News: TI Released From Prison… Again
The King of the South is one step closer to just being on papers. Check the report TMZ just released below.
T.I. has just returned to a halfway house to complete his prison sentence — this after he was yanked out of the halfway house last week and returned to prison for allegedly engaging in shenanigans on his tour bus.
As TMZ first reported, prison officials sent U.S. Marshals to the halfway house last week, after concluding T.I. had unauthorized people on the bus that transported him there. Officials also claimed T.I. conducted business on the bus — something his reps strongly deny.
T.I.’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, tells TMZ, “We have good reason to believe that this favorable result was reached because of the proactive and assertive approach taken to protect T.I.’s rights by providing B.O.P. officials and the media with reliable and accurate information and that T.I. did not intend to violate his transfer furlough or any other B.O.P. rules en route from the prison facility in Arkansas to the halfway house in Atlanta.”
Sadow adds, “T.I. will be released from custody on Sept. 29, and then will be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for a period of 1 year.”
Rest in Peace: M-Bone of Cali Swag District Murdered
M-Bone — aka Montae Talbert from the rap group Cali Swag District — was next to his car in front of an Inglewood, CA liquor store at 11:32 PM Sunday when shots rang out. Our sources say the shooter was driving down La Brea Avenue alone in his car when he fired.
Inglewood detectives are investigating, but right now it looks like M-Bone was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
We’re told M-Bone, who became famous with his group for the song, “Teach Me How to Dougie,” was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
It’s sad to see this still happening after so many years. Above is what TMZ reported earlier. See a video and read more at TMZ.
Problems Addin Up: Roc Nation Signee K. Koke Arrested
Kevin Georgiou, known as ‘K Koke’, has been remanded in custody accused of shooting a man in the back at Harlesden train station on March 9. The 25-year-old, who signed to the US music mogul’s record label Roc Nation in January, was arrested after officers from British Transport Police (BTP) raided his home last week. He was subsequently charged and remanded in custody after appearing before City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court last Saturday. Georgiou will make his next appearance at Blackfriars Crown Court on June 15. He is the fifth person to be charged in connection with the shooting of the 27-year-old.
Related: Jay-Z Signs UK Artist K. Koke to Roc Nation
Problems Addin Up: Rick Ross Arrested for Possession of Kush
Big night for the coppers down in Shreveport, LA — rapper Rick Ross and Philadelphia Eagles star Jason Peters were both arrested last night in separate incidents.
First, let’s talk about Ross — according to police, he was busted last night for possession of marijuana. Cops say they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from his hotel room and when police investigated, they spotted approximately a gram of it in plain view.
He was popped and released on a misdemeanor summons.
Now for Peters … he was busted for a loud music violation and resisting an officer after cops asked him to turn down the music in his car and he refused. Police tell us they asked Peters for his ID several times, but he refused that too. Poor choice.
According to reports, Ross was in town to perform at a nightclub and Peters was one of the celebrity guests. Good times.
Related: Juelz Santana Arrested For Guns & Kush
Problems Addin Up: Juelz Santana Arrested For Guns & Kush
Juelz Santana has been arrested weeks after a raid on his New Jersey studio turned up marijuana and weapons.
Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office public information officer Maureen Parenta said in a statement that Juelz, born Laron James, was picked up on four counts of narcotic and weapon offenses on Wednesday (February 2) following a 10-month-long investigation.
According to authorities, Juelz is a suspected member of the Bloods street gang, and officials raided his New Jersey studio, Santana’s World, on January 20. The raid turned up two fully loaded handguns, drug paraphernalia and 17 Ziploc bags containing “a greenish brown vegetation, consistent with the appearance of Marijuana.”
World Star Hip-Hop and On Smash Shut Down …by 50 Cent?
Worldstarhiphop.com and Onsmash.com have been shut down by Homeland Security. For On Smash, this is the second time in a couple months. They are claiming copyright infringement and 50 cent may be behind all of it. He is claiming to have done this via his twitter account but I’m not quite sure about that. Although, world star does post a lot of copyrighted material, why would they wait until now to shut them down? 50 Cent may be using this for as a promotional tool. Hit the jump below to view more tweets that 50 dedicated to this matter.
ESPN Town Hall Meeting: Image of the Black Athlete
I watched this the other night on ESPN and was very fascinated. Spike Lee, Jalen Rose, John Calipari, Marion Jones, Randy Shannon, and Michael Wilbon were on the panel. Many of the problems they discussed are hardly mentioned in the media but always talked about within black communities. I believe this is a very critical conversation to have and hope this spurs some type of debate. Hit the jump below to watch the meeting which took place in the church Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached in; Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.
Related: The Meaning of the MLK Holiday by Coretta Scott King
News: New York Man Inherits 241k From the Woman He Killed
Brandon Palladino, 24, admitted to killing his 59-year-old mother-in-law Dianne Edwards in 2008, after she caught him trying to steal jewelry from her Long Island home, the New York Post reported. He was sentenced to 25 years in jail, minus time served, in a plea deal.
Edwards’ only daughter, Deanna Palladino, 23, inherited all of her mother’s worldly possessions — worth roughly $431,000 — but after using roughly $190,000 of her mother’s money on her husband’s defense, Deanna died in February, leaving everything to Brandon, the Post reported.
“It’s an outrage. He can’t have that money — it’s just not right. It’s ludicrous,” Donna Larsen, Edward’s sister, told the New York Post.
Larsen, who says Deanna was involved in the deadly robbery and attempted to cover it up, told the Post she believes her niece purposely overdosed on drugs out of guilt.
Larsen said she plans to ask Suffolk Supreme Court Justice Robert Doyle to force Palladino to give up Edwards’ remaining legacy — roughly $241,000, or lose his plea-bargain deal.
Problems Addin Up: Waka Flocka Arrested on Felony Charges
The Henry County Sheriff’s Department tells TMZ … Waka was booked for multiple charges including:
– Possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce
– Possession of firearm by convicted felon
– Possession of hydrocodone
– Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
– Violation of probation for driving on a suspended license
– Violating Georgia’s “Criminal Street Gang and Terror Prevention Act”
The rapper’s mother tells TMZ, Waka surrendered on his own this afternoon “because he wanted to do the right thing and didn’t want to run.”
As we first reported, cops hit Waka’s home on December 16 — and after confiscating all sorts of illegal items, issued an arrest warrant for Waka … who wasn’t home at the time.
Waka’s being held on $31,950 bond — and a hearing is set for tomorrow.
“They’d rather see a n-gga locked up, why? for stupid shit. Look how they did my n-gga Tip. Soon as Wayne get out, Tip go in. Wonder why the n-gga wanna make the Clip go in. Wonder why it so hard wanna get going. Hold ya head my n-ggas the system is made to make n-ggas fall. Made to make n-ggas fail. Especially if you ball they don’t take n-ggas well” – Kanye West