, nurturing and supporting children and their families.
Precious was an active member of Salem Bible Church, where there is a Community Center in her name, to serve people in need in the area where she grew up.
She was recently granted a scholarship in her name -- by VH1 -- the Precious Chapman Scholarship.
Precious worked alongside her brother in Atlanta for more than 10 years on philanthropic and humanitarian initiatives, including the annual Senior Thanksgiving, where they feed more than 7,000 seniors and grandparents raising their grandchildren. She also cohosted the annual Holiday Caravan, where she supported daycares in need, provided Christmas gifts for Children's Hospital and serviced youth in need throughout the Bankhead section of Atlanta.
Precious was only peripherally involved in T.I. and Tiny's reality show, and wasn't in the spotlight as a celebrity.
We got this wrong and we regret posting the M.E.'s findings.
|Jun 22, 2019|
New Orleans Examiner CLAIMS TO Have 1st WEED OVERDOSE!? People Who EXPECT Handouts & More! EP(176)
A Louisiana woman appears to be the first person on record whose death has been ruled a marijuana overdose — but some medical experts are skeptical that was the true cause.
The 39-year-old woman was found slumped on her couch dead in her La Place apartment in February, but an autopsy found she had healthy organs, no illnesses, and no elevated traces of alcohol or other drugs in her body — but high levels of THC, the active ingredient in pot.
“It looked like it was all THC because her autopsy showed no physical disease or afflictions that were the cause of death,” St. John the Baptist Parish coroner Christy Montegut told the New Orleans Advocate.
“There was nothing else identified in the toxicology — no other drugs, no alcohol,” Montegut said.
THC is the main mind-altering component of marijuana which at high levels can cause heart palpitations, extreme anxiety and, according to Montegut, heart failure.
The woman’s boyfriend told investigators she used a marijuana vaping pen, and had been to the ER three weeks before she died because of a chest infection and said doctors sent her home with over-the-counter medication.
The level of THC in her blood was 15 times the detection threshold which led him to rule the death as a THC overdose.
“For marijuana to show up positive on our toxicology test, the level has to be greater than 0.5,” Montegut told the paper. The woman’s THC level was 8.4 nanograms per milliliter of blood.
“I’m thinking this lady must have vaped this THC oil and got a high level in her system and (it) made her stop breathing, like a respiratory failure,” he continued.
There have been no recorded deaths attributable to a marijuana overdose, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a federal government research institute.
Doctors and medical experts immediately disagreed with Montegut’s finding, with one calling it “incredibly unlikely.”
“That number is not very high,” Bernard Le Foll, an addiction professor and scientist at the University of Toronto said of the amount of THC in the woman’s blood.
Dr. Noah Kaufman, an ER doctor in Colorado, told CBS affiliate WWLhe was skeptical after reviewing the woman’s autopsy but added he has seen more pot-related illnesses in the emergency room.
“THC is becoming so powerful these days that we are kind of playing with fire a little bit, and there may be more and more and more people that start to have some kind of an adverse reaction,” he said.
|Jun 22, 2019|
DJ Khaled CRYS His Way All The Way To #1 On BillBoard With THREATS OF A LAWSUIT! Meek Mill Answers Question About 6ix9ine Throwing UPPERCUTS & More! EP(177)
DJ Khaledis poised to hit the Billboard Chart with a monster lawsuit alleging the organization unfairly disqualified more than 100,000 sales of “Father of Asahd,” robbing him of the No. 1 spot.
Khaled was furiouswhen his album came in at No. 2 to Tyler, the Creator’s “IGOR,” after Billboard allegedly discounted downloads sold by the DJ and producer as part of a “bundle deal” with an energy drink. Bundle deals, which offer album downloads alongside merchandise, are a standard but controversial industry practice to boost sales.
We’re told Billboard had agreed it would count downloads from Khaled’s energy drink package, which sources in the artist’s camp say amounted to more than 100,000. Billboard later backtracked, disqualifying Khaled’s entire sales from the promotion, arguing there were “anomalies” in his figures. Page Six has exclusively learned that lawyers for Khaled have fired off a letter to Silvio Pietroluongo, SVP of charts and data development at Billboard.
Page Six exclusively reported a few days ago that Khaled had a tense meeting with Sylvia Rhone, chairman and CEO of his label Epic, over the matter. The source explained, “Khaled was frustrated his label didn’t fight harder for his bundle sales to be included.”
A Billboard source disputed that 100,000 DJ Khaled sales were disqualified but admitted an undisclosed number of his sales were ruled out because “there were strange anomalies in the data,” adding that the decision was based on chart rules following talks with Khaled’s management, Sony Records and Nielsen. Billboard announced it has reviewed its rules allowing artists to bundle albums with merch and will outline a new policy for 2020.
Reps for DJ Khaled didn’t comment, and Billboard also declined to comment.
|Jun 22, 2019|
DJ Official's Untimely Death & How It Connects with Nipsey's Death! Lil Boosie DESTROYS Shade Room & More! EP(180)
Family and friends, including DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla Sign, are mourning the loss of André Wakefield, a.k.a “DJ Official.” The Grammy award-winning producer and father to a newborn son, was killed in a double drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles Friday (June 14).
He was 26.
Wakefield and his friend were shot while sitting outside of his home. The gunfire startled his grandfather who was mowing the lawn at the time. The killer fled the scene in a black SUV.
“All he did was go to work and come home,” Wakefield’s grandfather told NBC Los Angelesof his grandson. “He didn’t belong to [a] gang or nothing like that.”
According to a cousin, Wakefield was at the studio with Nipsey Hussle two days before the 31-year-old rapper was killed. One of his final Instagram posts was a dedication to Hussle.
DJ Mustard took to Instagram with a dedication to Wakefield who belonged to his 10 Summers imprint. “I’m beyond hurt. I’m devastated. I’m sick to my stomach,” he wrote. “I love you lil bro forever @prodbyofficial .... I got your son 4 life this ain’t how it was suppose to go.”
|Jun 22, 2019|
TK Kirkland Gives The Hip Hop Uncensored Podcast EXCLUSIVE Details on Whats REALLY GOOD With Recent WARFARE On IG! Will Young Dirk Be Done For Good IF Tape STICKS?! & More! EP(179)
FULTON COUNTY, Ga.- Rapper Lil Durk was in court Friday for a probable cause hearing about his alleged involvement in a shooting outside The Varsityin downtown Atlanta.
The shooting happened on Feb. 5 at 5:49 a.m.
An Atlanta police detective said Lil Durk, whose real name is Durk Derrick Banks, was seen on video shooting a man near The Varsity while he was driving.
Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the judge found probable cause for Lil Durk and his co-defendent, DeaVonte Bennett, to be charged with possession and criminal intent to commit murder, among other charges.
Before he surrendered last month, Lil Durk spoke exclusively with Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne.He said he had "nothing to hide."
Now, two weeks later, Lil Durk and Bennett were in court, hearing Atlanta Police Department detective Jeffrey Churchill lay out evidence against them.
“I spoke to a witness who was there at the scene when the incident took place,” Churchill said.
Churchill said the witness told him she was standing outside, talking to Banks and Bennett in front of a cigar bar around 5 a.m. Feb. 5 when they saw a fight in the car in front of them.
“Mr. Banks pulled out a weapon. They heard gunfire,” Churchill said.
Lil Durk and Bennett sat and listened as prosecutors described the case as gang-related.
Prosecutors said Lil Durk and Bennett are members of Chicago gangs and that they knew the victim, Alexander Weatherspoon, had $30,000, an expensive chain and a nice car -- and that's why he was targeted.
The rapper’s attorneys tried to create doubt that he did any shooting.
“You don't see Mr. Banks shooting on the street at any time. The only time you believe he was shooting is when he was in the camouflage Jeep, correct?" an attorney for Lil Durk asked Churchill.
"That's the only time I can see him shooting,” Churchill responded.
After two hours in court testimony and statements by prosecutors and defense, the judge ruled there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial.
Lil Durk and Bennett will be back in court in a month to ask for bond.
|Jun 22, 2019|
Did Will Smith BREAK ALL RULES With Recent IG Photo?! Was Lavar Ball Being DESTROYED For Comments Made On ESPN Out OF Line & More! EP(181)
For a brief moment over the weekend, it seemed that LaVar Ball would have to put aside his Big Ballfather persona and accept that his dreams of Lonzo Ball becoming the next Lakers great were dashed after two seasons.
The glimpse of genuine humanity lasted for mere seconds as Drew League fans in a packed gym filmed his realtime reaction to the Pelicans-Lakers trade. Minutes later, LaVar was back in character, guaranteeing that the Lakers wouldn't win a title and lobbying for the Ball brothers to team up in the NBA.
By Monday, he was back on national TV, and it didn't take long for LaVar to make news for the wrong reasons.
During an interview with ESPN's "First Take", host Molly Qerim was trying to do her job and mediate the discussion. She said to LaVar, "LaVar, can I switch gears with you because I have a question here."
To that, LaVar responded, "You can switch gears with me anytime."
Qerim handled it well and told LaVar to stay focused, but really, she shouldn't have to deal with those remarks on live TV. It wasn't a good look from LaVar, who had previously made sexist on-air comments to FS1's Kristine Leahy.
Stephen A. Smith looked especially disappointed by the comment, reacting with a scornful look and a "good lord." Former ESPN personality Jemele Hill applauded Qerim for how she handled herself and urged ESPN to stop putting LaVar on TV.
|Jun 19, 2019|