El Chapo’s Confiscated Mexican Homes Aren’t Selling For Big Money As Expected

El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison earlier this year after a lengthy trial. Chapo has demanded a retrial but things are already moving forward with the confiscation his assets. Three his homes have already been repossessed and sold by the government. According to TMZ, the Mexican government is having serious trouble trying to sell El Chapo’s home. They’ve already made $228K from half the six homes they’ve sold. However, his most pricey residence has been a hard seller apparently. The home was going for $587k and included three stories. It was initially bought for the mother his son. 

El Chapo's Confiscated Mexican Homes Aren't Selling For Big Money As Expected
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One the homes being sold had some serious history behind it. Chapo apparently used it as a hideout spot after his first time escaping prison back in 2001. However, that probably wasn’t really a selling point for any potential buyers. It later sold for $107,530. This was the same spot where government ficials pulled up on him but he had a secret tunnel hidden underneath a bathtub. 

Two other homes his sold for $64,589 and $55,725. The latter is another spot where El Chapo hid out while he was on the run from ficials. 

Despite the unique history the homes, people clearly aren’t into the idea laying their heads where El Chapo used to hide at. 

Kodak Black Faces Two 30-Year Sentences on New Gun Charges

Kodak Black is facing more jail time.

After being sentenced to 46 months on weapons charges, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office has charged the rapper with two additional weapons charges for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He has been called a “habitual violent offender” and faces up to 30 years in prison on each count. It’s unclear if the sentences would run concurrently.

According to the Miami Herald, one count was filed for a gun the rapper purchased in January. The second charge stems from a gun found on him when he was arrested at Rolling Loud in Miami in May.

On Wednesday, a judge sentenced Black to three years, 10 months in prison for falsifying statements on federal forms when he purchased guns at a weapons store on two separate occasions. The purchases were approved because he did not use his actual Social Security number.

“Young people do stupid things and I normally give them a break for that,” U.S. Judge Federico Moreno told Black. “The problem is that you have been doing stupid things since 15.”

Black remains in federal custody. He is also facing two pending federal criminal cases including allegations that he raped a high school student in South Carolina in 2016. The other involves drugs and weapons that were found in Kodak’s car as he tried to cross the Canadian border from the U.S. for a show in April.

Kodak Black Facing Another 30 Years After Additional Gun Charges Filed: Report

Kodak Black‘s career has, unfortunately, been filled with legal issues. In the past two years specifically, he’s probably spent more time inside prison than out. It won’t change in the near future either as the rapper was hit with a 43-month sentence after he pled guilty in his case for falsifying gun applications. Unfortunately, it looks like his case hasn’t ended yet.

Kodak Black Facing Another 30 Years After Additional Gun Charges Filed: Report
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According to the Miami Herald, The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s fice filed two more counts against the rapper for possession a firearm by a convicted felon. Each count carries a 30-year sentence as the rapper is considered a “habitual violent fender.” It’s unclear whether these sentences would run concurrently. This arrives just days after the judge sentenced him to less than four years in prison. 

The rapper was arrested for lying about his criminal background on a federal document to purchase a registered firearm. The arrest occurred during Rolling Loud weekend in Miami moments before he was supposed to take the stage.

“Young people do stupid things and I normally give them a break for that,” the judge told Kodak. “The problem is that you have been doing stupid things since 15.”

The 43-month sentence is in line with what Kodak and his lawyer initially pushed for. Days before his sentencing, his lawyer requested that the rapper get 3 to 3 and a half years. 

Kodak Black Claims He Was Drugged and Set Up for Prison Fight

Kodak Black attacked a prison guard behind bars, but he claims it was all a setup.

Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ that last month’s fight at Miami’s Federal Detention Center was started after someone slipped something in Kodak’s drink.

Surveillance video shows Kodak drinking a cup of coffee about 20 minutes before attacking a fellow inmate. His reps believe the coffee was spiked with a chemical substance intended to make him lose control.

An FBI agent testified Wednesday that witnesses said Kodak appeared to be under the influence when the fight broke out. Kodak allegedly grabbed the corrections officer’s testicles before he was sprayed with mace. It took several prison guards to restrain Kodak, who showed incredible strength. The staff member was taken to a hospital to undergo surgery.

Black’s reps don’t know who drugged him, but apparently there are several people who want to see him remain behind bars. Kodak’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, is currently investigating the fight.

On Wednesday, the 22-year-old rapper was sentenced to 46 months in prison on weapons charges, which is considerably less than the maximum 10-year sentence he was facing.

Before his sentence was handed down, Kodak accepted responsibility for his crimes. “I’m sorry for the actions that led me for where I’m standing,” he said. “I do take full responsibility for my mishap.”

R. Kelly Almost Secretly Got Over $1 Million From National Enquirer Boss

It feels like every story published about R. Kelly is as crazy as the last and this one is no different. The disgraced singer, who is currently awaiting a number  trials for his alleged crimes against underage girls, is sitting behind a jail wall with no money in his bank account and a strong chance that he’ll end his life in prison. Kelly was the subject  an award-winning Lifetime docu-series called Surviving R. Kelly and it seems as though another company was planning on using his likeness for a new program. In fact, they were reportedly planning on secretly funnelling over $1 million to the man for it.

As reported by The Daily Beast, Dylan Howard, a top executive at the National Enquirer, who also works as senior vice president at their parent company American Media Inc., negotiated with Kelly’s representative for months on setting up a payment system where the singer would be compensated for an upcoming television program. An audio recording reportedly revealed the plans to pay Kelly through sketchy means. “No network is going to buy or pay Mr. Kelly. They simply won’t do that,” said Howard on record. “They are not going to take the public relations hit associated with doing business with him. Obviously, we would be embedded with you so it’s not as if it really is independent, but it has to be sold to the market as independent.”

R. Kelly Almost Secretly Got Over $1 Million From National Enquirer Boss
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Howard went on to detail exactly what the agreement would look like, stating: “I license music from you. I license locations from you such as homes, et cetera. And that is how you get prit participation in such a production, because no network is even going to allow a production company’s books to show, on their books, that there is a money trail going to you.”

Kelly’s representative seemed to be on board with the plan, ensuring that the singer could use the money to pay his legal fees, also sounding confident that Kelly will make it out this predicament a free man.

What do you make all this?

21 Savage’s Career Derailed by ICE

21 Savage remains a prisoner of America’s immigration system.

Nine months after being released from ICE custody, the rapper is still unable to leave the country and his career has been severely impaired.

Savage, born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Feb. 3 in Atlanta for overstaying his visa. He entered the U.S. legally from the U.K. in 2005, but his visa expired and he was in the process of attempting to get a U-Visa.

According to TMZ, Savage wasn’t able to get a work permit for eight months, which meant he couldn’t work domestically. He finally received a permit last month, so he can work in the U.S., but he won’t be able to travel outside the country until he gets approval from immigration.

And it may take years for a resolution. Savage hasn’t even received a court date yet and Atlanta’s immigration courts are overcrowded with hundreds of backlogged cases. Some people have received court dates for 2022.

Meanwhile, Savage remains in demand. He can be heard on the remixes to Alicia Keys’ “Show Me Love” and Normani’s “Motivation.” Last week, he also dropped the long-awaited “Immortal” from Mortal Kombat 11.

6ix9ine Case: Defendant Wants Leniency Due To Low IQ & Childhood Abuse

6ix9ine is getting ready to be released from prison sooner than his co-defendants and resume his career but we’ll only find out his sentence next month. Along with 6ix9ine, his co-defendant in the case, Aaron “Bat” Young, is also set to be sentenced in the coming weeks. According to Complex, Young, who pleaded guilty to his part in the racketeering conspiracy, is asking the judge to lessen his sentence due to various factors including his low IQ.

6ix9ine Case: Defendant Wants Leniency Due To Low IQ & Childhood Abuse
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Young’s attorney, Aaron Mysliwiec, argued that his client should have his sentence shortened because he “was born severely premature and addicted to crack cocaine.” Mysliwiec also said that Young was “subjected to extreme physical abuse by his mother” during his childhood, as well as being ually abused once he moved in with a relative. Mysliwiec also informed the court that Young’s IQ in grade five was 63. He said Young was diagnosed with “Mild Mental Retardation Intellectual Functioning.” 

“A] sentence even 10 years’ imprisonment would dramatically impact Mr. Young and he would be over 45 years old when he is released,” Mysliwiec wrote in his letter. He argued that Young didn’t deserve to have a sentence that is longer than either Jamel Jones or Shotti. “Mr. Young has committed serious crimes, but I respectfully submit he does not deserve a term imprisonment that is 105 months longer than Jones and 60 months longer than Jordan,” Mysliwiec wrote.

Young’s sentencing is on Nov. 18th

Kodak Black Involved in Prison Fight

Kodak Black was involved in a prison fight on Tuesday night that left one guard hospitalized.

According to The Associated Press, the “ZEZE” rapper got into an altercation with another inmate at Miami’s Federal Detention Center. During the melee, he kicked a prison guard who was attempting to break up the fight.

The injured guard was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery. His condition is currently unknown.

Black, whose real name is Bill Kapri, pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges in August and faces up to eight years in prison. He will remain in the detention center until his sentencing on Nov. 13.

In May, Black was charged with crimes including making false statements on federal forms to purchase three firearms. Prosecutors say a weapon purchased by Black was found at the scene of the Pompano Beach shooting.

Bobby Brown Says New Edition Never Got Credit For Reagan’s "Just Say No" Drug Campaign

Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, America was confronted with Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign. The “War on Drugs” was in full swing as President Ronald Reagan vowed to end the illegal drug trade with the aid the United States’ federal government and military. Its effects are still felt today, as the “War On Drugs” campaign was responsible for the incarceration people who were imprisoned for tentimes minor amounts out illegal substances. In prison reform and intellectual circles, the “War on Drugs” is commonly attributed to being a campaign that targeted low-income communities color with drug trafficking being just an afterthought. That is a debatable argument that is regularly discussed among scholars and those impacted by the campaign, alike.

Bobby Brown Says New Edition Never Got Credit For Reagan's "Just Say No" Drug Campaign
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The former First Lady’s “Just Say No” campaign was created to dissuade children and youth from engaging in drug use. It was hailed as being Nancy’s concept, but in a recent interview with his friend D.L. Hughley, singer Bobby Brown revealed the entire thing was inspired by him and his former bandmates. “She got that from me,” Bobby stated. “She got that from New Edition.” Hughley couldn’t believe it and joked, “Nancy Reagan was in the same room with Bobby Brown and nobody went to jail? That’s amazing to me.”

After a bit laughter, Bobby added, “She basically asked us what do we say when we’re fered drugs. We were young, we was 15, 14-years-old, and we just said, ‘We just say no.’ The campaign just flew from there. The ‘Just Say No’ campaign. We didn’t get no credit but—,’ before Bobby could finish, Hughley chimed in. “It’s because you didn’t say no later on!” he said while laughing.

Bobby added, “Well, later on in life I didn’t say no. I say no now!” Check out the clip Bobby on The D.L. Hughley Show below.

Nick Cannon to Oversee Suge Knight Biography

Suge Knight is dividing up his empire.

A day after it was reported that the former Death Row mogul had assigned his life rights to Ray J, it’s been revealed that Nick Cannon will oversee a book on Knight’s life.

In a recorded statement, obtained by The Blast, the incarcerated Knight described the multi-hyphenate star as “the most realest guy in the business today,” and said he was confident that Cannon would do him justice as a writer on his biography.

He also clarified that Ray J has only been hired to handle Death Row Records and future music coming out of the label. “Ray J is the little brother and family,” said Knight, who shared his profound respect for Brandy’s brother.

Knight’s fiancée, Toi-Lin Kelly, has been assigned power of attorney to handle deals for movies and TV, including a documentary on Knight and Death Row, which is reportedly already in development. She has also been placed in charge of Knight’s medical decisions.

The 53-year-old was sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter last year, but has taken issue with critics describing it as a “life sentence.”

“I’ll be home before you know it,” said Knight, who could be released in a little more than 10 years.

Man Sentenced To 15-Years For Cocaine, Ends Up Being Powdered Milk

A man who pleaded guilty to a trafficking charge has now had his case dismissed by a judge after the lab results came in. According to The Oklahoman, Cody Gregg’s 15-year prison sentence was overturned after the “cocaine” he was arrested for ended up being powdered milk. Gregg told judge that he initially decided to plead guilty in order to get out Oklahoma County Jail. He pleaded guilty possession cocaine with intent to distribute. He later withdrew his plea once the results proved that the drug was simply a pantry product.

Man Sentenced To 15-Years For Cocaine, Ends Up Being Powdered Milk
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Gregg was reportedly arrested in August after he was allegedly riding his bike without rear lights. When police tried to stop him, he was reportedly shirtless with a backpack on and “did not stop but started to pedal harder as if he was trying to get away,” an ficer wrote in the affidavit. After chasing him, they found a bag with a white substance which the fice presumed was cocaine. 

The judge granted Gregg his request to dismiss the case on Friday. Gregg had been locked up at the Oklahoma County jail since his arrest this past summer.

The thing about the dismissal that really stands out is that Gregg previously pleaded guilty in a drug case and was on probation at the time the arrest. 

Pedophile Gary Glitter Isn't Earning a Dime from 'Joker,' Universal Music Insists

People were understandably upset that film director Todd Phillips chose Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 2” in his movie “Joker,” considering that Glitter is serving a 16-year sentence for child abuse.

But those who currently own the rights to the song insist that Glitter will not profit from the song’s inclusion in the film.

In January of 1997, just before Glitter’s legal problems started, Snapper Music — which is a record label in England — purchased the rights to all of Glitter’s master recordings. A spokesperson for Snapper says that not only do they not pay Glitter for the use of “Rock and Roll Part 2,” which has appeared in many films, but that they have had “no contact with him.”

Snapper also notes that it does not sell physical Gary Glitter records. His songs are only available through streaming services and downloads.

In the United States, songwriting rights to “Rock and Roll Part 2” belong to Universal Music Publishing Group, which represents Glitter, and to BMG, which represents the estate of the late Mike Leander, who co-wrote “Rock and Roll Part 2.” According to Universal, they own all of Glitter’s publishing interests relating to the copyrights of his songs. Therefore, they do not pay him for the use of his songs.

What the statements leave out, however, is the enormous sums likely paid to secure ownership of Glitter’s recording and publishing rights. Those payouts were made with the intent to exploit lucrative songs like “Rock and Roll Part 2,” meaning that Glitter has already profited handsomely — just not directly from Joker and other current and future placements.

And make no mistake: both companies earn lots of money from “Rock and Roll Part 2.”

According to Billboard, as of 2014, the song was earning a quarter of a million dollars every year in royalties. It is believed that the producers of Joker paid somewhere between $100,000 and $200,000 for the rights to the song, which was roughly split between Universal and Snapper.

In 1997, authorities in England arrested Glitter on child ography charges, and he was eventually convicted. Later, he spent time in a Vietnam prison for ual-related crimes. Finally, in 2015, a London court sentenced him to prison, where he is expected to remain for another 12 years.

FBI Believes Samuel Little’s Confession To 93 Murders

The FBI believes Samuel Little is now the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, according to The New York Times. Little claims to have strangled 93 victims between 1970 and 2005, but the issue is that many the bodies were never found. 

Originally, this caused doubt to the accuracy his confession, but now, the FBI says they have verified 50 confessions and believe “all his confessions are credible.”

“For many years, Samuel Little believed he would not be caught because he thought no one was accounting for his victims,” said ViCAP Crime Analyst Christie Palazzolo. “Even though he is already in prison, the FBI believes it is important to seek justice for each victim—to close every case possible.”

To seek justice, the FBI is requesting the help the public. In a statement on their website, they say, “The FBI is asking for the public’s help in matching the remaining unconfirmed confessions. ViCAP, with the support the Texas Rangers, has provided additional information and details about five cases in hopes that someone may remember a detail that could further the investigation. If you have any information linked to Little’s confessions, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit at tip online at tips.fbi.gov.”

So far, Little has been convicted eight the murders.

One Of Mac Miller’s Alleged Drug Dealers Pleads Not Guilty: Report

According to a report from TMZ, one the men arrested in connection with Mac Miller‘s fatal overdose just pled not guilty to charges he supplied the rapper with counterfeit oxycodone that caused the rapper’s death.

Cameron Pettit, one Mac Miller’s alleged dealers, entered his plea during his arraignment Thursday in Los Angeles federal court. Another one Mac’s alleged dealers, Stephen Walter, had his arraignment pushed back to later this month, because he’s in custody in San Diego and under quarantine for mumps.

Pettit and Walter were both indicted last week by a federal grand jury for allegedly giving Mac a deadly dose pills. The feds claim Mac ordered 10 “blues,” which is reportedly street code for oxycodone plus Xanax and cocaine. But, prosecutors say the pills Miller received were counterfeit and actually contained fentanyl, which caused his death.

The men are charged with distribution fentanyl resulting in death, and conspiring to distribute controlled substances resulting in death. Each charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence 20 years and a potential max sentence life without parole. Walter is also charged with being a felon in possession ammunition, and he’s facing up to 10 years in prison just for that. Walter was previously convicted on a drug distribution charge.

We’ll continue to keep you posted moving forward.

6ix9ine Sentencing Date Set for December

6ix9ine could be coming home for the holidays.

The embattled rapper’s sentencing date has been moved up from January to Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. According to the New York Daily News, attorneys for Tekashi requested an “expedited” sentencing following the guilty verdicts last week against two Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members, Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack. On Tuesday, Manhattan Federal Judge Paul Engelmayer obliged the request.

Tekashi testified that he began cooperating with prosecutors almost immediately after he was arrested by the feds in Nov. 2018. He was facing a minimum of 47 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and other charges. His testimony has resulted in 11 Nine Trey Bloods members, aside from the rapper, being found guilty.

He will likely be sentenced to significantly less time in return for his cooperation. A source close to Tekashi’s legal team told the Daily News before the start of trial that the rapper could get time-served.