BTY Youngin was shot and killed last night in his hometown of New Orleans.

BTY, who was signed to Cash Money Records as part of Birdamn’s Rich Gang crew, was shot and killed in the Hollygrove section of New Orleans.

According to police, the aspiring rapper was shot to death on Airline Highway on April 29.

“He was a very uplifting individual,” BTY Youngin’s cousin said Glen Bell said. “A very positive individual. Very impactful.”

In previous interviews, BTY Youngin had revealed he had already been shot five times.

BTY Youngin, born Desmone Jerome, overcame his obstacles, and signed with Birdman/Cash Money, earlier this year.

So far, police have released little details on the shooting, or if there is a suspect.


Kodak Black was found guilty of five counts of violating his house arrest in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday (April 26). His sentencing is scheduled for next week, May 4, and he’ll stay in jail for now.

Judge Thomas M. Lynch made the ruling a little after 6 p.m. EST today. The ruling followed the third day of hearings for the 19-year-old Kodak, born Dieuson Octave. Prosecutors are seeking to give him a maximum of eight years behind bars for his violation.

Kodak was given probation last August after facing a flew of serious charges. He got off relatively easy with one year of house arrest and five years probation, and he was allowed to leave home for work purposes approved by his corrections officer Sandra Friedman.

During today’s hearing, testimony centered around allegations by a bartender named Jennifer Cunningham who works at Club Lexx. Cunningham claimed Kodak assaulted her when he was there in early February, and though witnesses in court today claimed she was drunk and bragging about grabbing his genitals, the problem remains that Kodak was at the strip club without pre-approval from Friedman. He was found not guilty of the battery charges.

The sentence comes during what is arguably the most fruitful period of Kodak’s career so far. Weeks ago, he released his official major label debut album Painting Picturesselling an impressive 71,000 copies first week. The lead single “Tunnel Vision” has been on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for over a month now. In case you missed it, we talked to producers and engineers involved in making the album.

Sun Sentinel reporter Brett Clarkson was in the Fort Lauderdale courtroom today live-tweeting the proceedings. Read all of his tweets below. He said after the guilty verdict was read, Kodak’s mother could be heard sobbing loudly outside of the courtroom. Judging by the look on the rapper’s face, Clarkson says Kodak heard the sobs.

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Kevin Gates can’t catch a break. According to TMZ, Gates was reportedly sentenced to 30 months in jail for a weapons charge.

On Wednesday (April 26), the “2 Phones” rapper pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge after his bail was denied earlier this month at a Bridgeview Courthouse hearing. Sources tell TMZ that the embattled MC will be transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

In 2015, Gates allegedly kicked a female fan during a Florida concert. After he was charged with battery, he was found guilty and was sentenced to 180 days in prison. Gates was on the cusp of freedom last month after his sentence was trimmed down. As he was about to be released, cops spotted an outstanding weapons-related warrant in his files. Gates was arrested and sent back to jail.

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Kevin Gates Denied Bail, Remains in Jail in Illinois: Report

Despite his mishap, he released his reflective track “What If” at the top of April. The record prompted Gates’ wife, Dreka Haynes, to write a lengthy Instagram post regarding her husband’s struggles.

“To everyone that’s rooting for Kevin right, THANK YOU, but PLEASE shift your thoughts, prayers, energy, etc. towards the idea of being home and enjoying life as a free man,” Haynes wrote in the since-deleted post. “Do NOT dwell on the things that have been put out by the media. Their only goal in anything is to grab/seek attention, not necessarily to release information that is FACTUAL.”


A Mississippi man has filed lawsuit against R. Kelly, alleging the singer had an affair with his wife of five years.

Kenny Bryant, a Hinds County Sheriff’s Department deputy, said the Chicago-born crooner became involved in a romantic relationship with his spouse, Asia Childress, prior to the couple’s July 15, 2012 wedding.

In the court complaint filed April 21, Bryant added that the affair ensued in October of 2012, when Childress attended one of the singer’s shows.

According to WAPT, Bryant since agreed to his wife’s request to relocate to Atlanta so she may “further her career” opportunities — which Bryant believes was really a motive to further the affair.


Rick Rossalways has time to stunt on his haters.

At times, Rozay can be one of the flashy rappers when it comes to showing off his luxuries.

The biggest bawse decided to take some time out to remind not only fans of his luxury lifestyle, but some of his enemies too.

Rick Ross has been taking plenty of shots at Birdman lately over the way Baby is treating Lil Wayneand their on-going legal battle. Ross even took it as far as to diss the man on a track, so most felt that Ross was talking about Birdman, when he says a certain man couldn’t rack up the luxuries that he has.

“See Chicken man couldn’t do all this. See the Rolls Royce it’s under the Rolls Royce sign. See the Bentley? That’s how we do it over here,” said Ross.

For some reason the first person that came to my mind with Ross’ slight jab was actually 50 Centand his alleged financial problems. Honestly Rick Ross may not have been talking about anyone for once.

Some folks says he also has a patna named Chicken too, so who knows. Ross is living nice though! Wait didn’t he once claim that Birdman didn’t really own his cars though? Hmmmmm.


When I first heard of this, I didn’t know what to think! Rihanna dissing the QUEEN? My immediate thoughts was WHO? Beyonce? Mary J? Nefertiti? Michelle Obama? My mother!? But, no. In true Euro-Fashion, the rags are alleging that Rihanna is somehow dissing the Queen of England, who turned 91.

They turned this into a “thing,” but i don’t think it is a thing at all. Basically, as you will see below, Rihanna basically took her body and slapped the Queen head on scantily clad figures. I am thinking this is silly, but some people are offended. The thing is, RiRi is already mobbed in with the royal family for HIV and AIDS awareness. Seems like Rihanna just being Rihanna. Eventually, RiRi seemed to respond to the critics saying, “Its not that deep.”

It just occurred to me…Rihanna is the queen!

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Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar is heading out on the road to promote his critically acclaimed album DAMN.

Kendrick is bringing along Travis Scott and D.R.A.M on The DAMN. Tour, which will hit 17 cities this summer.

The DAMN. Tour will launch in Phoenix and will roll through major markets like Philadelphia, Boston and New York, before winding down in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.

Kendrick linked with Live Nation to produce the DAMN. Tour and tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 28.

Check out the full tour dates below:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Phoenix AZ
Gila River Arena
Friday, July 14, 2017
Dallas TX
American Airlines Center
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Houston TX
Toyota Center
Monday, July 17, 2017
Duluth, GA
Infinite Energy Arena
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Philadelphia PA
Wells Fargo Center
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Brooklyn NY
Barclays Center
Friday, July 21, 2017
Washington DC
Verizon Center
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Boston MA
TD Garden
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Toronto ON
Air Canada Centre
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Auburn Hills MI
The Palace of Auburn Hills
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Chicago IL
United Center
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Denver CO
Pepsi Center
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Seattle WA
Tacoma Dome
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Vancouver BC
Rogers Arena
Friday, August 04, 2017
Oakland CA
Oracle Arena
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Las Vegas NV
T-Mobile Arena
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Los Angeles CA


From the very beginning, many people didn’t believe the romance between Taylor Swift and Drake coupling was possible. But it could make sense when you think about it. Drake is successful, famous, good looking and non-threatening man.

The only reason Taylor didn’t pursue a relationship with him could be the same reason her romance with Harry Styles ended so quickly- Drake is almost as famous as she is, which might be a deal-breaker for her.

On the other hand, Drake actually did date Rihanna, twice. Sadly, the relationship didn’t last very long both times.

Since both, Taylor and Drake are the king and queen of the breakup, that could be the reason why many people are were craving to see their relationship “happen.”

According to reports, Swift is working with Drake on his new album. Reportedly, that album will contain a few shots at his most recent ex.

A source shared, “There will definitely be some digs at [Rihanna].” “Drake’s still devastated by his breakup from Rihanna and is hoping that this will get under her skin.”

So, the collaboration between Drake and Taylor Swift makes perfect sense, knowing that she traffics in breakup songs the same way rumors about Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber traffic on social media. However, what’s even more important is that Swift has her own reasons to take revenge on Rihanna.

As you probably know, Calvin Harris is one of Taylor’s many famous ex-boyfriends, whose two biggest hits were both collaborations with the singer from Barbados. Naturally, Taylor Swift is apparently eager to prove that she and Drake are a better hit-making pair.

According to the source, “She is hoping the song is a major hit – better than [her ex] Calvin Harris’ song [‘This Is What You Came For’] with Rihanna.”

Normally, people would think this scenario is pretty unbelievable, but “Shake It Off” singer is involved in it. I mean, she’s basically made a career out of that kind of things. So, it’s very possible that Taylor Swift is actually helping Drake get revenge on Rihanna.


Although Bey-Z couldn’t get Hillary Clinton in the White House, this doesn’t mean all hope is lost.

In fact, Jay Z may have some political aspirations of his own.

According to RadarOnline, the Hip Hip mogul is preparing to run for political office in New York.

Hov & Bey are openly supportive of the Democratic party as Beyonce sung the National Anthem at President Obama’s 2012 inauguration, and the power couple both performed at a Cleveland rally for Clinton during her presidential campaign.

A source close to the couple is claiming that Clinton’s unfortunate defeat made him consider running for office in NY.

“Jay Z is really considering running for political office in New York and Beyonce is 1000 percent supportive of her husband’s decision,” said the insider.

If Jay’s delusional and estranged “brother” Kanye West thinks he can and should run for President in 2020, we are surely behind Hov running for political office in NY. Actually if there’s any truth to it, I think Jay could be a good politician.

The source also told RadarOnline that the Obamas always encouraged Jay to run.

“They told him that he would make a great leader. Jay Z not only has star power, but he would have a ton of support from his fans, as well as from past administrations.”

Should Jay run for office? What are your thoughts?



Young MA is dope and getting mass recognition for her lyrical abilities, but a recent move has people scratching their heads. Now, a lot of people are saying that MA kicked the fan out for not having a phone, but that’s not exactly what happened. Apparently they were doing a social media event or something where everybody needed to pull out there phone. Shorty did NOT have a phone and was moved from the front row even though she had copped her ticket.

I guess its Young MA’s show and she gets her way! Check the Vid!