Days after Kodak Black was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, state prosecutors have slapped the rapper with additional weapons charges. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office on Friday formally charged the 22-year-old with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He faces up to 30 years in prison on each count as a “habitual violent offender.” (Miami Herald)
The state had asked for 46 to 57 months, while Black’s lawyers had urged for 37 to 44 months or less, court records show. Black, 22, had pleaded guilty in August to lying on a background form when he purchased handguns at a Hialeah weapons store in January, and again in March when he attempted to buy more guns. He also ran into trouble during his stint behind bars while awaiting sentencing. During the court hearing, prosecutors revealed that Black had beat up a prison guard. (Miami Herald)
ESPN’s Max Kellerman isn’t standing down to Stephen A. Smith. The “First Take” co-host has social media’s attention after coming to Colin Kaepernick‘s defense following last weekend’s controversial NFL workout.
On this week’s broadcast, Kellerman went at Smith for not speaking up for Kaepernick and acknowledging injustice toward the free agent quarterback.
“So let me get this straight. Colin Kaepernick has been working out all of this time. Him, people in his camp, his close ones, loved ones, everybody talking about, ‘He wants to play football. He wants to play football. He’s ready to play. Just give him the chance.’ So what does the NFL do? Recognizing that teams need a shield because they need something to hide behind because they know that guess what, if we bring this brother in for a workout and we don’t like it or we don’t want him, who knows what we’re going to get accused of – so the NFL provides that. I have no doubt JAY-Z’s involved. I have no doubt Roger Goodell’s involved, I have no doubt there’s a host of people involved but forget all that. This man wanted a chance, 25 teams show up in Georgia at the Atlanta Falcons facility – and what does Colin Kaepernick do? Not Tuesday when he found out about it. Not Wednesday, not Thursday, not Friday, Saturday. Three hours before the workout because of some issue with a liability waiver. Colin Kaepernick wants to change the venue, Colin Kaepernick wants his own receivers, Colin Kaepernick wants to video things himself, Colin Kaepernick wants the media. … Media can’t find him but he wants the media available. You see, you see, he don’t want to play. He wants to be a martyr. But guess what, it ain’t working this time. All of us believe Colin Kaepernick showed out and if he had showed out, I’m here to tell you I believe he would have had a job within two weeks. But it didn’t happen because he didn’t show. He wanted to show up to a high school in Georgia. Not an NFL facility. A high school and then YouTube it live like the average Joe out there.”
Since Disney+ went live, hackers have stolen thousands of customers’ accounts and put them up for sale on the dark web, according to a report. People waited on telephone and online chat lines for hours, and many still say that Disney has yet to sort their problems. Disney’s answer to Netflix, Disney+ is an online platform where fans can view its movies, short films and TV shows, including the Marvel and Star Wars franchises. Ten million people signed up in its first week. (BBC)
Just hours after the service was rolled out, hackers hijacked user accounts and were either offering them for free on hacking forums or selling them for prices between $3 to $11, according to investigations by news site ZDNet. Users said hackers were accessing their Disney+ accounts, logging them out of their devices and then changing the email and password associated with that account, according to ZDNet. (CNBC)
Two users who spoke with ZDNet on the condition we do not share their names admitted that they reused passwords. However, other users said online that they did not, and had used passwords unique for their Disney+ accounts. This suggests that in some cases hackers gained access to accounts by using email and password combos leaked at other sites, while in other cases the Disney+ credentials might have been obtained from users infected with keylogging or info-stealing malware. (ZDNet)
According to reports, 6ix9inelanded a deal worth more than $10 million from his ex-label 10K Projects.
As TMZ writes, the controversial rapper will receive the money in exchange for two albums once he’s released from prison. 10K Projects previously released his debut mixtape Day69. The details surrounding the rumored deal remain ambiguous, but it’s been said that one of the projects will be in English while the other will be in Spanish. It’s unclear what will happen to the deal if 6ix9ine is given a long sentence, as he’s facing the possibility of 47 years behind bars. (Complex)