Tekashi 6ix9ine Will Reportedly Be Re-sentenced For Sexual Misconduct

Tekashi 6ix9ine’s imprisonment has been on the middle information headlines since his arrest over racketeering and firearms expenses earlier this month. The saga his authorized troubles proves to be extra complicated and multilayered with every passing day. A regulation enforcement ficial not too long ago instructed TMZ that primarily based on video proof, the New York Police division has deduced that Tekashi ordered successful on rival Chief Keef’s cousin, Tadoe. During the video in query, the rapper may be heard saying, “Yo, I gotta thirty pack on him proper now, swear to God I gotta thirty pack. Thirty thou money”— a supposedly cryptic message that the police have since deciphered. 

According to a current report by The Post, Tekashi is prone to be re-sentenced for posting a now notorious video on-line which depicts a 13-year-old lady engaged in a sexual act. Sources revealed that the rapper was not current in the course of the convention between Justice Felicia Mennin, his protection lawyer, and prosecutors the place the choice was made. The choice comes after the rapper served 1,000 hours neighborhood service for posting the troubling video as half a plea deal. 

Sara Weiss, Assistant DA, has argued that Tekashi violated the plea deal by becoming a member of a gang and getting re-arrested twice inside the probationary interval. In response, Justice Mennin dismissed the aforementioned missteps as “technical violations” opting to offer the rapper a comparatively lenient penalty. Sources declare that as a result of the rapper is at the moment being held with out bail on a brand new federal case, he can’t be on probation, thus which means he should serve time. 

Tekashi’s lawyer, Dawn Florio, declined The Post’s request for remark.

Juelz Santana Claps Back At Claims He Proposed To GF Out Of Fear Of Jail Time

It’s been a tough 12 months for Juelz Santana and his long-time girlfriend and mom his youngsters, Kimbella. The rapper was positioned on home arrest at his mom’s residence and was prohibited from shifting again to his mom’s crib. Thankfully, he reunited along with his wifey and his children in early September after the choose signed f on modifications. Over the weekend, the couple bought engaged, however apparently, some followers imagine that Santana solely did this out concern that he’d lose her if he was sentenced to jail. Juelz determined to make clear this for followers.

Juelz Santana respectfully clapped again at a fan who recommended that the rapper solely proposed to his long-time girlfriend as a result of he was “bout to go to jail for two years.” Santana noticed the remark and determined to place the commenter in his place.

“If I used to be frightened about somebody taking her then I would not did it,” he wrote. “If somebody take ya woman, a hoop ain’t gonna cease nothing. U simply gonna be out a hoop n a woman. What u saying is not sensible… Stay blessed tho fam.”

Back in August, Juelz Santana plead responsible to possession a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an plane. His trial date is anticipated to start out on December 12th. If he is convicted, he faces a max. sentence 20 years behinds bars. 

Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Attacks Jail Officer In Tussle Over "Stun Gun"

Nikolas Cruz, the shooter within the horrific Parkland’s Shooting Massacre, is going through extra fees after attacking a jail guard yesterday. The twenty-year-old, who’s awaiting trial (February), was requested to not drag his ft as he walked. Cruz, responding in defiance, rushed the guard for his stun gun, however not earlier than flipping him the hen and punching him sq. within the face.

A body by body account Cruz’s violent response was captured overhead digital camera and clipped to the incident report.

Sgt. Raymond Beltran with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office was sporting what incident report labels a “conductive digital weapon,” a lesser variant on the taser gun. Apparently, as the 2 grappled for place on the bottom, the weapon was “discharged,” letting f a present that struck each males.

“He is affected by important psychological sickness and important trauma and he has some very troublesome choices to make shortly, and we will help him with these choices,” public defender Gordon Weekes mentioned, in response to the skirmish with Sgt. Raymond Beltran.

Nikolas Cruz is going through 17 counts first-degree premeditated homicide, in addition to 17 counts tried homicide within the first diploma, the choose coming into his not responsible as a consequence his non-compliance (incapacity to conform). 

The demise penalty is believed to be among the many choices the prosecution is prepared to discover when the Parkland case goes to trial in February.

Tekashi 6ix9ine's Sentencing: Judge Regrets Not Giving Him Jail Time

After studying  Tekashi 6ix9ine’s disaster-ridden video shoot with Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Felicia Mennin regrets not throwing him within the slammer. Mennin sentenced Tekashi to a extra lenient probationary clause, doubtless satisfied he would flip issues round within the midterm. 6ix9ine may have been dealt a Four-year bid after breaking the plea deal to his statutory rape case twice, as soon as in Houston, the opposite in Brooklyn on the Barclays Center. A rep for Mennin commented on her change opinion.

“Although Judge Mennin was the sentencing decide, the long-standing plea settlement was agreed to by the presiding decide on the time, and the opposite events concerned,” Mennin’s rep advised TMZ.

During Tekashi’s case, Judge Felicia Mennin likened his fense in Houston to pushing an overly-intrusive paparazzi to the bottom, which in flip knowledgeable her lenient choice. Evidently, now that she’s accomplished her homework, she sees issues a bit of in a different way. She nonetheless contends that, regardless that her choice could have been the flawed one, the trigger for “Tekashi’s realignment” is not any her concern.

Judge Mennin is not the one authority determine to alter their tune as federal legislation enforcement companies are rising involved that Tekashi 6ix9ine could also be on the middle a rising East-West battle the Coasts, that would flip violent at any second.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Is A Dangerous Examples To Young Offenders, Prosecutors Claim

The prosecutors in Tekashi 6ix9ine’s legal case are urging the choose to ensure the rap sees the within a jail. According to The Blast, they need the rapper to serve a harsher jail sentence for repeatedly exhibiting indicators violence on social media and thru his public persona.

Manhattan Assistant D.A. Sara Weiss wrote a letter to the choose, saying that rapper has “Failed to mature into the law-abiding grownup anticipated by the plea settlement which he signed on October 20, 2015.” Weiss argues that since 6ix9ine signed his plea settlement, he has gone on to assert himself as a “member the 9 Trey Bloods” and has proven “violent conduct associated to that gang.”

Although the D.A. admits that 6ix9ine turned a profitable artist since signing the plea deal, she argues that he “is now a self-admitted member a violent gang, the 9 Trey bloods” and always flexes his gang ties on social media. Additionally, they’re additionally utilizing 6ix9ine’s social media feuds in opposition to him by claiming that he encourages his followers to make use of violence in opposition to his enemies in his honor. Although they are saying his “trolling” has helped him enhance album gross sales, they argue there have been real-life penalties to his actions on-line, particularly with Casanova and Chief Keef. 

Officials are additionally calling out 6ix9ine for claiming that the concussion he allegedly sustained after he was violently attacked prompted him to overlook appearances in court docket. The rapper claimed that he was “too unwell from the results his head harm,” however the D.A. claims that he additionally “went to nightclubs with loud music and strobe lights virtually each night time that week.” They additionally stated that he “took a a number of hour flight to Miami, the place he filmed himself holding a loaded assault rifle.” 

The prosecutors argue that giving 6ix9ine a lighter sentence underneath the Youthful Offender tips would go away a adverse impression on “like-minded fenders who comply with defendant on social media and different shops.”

6ix9ine is due in court docket this Friday for the sentencing for his baby intercourse cost.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Is An Admitted Gang Member Who Deserves Jail Time, Says D.A.: Report

Tekashi 6ix9ine continues to get greater and larger with every single he releases, however his authorized troubles might stall that within the close to future. The Manhattan District Attorney is aiming to have the rapper spend a minimum of a yr behind bars within the case the place he pled responsible to at least one depend utilizing a toddler in a sexual efficiency.

According to TheBlast, Sara Weiss, the Assistant District Attorney for New York County District Attorney’s Office, filed a letter to the choose to maintain 6ix9ine in jail for one to 3 years. Weiss specified 6ix9ine’s affiliation to the 9 Trey Blood set and a number of plea settlement violations as to why he ought to be jailed. 

“Defendant’s acknowledged membership in a violent Bloods set often known as 9 Trey Bloods, together with an incident gun violence perpetrated by this defendant’s entourage, make him an inappropriate candidate for adjudication as a Youthful Offender.” She wrote within the letter.

6ix9ine beforehand argued that he did not violate the plea settlement as a result of he hasn’t been convicted something. He additionally claimed that the plea settlement expired final yr. However, Weiss claims the plea settlement reads, “w]hether defendant is set to have violated the phrases and circumstances the settlement is left to the only discretion the Prosecutor.”

Despite the “expiration date” within the plea settlement, Weiss claims 6ix9ine wasn’t to commit any new crimes earlier than his sentencing date. However, the sentencing date has been pushed again quite a few occasions.

“Tekashi 6ix9ine] personal failure to obtained a GED, and his quite a few requests for extra time to take action, that resulted in a number of adjournments and induced a prolonged delay within the sentencing date.” Weiss wrote.

6ix9ine’s due in courtroom on Wednesday, however based on sources, the listening to will seemingly proceed to a future date. 

"90 Day Fiancé" Gold-Digger Supports Husband Caught With 300 Pounds Of Weed

Jorge Nava, one the most recognizable faces from “90 Day Fiancé” was caught with approximately 300 pounds weed in his car. The reality television star was looking at a class 2 felony charge and up to 24 years spent in prison for his crime.

His lawyer was able to reduce the severity the crime to a class 4 felony, thanks to a plea deal. The sentence was adjusted in accordance, dropping to 2 and a half years behind bars.

Nava is upset considering that the substance he was carrying is legal in many American locations. Although his sentence was reduced, the reality television star still believes that his punishment is exaggerated. Nava will likely be placed on 5 months parole after serving his time.

Despite his legal troubles, his wife  Anfisa Arkhipchenko is sticking by her man’s side. The Russian model, who is infamous for shamelessly marrying Nava for his money, is committed to supporting her husband while he faces these legal consequences.

Anfisa posted a video the couple in support her Nava’s challenges.

Smokepurpp Misses His Best Friend Lil Pump: "FREE MY F*CKING BROTHER"

Their come-up was nearly simultaneous and both Smokepurpp and Lil Pump have made a significant impact on the game in their short careers. The two made the XXL Freshman list this year, claiming that they changed hip-hop through their inclusions in the game. Fans have debated whether the change is for better or for worse but you can’t deny that each the two has steadily been improving throughout the year. Both Purpp and Pump have been critiqued heavily for their lack lyrical ability but both parties, Pump especially, has been picking up the slack in their recent tracks. While they may not be lyrical geniuses, they are making an effort to appeal to a larger crowd. 

Earlier this week, Lil Pump told his fans he was headed to jail for the next few months after violating his probation. The artist was working with his buddy Purpp on a joint mixtape and unless it has already been completed, it looks like the fans will need to wait a little longer for it. With some fans happy to see the 18-year-old locked up for the next little while as they won’t have to witness his ridiculous antics, others are devastated. Smokepurpp identifies with the latter crowd.

He posted a photo the duo holding up stacks cash, writing in the caption how much he misses his friend. “FREE MY FUCKING BROTHER,” wrote Purpp next to a crying emoji. Purpp is also working on finalizing his Deadstar 2 project, which is likely to be released soon thanks to Pump’s unfortunate news.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads With Judge For No Prison Time In Child Sex Case: Report

Tekashi 6ix9ine’s legal troubles have been haunting him even before “GUMMO” took f last year. However, his recent arrests have made prosecutors press to have him behind bars from one to three years for violating his plea deal in his child sex case. Now, Tekashi 6ix9ine has filed documents arguing that he shouldn’t get any jail time but instead, serve probation for nearly half a decade.

According to TMZ, Tekashi 6ix9ine has filed documents pleading with the judge to let him f with probation. The rapper pled guilty to the use a child in a sex act in 2015 but as part his plea deal, he was supposed to stay out trouble and complete his GED. While the rapper has claimed that the GED portion was completed, he’s arguing that his two arrests this year in Brooklyn and Houston don’t violate his plea deal. His lawyer claimed that both the arrests happened last year and the deadline for his plea deal was in October 2017. Now, Tekashi 6ix9ine has asked the judge to sentence him with four years probation and a youthful fenders program.

The Houston arrest stemmed from an incident where he allegedly attacked a fan at a mall. The arrest in Brooklyn happened after a cop claimed the rapper assaulted them.

We’ll keep you updated on Tekashi 6ix9ine’s case. 

YG Reacts To 6ix9ine Facing Jail Time: "Pedophile A*s Child Molester"

Over the past few days, Tekashi 6ix9ine and YG’s feud was reignited. Much it has to do with the fact that he’s been asked about 6ix9ine in every interview he’s done, despite not wanting to talk about the “FEFE” rapper. Ultimately, this resulted in a classic 6ix9ine rant in a since-deleted Instagram post, bashing the Bompton emcee for his “lack” Billboard accomplishments. YG since responded and told the Brooklyn emcee that he can’t wait until they cross paths. However, that might not even get to happen if the D.A. in 6ix9ine’s sexual misconduct case manages to get the “GUMMO” rapper sentenced to prison time.sentenced to prison time.

Clearly, YG found this amusing as the rapper hit Twitter with a reaction to all this. Without saying words, the rapper quoted a tweet from XXL about 6ix9ine’s legal woes and simply typed four laughing emojis. He then took a screenshot the tweet and posted it to his Instagram story with the caption, “Lil nasty ass muhfucka. Now go to jail and get your dick sucked. Pedophile ass child molester.”

Earlier today, it was reported that Tekashi 6ix9ine could face up to three years behind bars in his child sex case. Additionally, the D.A. wants 6ix9ine to also be registered as a sex fender. The D.A. sent a letter to the judge explaining that 6ix9ine’s recent arrests are violation the plea bargain he accepted for pleading guilty to one count the Use Of A Minor In A Sex Performance. 

Peep YG’s reaction below.

6ix9ine Faces Years In State Prison, D.A Wants Him Registered As Sex Offender

Tekashi 6ix9ine might be at the height his career but his legal issues are putting him at risk losing everything he’s built so far. The rapper was recently arrested in New York City after a warrant was issued for his arrest in Houston. The rapper ultimately bailed out jail in both cities, but the recent arrests could ultimately result in a few years behind bars. 

The Manhattan D.A’s Office spokesperson said they are suggesting the rapper spend 1-3 years in state prison after claiming that he violated the terms his plea deal in his child sex case, The Blast reports. The rapper’s arrest in Houston and NYC are being used against him as ficial say that he didn’t hold up his terms the agreement.

Additionally, they want Tekashi 6ix9ine to register as a sex fender because the violation.

The prosecutor’s letter to the judge says, “Defendant has had over two years to demonstrate to this Court that the role he played in the sexual exploitation a thirteen-year-old child was an aberration in his otherwise law abiding life. He has failed to do so.”

The rapper caught the case in 2015. He pled guilty to one count Use Of A Child In A Sexual Performance.

6ix9ine was spotted by TMZ on his way into court earlier today. The rapper didn’t speak a whole lot but he did say that he was “scared as fuck, right now.”

The rapper is expected to be back in court on October 2nd.

Freeway Ricky Ross Talks Being Black In America, Fakeness In Rap & Educating Yourself By Any Means Necessary

Richard Donnell Ross, more famously known as Freeway Ricky Ross, is more than a street legend. Every movie you’ve ever seen about crack cocaine in Los Angeles was influenced by him. The shows about crack pipes and gang warfare, and the rappers and music videos that pay respect to the OG’s…that was all Freeway Ricky Ross. He was the kingpin, the ultimate drug lord. 

Not only that, but Ross was the direct link between Ronald Reagan’s administration and the Contras. For those too young to remember, President Reagan found his administration tied up in a nationally televised drug scandal. His administration sold weapons to Iran, then used that money to fund “freedom fighters” in Nicaragua. Those freedom fighters, with whom Reagan sympathized repeatedly, used our money to fund their war. Shipping cocaine to America was one the freedom fighters’ biggest revenues income. So, American money, gained from the illegal sale weapons to Iran then funneled to Central America, was tied into the proliferation crack cocaine in the States. Freeway Ricky Ross was at the center this plot, and became one the wealthiest and most influential drug lords all time.

Ross served 20 years in prison, while he watched his politically pardoned business partner get away with betrayal. He was released on September 29, 2009, after he won his appeal to the federal court. Because the Clinton-era three-strikes law was unconstitutionally applied to his case, Ross was able to beat the system that tried to destroy him. Since his release, Ross has been focused on telling his story, and his Netflix documentary Freeway: Crack in the System is a testament to his legend.

Sitting across from a man that has seen more money and cocaine than almost everyone on the planet is less intimidating than you would think. Ross has a short build but a big shadow, one that he was instinctively aware . He doesn’t seem to be burdened by the past, or too concerned about the future. Ross is a man living in the moment, committed to taking in everything around him as it occurs. At times, his mind seemed to move faster than his mouth, and his frustration with himself was represented by a look amusement. Translating his thoughts was entertaining to him; perhaps he enjoys the complexity making his ideas audible. When he did speak though, he was certain his words.


HotNewHipHop: You were born in Texas and moved to LA as a youth. While in LA, you watched your mother kill her brother in self-defense. In your documentary, you talk about staying away from killing those who did you wrong. Did seeing murder at such a young age affect your mentality on violence?

Freeway Ricky Ross: Why would you do something you can’t take back? You know, when you take someone’s life you can never give it back. Even if you regret doing it later, once you sober up or calm down. For me, it just makes sense all the way around. It was easy for me to explain to my guys why we don’t have to kill everybody that did something to us.

You played tennis as a youth and your friend Cornell Ward played football. Both you became ineligible for sports, and soon after you turned to the drug game. Were drugs or sports really the only lanes for young Black men at that time,  and how have options changed for young Black men?

It was rough then, but it’s rougher right now. I think this is probably one the roughest times to be young and Black in America. Hip-Hop has done… the drug game did a number on it. We intimidated the country with our drug dealings. But rappers took that to a whole ‘nother level. I mean, they literally took movies and stories and told people they were real. People believe that this is real, the kids believe that these people are real.

Why do you think there’s a disparity in hip-hop though? When kids see an actor in a movie killing people, they know it’s fake. Why can’t they see that when a rapper, who lives in Hollywood, is talking about killing, that it’s just a form entertainment like a movie that isn’t necessarily real?

The record labels promote it as if it’s fact. Just like the guy that took my name… that they gave my name to. Kids believe that that’s really his name. They really believe that certain guys are Crips and Bloods, but they never really lived that life. It’s hard to live a double life. When we sold drugs, it was hard to gang bang and sell drugs. Because to a certain extent, you become a public figure. And if you’re a gangsta, who put in work, somebody’s gonna be after your head.

When you were hustling, you were rich without being able to read. Many young kids say, “I don’t need an education to get this money.” Being someone who lived life on both sides, uneducated with millions and then educated with a purpose, what would you say to youth on both sides the argument? The kids who are in the game, and the kids trying to escape, what lesson would you share with both.

I’ve never felt this way before. I’m still fighting financially, right? But something keeps telling me, enjoy this. ‘Cause it’s about to be over, and you’re never gonna get to do this again. You ain’t never gonna get to be poor again in your life. If you really peep the documentary, it talks about education. Education is not just what you go to school to learn. See, there’s street education, there’s rap education. There’s education in books, education on the internet. So there’s so many forms education, but you must be educated, in SOMETHING. I myself was educated in the drug trade, but that education was transferable, and it’s universal.

What is your opinion Reaganomics, and how can you compare his policies to what is going on in politics today?

When Reagan came in, he took out all the programs that they had for inner-city kids. Right now, for African-American males the unemployment rate is at an all-time high. I believe that times are really similar. I was just reading an article, couple months ago, and it talked about Blacks being totally broke in twenty years. I was alarmed. We had a discussion about it, me and a couple my friends, and they argued with me that it was impossible for Blacks to go broke in twenty years. So, I did a survey.  I did a survey my family, and I said, ‘lemme see who in my family I can get a hundred dollars from.’….. Nobody.

Statistics would go against your claims, the unemployment rate in minority communities is actually at an all-time low. Do you think those numbers are being manipulated?

Absolutely. If they said Black men unemployment rate is at an all-time low, I would definitely say that’s BS. One the problems is, most Black men don’t even put in the application anymore. They don’t file for unemployment, they done wore their unemployment out twenty years ago. They been unemployed so long, they don’t even count in the census. 

When it comes to rappers taking the names mobsters or gangsters, which has happened for decades throughout hip-hop history, why do you think they are able to get away with taking someone else’s lifestyle and image?

Is it authentic and should society go for it? Or are young kids buying into it? I believe they are. Even with (the movies) Scarface and Superfly, when I was coming up I bit into those stories. I believed that a person could come from Cuba, barefoot, and be holding the world in the palm his hands. And I believed you could do it with cocaine.

Speaking Superfly, that film is getting a remake. In the documentary, you said the original was a big influence in your life. How did that movie influence you the most, and will you be seeing the remake now that (rapper) Rick Ross is in it?

I didn’t know that (he was in the movie), *laughs*. It won’t have an effect on if I go or not go. Me going to see that movie mostly depends on, how is it going to benefit me. I just don’t support things that don’t support me. (When the original came out) I was young then, you know, I’m a totally different guy now. When I went and saw Superfly I was 14, 15 years old. Couldn’t read or write. Had never been to prison, never been to jail. (In Superfly) the Black man beat “the man.” I had issues with “the man.” We moved out during the Watts riots, so I saw the Black Panthers march. My brother marched, and one the cops slapped him in the mouth. Knocked his tooth out, so I had issues with cops. So Superfly, when he beat “the man,” at his own game…

That was like Superman to you.

And he was Black! I have never seen a Black (man) do that.  It gave me hope.

Speaking rapper Rick Ross, you have attempted to take a legal route to stop him from using your name and image, but it didn’t work. He’s still making millions while using your name. In this world social media, short attention spans, and youth who easily buy into “fake news,” do you think you will ever “win” against rapper Rick Ross?

I felt vindicated, even though the courts didn’t give me what I thought I should have had. During the time the lawsuit when his album came out, he was on the front page Rolling Stone magazine, and if you ever read that article, all they talk about in the articles was me. So technically, I stole that article. Rolling Stone would never do an article on me, because I’m authentic. But they’ve done numerous stories on him, maybe they bought the cover, I don’t know. Rolling Stone kept talking to him about me. The story became not about his album, but about me.

So, you kind interfered with his album roll out and press release. In your documentary, you talk about how rapper Rick Ross claims someone mistook his nickname “Big Boss” for “Rick Ross” one day, and that’s how he claims he got his rap name.

There’s so much strange stuff about him, I mean, it’s guys like that who really make hip-hop not really hip-hop anymore. It’s not real, it’s not real anymore. In the old days, the rappers used to rap about… like Sugar Hill Gang. When I fell in love with hip-hop, it was, “Daddy, I don’t wanna go to school/ ’Cause the teacher’s a jerk, he must think I’m a fool/ And all the kids smoke reefer, I think it’d be cheaper/ If I just got a job, learned to be a street sweeper.” It was about real things, real issues. Now what we talking about, our Bentleys? That they don’t even own. They hide the true stories. Why is there no Ricky Ross movie out right now? We did Frank Lucas, we just did (Snowfall on FX).

Has anyone ever approached you about making a biopic?

They have, but they wouldn’t commit. You know how they do in Hollywood. They buy your rights. They don’t have a time that they gotta do it, so what do they do? They just put it on the shelf.

Iran-Contra was one the biggest American scandals ever. Contra was being funded by your partner Blandon. When you learned that you were a pawn in a government-run plot to destabilize both a Central American regime and poverty-riddled black communities, what did you think? After being betrayed by Blandon, how did that affect how you viewed other friendships?

I was in prison, I was looking at a life sentence without the possibility parole. They were telling me that I was never going home again, and that I would never be a free man again. And, this stuff is coming to light. I felt duped. Hoodwinked. Bamboozled. It didn’t affect my friendships, or my trust for people. (Blandon) was just one person. He made his decision based on how he felt it would benefit him and his family, and I totally understand. It made me feel ill will towards him, I wanted to kill him during that time. But after I had time to calm down and think, and to realize it wasn’t his fault. He’s not the one that put me in the drug business, that I put myself in. I always had the right to say, ‘No, I ain’t gonna do it.’

Do you believe Gary Webb, the journalist who broke the story about the government’s involvement with crack cocaine and its proliferation, really killed himself? Or do you think the CIA got to him?

I don’t believe Gary killed himself. I didn’t see any the evidence, I don’t have any evidence to back it other than what I read in the paper that he shot himself twice in the head. I think that that’s hard to do. But they had a coroner there that said it was possible. So, I don’t know… I’m kind lost for words.

With marijuana becoming legal, how do you feel about corporations making millions after locking up minorities for decades? Do you think the young men and women serving time, or that have marijuana-related charges, should have their records erased and earn freedom?

Absolutely, and they’re already doing that here in LA. They’re already expunging records with marijuana convictions. But they’re not letting people out prison for marijuana convictions, which I think they should. As far as corporate America coming in, pushing all the guys out who started it, I think that’s messed up. I don’t think that it should go down like that. I think that the license (to sell marijuana as a business) should be more affordable. They shouldn’t put prices on them to push people in the ghetto out the business. We started an organization called NDICA, I’m on the board it. That’s one the things that we’re doing, we’re fighting to make sure that Blacks get equity inside the marijuana industry around the country.

It’s like they’re gentrifying marijuana.

Yes! *laughs* Just like they do in the neighborhoods. But this (legal marijuana) money could really go a long way in the Black community. It could finance businesses, help send kids to school, buy supplies, and so many other things. So, I’m really, really determined to make sure that we are recognized at the top this industry.