In February of this year, Young Dolph‘s SUV was shot at over 100 times outside the annual CIAA event in Charlotte. His vehicle was luckily bulletproof, so nobody was harmed, but ever since, police have been pursuing suspects in the case. On Tuesday (May 16), fellow Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta surrendered to Charlotte authorities on charges related to the shooting.
TMZ reports Youngsta, along with two other men, surrendered to police after warrants were issued for their arrest in the investigation of the shooting. Jail records show the rapper born Sammie Marquez Benson was charged with four counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property.
Back in March, we hung out with Dolph after the shooting took place. When asked who he thought targeted him, he said, “I got no clue. I really don’t even give a damn. Like, to tell you the honest truth. I really don’t give a damn.” He continued, “I come from the streets. I come from, like, this shit been happening. I been having haters, I’ve been having, I’ve been a target, know what I’m saying, to people that I intimidate, know what I’m saying? So, only thing that I can do is take this shit and keep going, know what I’m saying? And what I don’ figured out is like, the more I live, the bigger and greater I’ma get just because the person that I am, know what I’m saying? So that mean, the haters and the negativity, that shit gonna get bigger too, you know what I mean? But, at the end of the day, man, I’m good.”
XXL has reached out to Youngsta’s team for comment.
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Travis Scott’s concert in Arkansas came to an abrupt end, when the rapper was arrested by local police.
Travis was in Rogers, Arkansas on a stop for his “Birds Eye View” tour last night (May 13).
Apparently the date got a little too rowdy for the local cops, who arrested Travis after his set.
According to TMZ.com, the Travis Scott was hit with charges that include inciting a riot endangering the welfare of a minor and disorderly conduct.
Travis Scott was released from jail almost as soon as he was was booked and will have to return to Rogers for another court date.
L.A. Reid’s departure from Epic Records came as an unexpected announcement last week.
Billboard reports the veteran music executive was accused of “unlawful harassment of an employee” prior to him leaving Epic.
The publication reports:
In a letter to Sony, the claimant’s attorney detailed alleged harassment his client had faced on a daily basis, which included alleged inappropriate remarks about her appearance and clothing and alleged propositions that caused her embarrassment and distress, making it impossible for her to continue working at the label. The letter — the contents of which were relayed to Billboard — threatened litigation if a settlement wasn’t reached. It wasn’t clear if Sony’s investigation had confirmed any of the letter’s allegations, and one person in Reid’s camp said the letter contained inaccuracies.
In the last two weeks, three different music industry executives have been accused of some form of harassment by former female employees.
Bad Boy Records founder Sean “Diddy” Combs is facing a lawsuit from his ex-chef over alleged sexual harassment.
Stephen Hill, the recently removed Head of Original Programming at BET, is being sued for gender discrimination and harassment.
BET has announced the nominees for the 2017 BET Awards and Beyonce leads all performers this year.
Beyonce has been nominated for seven nominations, including for Video of the Year and Album of the Year for Lemonade, while her song “Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar has landed a Best Collaboration nomination.
Bruno Mars is up for five awards, while Chance the Rapper and Migos lead all rappers with four each.
Beyonce’s sister Solange did well by landing four nods for her release A Seat At the Table.
Other rappers who landed nominations include 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Drake and Big Sean.
The 2017 BET Awards take place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25.
Melo and LaLa are finished! Or so we thought. The pair spent a good part of Mother’s Day with their son Kiyan. The 10-year old lil guy seemed to be very happy to have both parents.
Check out the video of them going into a swanky NY restaurant.
This video looked weird. But this is really a good way to move forward since they have a son. Neta is a fancy restaurant in the village. I don’t think this is truly and sort o f reconciliation. I think its really just them keeping the peace. Some of suggested that they even called the papz on themselves but I cannot see why they would want this on Mother’s Day.
What is up with Lil Bow Wow? This dude stay taking L’s online. This time he attempted in vain to instagram himself getting in a private jet. The image was researched by the GRAM and they found that it was an image ripped off the net and reposted by Shad Moss. And the internet went on on him.
And then a Follower said the Following:
Well, Bow Wow:
And then it went on and on and on.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST…
Rapper DMX has checked into rehab, after a meltdown on the stage last weekend.
X, born Earl Simmons, was the headliner last weekend during the Ruff Ryders Reunion concert at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York.
But the rapper shocked fans, when he went on a bizarre rant, mid-way through his set.
The outburst caused DMX fans to wonder about his health, since the rap star has had a long running battle with substance abuse.
Earlier last week, it was announced that DMX would be canceling a series of shows, prompting further speculation about a possible relapse.
According to DMX’s rep, the rapper indeed has relapsed, and is heading into rehab according to a statement from his representative.
“It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer.
“We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support.”
DMX is supposed to be one of the headlining acts at the upcoming Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, which is due to take place July 10-16.
R&B star Ciara is a new mom.
The “Goodies” singer and her husband, American footballer Russell Wilson, welcomed a baby girl on Friday (April 28).
Ciara shared the news with fans in an Instagram post, which featured a photograph of herself cradling her baby bump on the beach, and the caption: “Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. We Love You. Love, Mommy & Daddy. 7:03 pm. 7lbs 13 oz. 4.28.2017. Photo By Daddy.”
The singer announced she was expecting her second child in October – on her 31st birthday – in another Instagram post.
Alongside a photo of Wilson touching her belly, she wrote: “On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family… and I’m excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give…”
50 Cent and Ja Rule have been that goes back decades! It goes back so far that we forgot what it all started from. In 2017, 50 Cent is not about to let it go! As many of you know, Ja Rule was one of the organizers of the Fyre Festival which was supposed to take place over the weekend. Well, it turned out to be more like Lord of the Flies or a surprise episode of Survivor. Ja Rule says he was NOT to blame. That aside, 50 Cent HAD to do this:
Hey – maybe this could turn into something at the end of the day! GET TRUMP ON THE PHONE! (((KENDRICK LAMAR VOICE)))
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