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R. Kelly Victim Gets Priority Access To His Royalty Fund

R. Kelly received an additional sentence for his crimes of sexual abuse and other horrible acts in February, and the court granted priority access to his royalty fund to a victim of his actions. Moreover, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on Thursday (March 23) that Heather Williams will be the first person able to attain money from Kelly's Sony Music royalty account. Furthermore, Billboard reported a value of $1.5 million for said fund in 2020. Not only that, but Williams got priority over Midwest Commercial Funding, a property manager that won a $3.5 million suit against the singer for unpaid rent for a Chicago studio.

Also in 2020, the victim in question successfully sued the R&B artist for $4 million in civil court, alleging that he lured her to his studio when she was 16. Instead of appearing in a music video as promised, he abused and had relations with her multiple times. In addition, said ruling from the state's high court supports a lower jurisdiction's view that Williams has priority because she properly filed a demand for the money before Midwest commercial. As such, the court ordered that she receive all the money in said fund and to keep receiving royalty payments until the judgment amount of $4 million is paid off.

Court Grants Victim Priority Access To R.Kelly's Royalty Fund

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 17: Singer R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly is facing multiple sexual assault charges and is being held without bail. (Photo by Antonio Perez - Pool via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Kelly's attorney Jennifer Bonjean intends to overturn the judgement, as she claims he had no knowledge of it. "I've never in my career seen such a flouting of the rules to deny him even the opportunity to defend these civil cases, even when the courts were fully aware that Kelly was incarcerated, unrepresented at points, and facing multiple criminal indictments," she stated. "Indeed, much of these civil proceedings occurred without Kelly's knowledge."

However, it's unclear whether Williams will take priority over monetary payments the singer owes to victims in federal convictions. Regardless, his team has a lot to handle and to process following his sentences. After years of court proceedings, now the tough question is whether his victims truly receive fair and proper compensation. For their experiences, such a concept is nonexistent, but hopefully they face little roadblocks on the way to justice. Regardless, stick around on HNHH for the latest big news and updates on R. Kelly.



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Bernard Robins, an ex-officer of the Los Angeles Police Department, suggested that the LAPD might have orchestrated the murder of Nipsey Hussle. The Crenshaw rapper's passing struck the hip-hop community like an earthquake, and though his legacy endures, his loss is still painfully felt by millions. Readers may remember that the police department launched an internal investigation into the 33-year-old's loss. However, Robins recently said during an appearance on the Comedy Hype podcast that he didn't discard the possibility of police ordering his death. When the podcast host brought up the department's other accusations of organized murder, the ex-cop expressed belief that they possibly took Nipsey out.

"I think that there could have been," he stated. "I've never witnessed any law enforcement officers say that there was something going on or even eluded to it. But there's that possibility. We know a lot of the positive things that he was doing in the community. So, there's definitely that possibility that they were that determined to stop what he had going, that they probably could have sent [Eric Holder Jr.] to go and do that.

Ex-Officer Alleges That LAPD Ordered Murder Of Nipsey Hussle

"I think also that they said [Eric] was an informant for law enforcement. That was a part of the issue that he had with Nipsey Hussle allegedly so we don't know. We don't know what was going on behind those closed doors." In addition, the LAPD denied reports from the Los Angeles Times that they were investigating Nipsey. Also, they reportedly targeted his businesses and movement in a secret operation. While this is a lot of speculative material, neither law enforcement nor state prosecutors explained how they came about in the first place. As such, many looked to these organizations with raised eyebrows.

Meanwhile, the rapper's killer Eric Holder Jr. received a 60-year prison sentence this February. However, even with all these accusations and potential malpractices, Nipsey Hussle lives on in ways more important than any of that. For example, his brother Sam stated that Nip's kids now own his Marathon clothing store. As such, he achieved the generational wealth he always wanted for his family. However, to seek true justice for his murder and to avoid further corruption, perhaps these rumors will result in a more thorough investigation into the LAPD's handling of the case. Regardless, return to HNHH for the latest news and updates on Nipsey Hussle and his everlasting legacy.



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Authorities in St. Louis accused aspiring rapper Woozy The Goat murdering his grandparents after a potential mental breakdown. Moreover, a Friday (March 24) TMZ report indicates that the artist, real name Davionne McRoberts, went to a psych ward in Missouri earlier this week while covered in blood and confessed that he murdered Donald and Kathy McRoberts. Furthermore, police found the couple dead on Tuesday (March 21) and began a search for McRoberts. Not only that, but the report suggests that Woozy had a mental breakdown and shot his grandparents, yet police didn't determine any other motives.

That being said, McRoberts posted some concerning messages to his Facebook page before the murders. This suggests that either he premeditated the killings or went through some sort of crisis before the incident. "WHO WANNA DIE TODAY? Y'all don't believe me? Come show me I'm not god," one message read. Another took an even stranger turn. "Hey I really am god truly everyone I'm trying to help you all but I came to terms y'all got too comfy in hell I'm not trying to take peoples money when I say donate to $WoozyTheGoat I'm trying to show y'all new life."

St. Louis Rapper Woozy The Goat Accused Of Murdering Grandparents

A sickening story out of St. Louis as a local man - who goes by the rap name Woozy The Goat - has been accused of killing his own grandparents.
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 23, 2023

Meanwhile, this echoes another gruesome story that took place in 2013, when a Chicago rapper put out a hit on his mother. However, that case seemed directly motivated by money. Moreover, a then-23-year-old Young QC, real name Qaw'mane Wilson, hired a hitman to attack his mother. Afterwards, he took all the money in her bank accounts and modified the Mustang that he received as a gift from her. In addition, he posted a YouTube video the same year of him withdrawing $20,000 from a Chase Bank and throwing it out to fans.

Wilson then got hit with a 99-year prison sentence, whereas the shooter Eugene Spencer received 100 years of jail time. According to reports, Wilson "merely nodded" as the judge read his sentence. Disturbingly, the now-33-year-old had some words to say about the incident. "I just want to say, nobody loved my mother more than me," he reportedly expressed. "She was all I had. That's it." For the latest crime stories within the rap game, come back to HNHH.



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Cardi B just posted a wholesome video of her cuddling with Offset as she gives him kisses on her Instagram Story. Sure, it might ick out those averse to PDA, but it's still a sweet moment, and certainly sweeter than some of their other public interactions. Of course, they're one of the most talked about couples in the hip-hop landscape, known as much for their music as for their antics individually and together. However, even the most cold-hearted of individuals might find it hard to make a fuss out of this. Moreover, they both laughed at each other as she sang a viral song.

"Running man I don't want no other man," the South Bronx rapper captioned her cute Story post. She had a big week, as she emerged victorious in a legal battle against blogger Tasha K. Furthermore, reports came in around Tuesday (March 21) that Tasha lost her subsequent appeal, thus having to pay Cardi $4 million for defamation damages. "Damn Winos!" K wrote via Twitter. "We lost the appeal... against #CardiB sad day.. but I'm gonna be alright... I appreciate all your love & support. Throughout this fight. Today we throw in the white flag... what happened will never happen again... To Cardi & Her team, I apologize sincere. We Live, & Learn."

Offset Showers Cardi B With Kisses Amid Cuddles

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Meanwhile, Offset recently hit the Gram with a clip of his own, but this one related to upcoming music. Furthermore, he teased a posthumous collaboration with late cousin, rapper, and fellow Migos member Takeoff, as well as Detroit native Icewear Vezzo. Not only that, but he also continued to tease his upcoming album, which should come soon after hints at Moneybagg Yo and Future collaborations. For longtime fans of the iconic Atlanta trio, Offset and Takeoff's reunion could provide some catharsis after tragedy struck.

Even though his relationship with Quavo is definitely rocky at this point, fans still hope they can reconcile. Until that day, Offset and Cardi will likely continue to honor Takeoff in their own way and navigate the industry without him. Moreover, their latest exploit was their McDonald's deal receiving backlash from some of its locations. Regardless of that controversy, stick around on HNHH for the latest on Cardi B and Offset.


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Selena Gomez recently cleared the air and directly addressed her speculated feud with Hailey Bieber, and the latter thanked the singer and actress for her defense. Moreover, this comes after weeks of speculation that they threw shade at each other on social media. In fact, things escalated online so much that Selena fans actually sent death threats to Hailey. As such, the "Only Murders In The Building" star took to Instagram to call out those people and urge everyone to think more considerately. With that, she basically dispelled (or at least reverted) any inkling of bad blood, and the model also took to Instagram to thank Gomez for her actions.

"I want to thank Selena for speaking out, as her and I have been discussing the last few weeks how to move past this ongoing narrative between her and I," she wrote on her IG Story. "The last few weeks have been very hard for everyone involved and millions of people are seeing so much hate around this which is extremely harmful. While social media is an incredible way to connect and build community, moments like this only create extreme division instead of bringing people together.

Selena Gomez Defends Hailey Bieber, She Thanks Her

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"Things can always be taken out of context or constructed differently than they were intended," the 26-year-old continued. "We all need to be more thoughtful about what we post and what we say, including myself. In the end, I believe love will always be bigger than hate and negativity, and there is always an opportunity to meet each other with more empathy and compassion."

Moreover, the "Lose You To Love Me" singer directly addressed the issue hours prior, after some indirect chastising of people attacking Bieber. "Hailey Bieber reached out to me and let me know that she has been receiving death threats and such hateful negativity," her IG Story read. "This isn't what I stand for. No one should have to experience hate or bullying. I've always advocated for kindness and really want this all to stop." Come back to HNHH for more updates on this story and the latest from Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber.



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Snoop Dogg and Denaun (better known as Mr. Porter) have joined forces, thanks to Swizz Beatz, for the latest offering from Godfather Of Harlem. Since the series began, Swizz Beatz has brought forth a slew of hip-hop's biggest acts to set the vibe for the series. Though the show actually takes place during Bumpy Johnson's reign, Swizz brings some of hip-hop's greatest acts to add a modern touch. Each week, the show has debuted a new single that accompanies each episode. This week, Snoop and Denaun come through with heat.

On "Tomorrow," Snoop and Denaun tap into a higher consciousness and spirituality for a slow, downbeat record. Snoop takes the lead as he reflects on remaining resilient in the face of adversity while looking to God to give him strength. Though it might reflect Snoop's own relationship with the higher powers, he ultimately taps into the mindset of Bumpy Johnson over his verse. Meanwhile, Denaun holds down the melodies and production alongside Fredwreck.

Swizz Beatz Brings Snoop Dogg & Denaun Together

The latest offering from Swizz Beatz comes towards the end of the third season of Godfather Of Harlem. Since the premier, Swizz continued to bless fans with a plethora of excellent offerings with a wide-range of artists. Jadakiss collided with Swizz on "Hustle, Repeat," Busta Rhymes and Bibla joined forces on "Murda," and Swizz Beatz returned to the fold alongside SAINt JHN, Fivio Foreign, and BIA for "Street Opera."

As for Snoop Dogg, he's revving up for a big summer ahead. Earlier this month, he announced that the Death Row catalog was finally coming back to streaming services after securing a fair deal. However, he also revealed that he and Wiz Khalifa would reunite for the sequel to Mac & Devin Go To High School. This time, it'll be the high school reunion. No word on when that'll drop but Snoop's clearly keeping busy.

Quotable Lyrics
Straighten up the bow tie, I just wanna know why
I just gotta know my people get treated the same
See, we just gon' beat 'em the same
I'm tired of seein' the flames of hatrеd, take it and take it


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Flo Milli is still here, whether you like it or not. The Alabama-based rapper came through in 2022 with the release of her debut album, You Still Here, Ho? The body of work included 17 songs in total and made a strong statement of her presence in rap. She isn't necessarily diving into the same lanes as other women in rap but making her own strain of poppy, gruff, and overall, infectious bops. You Still Here, Ho? became a statement that let everyone know that she's only going up from here.

Unlike most major label debuts, Flo Milli didn't need A-List collaborations or any other assistance to get her point across. She handled the majority of the project on her own with features from Babyface Ray and Rico Nasty. However, she didn't hold out on fans since then, coming through with a bunch of new singles to get them amped for what she had in store in 2023. Now that we're here, she finally shared the deluxe edition.

Lola Brooke, Gloss Up & More Appear On Flo Milli's Re-Release

Even as fans continue to keep You Still Here, Ho? On repeat, she doubled back with the official extended edition of the record. Flo Milli tacks on another three songs with a few more features to flesh out the project. Lola Brooke and Maiya The Don appear in "Conceited (Remix)," which arrived earlier this year. The two artists elevate the original with their unique voices. Meanwhile, Gloss Up and Monaleo, who Flo Milli collaborated with on "We Not Humping (Remix)," join forces on "Bed Time." Finally, the previously released, "Nasty Dancer" also appears on the tracklist.

The re-release comes at a particularly exciting time in her career. Flo Milli is expected to hit the stage at Coachella next month following her performance at BOSE and NME's C23 showcase at SXSW. Though she previously hit the road for a headlining tour in late 2022, we hope that she'll be hitting the road again this summer and bringing her bops with her city to city. Check out the deluxe edition of her new album above and sound off with your thoughts in the comments.


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It's hard to remember the last time that the "GUMMO" rapper took over the news so powerfully and consistently. Moreover, after footage spread of 6ix9ine's beatdown at the speed of light on social media, sources close to the rapper stated that he's not planning to switch gyms or to South Florida, TMZ reports. Given the swift and jesting social media response to his assault, many might consider this a bad move. However, the rapper's team stands by his alleged decision to not change the way he lives his life based on one incident.

After all, those jubilant about his attack spent years trashing the artist, and it's a miracle that more headlines like these haven't popped up. Of course, this is one attack too many, yet his constant taunting in the face of his detractors wasn't lost on anyone this week. Still, even though much of the rap world responded with either understanding or satisfaction, there are many who saw it as no laughing matter. It's still an assault at the end of the day, and could've been much worse.

6ix9ine Will Not Leave Florida As Self-Defense Influencer Trolls Him

According to reports, #6ix9ine was hospitalized after being attacked by a group of men inside a gym in South Florida. Reports says he was jumped inside the sauna room, he reportedly tried fighting back but there was too many of them and he didn't have his security with him.

Despite his wishes to keep his security as is, 6ix9ine's attorney Lance Lazzaaro previously told TMZ that he contacted federal authorities to strengthen protection. Beyond that, if the 26-year-old is looking for tips on how to stand up to such attacks, perhaps he should look at a self-defense influencer's video trolling him. Moreover, Detroit D.U.S.T. posted a skit of him telling followers how to survive a beatdown in an LA Fitness- "or anywhere else, if you're six foot nine, or 69 years old, or you were born in 1969." The video clearly has a more comical slant to it, but at least he does give some legitimate tips.

Whether they work or not is unclear, and Daniel Hernandez probably won't look for trouble anytime soon. As Charlamagne Tha God stated, though, this is a learning opportunity for those who either taunt to no end, like 6ix9ine, or seek violent solutions, like his attackers. In a world where far too many rappers pass away from violence every year, this conversation should not stay in Twitter memes. Fortunately, he's okay now, and videos like D.U.S.T.'s are somewhat helpful, albeit satirical. Regardless, check out that self-defense clip below and log back into HNHH for the latest on this story and more on 6ix9ine.

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The rap game wouldn't be what it is today without Griselda, according to Benny The Butcher. Though it's hard to deny that the rise of lyricism is largely due to the Buffalo-based collective's efforts, Benny believes that more rappers need to be giving them their respect. The sound that emerged from the golden age of rap made a resurgence due to Griselda's efforts and a lot of rappers were able to make a career because of it. In Benny The Butcher's opinion, he, Westside Gunn, and Conway deserve all of the flowers.

"These n***as been putting out tapes, and a lot of these n***as been doing their shit, but Griselda is still the standard. We inspire these n***as. We made these n***as believe they can build this shit. These n***as ain't think they could do it," he said during his PSA. Benny The Butcher continued to explain that a lot of artists failed to be as persistent as them and eventually, gave up. However, he said that changed once Griselda came out.

Benny The Butcher Doesn't Think Griselda Gets Its Dues

Benny The Butcher says rappers need to "thank" Griselda for inspiring them
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) March 24, 2023

Once again, Benny reiterated that Griselda set a standard in rap that a lot of artists aspire to reach. "These n***as gave up. You telling them, 'Nah, fight.' Ain't nothing wrong with inspiring n***as. I'm just saying y'all, back to Griselda being the standard. Griselda is the fucking standard. I don't be hearing thank you from these n***as. These n***as be saying everything, but fucking thank you. I wanna start hearing thank you's from these n***as man," he said.

Benny The Butcher is arguably the most vocal artist out of the Griselda clique. Though Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine have echoed similar comments, Benny recently made a similar statement when they were excluded from B. Dot's best rappers list of 2022. He made it clear that the list couldn't be an accurate reflection of rap, especially as each artist on the label continued their prolific run. We'll keep you posted on any more updates surrounding Benny's grievances with his rap peers. Do you think Griselda deserves more credit? Sound off in the comments. 


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Popcaan Shares New Single "Bend It Over"


Popcaan is revving up for the deluxe release of his latest project, Great Is He. Released through OVO, the Jamaican dancehall star returned with a new body of work to set the tone for 2023. With singles like "We Caa Done" and the Burna Boy-assisted, "Aboboyaa," Popcaan delivered a body of work that's best fit for the summer. However, there's no doubt that with the shivering winter weather, we needed a record like Great Is He to provide us with a shred of hope that summer will come soon.

However, it looks like Popcaan is now gearing up to drop off a deluxe edition in the near future. This morning, he came through with his latest single, "Bend It Over" to kick off the campaign. The bouncy and breezy anthem finds Popcaan divulging romantic and sexual fantasies through honeyed harmonies and infectious lyrics. Though he hasn't revealed many details about Great Is He deluxe, Popcaan confirmed a March 31st release date.

Popcaan's "Great Is He" Deluxe Is On The Way

While the dancehall scene thrives off of the release of singles rather than bodies of work, it appears that the "Skeleton Cartier" artist aimed to make a statement to his peers with Great Is He. During an interview with Crack Magazine, Popcaan said that he's urging fellow Jamaican artists to consider delivering fleshed-out albums instead of one-off songs. "No one's doing it," he said. "I try to appeal to my Jamaican artists, telling all of them to put out more albums. People just see Jamaican music as singles."

Perhaps the most shocking aspect of the interview came when Popcaan suggested that he would be parting ways with OVO Sound in the near future to pursue his career as an independent artist. "I have so much music. The label can be weird sometimes. I love the label, but I don't like them...But I'll be independent soon," he explained. Though Popcaan didn't confirm when this would happen, we imagine that Great Is He deluxe could be one of his final offerings on the Drake co-founded imprint.

Quotable Lyrics
And yuh know mi love make them fly
Pon di cocky like a bean bag
Ride and carry on real bad
Beat up yuh pussy like a steel pan


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