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No Cap: Yo Gotti, Team Roc Sues Mississippi Officials Over ‘Inhumane and Unconstitutional’ Prison Conditions

Yo Gotti was not playing with Mississippi prison officials.

We previously reported that the Memphis rapper joined forces with the philanthropic division of Roc Nation, Team Roc, to fight for improved prison conditions. Gotti and Team Roc sent a letter to Gov. Phil Bryant threatening to take legal action against the state if they didn’t fix the problem expeditiously. Considering that the rapper and philanthropic team fired off the lawsuit, Mississippi officials didn’t rectify the issue.

The complaint accuses prison officials of hosting a “dangerous environmental conditions,” such as exposure to mold, wiring, unsafe drinking water, and vermin. In addition, inmates aren’t protected from extreme violence. It’s so bad in there, attorneys are saying the conditions constitute as cruel and unusual punishment, which is a violation of the Eighth Amendment.

“Plaintiffs lives are in peril. Individuals held in Mississippi’s prisons are dying because Mississippi has failed to fund its prisons, resulting in prisons where violence reigns because prisons are understaffed,” the suit reads. “In the past two weeks alone, five men incarcerated in Mississippi have died as the result of prison violence. These deaths are a direct result of Mississippi’s utter disregard for the people it has incarcerated and their constitutional rights.”

“This unthinkable spate of deaths is the culmination of years of severe understaffing and neglect at Mississippi’s prisons.  As Mississippi has incarcerated increasing numbers of people, it has dramatically reduced its funding of prisons.  Nearly half of the prison guard slots for Mississippi’s prison remain unfilled.”

The lawsuit was prompted by the deaths of five inmates in different Mississippi prisons, three of those deaths occurred during the first week of the New Year.

“The conditions in the prisons operated by the Mississippi Department of Corrections are absolutely inhumane and unconstitutional,” Gotti said in statement to Complex last week. “To see this happen so close to my hometown of Memphis is truly devastating. That’s why we’re calling on Mississippi state leaders to take immediate action and rectify this issue. If they don’t right this wrong, we’re prepared to take legal action to provide relief for those that are incarcerated and their families.”

Inmates filed a civil lawsuit on December 29th against Felicia Hall, the Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner, and Marshal Turner, the Superintendent of the Mississippi State Penitentiary. The plaintiffs are being represented by Ellyde R. Thompson, Joshua Stanton, and Alex Spiro, who have experience with numerous legal cases on behalf of Team Roc.

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Yo Gotti Announces Plans to Drop New Album This Month

Yo Gotti dropped his last album, I Still Am, in 2017, but since has kept the streets buzzing with singles like “Juice,” “Put a Date on It” with Lil Baby and “Pose” with Lil Uzi Vert. Now it’s officially album time.

Gotti was onstage with his CMG artist Moneybagg Yo recently and announced that he will keep the momentum of his group going by following Yo’s album with his own.

“We told them we going to drop a whole lot of CMG this year right?,” Gotti asked Moneybagg Yo. “I’m officially dropping my album this month too, fuck it.”

Moneybagg Yo kicked off 2020 for CMG with his new album Time Served on January 10. Gotti hasn’t announced a release date or title for the album but with a couple of weeks left in January, there is plenty of time to do so.

Check out Yo Gotti make the announcement below.

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Yo Gotti + JAY-Z Threaten Legal Action Over Inhuman Mississippi Prison Conditions

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Memphis rapper Yo Gotti and JAY-Z are taking prison reform extra serious in 2020. The hip-hop pair are reportedly demanding the governor of Mississippi to make changes to its prisons.

Big Facts: According to reports, Gotti and JAY’s Roc Nation have directly reached out and threatened legal action if changes aren’t immediately made.

On the heels of 5 inmates getting killed in 3 different MS prisons … Gotti’s called on Team Roc — the philanthropic arm of Roc Nation — and it fired off a letter Thursday to Gov. Phil Bryant. In the letter, they make it clear they’ll take legal action if Bryant doesn’t take steps to improve prison conditions. Gotti’s pissed off because 2 of the deaths went down at the prison known as Parchman Farm … not far from his hometown of Memphis. Gotti says the prison conditions are “absolutely inhumane and unconstitutional.” (TMZ)

High-Key Details: This week, Gotti released a statement addressing his and the Roc’s letter.

“The conditions in the prisons operated by the Mississippi Department of Corrections are absolutely inhumane and unconstitutional. To see this happen so close to my hometown of Memphis is truly devastating. That’s why we’re calling on Mississippi state leaders to take immediate action and rectify this issue. If they don’t right this wrong, we’re prepared to take legal action to provide relief for those that are incarcerated and their families.” (Statement)

Wait, There’s More: The situation has even sparked support from New York rapper Mysonne.

Before You Go: Last week, UGK’s Bun B spoke out on one of the Mississippi prisons forcing inmates into inhumane conditions.

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Watch: Yo Gotti Loses $500K On Blackjack, NBA Youngboy Does His Mom Crazy, Booking Agency Exposes Rappers Appearance Fees

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The rap news cycle never slows down. Today, online personality Jonny Fastlane focuses on Yo Gotti losing half a million dollars in Blackjack, NBA Youngboy doing his mom crazy wrong, a booking agency exposing celebrities’ appearance fees and more. Let’s talk hip-hop!

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Watch: Blac Youngsta Hits The Street W/ Moneybagg Yo + Yo Gotti For New GOODBYE Video

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Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta is staying super busy in 2019. Ahead of dropping a new album later this month, the rap artist has come through with his Moneybagg Yo and Yo Gotti-featured “Goodbye” music video premiere. Watch and comment below!

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DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, 21 Savage and More Make Surprise Appearances at Meek Mill and Future’s Legendary Nights Tour

Wednesday night was the New York stop of the Legendary Nights Tour with Meek Mill, Future, YG, Mustard, and Megan Thee Stallion.

Tens of thousands of people packed out the outdoor amphitheater at Jones Beach to watch the headliners do what they do best.

Megan and her knees kicked off the show and reminded the crowd that although Fall is slowly approaching, it’s still a Hot Girl Summer.

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YG and Mustard pulled up on the stage and showed the East Coast how the West Coast gives it up. He ran through a slew of his hits including “Who Do You Love?”, “FDT”, “Go Loko”, and “Big Bank.” For his performance of “Stop Snitching” he couldn’t help but put Tekashi 6ix9ine on the big screen, who is scheduled to testify against his co-defendants in his upcoming trial.

He even brought out Casanova who told the crowd just how Brooklyn he really is.

When Meek Mill and Future took the stage the concert turned up to another level because there were back-to-back surprise performances. DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, 21 Savage, and Pop Smoke all took the stage and gave fans a legendary show.

Check out the footage below:

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Listen: Yo Gotti + Lil Uzi Vert Get Everyone’s T.G.I.F. Lit W/ New POSE Anthem

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Memphis rapper Yo Gotti and Lil Uzi Vert have some new fire on deck. The duo have linked up and released their must-hear “Pose” anthem.

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Young Dolph Says He ‘Single-handedly’ Made Memphis Hip-Hop Hot

Somewhere Yo Gotti and Three 6 Mafia are shaking their heads. Young Dolph, Gotti’s same city enemy, hit Everyday Struggle and while he big upped Memphis Hip-Hop he let out a debatable statement that he is the reason the city has a scene.

“You know why Memphis the shit? Keep it 100 with you . . . All this shit started from Dolph. Everybody, all this shit started from Dolph,” he said. “Everything that comes out. When did all these Memphis artists get hot when there’s so many Memphis artists? I did that, single-handedly.”

Dolph would also say he “put the light on Memphis” and “Memphis wasn’t hot before Dolph came out.”

Now fans would point to the history of Memphis and say Three 6 Mafia originally put on the city and opened an opportunity for artists like Dolph in the area. Recent fans will also point to Yo Gotti for his continues stream of htis for over a decade, but maybe Dolph is referencing being the current hot guy. Does he have a point?

You can check out the full interview below, which also features Key Glock and discussion about their new album, below.

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Watch: Yo Gotti’s Leg Catches On Fire, Lil Nas X Comes Out, Cardi B Goes Off + More

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It’s almost Independence Day but that’s not slowing anything down – at all. Brooklyn hip-hop personality Jonny Fastlane dishes on Yo Gotti getting hot – literally, Lil Nas X coming out, Cardi B going off and much more. Let’s talk hip-hop!

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Yo Gotti’s Leg Caught on Fire During ‘Birthday Bash 7’ — And He Kept Performing!

Yo Gotti’s annual Birthday Bash concert was straight fire this past Friday (June 28), both figuratively and literally. However, the Memphis-bred MC proved that it would take more than a few flames riding up his leg to stop him from putting on a stage-rocking set in his hometown.



As you can see in a clip from TIDAL’s stream of Birthday Bash 7 above, Gotti’s whole leg almost caught on fire after his pants were ignited from a pyrotechnic machine while performing his hit single “Rake It Up.” The craziest thing isn’t even the fact that he almost was burnt to a crisp; the fact that he nonchalantly keeps performing was the real sign of a miracle. The moment comes and goes faster than you can say “Fuck it up” four times in a row, but it still was a pretty close call. Glad you’re okay, Lil Yo!

Stream Yo Gotti’s full three-hour Birthday Bash 7 show right now on TIDAL, which includes appearances from Rick Ross, Master P, Megan Thee Stallion and many more.

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