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|Sun, May 31, 2015 at 12:23 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Suspect In Lil Wayne Bus Shooting May Be Affiliated With Young Thug
An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of Lil Wayne's bus in Atlanta.
A month back, Lil Wayne's tour bus was shot at following a show in Atlanta. Police have now made an arrest, and it's being reported that the shooter could be connected to Young Thug.
Jimmy Carlton Winfrey has been charged with "aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang activity". Multiple sources close to TMZ have reported that Winfrey was once Thug's tour manager. The two can be seen together in a photo together posted to Instagram.
So far, nothing suggests that the shooting had anything to do with Wayne and Thug's feud over the latter's album title Carter 6 (now Barter 6).
In related news, Thugger recently announced that his next mixtape could very well be titled Carter 5, saying "I don't know what the fuck they doing. So I'ma put that motherfucker out for 'em.
|Mon, March 23, 2015 at 4:39 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Snoop Dogg addresses the impact of Reaganomics, during appearance at South By Southwest.
While appearing as a speaker at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas last week, rapper Snoop Dogg spoke on the impact Ronald Reagan had on his community, during the time the former president spent in office.
The Long Beach, California lyricist spoke directly on "Reaganomics," stating that the economic program Reagan introduced in the 1980s did away with after-school programs, and eventually contributed to guns and drugs being brought into the community.
"When Reaganomics kicked in, certain things were taken away, after-school programs and things of that nature," Snoop Dogg said, according to InFlexWeTrust.com. "Guns and drugs were shipped into the neighborhood. So it was a shift of having fun and playing football to selling drugs and shooting at each other. To me it was a system that was designed, because when the Reaganomics era began, that's when this began."
He then explained that prior to the introduction of Reaganomics, there were no issues in the community. According to Snoop, things were "beautiful," neighbors were more willing to help one another, and the government did its part.
"Early in the '70s and toward the latter part of the '70s everything was beautiful because we had ways to have fun and communicate, and those who were underprivileged, the low economic side of life, the government would provide for us, which helped us get by. It was a society and we all needed it and we all had it and we all helped each other," he said.
Snoop also uploaded the following video to Instagram over the weekend. In the 15-second long video, a cartoon version of the rapper speaks directly to Ronald Reagan about having brought "guns and drugs to the hood.
|Sun, March 1, 2015 at 5:23 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Gunshots brought an early end to an event headlined by T.I., Jeezy, and Yo Gotti in Charlotte, North Carolina last night (February 28).
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the shooting took place around 7:00 PM EST at a promotional event at Label night club and injured two people in attendance, one of whom is female.
"Two people injured with gunshot wounds," Captain J.D. Thomas told USA Today. "One person drove themselves to the hospital and one person was transported by ambulance. Both are non-life-threatening injuries."
No suspects have been detained and the reason for the shooting remain unclear, according to NBC News.
One clubgoer described the panic following the gunshots in an interview with USA Today. "It was packed," blogger Selena Alexander told the site. "Two distinct gunshots rang out. The artists were immediately rushed out." Alexander also says that the rappers were onstage during the shooting.
Several Instagram users captured footage of the immediate aftermath following the shooting
|Sat, January 31, 2015 at 9:36 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Not only does Lil Wayne want to be emancipated from his contract with Birdman and Cash Money Records, the YMCMB rapper now want $51 million, TMZ reports.
Days after the celebrity gossip blog reported Wayne planned to sue his mentor, TMZ is now stating that they have acquired the actual lawsuit.
Within the documents, Wayne claims Birdman owes him tens of millions of dollars for his postponed album, Tha Carter V. Birdman has violated the deal and Wayne is ready to legally address the matter.
Sources close to the rapper have told TMZ that the only way Birdman can release the album under Cash Money is if he fully compensates Wayne.
The site reported over the weekend that Wayne's concerns stem from an $8 million advance he was supposed to receive when he began recording the album in December, 2013.
Birdman was allegedly responsible for paying another 2 million to Wayne once he finished the album a year later.
Wayne claims he hasn't received any of it.
The tarnished relationship - which Wayne exposed last month via Twitter - has also led the 32-year-old rapper to request for joint copyright ownership of his Young Money Recordings imprint .
Wayne plans to take Drake, Nicki Minaj, Euro, Stephanie Acevedo and the rest of the artists on his label with him when he goes
|Wed, January 28, 2015 at 12:53 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Late last week it was reported that Lil Wayne was preparing to sue Cash Money Records' co-founder Birdman for an alleged $8 million.
Now, according to new reports made by TMZ, sources close to Lil Wayne say that he plans to take Drake and Nicki Minaj with him when he ultimately leaves his long-time label home, Cash Money Records.
"Our Weezy sources tell us -- in addition to demanding millions from Birdman -- Wayne plans to sue to ensure all his Young Money Entertainment artists remain under HIS umbrella," the report states.
However, TMZ continues by citing the distribution deal Cash Money has with all of the Young Money Entertainment artists as a potential problem.
On his latest mixtape's opening track, a remix of O.T. Genasis' "CoCo," Lil Wayne referenced his ties to both Drake and Nicki Minaj.
"I ain't trippin', I got Barbie, I got Drake too," Wayne raps