Monday, February 28, 2011

Motive for Waka Flocka Tour Bus Shooting

Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame's tour bus was shot at while a stereo was being installed Wednesday in North Carolina. Rumor has it that the gunmen who opened fire on Waka Flocka Flame's tour bus on Wednesday were after his $1.2 million dollar necklace.

Waka Flocka Flaunting his Fozzie Bear and Gumbi n Pokey Custom Chains

Waka Flocka Flame with Fozzie Bear Chain

The photos above shows the hip hop artist wearing the expensive bling.

Charlotte Police have now arrested six suspects in connection with the shooting -- each is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and two felonies of shooting into occupied property. Each is being held on at least $200,000 bond.

One of the suspects is aspiring rapper Antonio Stukes, who was shot in the shoulder by one of Waka's security guards. Stukes tells WCNC that he was an innocent bystander, who was caught in the crossfire and was merely trying to get his demo CD to Waka Flocka.

Waka's publicist, Kali Bowyer said, "We are pleased with the attentiveness by the Charlotte Police Department in capturing these individuals in such a timely manner. It is such a shame that one would risk the lives of innocent women and children in hopes of stealing one's jewelry."

Waka Flocka Tour Bus Hit With Gunfire

Waka Flocka Flame should be counting his blessings as he has survived yet another shooting incident (February 16th), as his tour bus was shot at four times while traveling in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Atlanta rapper sustained no injuries, but was detained for a short while after the incident. Waka Flocka's bus was hit four times and per TMZ, members of Waka Flocka Flame’s security team fired back at the assailants, managing to hit one of them in the shoulder.

The shootout occurred while Waka’s tour bus was parked outside of a stereo shop, awaiting a stereo installation. Two cars pulled up on the stationary vehicle and opened fire.

Waka sent a note out to fans on Twitter, advising that he was fine.
“To my fans N world, I’m good nothing is wrong with my health,” he tweeted. “See yall in Cali for all-star #im1realassperson.”

This isn’t the first time Waka Flocka has been involved in gunfire incidents. Last year the rapper was shot in the arm while fighting at a carwash in Georgia over his jewelry. And late last year Waka Flocka was arrested after a raid at his home that also netted his friend and rap mentor Gucci Mane.

The rapper, his brother and another person -- someone not involved in Waka Flocka's entourage -- were briefly detained and questioned after the shooting outside the Car Stereo Warehouse in east Charlotte, according to Fox and other Charlotte television stations.

Waka Flocka, the alias of Juaquin James Malphurs, spent two days in a Henry County jail in January after turning himself in to authorities. He was booked on charges including drug and weapons possession, as well as criminal street gang activity and a probation violation, according to jail records.

In December, police arrested two people at Malphurs' Henry County home for possession of a minor amount of marijuana. The rapper wasn't home at the time but still was charged.

He was arrested in Houston County last March for leaving Georgia for a concert, which violated his probation from a 2006 incident. At the time, he pleaded guilty to possession of a sawed-off shotgun and received four years' probation, according to the Houston County Superior Court Clerk's office.

"Why would I rap and go try to street gang bang? That's hustling backwards" Waka told a radio station at the time. "Why would I wanna rap all around the world and then go hit the streets and gang bang? I'm a rapper, I'm not a [gang-banger.] How can you gang bang and be a rapper? I don't understand that," he said. "I would love to find out where their information is coming from. I  can't wait."

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lil Wayne Searched For Drugs By Federal Agents

Lil Wayne was searched at Opa-Loca Airport in Miami by federal agents after he got off his plane sources have said.

Lil Wayne on Stage Shirtless w Microphone

Law enforcement sources say multiple agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency performed a contraband search on Lil Wayne who’s currently on felony probation stemming from incidents involving drugs and guns.

But Lil Wayne was clean so the Federal agents let the Lollipop rapper go on his way with no further incident.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lil Kim Will Do Track With Nicki Minaj if it Means Money

Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim to produce a track together after all the beef? 
Well not quite just yet, but it may still be a possibility in the future.
Lil Kim in Black and Red Lingerie with a Crop Whip
Lil Kim is doing all she can to keep her name in the blogs and Hip Hop News. She says she will consider doing a track with "Everything about me is fake Nicki Minaj" for the right price. This is never going to happen it is just words to keep Lil Kim in the spotlight which is dimming very quickly. The Old heads don’t buy music anymore and rarely go to live appearances, so all that leaves is the young crowd to entertain and sell music to, which is a hard thing to do if you are real hip hop. Lil Kim is too real for them.

Nicki Minaj in Pink and Black Dress

When asked if there is any possibilty that she would ever do a track with Nicki Minaj Lil Kim had this to say:

"The only way that’s gonna happen is it’s definitely gonna take a check. At the end of the day, I’m a boss. I was a hustler before I was an entertainer. What I mean by that is, I love music–love, love, love music. I love entertaining, I love being in the industry, but the truth of the matter is if music and the industry didn’t bring me money, this would not be my first occupation. I also am a businesswoman and I know that living life, you have to eat. If the industry was designed where you didn’t make money from it, it was just music to produce, I would still do it, but it wouldn’t be my first occupation."

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Usher in a Monster of a Song Rights Scandle Battle

Usher Raymond
Usher has been pulled into a lawsuit by a student songwriter who has alleged he was cheated out of ownership rights for the hip hop star's hit number 'Monster'. 

The 'Yeah!' hitmaker included the song in his 2010 release Raymond vs Raymond, but Kameron Glasper claims he was conned into signing away half of his interest in the tune, which was part of a 10-track package deal he entered into in 2009 for Legendary Poets Music Publishing.

Glasper, also known as Kam Parker, insisted he was a "young, inexperienced college student" trying to break into the music industry when he agreed to the contract with publishing company owner Bethel Harris.

He alleged that Harris "exploited" his talents and claimed to be "the only person that Usher Raymond's representatives would negotiate with for the song Monster", reported Contact music.

Legendary Poets shut down in February 2010 – before relaunching that summer - and Glasper argues his contract should be dissolved too.

Check out Usher's album Raymond Vs Raymond which includes the hit singles "OMG", "Monster", "Hey Daddy, (Daddy's Home)" and "Hot Tottie" which features Jay-Z.

Usher Raymond vs Raymond Deluxe Edition Album Cover

Jamie Fox and Ex Manager Fight at Usher Concert

Jamie Foxx had a battle royale with his former manager at an Usher concert in Hollywood. According to One witness "Jamie and the other guy started fighting about half way through Usher’s set at around 11.30pm. The fight spilled to the outside area and I don’t think Usher even noticed because the place was so packed with people.When they got outside security intervened and after some cops approached both men seemed to make-up with one another before they leaving the scene."

Jamie Foxx - Best Night of My Life Album
This type of altercation is unusual for the normally laid-back star, but I’ll tell you one thing: I wouldn’t want to piss him off. His publicist does not want to comment at this time about the situation, but you know the details will unfold sooner or later as to what happened. Don’t worry about Jamie Foxx, as it seems no charges where pressed. Thank goodness. For all we know it could have been just two really big egos in the middle of some testosterone-fueled fight. It had to be bad for Jamie to step out of character like that. Every time I see Jamie at an event he always seems to be a ladies man. Very social.

Jamie Foxx Unpredictable Album Cover

After the show Damien Dante Wayans, nephew to Damon and Keenan Ivory Wayans,  said he saw the fight inside and described it as "a little altercation … between two friends." 

Singer / Actor Jamie Foxx

Perhaps the two were able to hug it out after all. The Usher concert went off without a hitch in spite of the drama that unfolded. I guess Usher didn’t miss a beat, and neither did Jamie. I imagine people near the altercation got a great two for One deal they got to watch Usher perform live in concert and got to see the debut of Jamie Foxx the fighter in his debut fight, I'm sure people would have paid to watch either of these events. All kidding aside, hopefully Jamie Foxx and his ex-manager can settle this without lawsuits and lawyers.

Jamie Foxx as Wanda on In Living Color TV Comedy Show
Jamie Foxx started his career as a comedian and actor with shows like In Living Color, Roc and The Jamie Foxx Show. A man of immense talent, Jamie Foxx has released four Albums the second Album being the multi platinum hit album "Unpredictable" which debuted at Number Two selling 598,000 in it's first week of sales and quickly climbing to number One with an additional 200,000 sales in it's second week of sales. To date the album has sold over 1.98 Million copies in the United States alone and is still one of our personal favorite albums of all time.

Jamie Foxx is the second male in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies, Collateral and Ray. The only other male actor to achieve this was Al Pacino. In 2005

Jamie Foxx also became the fourth artist to have won an Academy Award for an acting role and to have achieved a number-one record album in the US. (The other three to accomplish this feat were Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Barbra Streisand.)

Make sure you check out the new Jamie Foxx album "Best Night of My Life" released in late December of 2010.

Also check out Usher's album Raymond Vs Raymond which includes the hit singles "OMG" "Monster" "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)" and "Hot Tottie" which features Jay-Z.

Funkmaster Flex Arrested For Alleged Domestic Abuse

Funkmaster Flex, One of New York's leading Nightclub and Radio DJs whose real name is Aston G. Taylor, was picked up by the Greenburgh police early Friday morning following a 911 call from a woman identified as his wife.

The 40-year-old wife accused Taylor of allegedly pushing her to the floor, and slapping the phone out of her hand, while she was trying to call the police for help in the couple’s bedroom. The victim also added that Taylor sent her threatening text messages after a domestic dispute.

Funkmaster Flex was not at his Westchester County, New York home when police arrived, but authorities later caught up with the commercial radio DJ a short time later and arrested him.

According to sources, Funkmaster Flex posted bail for $500.00 and will only face domestic harassment and criminal mischief charges, and is due back in court, February 18.

Waka Flocka Flame New Face of PETA

Waka Flocka Flame has been announced as the new face of animal rights group PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals).

The Brick Squad rapper and Gucci Mane associate, who was recently arrested on drug and weapons charges, has revealed that he will be taking part in PETA’s Ink, Not Mink campaign in Los Angeles, alongside Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Pink.

“Animals should be treated the same as you would a kid. Would you want someone just to walk up and skin your kid? Hell no!” Waka said, in regards to his interest in animal rights.