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Kanye West Likens Himself To R. Kelly & Diddy At Chicago Show

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Ye aka Kanye West compared himself to disgraced singer R. Kelly, Diddy, Bill Cosby and Jesus Christ in a new song at his Chicago show.
According to XXL, on Thursday (Feb. 8), Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign took the stage at the United Center in Chicago for a preview listening experience for their album, Vultures Volume 1. One of the songs from the anticipated release, “Carnival,” featured what potentially could be one of the rapper’s most eyebrow-raising verses ever.

“This that Game of Thrones, Yeezy not the clones,” Ye raps. “Elon, where my rocket ship, it’s time to go home/They served us the corn since the day we was born/Anybody pissed off, gotta make them drink the urine/Now, I’m Ye Kelly, b—h/Now I’m Bill Cosby, b—h/Now I’m Puff Daddy rich.”

His verse on the song (which features Playboy Carti and Rich the Kid) continued:

“That’s ‘Me Too’ me rich/First she say she suck my d—k/Then, she say she ain’t suck my d—k/She ’gon take it up the a— like a ventriloquist/I mean, since Taylor Swift, since I had the Rollie on the wrist/I’m the new Jesus, b—h, I turn water into Cris’/This for what they did to Chris/They can’t do s—t with this,” Ye raps.

Ye performed this track and others dressed up in what’s now his customary all-black attire, wearing a white hockey mask similar to the one worn by Friday the 13th villain Jason Voorhees. It fit the scene as fans had entered the United Center while smoke machines began to emanate fog. The show also featured surprise appearances by his daughter, North West, and Bump J along with YG.

The listening event comes after Kanye West stated in an Instagram video that he was having trouble booking venues, alluding to his past controversial behavior and antisemitism. The album also has not dropped as expected. However, Ye is now set to hold another listening event, this time at the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York, Friday (Feb. 9). The venue announced a ticket pre-sale on the night of the United Center show with tickets beginning at $182 per seat. The album, which was expected to have been released at midnight on Friday, has not yet materialized. 


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G Herbo Announces New Mixtape Titled ‘Best Rapper Alive’

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G Herbo is getting ready to drop off a new project, and he thinks it will make him the “best rapper alive.”

Speaking with TMZ, Herbo revealed he had new music on the way, a mixtape titled Best Rapper Alive.

In Sept. 2023, G Herbo announced he would be off the Machine Entertainment Group roster, revealing that the label’s executives have monetarily shorted him over the years.

Herbo reveals he has been on the Machine Entertainment roster since he was 16. Machine is led by Joseph “JB” Bowden and Mikkey Halstead. Herbo now states he spent a million dollars in legal fees to get free.

“I been signed to Machine since I was 16 years old,” Herbo said. “I was a minor my parents had to sign me up. I signed my publishing away perpetually for 15 grand. I got to the bottom of it, we got that back. We amended that contract so many times.”

Later, Herbo would reveal someone he trusted with his life was running his business and never touched his residuals. After a meeting, Herbo revealed he was blocked by Machine execs, who also attempted to press charges against him.

You can hear the full details of the bad situation Herbo has found himself in below.

G Herbo was arrested in Chicago in July. According to TMZ, Herbo was arrested at 5:45 PM at the intersection of North Wabash and East Ontario in downtown Chicago.

Herbo was charged with misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon in a public space.

G Herbo did make a bond and will have to return to court at a later date.

Herbo also had almost 300 grams of marijuana in his possession. He will face no charges for the weed.

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G Herbo Arrested in Chicago on Gun Charges

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G Herbo was arrested in Chicago on Sunday night. According to TMZ, Herbo was arrested on 5:45 PM at the intersection of North Wabash and East Ontario in downtown Chicago.

Herbo was charged with misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon in a public space.

G Herbo did make a bond and will have to return to court on a later date.

Herbo also had almost 300 grams of marijuana in his possession. He will face no charges for the weed.

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R. Kelly Sentenced 20 Years, Will Serve Additional Year in Prison for Chicago Sex Crimes

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R. Kelly has been sentenced to one additional year in prison by a federal judge in Chicago. The full sentence is 20 years, which will run concurrently with the 30 years he was sentenced in his New York conviction.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the sentence was delivered by U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber on Thursday morning (Feb. 23) at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago.

The conjoined sentence will now keep R. Kelly locked up into his late 70s. The sentence comes five months after a judge found Kelly guilty of three counts of producing child pornography. Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of 25 years, which would have placed him in a life sentence.

Lawyers for R. Kelly argued additional decades would be “overkill,” but victims thought the time would be justified for the damage done to their lives. One Jane Doe prepared a statement, which read, “Robert shattered me. I need closure. And I need Robert in jail for as long as the law will allow.”

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Federal Prosecutors File Midnight Motion to Keep R. Kelly in Prison ‘For the Rest of His Life’

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Federal prosecutors are looking to add 25 more years in prison to R. Kelly’s sentence for his Chicago sex crime convictions. According to ABC7 Chicago, prosecutors filed the sentencing recommendation just ahead of midnight Thursday.

The recommendation would, if approved, would tack 25 years onto Kelly’s current 30 years sentence that he would serve for his New York case.

Prosecutors stated in a govenrment filing, “The only way to ensure Kelly does not reoffend is to impose a sentence that will keep him in prison for the rest of his life.”

In opposition, Kelly’s attorney recommends a ten year sentence. The attorney also noted that the recommendatione xceeds sentencing guidelines and cite Kelly is being targeted as “white rock stars have gotten away with for decades.”

In the recommendation, R. Kelly was called “sadistic” and “a serial sexual predator.”

R. Kelly’s sentencing is set for Thursday.

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Kanye West Mural Removed in Fulton Market Neighborhood of Chicago Amid Anti-Semitic Backlash

Kanye West Mural Removed in Fulton Market Neighborhood of Chicago Amid Anti-Semitic Backlash

A mural of Kanye West in the Fulton Market neighborhood of Chicago has been covered. The mural was created and covered by artist Jason M. Peterson and stood 14 feet tall.

Before the image was covered, it was a black-and-white image of the Donda creator. Now, it’s just a black silhouette. Peterson posted the new image on his Instagram story later with the caption, “We need better role models.”

According to Block Club Chicago, Peterson removed the mural at the request of the building’s owner, who is Jewish.

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Prosecution Closing Out, Defense Expected To Call Witnesses In R. Kelly Trial

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It’s week three of the R. Kelly federal child pornography trial in Chicago.

Yesterday the prosecution rested their case against the disgraced singer.  The jury has heard from more than 20 government witnesses since the beginning of the trial. They included four women who said they were sexually abused by the 55-year-old, as minors decades ago.  

READ MORE: Prosecutors Say “R. Kelly Has A Dark Side” Assaulted Minors, Paid To Cover Up Evidence

Today, defense attorneys are expected to begin calling witnesses to the stand.  The first couple of weeks involved testimony from two women who told the jury that the R&B music star had sex with underage girls and videotaped it.  

Kelly is charged with child pornography, obstruction of justice, and the enticement of minors into criminal sexual activity.

The “Bump and Grind” performer is already serving a 30-year prison sentence for his racketeering conviction last year in New York.

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ICYMI: Trial Date Set For 5 Suspects Charged In Murder Of Chicago’s FBG Duck

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Five gang members accused of gunning down Chicago rapper, FBG Duck in 2020 will go on trial next year. 

 A federal judge set the trial date for the defendants for October 2, 2023. Prosecutors say the alleged offenders shot and killed FBG Duck, born Carlton Weekly in broad daylight.

U.S. District Judge Martha Pacold said, “We’re looking at a long trial. It is a substantial amount of time no matter how you look at it.”

READ MORE: Lil Durk’s Father Responds to FBG Duck’s Mom Sending Condolences

Each of the 5 defendants Charles Liggins (“C Murda”), Kenneth Roberson (“Kenny Mac”), Tacarlos Offerd ( “Los”), Christopher Thomas (“C Thang”), and Marcus Smart ( “Muwop”) are all charged with murder in aid of racketeering, as well as firearms violations and assaults in aid of racketeering.

According to WGNTV, prosecutors allege the defendants are members of the O Block faction of the Black Disciples gang, which claims territory in the Parkway Gardens Homes located at 64th and King Drive. FBG Duck was allegedly affiliated with Fly Boy Gang, a rival faction of the Gangster Disciples that hold territory a few blocks away.

The controversial “Slide” rapper was gunned down on August 4, 2020 in the Gold Coast area of downtown Chicago.

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Trial Date Set For 5 Suspects Charged In Murder Of Chicago Rapper FBG Duck

Mother of Murdered Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Calls for Peace

Five gang members accused of gunning down Chicago rapper, FBG Duck in 2020 will go on trial next year. 

 A federal judge set the trial date for the defendants for October 2, 2023. Prosecutors say the alleged offenders shot and killed FBG Duck, born Carlton Weekly in broad daylight.

U.S. District Judge Martha Pacold said, “We’re looking at a long trial. It is a substantial amount of time no matter how you look at it.”

READ MORE: Lil Durk’s Father Responds to FBG Duck’s Mom Sending Condolences

Each of the 5 defendants Charles Liggins (“C Murda”), Kenneth Roberson (“Kenny Mac”), Tacarlos Offerd ( “Los”), Christopher Thomas (“C Thang”), and Marcus Smart ( “Muwop”) are all charged with murder in aid of racketeering, as well as firearms violations and assaults in aid of racketeering.

According to WGNTV, prosecutors allege the defendants are members of the O Block faction of the Black Disciples gang, which claims territory in the Parkway Gardens Homes located at 64th and King Drive. FBG Duck was allegedly affiliated with Fly Boy Gang, a rival faction of the Gangster Disciples that hold territory a few blocks away.

The controversial “Slide” rapper was gunned down on August 4, 2020 in the Gold Coast area of downtown Chicago.

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Five O-Block Members Charged in RICO That Includes the Murder of FBG Duck

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Federal authorities arrived in Chicago’s Parkway Gardens homes, known to Hip-Hop fans as O-Block, on Wednesday morning and charged five alleged gang members. They were charged in a racketeering conspiracy that tracked a pattern of violence, which includes the summer 2020 murder of FBG Duck.

FBG Duck was shot and killed today in the Gold Coast area of downtown Chicago, a section of the city that is known for its high-end stores, restaurants, and hotels. The brazen murder was discussed heavily due to both the nature of the killing, it occurring in the middle of the day, the location, and Duck’s status.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Duck, born Carlton Weekly, was standing in line outside of a clothing store when two cars pulled up in front of a crowd of people and opened fire. FBG Duck was a member of a Gangster Disciples faction that was feuding with the Black Disciples on the South Side.

The indictment that was dropped on Wednesday state the arrested are all members of the O-Block gang, which previously claimed ownership of acts of violence and increased their criminal enterprise by using social media and music.

“This is a significant charge,” Chicago’s U.S. Attorney John Lausch said, adding, “we’re doing something good.”

Of those charged were Charles Liggins, also known as “C Murda,” Kenneth Roberson, Christopher Thomas, Tacarlos Offerd, and Marcus Smart. Their charges include murder in aid of racketeering and firearm offenses. They each face a mandatory minimum of life in prison if convicted, prosecutors can also push for the death penalty. Four of the men were arrested on Wednesday, Roberson was already in custody, believed to be the shooter in a separate event.

Also at the scene of the shooting was Duck’s girlfriend, who was injured while waiting in a parked car and a 36-year-old man whow as hit in the back and leg. There were two additional victims.

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