The rapper was released from jail just before 2 a.m. PST on Sunday morning (July 14) as a result of his jail time expiring. The L.A. Sheriff’s Dept. tells TMZ that he was released 146 days early due to a combination of good behavior, time served, and overcrowding.
Soulja had originally been sentenced to 240 days in jail and 265 days of community service for violating his probation in April. The judge said he failed to do his court-ordered community service and even conspired to falsify evidence he had completed it. In February, cops raided Soulja’s home and found ammunition while investigating a claim from an ex-girlfriend, who said that Soulja had kidnapped her.
While he was behind bars, his kidnapping case was rejected by prosecutors. The Ventura County District Attorney declined to file charges against the rapper due to insufficient evidence. The alleged victim accused him of holding her captive for six hours. However, the case was dropped after a police investigation didn’t prove it.
R. Kelly‘s whole world is crumbling in front our very own eyes. Allegations sexual misconduct have overshadowed his career but he’s managed to still prosper. Even after the public scrutiny from Surviving R. Kelly, his music streams continued to climb. Although he was already charged in the state Illinois for sexual abuse, he’s now facing federal charges after yesterday’s arrest. For his two girlfriends, this not only means that their man is behind bars, but it also means that they’re now homeless.
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According to the Blast, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary have been evicted from Kelly’s Trump Tower Chicago residence following his federal indictment. The feds have ficially taken over the spot. It’s unsure what exactly Savage or Clary plan on doing but Savage’s family is hoping to reunite with Joycelyn now that Kelly is locked up. They’ve been working relentlessly for years to reunite with their daughter. Earlier this year, Kelly’s team was trying to arrange a meeting between Joycelyn and her family but it didn’t end up happening Yesterday, Joycelyn’s father confronted Kelly’s publicist during a press conference over his daughter’s location.
Earlier today, it was reported that the feds discovered twenty tapes R. Kelly committing sex acts with minors. The latest discovery was reportedly done with the help the singer’s inner circle. It seems like the prosecutors on the case and the family the alleged victims are hoping that these end up used in court. If so, Kelly will likely be screwed.
The debut album is ten regarded with a certain fondness, and Nelly‘s Country Grammar is no exception. Originally released on June 27th, 2000, Country Grammar sent Nelly reeling into the stratosphere stardom damn near instantaneously. You likely recall the singles, many which still land airplay today. The title track. “Ride Wit Me.” “E.I.” “Batter Up.” All which, with the exception the Willis-produced “Batter,” were orchestrated masterfully by St. Louis producer Jay-E. While certainly the unsung hero Nelly’s debut, the project would be nothing without a brilliant turn from Nelly himself, who seemed to exemplify Midwestern swagger at every turn.
Having grown up during a time in which Country Grammar was considered new, it’s easy to remember the sheer impact Nelly’s wave. For a moment in time, everybody was in tune to the St. Louis hip-hop scene, captivated by his innovative and effortless approach to hip-hop. Though the legacy the album’s major singles is well-celebrated, it’s the lesser known cuts that make up the lifeblood the album.
True fans appreciate the one-two punch “St. Louie” and “Greed, Hate, Envy,” the latter which makes for an arguable highlight. “For My” finds a sixteen-year-old Lil Wayne absolutely bodying a verse alongside Nelly Nell, and “Steal Da Show” helped spotlight the slept on St. Lunatics, who’d go on to drop a solid project in 2001’s Free City. And course, there’s album closer “Luven Me,” an emotional dedication to Nelly’s mother, girlfriend, and the closest homies. From start to finish, Country Grammar is a unique experience, insanely listenable and trailblazing on a sonic front. Not only that, but it would serve to position Nelly as one the world’s biggest superstars, f the strength his hometown bars and powerful melodic ear. Do yourself a favor, and revisit Nelly’s classic album, the essential soundtrack for the summer months.
On the one-year anniversary of XXXTentacion’s death, Kodak Black pays tribute to the slain MC in the video for “Malcolm X.X.X.”
Project Baby portrays the late civil rights leader, donning a suit and glasses as he takes the podium and compares Malcolm X to XXXTentacion, both of whom were fatally shot.
“X was tryna change his life, but he got burned down,” he raps. “X wasn’t ridin’ with no pipe so he got gunned down / Listen, do as I say, don’t do as I do / Nine out of ten, it ain’t gon’ end up lookin’ good for you.”
Prior to his death, X collaborated with Kodak on “Roll in Peace” off 2017’s Project Baby 2. The 20-year-old rapper was shot and killed outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, South Florida, on June 18, 2018.
“Malcolm X.X.X.” is off Kodak’s sophomore album Dying to Live, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in December.
He is currently behind bars on weapons charges after being arrested at Rolling Loud Miami last month. He is expected to remain in jail until his trial gets underway in September.
We all know how hot it can get in Florida. The humidity is f the charts in the summer and sometimes, it’s nice to get a little break from the weather with an ice cream cone. There are so many different ice cream spots that it can be difficult to choose which one you want to try out next. If your decision is influenced by who owns the business, you may want to stop by Notorious Creamery when it opens this week because there’s a chance you’ll spot Tory Lanez over there.
As reported by the South Florida Sun-Centinel, the Toronto-based artist will be opening a new ice cream shop in Fort Lauderdale on June 15. All your favourites will be available at the 700-square-foot space, including healthy options for vegans. The menu will feature twelve different vegan and non-vegan choices, fruit sorbets and milkshakes. Lanez is opening the shop with Bobby Velez, who will assume managerial duties Notorious. It has been described by Velez as “an authentic, old-school shop, but with a modern, boutique twist.”
Tory originally met Velez through his former bodyguard and when they arranged a meeting, they came up with an idea to start this ice cream parlour. At just 26-years-old, this is a big move for Fargo and one that will undoubtedly pay f in the long run. Congratulations, Tory!
The “ZEZE” rapper has been denied bond and will remain in a Florida jail cell at least until September, according to TMZ.
On Wednesday (May 29), a judge in the federal case ruled that Kodak stay in jail until his trial gets underway.
The 21-year-old MC previously requested to be released on bail while under strict supervision, so he could travel to South Carolina and deal with his sexual assault case from 2016. However, the Department of Justice agreed with prosecutors, saying he’s a danger to the community and shouldn’t be released before trial.
Kodak was arrested on weapons charges at Rolling Loud Miami earlier this month. He is scheduled to go on trial for allegedly making false statements on two different occasions while trying to purchase guns in January and again in March. Prosecutors say he acquired weapons during at least one of those transactions.
People may have been wondering what Selena Gomez‘s personal life has been like, especially since her ex Justin Bieber got married to Hailey Baldwin. Now, we have an answer since the 26-year-old has (jokingly) announced her marriage to 68-year-old Bill Murray. Selena attended the Cannes Film Festival for the first time with Bill and the cast for their film The Dead Don’t Die.
While on the red carpet, Selena and Bill shared some cute moments that were captured by the numerous cameras which she also shared to Instagram. “My first time in Cannes! I’m so honored to have been a part this movie with Jim and the whole cast. By the way Bill Murray and I are getting married,” she wrote.
As for the image (as seen above) where Bill is whispering in Selena’s ear, he admitted to Vanity Fair that he doesn’t remember exactly what he said, but detailed his admiration for the actress.
“I was trying to keep her at ease. I really like her. I mean, you still can’t tell me who the hell ‘Selena Gomez’ is—but Gomez, I really like,” he said. “She’s unusually bright. She’s kind and she’s natural. I’m always pleased to find some kind pop icon who I really like.”
Hershey’s milk chocolate bars hasn’t changed its design in 125 years. That’s all changed now, since the sweets company has announced a switch up to its chocolate fering, clearly pertaining to the digital world we live in. The Pennsylvania-based company called on children and adults to choose the 25 emojis that will be featured on the new chocolate bar, and the poop emoji is one them.
“In today’s text savvy world, many conversations start (and end) with an emoji. We worked directly with people using emojis the most — parents and kid — to determine which ones made it onto our iconic chocolate bar,” Senior Brand Manager Kriston Ohm tells PEOPLE. “It turned out that both generations favored the same 25 emojis. We choose to feature each one these popular emojis and change our iconic pips for the first time in 125 years.”
The whole move was made so those who purchase the bar feel inclined to share, speaking to their recipient in a fun way by choosing a bar emoji chocolate for them to bite into. “By adding an emoji design to each pip chocolate, we hope that parents and kids are inspired to share a chocolate emoji and make a connection with someone new.”
Kodak Black was arrested on weapons charges at Rolling Loud Miami over the weekend.
Now more details have emerged over what led to his arrest. According to TMZ, feds claim the rapper allegedly made false statements on two different occasions while applying to buy firearms.
According to the two-count indictment filed against Kodak in the Southern District of Florida, federal prosecutors allege Black knowingly made a false or fictitious statement when he tried purchasing guns in January and again in March. Prosecutors say he acquired weapons during at least one of those transactions.
He allegedly lied on the app when he said was he was not under investigation for a crime that could land him in jail for over a year. Kodak was indicted on sexual assault charges for a 2016 incident, which could put him behind bars for more than a year if convicted.
In response to the latest claims, his attorney Bradford Cohen, told TMZ: “We need to see the evidence in order to fully evaluate the claims made against him.”
On Saturday (May 11), Kodak was arrested on federal and state weapons charges just before taking the stage at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami. He was scheduled to face a judge on Monday, and it’s unclear if he is still in custody.
Tierra Whack recently made the most her overseas trip by hitting up Tim Westwood TV for a freestyle. Dubbing her as one the best “female emcees,” (though not why stick with emcees?) Westwood queued up a classic instrumental with Timbaland and Fatman Scoop’s “Drop.”
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“Hot girl with some ice in my cup, put a knife in your gut, your team fake, they be spicing you up,” raps Whack. “Peroxide bitch I stay in the cut, if I ever send shots I’ma aim at your butt.” As the Timbo classic continues, Whack’s flow picks up steam; is there a case to be made that she’s the game’s secret weapon? Really, how many artists are really out here flowing like Tierra Whack? She continues to weave a rich tapestry bars, spitting “you love drama, I love being black in Benihana, swag on Michelle Obama book a trip to Ghana.”
At this point, we’re still feeding f her recent string drops, with both “Wasteland” and “Unemployment” standing as some Whack’s strongest work to date. If she can pick up with the same momentum, perhaps Tierra Whack’s Whack World follow-up will stand as one the year’s strongest releases thus far. What do you think Tierra?
6ix9ine may have to take the stand against members of his former crew.
The rapper, who pleaded guilty in his federal racketeering case, may have to testify later this year against alleged members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, according to Page Six.
Five defendants, including Tekashi and his former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, already pleaded guilty to gun and narcotics charges, but there are still five others who may go to trial.
During a hearing on Tuesday, a federal prosecutor told a judge that the government is still working on plea negotiations with defendants and that the cases of “less than three” of the defendants may go to trial in September.
Tekashi has been cooperating with prosecutors, which could lead to his early release from prison. The 22-year-old rapper has been behind bars since November, but could walk free after fulfilling his obligations as part of his agreement with authorities.
However, his snitching has apparently created problems with his former associates. The feds picked up a wiretap conversation between Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones, the “godfather” of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, and an unidentified man in which Jones could be heard saying that 6ix9ine would get “super violated.”
“Ain’t no much he could really do unless he run around with 100 armed securities all day,” said Jones, according to court papers.
Tekashi’s family has also worried for their safety. He has reportedly spent thousands on private security for his mother and is concerned that anyone looking for revenge against him might harm her.
Gwinnett County, GA – A Georgia man by the name of Nicholas Partridge is reportedly suing T.I. for $10 million. According to Bossip, Partridge previously sued the Hustle Gang boss for theft of intellectual property for allegedly co-opting the name “Bankroll Mafia.” Now, he wants the $10 million to compensate his loss.
Partridge says he created the name and idea for “Bankroll Mafia” in 2014 when he was behind bars at the Gwinnett County Jail. He explained while he was protective custody, he’d pass the time by drawing. The suit says this was when he created the “Bankroll Mafia” brand and company. By the time he was released in October 2014, he noticed Tip had adopted the “Bankroll Mafia” name.
In 2016, Tip dropped the Bankroll Mafia album as part of the Bankroll Mafia group featuring Young Thug, Shad da God, PeeWee Roscoe, Lil Duke, London Jae and, of course, T.I.
Partridge insists he never gave Tip permission to use the name and wants to be reimbursed for the financial loss he says he suffered.
The Family Hustle star has yet to respond publicly to the suit.
6ix9ine may be out of prison sooner than expected.
The embattled rapper is hoping to be released before the end of the year, but he needs the cooperation of the other defendants he snitched on.
Five defendants, including Tekashi and his former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, have already pled guilty in the federal racketeering cases. However, there are still more defendants tied to the case who are scheduled to go to trial this September.
According to TMZ, Tekashi and his attorneys hope that all the other defendants will also take deals and avoid trial altogether.
If the trial is called off, Tekashi’s attorney, Dawn Florio, says he will ask a judge to grant 6ix9ine time served. Tekashi has been behind bars since November. If the judge grants his request, the 22-year-old rapper could walk free because he’s fulfilled his obligations as part of his agreement for cooperating with authorities.
It may be a long shot. Only one of the other defendants has filed a motion to dismiss the charges, but Florio is hopeful a plea deal could happen at any time.
6ix9ine is facing 47 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to nine federal charges.
It’s been a minute since DMX dropped f his final studio album. While his Undisputed mission did not garner the acclaim his earlier work, many followers have since come to really feel an X-shaped void within the recreation, an absence made all of the extra poignant by his current spell tough patches. Today, nonetheless, Dark Man X seems to be centered on cementing his return, a trigger that has been wholly championed by his brother-in-arms Swizz Beatz. Together, the pair have taken to the studio on a frequent foundation, conjuring up no scarcity bangers, all whereas opening the doorways to some thrilling visitor alternatives.
Case in level, X seems to have linked up with the Boss himself, Rick Ross. Earlier this month Swizzy posted a snippet a Rick Ross collaboration, which finds the producer laying down each the instrumental and the hook. “Open up my window once more,” sings Swizz, over his signature snare-pattern. “I can hear loss of life calling my title, I can hear loss of life calling my title.” While the tail-end Ross’ verse is heard on the onset, it quickly grew to become revealed that X would certainly be contributing his voice to the observe.
Just a few days again, Swizz shared one other IG video X within the studio, deep in character as he pens his verse. The acquainted instrumental performs, and the faint echo some DMX bars will be heard beneath. Look for this one to floor shortly, with each X and Ross contributing verses, whereas Swizzy holds it down on the hook and the instrumental. Welcome again, X!
6ix9ine has caught a break in his federal racketeering case.
According to courtroom paperwork obtained by The Blast, a New York choose has allowed the rapper’s former legal professional, Lance Lazarro, to as soon as once more signify him.
Lazarro was taken off the legal case as a consequence of a possible battle of curiosity as a result of he beforehand represented Tekashi’s former associates, Shotti (Kifano Jordan) and Crippy (Faheem Walter), who’re co-defendants within the case. There was concern Lazarro gained “intimate data” of their dealings and was conscious of “privileged communications” that could possibly be utilized in 6ix9ine’s protection.
In his affidavit, Lazarro defined to the courtroom that he believes there was no overlapping or questionable exercise. He additionally famous that since Tekashi has already pleaded responsible, he is not going to should cross-examine Shotti or Crippy.
After reviewing the proof, the choose dominated that there is no such thing as a threat to the opposite co-defendants if Lazarro continues representing 6ix9ine.
He can return as lead legal professional for the rapper, as quickly because the Tekashi indicators off on it. A listening to is scheduled for March 28 the place he’ll inform the choose of his choice.
Last month, 6ix9ine struck a deal in his legal case, pleading responsible to 9 counts of racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses, and narcotics trafficking. He stays behind bars and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 24, 2020.