HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, R. Kelly turned himself in to the Chicago Police Department after being charged with 10 counts of felony sexual abuse. Also, Empire actor Jussie Smollett is now a former actor of the present after he was axed for allegedly faking a hate crime.
Lastly, Meek Mill roasted Michael Rapaport for calling him a “trash” rapper.
R. Kelly Bond Set At $1 Million
R. Kelly‘s bond has been set at $1 million, TMZ reviews. However, Kelly wasn’t capable of provide you with the $100,00zero wanted to safe his launch.
On Friday (February 22), R. Kelly turned himself in to Chicago police after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated felony sexual abuse.
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who has been working this case on behalf of 4 of Kelly’s alleged victims, shared three screenshots from an unearthed VHS tape of the Chicago singer allegedly partaking in sexual activity with a 14-year-old lady.
Kelly’s lawyer went on document to say he thinks all of his alleged victims are mendacity.
Read extra about Kelly’s sentencing right here.
Jussie Smollett Fakes His Own Attack
Jussie Smollett garnered the help and love from associates, household, Empire co-workers and followers following a hate-fueled assault in Chicago final month. But, in line with newly acquired proof, Smollett seems to have staged the entire thing.
During a current press convention, the Chicago Police Department unveiled textual content messages between Smollett and Nigerian brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo who allegedly helped orchestrate the faux assault.
Now, Jussie is now not a part of the present and his castmates have deleted their help from social media.
Read extra about Smollett being axed from Empire right here.
Meek Mill Clowns Michael Rapaport
During Meek Mill‘s NBA All-Star efficiency earlier this month, actor/director Michael Rapaport determined to tweet his ideas concerning the Philly-bred artist and referred to as him a “trash rapper.”
“Meek Mill, nice story,” he tweeted. “Great look. Trash rapper. Sorry. Meek Mill have a listening to drawback? Because he rhymes off the precise beat on every little thing he’s on. Literally off the beat, like NoFlow.”
Never one to carry his tongue, Meek fired again and questioned his rights to talk on the tradition.
“Aye @michaelrapaport don’t ever use the phrase trash whenever you talking on nothing from our tradition until you tryna get trashed,” he wrote. “#2 who gave you authorization to be talking on us? #three what you charging now? Last time I seen you you needed a selfie. be nice tho on the web.”
Rapaport later apologized and took again what he stated.
Read extra about Meek clowning Michael Rapaport right here.
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#DXCLUSIVES: De La Soul, Smif-N-Wessun & Bobby J
Maseo Confirms Pete Rock & DJ Premier Are Producing 2 New De La Soul Albums
De La Soul’s Maseo confirmed with HipHopDX’s Kyle Eustice that the follow-up to 2016’s And The Anonymous Nobody is on the best way in addition to AOI three.
Check out Maseo’s feedback right here.
Smif-N-Wessun Say ninth Wonder Pushed Them To Be Great For “The All” LP
Smif-N-Wessun dropped their new album The All on Friday (February 22). Tek and Steele clarify to DX’s Justin Ivey why it was lastly the best time.
“I believe that it’s half non secular and it’s half desperation,” Steele says. “Once you begin getting in a seven-year, 10-year window … quietly, it has been a very long time. Not as a result of we slowed down our course of however as a result of we’ve been doing different stuff. So for us on a non secular degree, seven years for us already equates with the God, the seventh letter made, the ‘G.’”
Read the total Smif-N-Wessun interview right here.
Bobby J From Rockaway Credits Divine Intervention For Kwamé Connection
In a dialog with DX’s Riley Wallace, Bobby J defined why an opportunity assembly with platinum-producer Kwamé helped mould him.
“He simply sort of noticed one thing in me actually early on and simply took me below his wing as a rapper as a result of, at the moment, all I needed to do was battle,” he says.
Read the total Bobby J interview right here.