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G Herbo Avoids Jail Time

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G Herbo has managed to evade serious jail time. The Chicago rapper has been sentenced to a few years of probation. 

G Herbo Dodges Jail Time

On Jan. 11, G Herbo pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that utilized stolen credit card information to fund a luxurious lifestyle, involving private jets and designer puppies. The scheme reportedly enabled him to enjoy a lavish life, including extravagant travels, posting photos and videos of himself on private jets, exotic cars, and a Jamaican villa.

The “Statement”  rapper was sentenced to three years probation after admitting his involvement in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud and making false statements to a federal official. Prior to probation, G Herbo was facing five years in prison. 

Racking Penalties

Prosecutors had recommended a year and a day of imprisonment, as well as 36 months of supervised release. However, the court ultimately decided on probation as G Herbo’s penalty. 

In addition to probation, he was ordered to pay restitution and forfeiture totaling $139,968 each, along with a $5,500 fine, surpassing a total payment of $280,000. 

These penalties are in addition to the $140,000 G Herbo had previously agreed to forfeit, which represents the amount he benefited from the $1.5 million scheme involving others.

Users on Twitter (X) reacted to G Herbo avoiding jail time. One user named @AyoErk commented, “This man’s lawyer is the goat. A regular person with a regular ass lawyer is getting 3-5 years in the pen,” and one other user named @mahdAhunnid commented, “Facts I knew n*gga wasn’t going to jail.”

Updated By: Chris Samuel (1/12/24 at 2:00 pm)

G Herbo Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud, Faces 20 Years + Concerns Arise For His Children’s Future

G Herbo, known for hits like “PTSD,” is facing serious legal troubles after pleading guilty to wire fraud in an identity theft case. The Chicago rapper admitted to using stolen credit card information to fund his lavish lifestyle and music career, including purchases of private jets, luxury cars, designer puppies, and extravagant vacations. Facing up to 20 years in federal prison, the rapper’s plea deal has sparked concerns about the future of his three young children, born to different mothers, who may grow up with their father behind bars. 

G Herbo Admits To Wire Fraud

Rapper G Herbo, real name Herbert Wright III, has pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of lying to federal agents in an identity theft case. The charges stem from his involvement in a wire fraud scheme, where he and five other defendants obtained stolen credit card information from “dark web sites” and other sources. 

The group used the stolen funds to finance their luxurious lifestyle and music careers, leading to financial losses for the unknowingly defrauded cardholders.

According to the indictment, G Herbo and his co-defendants “purchased private jet charters, private yacht charters, exotic car rentals, luxury hotel and vacation rental accommodations, private chef and security guard services, designer puppies, limousine and chauffeur services, commercial airline flights, consumer goods, and meals, among other things.” 

Indictment Statements

The indictment stated that the defendants used fake IDs, driver’s licenses, and e-mail accounts in the names of aliases and real businesses to defraud people and companies. 

“The actual cardholders discovered these transactions on their accounts and disputed the charges, resulting in payment card companies reversing payments and charging back the transactions to the businesses and individuals, who consequently suffered financial losses,” says the United States Attorney’s Office.

The Chicago drill rapper allegedly sent a direct message to Strong over Instagram around July 7, 2019, requesting a reservation for a private villa in Jamaica, according to the indictment. Strong allegedly made the reservation with stolen payment information, and Wright reportedly stayed at the villa with his associates from July 7 to July 11. 

The indictment outlined several other alleged fraudulent payments, including renting a Maybach S600 and Bentley CGTC on March 6, 2017.

Potential Consequences & Sentence

The wire fraud conspiracy and substantive wire fraud charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, up to five years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. Despite this potential sentence, the rapper’s admission of guilt may lead to a more favorable outcome, including probation. 

However, the consequences of his actions extend beyond legal ramifications, raising concerns about the impact on his family, especially his three young children.

What About His Three Kids?

In 2022, G Herbo welcomed his first daughter and shared two sons with different partners; he could face the prospect of his children growing up with their father behind bars if he is sentenced to prison. As the legal proceedings unfold, questions arise about how this potential absence may affect his children’s upbringing and future

Neither of the two mothers of his children has publicly addressed the situation, leaving many to wonder about the family’s well-being during this challenging time.

An Ominous Comparison To Young Thug’s Case

In response to the plea deal, G Herbo made a statement on his Instagram story, expressing confidence in his defendants and indirectly referencing a 2022 RICO case involving Atlanta rapper Young Thug and Gunna. The reference to “telling on Thug” raises concerns about potential implications in the legal proceedings and how it may impact the case’s outcome.

The Chicago artist also faces gun charges in a separate case after being found with a firearm during a traffic stop on July 9. After failing to use his turning signal, he was pulled over by Chicago police, where the officer ultimately discovered a Glock 33 in the vehicle. 

YSL Indicted On RICO Charges

 In 2022, the well-known “Check” rapper Young Thug was indicted on federal RICO charges along with more than 80 additional codefendants, including another Atlanta rapper Gunna.  The “Fukumean” sensation was released after his guilty plea, resulting in speculation which accuses him of snitching.

Originally Written By: Aveon Sims (7/20/23 at 4:14 pm)

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Cardi B Scores Small Victory In Security Guard Assault Case

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Cardi B has won a slight victory in her ongoing legal battle with a female security guard over an alleged assault that occurred in 2018. 

A Small Victory

On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed the false imprisonment claim brought against the rapper in the lawsuit filed by the security guard, Emani Ellis. In the lawsuit, Emani Ellis claimed that she approached Cardi B to ask for a photo when the rapper became upset and a heated argument ensued. 

Ellis alleged that Cardi struck her in the head, face, and body, while also spitting on her and using racial slurs, as Ellis identifies as African American. She further accused Cardi and her team of using their influence to get her fired from her job at a medical building. 

Cardi B has denied all allegations. The recent court decision comes as a small victory for Cardi B, as the false imprisonment claim has been dismissed from the lawsuit. 

Court Rescheduled

This means that Ellis no longer has a legal basis to argue that she was unlawfully detained by Cardi B during the incident. The court has rescheduled the trial date from February to April 2024.

Updated By: Yasmine Duhé (1/11/23 at 3:50 pm)

Cardi B Refuses To Back Down In Security Guard Lawsuit

Cardi B is not backing down in her ongoing legal battle. As she gears up for an upcoming trial, the Bronx rapper has made a bold move to have several claims in a lawsuit filed by a security guard thrown out. 

The Bane Act

Recently, Cardi B has asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to dismiss two claims brought against her by a security guard. The lawsuit, which stems from an alleged medical office dispute, includes claims of false imprisonment and violation of the Bane Act, a California law that protects individuals from force or threats of violence against their constitutional rights.

The lawsuit was filed by a female security guard named Emani Ellis, who alleged that Cardi B physically assaulted her and “used multiple profanities and racial slurs against Ellis who is African American,” during the incident.

The Incident

Ellis asserted that she approached the “Bodak Yellow” rapper for a photo but was ultimately declined. During this period, Cardi B was pregnant with her eldest daughter, Kulture, but had not yet revealed the news to the world, maintaining a private pregnancy at the time.

Cardi’s defense argues that the claim of false imprisonment should be dismissed due to it being filed past the statute of limitations. The incident in question occurred in February 2018, while Ellis filed the lawsuit in February 2020. 

Additionally, the “Hot Sh!t” rapper’s legal team questions how she could have interfered with Ellis’s constitutional rights to engage in legitimate employment, as alleged. The judge has yet to rule on these motions.

Cardi Demands Dismissal

While Ellis claims that she was fired from her job as a result of Cardi B’s actions, representatives from the medical building deny these allegations. 

Cardi B, who denies all claims, demands the dismissal of all allegations and seeks to put an end to the legal battle. The upcoming trial is scheduled for February 1.

Cardi’s Past Legal Victory

In addition to her current legal battle, Cardi B has been caught up in other legal entanglements recently. 

Notably, she sued gossip blogger Tasha K for defamation and emotional damages, resulting in a victory for Cardi B. This ongoing legal saga highlights her readiness to take on those who spread falsehoods about her.

Offset Sued For Assault & Battery By Security Guard

Interestingly, Cardi B’s husband Offset has also found himself in a similar legal situation. In late November of 2023, Offset was sued for assault and battery by a security guard at ComplexCon. It appears that legal battles seem to follow this power couple, as they continue to face allegations and fight for their innocence.

Originally Written By: Yasmine Duhé (1/4/23 at 5:07 pm)

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French Montana Embraces DThang’s Homecoming After Prison Release

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DThang Gz has reportedly been released from prison on attempted murder charges. The Bronx rapper was seen celebrating in a recent clip on social media.

DThang Is Free

On Monday, Jan. 8,  DThang Gz was released following his arrest in 2022. During that year, it was disclosed that the New York drill rapper was apprehended along with 33 others as part of a 65-count indictment linked to multiple shootings in the Highbridge section of the Bronx.

DThang, along with other members, faced charges such as conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, attempted assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. Recently, video footage has emerged featuring the rapper adorned in a black puffer jacket and a Celine beanie, holding stacks of money. 

French Montana Welcomes DThang With A Chain

DThang was surrounded by a group of people upon his return from prison. He was spotted alongside French Montana, welcoming DThang to the Coke Boys family by presenting him with a CB chain. 

In the video, DThang expressed, “You know what’s going on, Real shit. Steppa shit.” French Montana added, “Welcome home!” Additionally, Montana bestowed Gz with cash.

DThang Gz, originally sentenced to 3-5 years in prison, has only served 2 years.

Updated By: Yasmine Duhé (1/9/23 at 3:00 pm)

Bronx Rapper DThang Gz Among 33 Arrested On Attempted Murder Charges

The police have arrested upcoming drill rapper DThang Gz over a 60-plus indictment that includes attempts to kill and criminal possession of a weapon. DThang was incarcerated shortly after a turf war in which he allegedly shot at rival gang members.

DThang Taken Into Custody

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, alongside NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, announced that DThang, the co-founder of the hip-hop collective Bronx Drill, was incarcerated on May 24. This comes just 6 days after the New York Senate passed the “Rap Lyrics on Trial Bill”. The bill, also called Senate Bill S7527, prohibits the use of song lyrics as evidence in criminal trials. 

According to an ABC 7 report, Clark stated DThang, real name Daniel Collins, and the River Park Towers (RPT) gang “allegedly fired wildly on the streets without regard for the lives of anyone else. They allegedly possessed a gun used in shootings that they posed with on social media and rapped about the violence.” 

One indictment alleged that seven members fired over 10 gunshots inside a building vestibule in August 2020. In April 2021, RPT members attempted to assault a member of the Crips gang on Rikers Island.

Drilling Pigeon For Clout

One of the indictments is animal cruelty, a reference to an Instagram Live where RPT members brutally murder a pigeon. A member can be heard saying “we going down for animal cruelty” as others struck the bird with a cane. Its lifeless body is then filmed in gory detail with DThang behind the camera.

Future Of Bronx Drill

Meanwhile, in the wake of the indictments and incarceration, many stans have taken to the comments section of their music videos and social media to post “Free Dthang” and “Free RPT”. But the future of the suspects is not optimistic as the charges carry heavy jail sentences if proven.

Originally Written By: Michael Omoruan

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French Montana Embraces DThang’s Homecoming After Prison Release

DThang, French Montana

DThang Gz has reportedly been released from prison on attempted murder charges. The Bronx rapper was seen celebrating in a recent clip on social media.

DThang Is Free

On Monday, Jan. 8,  DThang Gz was released following his arrest in 2022. During that year, it was disclosed that the New York drill rapper was apprehended along with 33 others as part of a 65-count indictment linked to multiple shootings in the Highbridge section of the Bronx.

DThang, along with other members, faced charges such as conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, attempted assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. Recently, video footage has emerged featuring the rapper adorned in a black puffer jacket and a Celine beanie, holding stacks of money. 

French Montana Welcomes DThang With A Chain

DThang was surrounded by a group of people upon his return from prison. He was spotted alongside French Montana, welcoming DThang to the Coke Boys family by presenting him with a CB chain. 

In the video, DThang expressed, “You know what’s going on, Real shit. Steppa shit.” French Montana added, “Welcome home!” Additionally, Montana bestowed Gz with cash.

DThang Gz, originally sentenced to 3-5 years in prison, has only served 2 years.

Updated By: Yasmine Duhé (1/9/23 at 3:00 pm)

Bronx Rapper DThang Gz Among 33 Arrested On Attempted Murder Charges

The police have arrested upcoming drill rapper DThang Gz over a 60-plus indictment that includes attempts to kill and criminal possession of a weapon. DThang was incarcerated shortly after a turf war in which he allegedly shot at rival gang members.

DThang Taken Into Custody

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, alongside NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, announced that DThang, the co-founder of the hip-hop collective Bronx Drill, was incarcerated on May 24. This comes just 6 days after the New York Senate passed the “Rap Lyrics on Trial Bill”. The bill, also called Senate Bill S7527, prohibits the use of song lyrics as evidence in criminal trials. 

According to an ABC 7 report, Clark stated DThang, real name Daniel Collins, and the River Park Towers (RPT) gang “allegedly fired wildly on the streets without regard for the lives of anyone else. They allegedly possessed a gun used in shootings that they posed with on social media and rapped about the violence.” 

One indictment alleged that seven members fired over 10 gunshots inside a building vestibule in August 2020. In April 2021, RPT members attempted to assault a member of the Crips gang on Rikers Island.

Drilling Pigeon For Clout

One of the indictments is animal cruelty, a reference to an Instagram Live where RPT members brutally murder a pigeon. A member can be heard saying “we going down for animal cruelty” as others struck the bird with a cane. Its lifeless body is then filmed in gory detail with DThang behind the camera.

Future Of Bronx Drill

Meanwhile, in the wake of the indictments and incarceration, many stans have taken to the comments section of their music videos and social media to post “Free Dthang” and “Free RPT”. But the future of the suspects is not optimistic as the charges carry heavy jail sentences if proven.

Originally Written By: Michael Omoruan

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YSL RICO Trial Day 14 & 15: Trontavious aka “Tick” Stephens Frustrates RICO Prosecutor Throughout Two-Day Marathon Testimony

Trontavious Stephens, a member of YSL and prosecutorial witness, took the stand for two days of testimony in the YSL RICO trial in Atlanta.  A “hostile witness,” Trontavious told the court he did not want to be there and that the hearing interrupted his new job driving trucks.  Throughout the testimony, which began the afternoon of Jan 3rd and continued throughout January 4th, Trontavious responded to a barrage of redundant questions by State prosecutor Adriane Love.

Trontavious Stephens “Can’t Recall” Names of Gang Members

Judge Glanville presided over the jury trial, fielding objections by defense witnesses for the six co-defendants including Jeffrey “Young Thug” Williams and Shannon Stilwell who is still recovering from a jailhouse stabbing on Dec 11th. 

Fulton County Deputy DA Adriane Love began by asking Stephens about his upbringing on Cleveland Avenue and his gang affiliations. He admitted to being a member of The ROC Crew, which he asserted was a collective of young men whose affiliation was solely based upon the fact that they were all “raised on Cleveland Ave.”  Love attempted to have Stephens name those persons who were members of the crew, to which Stephens said was “everyone” from the community who grew up there.  Appearing bewildered by Love’s continual questioning, he stated anyone “raised on the street” would be considered a member and attempted to remember the names of his next-door neighbors.  

Stephens was interrogated by Love continually for several hours during which time the 30-year-old repeatedly stated he didn’t remember many of the details of the activities of The Roc Crew, politely telling the relentless prosecutor, “It was 10-15 years ago, ma’am.” Throughout the two hours of testimony, Stephens, also known as “Tick,” appeared parched and sipped from a water bottle between objections from defense attorneys who complained that Love’s questions lacked relevance or were repetitive.

Prosecutor Presses Trontavious Stephens About YSL Blood Affiliation

Love’s questioning of Stephens resumed on the morning of January 4th with the discussion of the origins of YSL and its affiliations with the “national Blood Gang.” Stephens admitted to being a member of the YSL after he had been introduced to gang lifestyle “while in juvenile detention.”  Love then proceeded to ask Stephens to identify attributes of the blood gang including identifying hand gestures and defining what it meant to be “jumped in” or initiated by beating into the gang.  Stephens admitted he had never been “jumped in” and was therefore not a real member of the gang though he bore tattoos and claimed the “Sex Money Murder” blood set.

The questioning continued with state prosecutor pummeling Stephens tediously about the night of his birthday in 2015 when he went club hopping.  This was the same night that Lil Wayne’s tour bus was shot up after a performance at the Atlanta club, The Compound.  YSL member, Jimmy Winfrey, a.k.a. PeeWee Roscoe, was arrested and charged in the crime but the conviction was later overturned.

Stephens shared that he, Roscoe, and other members of YSL were out ”drinking, smoking and vibing” to celebrate and hit The Compound, among other clubs that night.   Love pressed Stephens to detail what was discussed in the rented black Mercedes on the 30-minute drive to the venue, to which Stephens said “I don’t recall.”  Love asked him why he didn’t remember what was discussed, which Stephens said was because the events were “over 10 years ago.” 

Stephens was then asked about his criminal behavior as a member of YSL, the gang.  She asked him what colors were associated with YSL, to which he said “all colors.”  Love then questioned Trontavious about the meaning of the term “snitching.”  “It doesn’t mean anything to me,” he responded, “but I’m aware of the term” citing references in movies and pop culture.

Watch as Trontavious eludes answering the prosecutor’s question, “What is Snitching?”

Updated by Felicia Palmer on January 5th, 2024.


YSL RICO Trial Day 13: Trontavius Stephens Testifies & Young Thug’s New Clothing Line

Day 13 of the YSL RICO Trial brought forth shocking revelations as Young Thug appeared in court, alongside Trontavius Stephens also known as “Slug,” who took the stand. 

YSL RICO Trial Day 13

In a significant development, the YSL RICO Trial resumed on Day 13 after the holiday break, with Young Thug present in court. 

The trial had been halted due to the stabbing of Thug’s co-defendant, Shannon Stillwell, while in jail. Stillwell miraculously survived four stab wounds and had been recovering in the hospital over the holidays.

Another notable event in the trial was the dismissal of an incident involving Young Thug and mall security at the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, where an ex-employee was called to testify on Day 12, as he alleged that Young Thug had “threatened to shoot him in the face.” The incident was deemed lacking corroboration and was consequently dropped from the proceedings. 

According to Infamous Sylvia, explained that the incident took place in DeKalb County and a third witness was questioned. Witness #3 was revealed to be another officer, who he claimed to have “no knowledge” of the incident. 

ROC Crew

During recent court proceedings, Trontavius Stephens, also known as Slug, provided a morning testimony regarding his affiliation with the ROC Crew, a local group from Cleveland Avenue in Atlanta. In questioning, Stephens was “elusive” and refrained from admitting any affiliation with YSL, despite admitting to being associated with the ROC Crew. 

Furthermore, State Prosecutor Love inquired of Stephens about the leadership within the ROC Crew, aiming to characterize the group as a criminal enterprise. In response, Stephens asserted:

“There was no leader of the ROC Crew. No one told me what to do.”

Stephens had previously taken a plea agreement and agreed to repeat specific statements on the stand. His testimony shed light on the intricacies of gang affiliations, but he did not provide names that were relevant to the current RICO Trial case.

‘Act Normal’

As the trial continues, Young Thug, facing his legal battles, has taken the opportunity to launch a clothing line called Act Normal

Despite being behind bars, the rapper’s new venture has been teased on the brand’s Instagram account, displaying a logo accompanied by the message “Be the reason the world changes.” With an upcoming announcement on their website, fans eagerly await the official launch of Young Thug’s clothing line.

Updated By: Yasmine Duhé (1/3/23 at 5:45 pm)

YSL RICO Trial Day 12: Young Thug’s Attorney Exposes Inconsistencies in Mall Cop Testimony 

As week 4 of the YSL RICO Trial commenced, it took an unexpected turn as Young Thug’s attorney, revealed discrepancies in the testimony of a mall security guard who claimed that the rapper had threatened to “shoot him in the face.” The witness faced scrutiny as he failed to recall key details and denied writing a statement that bore his allegedly forged signature. 

Witness #1 Speaks

During the cross-examination in the YSL RICO trial, Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel revealed discrepancies in the testimony of a mall security guard who claimed that the Atlanta rapper had threatened to “shoot him in the face.

These revelations bring into question the credibility of the security guard’s account and shed doubts on the validity of the charges against Young Thug. The witness, known as Witness #1, an ex-employee of Velour Security Services, was called to testify about an incident at the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta involving Young Thug and mall security. 

He explained the mall’s hoverboard policy to two members of Thug’s entourage, emphasizing that they should not ride the hoverboards inside. Despite a conversation with his supervisor, the entourage continued to ride the hoverboards. Witness #1 escorted them outside the mall without any hostile encounters. However, he disputed the authenticity of a statement bearing his signature, adding to the mounting doubts surrounding the incident.

The White Jaguar

During the cross-examination by Attorney Steele, Witness #1’s testimony crumbled further. He clarified that the incident report was typed, not handwritten, and outlined the men’s refusal to comply with the security guards’ requests without displaying any rudeness or disrespect. 

Notably, Witness #1 denied identifying anyone who had threatened his supervisor, casting doubt on the key allegation leveled against Young Thug.

The trial continued with Witness #2, a retired police officer, who responded to the threat call made by Witness #1’s supervisor. Attorney Steele focused on the events that transpired when Young Thug and his entourage were outside in a white Jaguar. 

Terroristic Threats

Witness #2’s testimony did not corroborate the alleged threat made toward Witness #1’s supervisor, further undermining the prosecution’s case. 

A discrepancy in the officer narrative report added to the confusion, with different versions listing different offenses. The third witness, Mr. Lennihan, a police sergeant, took the stand and confirmed that he investigated the “terroristic threats” allegedly made by Young Thug at the mall on July 7, 2015. 

However, his testimony did not provide any substantial evidence linking Young Thug to the alleged threats. The inconsistencies in the witnesses’ accounts presented by Young Thug’s attorney raised significant doubts about the prosecution’s version of events.

YNW Melly Trial Postponed

In a separate legal development, YNW Melly’s retrial in a double murder case has been postponed to February 2024, following a request from prosecutors for more time to prepare. Broward Circuit Court Judge John Murphy granted the state an additional three weeks, rescheduling the opening arguments.

Originally Written By: Felicia Palmer (1/2/23 at 2:45 pm)

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Ludacris Claps Back At Katt Williams’ Illuminati Claims with Fiery Freestyle

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Ludacris, the Atlanta rap legend is making headlines once again. He responded to comedian Katt Williams shocking allegations about him being a member of the Illuminati. 

Crossroads

Ludacris took to his social media accounts on Jan. 4 to showcase his freestyling skills and shut down the claims made by Katt Williams. 

The rapper/actor wasted no time in addressing Williams’ recent Jan. 3 Club Shay Shay podcast interview, where Williams claimed that Ludacris had made a deal with the Illuminati. According to Williams, the alleged deal involved Ludacris starring in 20 movies for a whopping $200 million. 

“So there was a crossroads where we were both invited to an Illuminati thing, and it had to be one or the other of us and decisions had to be made,” Williams  said. “So it was both of us, we were equal. One of us had to cut off all their hair and couldn’t do the sideburn thing no more, with the points.”

He continued:

“And the next person they said was going to get $200 million because they were going to pay him $10 million a movie to do 20 movies. And that’s how the conversation happened. One of those persons turned out to be Ludacris, and the other person turned out to be Katt Williams.” Ludacris is a member of the Fast & Furious series, which has 10 movies. 

Ludacris Responds

Katt Williams also took a shot at Luda for saying he “ended up with a light-skinned ugly-face wife.” Ludacris responded with a not-so-subliminal freestyle over Kanye West’s “Devil in a New Dress” beat.

In his response, Ludacris made it clear that he has never been associated with the Illuminati, stating, “Never been Illuminati, only Ill-Luda-nati.” He also emphasized his commitment to his family, rapping:

“Now I’m married with kids, the evolution of life.” Ludacris effortlessly shut down any notion of him being a clout-chaser, asserting, “Never been a clout-chaser, never say sh*t for likes.”

But Ludacris didn’t stop there. He also took a dig at Williams over his alleged drug use. Referencing the late director John Singleton, Ludacris rapped:

“R.I.P. John Singleton, you never have to flex when you earned every one of your ‘Fast & Furious’ checks. Addiction’s on the rise, comedians check your temperature.” It was a direct hit aimed at Williams’ personal struggles.

Users on Twitter (X) reacted to Ludacris’ freestyle. One user named @MrJeromeTrammel commented, “ Luda you ate this rap up, but we STILL believe Katt Williams,” and one other user named @JoshyBeSloshy used a GIF that said “Nah that ain’t it y’all.” 

Katt Williams has not publicly responded directly to Ludacris’s freestyle at this time.

Updated By: Chris Samuel (1/5/23 at 5:00 pm)

Kevin Hart Fires Back At Katt Williams: ‘It’s Honestly Sad’

Kevin Hart has clapped back at fellow comedian Katt Williams. The comedian/actor’s response follows after the Friday After Next star criticized him in a recent interview. 

‘It’s Honestly Sad’

Kevin Hart has offered a response to fellow comedian Katt Williams, who called him out in a recent interview with Cub Shay Shay. 

In response to Williams’ remarks, Hart took to his Twitter (X) account on Jan. 4 to address the situation. Alongside the announcement of his upcoming Netflix movie, LIFT, Hart wrote:

“Gotta get that anger up outcha champ… It’s honestly sad.”  In the meantime…. Please enjoy MY MOVIE TRAILER to my next film “LIFT” which will be dropping on @netflix in 8 days!!!!!,’” Hart wrote.

‘They Really Love You’

Not one to miss an opportunity for some playful banter, the Me Time star took a direct swipe at Katt Williams in the trailer. Referring to a scene where actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw says:

“They Really Love You,” Hart humorously stated, “@gugumbatharaw [Gugu Mbatha-Raw] says ‘They Really Love You’… I now know she’s talking about ‘Katt.’ Mark yo calendars world!!!! This one is SPECIAL!!!!”

Following Hart’s response, fans flooded the comment section with their opinions on the ongoing feud and the trailer. 

One user named @PRBUchiha couldn’t help but take a shot at Hart, commenting, “Katt Williams put you in a blender.” Another user named @queennaturally expressed disappointment in Hart’s recent work, stating, “Kevin, you’re not even funny anymore. Especially because you’re so eager to appeal to a YT[white] audience now. The movie is probably as corny as your comedy is nowadays.”

The Infamous Interview

The animosity between Hart and Williams stems from an interview Williams gave on the Club Shay Shay podcast, released on January 3. 

Williams referred to Hart as an “industry plant,” asserting that he had not put in the same years of work performing at comedy clubs as himself and other comedians. Williams also called out comedians Cedric The Entertainer, Steve HarveyRickey Smiley, and others in the interview.

Updated By: Chris Samuel (1/4/23 at 4:30 pm)

Katt Williams Calls Out Cedric The Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart & More In Fiery Interview

Katt Williams has unleashed a blistering attack on his fellow comedic legends. During a recent interview, the legendary comedian called out Cedric The Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart, and Rickey Smiley

Can’t Take A Joke

In an interview on the Club Shay Shay podcast released on Jan. 3, Williams vented about Cedric The Entertainer stealing one of his jokes from the past. 

According to Williams, Cedric believed he could get away with it since Williams was a relatively unknown comedian at the time. 

“He thought that I was just a no-name comedian and that he could take this joke and nobody would know. The issue was that I had already done this particular joke on BET’s ComicView twice. It had done so well… that they made it part of the commercial,” Williams said. 

Williams added:

“This is not just a random joke, this is my best joke…it’s my closing joke. 1998, I’m doing this joke…Cedric comes to The Comedy Store, he watches me in the audience, he comes backstage, he tells me what a great job I did and how much he loves the joke. Two years later, he’s doing that as his last joke on The [Original] Kings Of Comedy and he’s doing it verbatim, he just changed my car into a spaceship.” 

WIlliams was referencing the comedy special movie, The Original Kings of Comedy. Williams also took a shot at Cedric by saying he looks like a walrus. 

Cedric The Entertainer Responds

Cedric The Entertainer later responded to Williams on Instagram:

“Revisionist history, regardless of whatever Katts opinion My career can’t be reduced to One Joke Katt Williams claims as his, I been [in] over 40 movies, my specials and brand speaks volumes for [who] i am. The ppl I have put on including ‘Kat in the Hat’ At the Gibson Amphitheatre. And all that tough talk Is corny af Im [a] grown ass man. And none of that sh*t gonna go like you think. You do you and I got this over here.” 

Katt Williams additionally called out Steve Harvey, Cedric’s co-star in The Original Kings of Comedy, accusing him of being involved in the joke Cedric allegedly stole. Williams claimed that the shared joke, originally crafted with comedian Mark Curry, was also appropriated by Harvey:

“This is the same Steve that went to go watch Mark Curry do his whole sitcom and then stole everything Mark Curry had. Now Steve got a sitcom where he’s the principal and he wear a suit.” The sitcom in question was The Steve Harvey Show and Curry’s Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper

Users on Twitter (X) reacted to Williams’ explosive interview. One user named @Teewhyfene commented “Katt Williams a legend and I’m happy he gets to get his truth heard,” and one other user named @Thats_wildddd commented, “He damn sure aint lyin Cedric never ever been funny to me and really just rode off the coat tails of all the other comedians in that “kings of comedy.”

Katt Williams Calls Out Rickey Smiley

Additionally, Williams targeted Rickey Smiley, debunking Smiley’s claims that he was originally cast as Money Mike in the movie Friday After Next. Williams accused Smiley of lying and mockingly criticized his acting skills. Williams questioned why Smiley had not been offered significant movie roles in recent years, stating:

“Rickey Smiley can’t act because Rickey Smiley can’t act.”

Unsurprisingly, Kevin Hart also found himself in Williams’ line of fire. Williams referred to Hart as an “industry plant,” insinuating that Hart’s rise to fame lacked the long underground career typically associated with successful comedians. 

“In 15 years in Hollywood, no one in Hollywood has a memory of going to a sold-out Kevin Hart show and being in line for him getting a standing ovation at any comedy club. What do you think a plant is?” 

Williams said as he raised his voice. Williams also said that he is tired of the narrative of him being “bitter and jealous” during his comedy hiatus. 

The full interview is now available on YouTube. 

Stay Warm

In other news about Cedric The Entertainer, he recently teamed up with Houston rapper Trae The Truth by delivering blankets, jackets, and coats to the homeless shortly before New Year’s Day. Local media was there to capture the kind gesture from Trae and Cedric. 

Kanye Says Cardi B Is An ‘Industry Plant’

One other celebrity that called fellow celebrities out was rap star Kanye West. In a leaked video from 2018, Kanye called out rapper Cardi B and said that she was an industry plant. He was also frustrated with producing songs for Pusha T, Nas, and Teyana Taylor as well as others and not being appreciated.

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Quando Rondo Celebrates Holidays On House Arrest 

Quando Rondo

Quando Rondo had a fortunate twist of fate just before the holidays. The Savannah rapper celebrated Christmas at home instead of behind bars. 

Home For The Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, Quando Rondo, whose real name is Tyquian Bowman, was released from prison on Dec. 21.

However, his newfound freedom comes with a catch – he will still have to endure house arrest. The “ABG” rapper’s release follows a five-hour detention hearing, during which his lawyer vehemently argued against the federal drug charges that landed Rondo in trouble in the first place.

The Hearing

In the detention hearing, Rondo’s lawyer, Tom Withers, made a strong case, asserting that the government lacked any substantial evidence of the rapper’s involvement in drug distribution or possession. 

The prosecution, represented by Bradley Thompson, presented wiretapped phone calls as evidence of Rondo’s alleged dangerous behavior. One call played during the hearing captured Rondo requesting weapons after noticing rival gang members at a movie theater. 

However, the defense pointed out that no violent incidents occurred as a result of the call. Thompson also referenced another phone call where Rondo’s Percocet pills were found on a kitchen table near his daughter. 

Withers, reflecting on Rondo’s response to the mistake, argued that the rapper had shown genuine concern. Despite the arguments presented by both sides, U.S. Magistrate Judge Christopher Ray ultimately released Rondo on an unsecured $100,000 bond, admitting that the decision was a close one.

Updated By: Chris Samuel (12/26/23 at 3:00 pm)

Quando Rondo Arrested On Federal Drug Charges

Quando Rondo has found himself on the wrong side of the law once again. The rapper’s recent arrest comes after being indicted for violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

Quando Rondo Arrested

Quando Rondo, whose real name is Tyquian Bowman, was arrested in Macon, Georgia on federal drug charges, marking another setback in his career. This arrest comes after Rondo’s indictment earlier this year for violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, and illegally using a communication facility.

Rondo’s arrest on Dec. 8 in Chatham County, Georgia, follows a series of legal troubles that have plagued the young rapper. 

According to the indictment filed against him in June 2023, the Savannah native is alleged to be a part of the Rollin’ 60’s gang, involved in illegal activities such as obtaining guns from fellow gang members and organizing a marijuana sale in Macon. 

More Details Revealed

He is also accused of purchasing hydrocodone pills separately in Savannah. The indictment further reveals that other gang members in Rondo’s circle were involved in trafficking large quantities of illegal substances, including cocaine, M30 pills, hydrocodone, and fentanyl.

This recent arrest adds to the mounting list of legal challenges Rondo has faced. In September 2023, the Chatham County District Attorney filed a motion requesting that he be prohibited from entering the county as a part of his bond conditions. 

In June 2023, Quando Rondo was released on a $100,000 bond after facing a series of felony charges. The charges included managing a street gang and drug-related offenses. 

Kodak Black Arrested

Another rapper who was recently arrested on drug charges was Kodak Black. The “Walk” rapper was arrested on December 7 and the police discovered him sleeping in his black 2019 Bentley SUV blocking the road. Police also said he was swallowing  a mouthful of cocaine.

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Young Thug’s Father Tells Lil Baby To STFU About Gunna

Big Jeff, Gunna

Young Thug’s father, Jeffery Williams Sr., took a bold stand against fellow Atlanta rapper Lil Baby. In a recent interview, Williams said the “Yes Indeed” rapper needs to “STFU” when discussing Gunna

‘He Needs To STFU!’

In a December 19 interview with Infamous Sylvia, Jeffery Williams Sr. was brought on to discuss his son’s ongoing RICO trial. When asked about Lil Baby calling Gunna a “rat” in his new song, “350,” for taking a plea deal, Williams sharply gave his answer:

“He needs to shut the f*ck up because he doesn’t know what’s going on. He’s going off what he heard,” Williams continued, “Ask Lil Baby: has he ever come to a court date? That’s what I want y’all to ask these goddamn rappers and these bloggers with this old snitch s*it,” he added. “When have y’all went to a court date to support Slime, to support Jeffery, to support Thug? However you wanna name him.”

Fans Diss Lil Baby

Williams also suggested that fans spam Lil Baby’s Instagram comments and ask him why he hasn’t been to the courtroom to support Young Thug:

“Go on [his] social media pages and say, ‘Why in the f*ck haven’t you been to the courthouse to support your dude?’ And I guarantee you won’t get an answer.”

Users on Twitter (X) reacted to Young Thug’s father going off on the It’s Only Me artist. One user named @youlovevally commented, “Damn.. this is VALID now that I look @ it  Lil Baby ain’t stepped a foot in court for support. “ 

Another user named @Ivan_Kamali commented, “The dad is right. They are quick to bring someone down by calling them rat off of what they hear on the internet, instead of actually being there in person supporting someone who is on trial!! One other user named @ToPimpAMorale joked by commenting, “This s*it funny Lil Baby doing too much for no reason.” 

The 4PF rapper released a snippet in June 2023, and fans thought he was dissing Gunna. In the song preview, Lil Baby rapped:

“P*ssy n*ggas taking pleas/ I know Slime ain’t happy.”

Finally Free

Gunna was released from jail in December 2022 after entering an Alford plea in the YSL RICO case, which means he maintains his innocence but recognizes that it’s in his best interest to plead guilty. Many in the rap community frowned upon the decision and called him a “snitch” or a “rat.”

Updated By: Chris Samuel (12/21/23 at 2:00 pm)

Young Thug’s Father Opens Up About “Unfair” RICO Case & Clears Gunna’s Name

Young Thug’s father, Big Jeff, recently shared his perspective on the ongoing RICO case involving his son. During a 3-hour livestream call with Infamous Sylvia, Big Jeff expressed unwavering support for his son, characterized the case as a “power show,” and cleared Gunna’s name once and for all.

Big Jeff Speaks Out

In a recent interview conducted on Friday, September 15, Big Jeff, the father of Young Thug, shared his perspective on the ongoing RICO case involving his son. During a 3-hour livestream call with Infamous Sylvia, Big Jeff supports his son and characterizes the popular legal case as a “power show.”  

He vehemently denied any involvement of Young Thug in the alleged crimes, he remarked:

“I hate the young man lost his life (Donovan Thomas Jr.), but you gotta give credit to the people that took it, which is his own people, but you’re not gonna make my son his killer, by trying to paint a picture that he’s responsible for a lot of crime being done in the state of Georgia, not just Atlanta.”

According to Big Jeff, his son is being wrongfully targeted by prosecutors, particularly Fani Willis, the district attorney for Fulton County. Additionally, Jeff states that the matter with Fani Willis is “personal.”

‘She Was On The Payroll’

Infamous Slyvia then asked if they had had any interactions with Willis before, where he stated:

“I paid her when she represented us in a case. When she represented YSL Mundo, I’m the one that had to pay her. She’s more of a YSL gang member than anybody she got on the indictment, because she was on the payroll.” 

 He even suggested that Thugger allegedly had relations with Willis as well, backing up a baseless allegation made by former President Donald Trump. In August 2023, Trump stated:

“I guess they say that she was after a certain gang and she ended up having an affair with the head of the gang or a gang member,” Trump said. “And this is a person that wants to indict me.”

Furthermore, Big Jeff claimed Willis was attempting to pin the murder of Donovan Thomas Jr., a young man who allegedly lost his life, on Young Thug.

Big Jeff Clears Gunna’s Name 

Thug’s father went on to explain that two other individuals who were tried and convicted for Donovan’s murder were Donovan’s own friends. These individuals had guns matching the ballistics of the bullets recovered from the victim’s body. 

According to Jeff, they were caught near the area where the murder took place and eventually took plea deals. Big Jeff believes that these facts implicate multiple individuals in the crime, rather than just Young Thug.

Jeff also went the extra mile to clear rapper Gunna’s name in connection with the YSL RICO case, stating unequivocally:

“He hasn’t done anything to hurt us.” He added, “I love Gunna, let me try to help the attorney clarify that a little simpler. Gunna hasn’t done anything whatsoever that can hurt us on this case. Period.” 

The interview also revealed that Gunna’s attorney had advised him to accept a plea deal deeming it the morally right course of action.

Tory Lanez Rejects 4-Year Plea Deal

In a loosely related story, singer Tory Lanez, known for the shooting incident involving Megan Thee Stallion, was recently sentenced to 10 years. Lanez rejected a 4-year plea deal and opted for a trial.

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Judge Orders Unsealing Of Documents Linking Over 150 Names To Jeffrey Epstein’s Associates 

Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein, the notorious figure who allegedly operated a child sex trafficking ring, is making headlines once again. It has been recently reported that a federal judge has ordered the unsealing of court documents that will expose the names of those who were associated with Epstein. 

Exposed

In a groundbreaking move, a federal judge in New York has ordered the unsealing of court documents that will expose the names of over 150 individuals associated with Epstein. 

The court documents set to be unsealed are part of a settled civil lawsuit that accuses Epstein’s former partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, of facilitating the sexual abuse of Virginia Giuffre. According to ABC News, Judge Loretta Preska‘s ruling paves the way for the release of these files on January 1, giving individuals an opportunity to object if they wish to keep their names out of the public domain. 

However, the ruling also highlights that those who have previously given media interviews should not expect their names to remain private. The impending release of the court documents has caused significant speculation and discussion on social media platforms. One user named @siasonlyfans wrote:

“I hope they actually do and that they aren’t censored. I do however believe that in order to run an operation such as this island you would need unsuspecting guests to make it look legit. I guess if we are seeing return visits that’s going to be a red flag.” 

Epstein Conspiracies

It is worth noting that prior to this latest development, various conspiracies surfaced following Epstein’s death by suicide in 2019. 

Although a fake lawsuit purportedly containing names of hip-hop and R&B personalities circulated online in 2021, it was subsequently debunked. Names like Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and R. Kelly were falsely linked to the lawsuit.

The court documents are anticipated to shed light on Epstein’s sex trafficking activities in various locations, including New York, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. While it remains unclear why certain individuals are associated with the lawsuit, the unsealed files are expected to expose connections through depositions, emails, and legal documents. 

Ghislaine Maxwell

As the world awaits the unsealing of documents linking individuals to Jeffrey Epstein’s associates, the scrutiny of Epstein’s network has intensified. 

Ghislaine Maxwell, a long-time associate of Epstein, is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for charges related to sex trafficking and procuring girls for Epstein. In February, Maxwell sought to overturn her conviction and sentence.

Updated By: Yasmine Duhé (12/20/23 at 4:26 pm)

Jeffrey Epstein Lawsuit Implicating Beyonce, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, And More Gets Debunked

Since the death of Jeffery Epstein, many conspiracies have been floating around regarding his life. An alleged lawsuit against Epstein that contained the names of many hip-hop and R&B stars that started circulating on the internet has since been debunked.

Roc Nation, Young Money And Other Major Names Implicated In Debunked Epstein Lawsuit

A long list of alleged co-conspirators of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s has been floating around social media and on it are some of the music industry’s top names.

Names mentioned in the fake 2020 lawsuit are Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Virgil Abloh, R. Kelly, and Kanye West along with Jay-Z and Kanye’s music labels Roc Nation and G.O.O.D Entertainment

The false lawsuit, which was sloppily written and contains misspellings, typos, and misinformation,  has since been outed as a hoax and was thrown out of the court, per the fact-checking website, LeadStories.

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Ciara & Russell Wilson Welcome Baby Amora 

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Ciara and Russell Wilson have joyously welcomed their newest addition to the family. The couple’s joy was echoed by numerous celebrities and fans, who showered the newborn with love and well-wishes.

Welcome, Baby Amora!

Amidst the August announcement of Ciara’s pregnancy, the Wilsons have introduced the world to their beautiful baby girl, Amora Princess Wilson. The birth of Baby Amora marks the singer and husband Russell Wilson’s fourth child. 

The couple has been overjoyed with the arrival of their adorable bundle of joy, and fans couldn’t be happier for them. On Dec. 11, Ciara shared the heartwarming announcement on her Instagram, revealing that Baby Amora weighed 9 pounds 1 ounce. 

Showered With Love

Baby Amora’s arrival has not only brought immense joy to the celebrity couple but has also garnered attention from notable names in the entertainment industry. 

Fellow celebs such as Lola Brooke stated, “So beautiful!! Congratulations” while Oprah Winfrey commented, “Gorgeous baby! Gorgeous mama! Congratulations.” 

Other notable names like Jazze Pha, Natalia Bryant, LaLa Anthony, Lady London, and more have shared their excitement and showered the Wilsons with congratulatory messages. The outpouring of love demonstrates the couple’s widespread popularity and the admiration they receive from their peers.

Fans on Twitter(X) have also shown baby Amora some love with one user (@venusianqueenn) stating: “Ciara’s genes don’t never fight back.” While another user (@heypierreking) commented, “She’s precious! That name is EVERYTHING. It can mean “love” or “interpreter” so she might be your little messenger Cici. Congratulations.”

Updated By: Kynedei Iman Hobbs (12/12/23 at 5:30 pm)

Ciara & Russell Wilson Expecting Fourth Child

Ciara delighted fans with an exciting announcement on Instagram. In a recent clip, she revealed her pregnancy with her husband and NFL player, Russell Wilson. This marks the singer’s fourth child, and the couple couldn’t be happier about expanding their family.

Ciara Announces 4th Pregnancy

In a recent clip on Instagram, Ciara announced that she is pregnant with her fourth child. Also, in a silhouette form, she was seen by a pool wearing a bathing suit.

The video included a snarky caption from her song “How We Roll,” featuring Chris Brown, which read, “If you look at me like that again, we’ll make another kid… You’re my heart, I’m your rib.”

Outpouring Praise & Support

The news spread like wildfire, and fellow celebrities wasted no time congratulating the couple. Normani expressed her excitement on social media, saying, “OMGGG CONGRATULATIONS @ciara & @dangerusswilson, I am screaming for you both.” 

Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late Kobe Bryant, sent her warm wishes with a message of love: “Congratulations! Love you @ciara @dangerusswilson.” Rapper JT also chimed in, exclaiming, “Congratulations babyyyyyyyyy.” 

Fans have also shared their joy and excitement for the growing family. One fan tweeted, “Congratulations to Ciara and Russell. You can tell they just love each other and being parents.” 

“CiCi” Is Dropping

In related news, the “For Da Girls” singer also has another exciting project. She is scheduled to release her EP titled CiCi on Friday, August 18, 2023. This anticipated release will surely showcase her incredible talent and captivate audiences again.

Cordae & Naomi Osaka Welcome Their Bundle Of Joy

In another heartwarming development, esteemed tennis player Naomi Osaka and rapper Cordae have welcomed their first baby girl into the world. The news of their joyful addition comes as a reminder of new life’s blessings.

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