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Rick Ross Arrested, Charged with Kidnapping & Assault

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

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Rick Ross was taken into custody Wednesday morning at his home in Georgia by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. He has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. His bodyguard Nadrian James was also arrested.

The arrests stem from an incident that happened about two weeks ago when Ross and/or his bodyguard allegedly pistol whipped a man who was working on the 109 room mansion that used to belong to Evander Holyfield. Following the assault, the man was not immediately allowed to leave the premises, hence the kidnapping charge.

Ross was arrested earlier this month in the same Georgia county when he was found to be in posession of weed during a traffic stop, a charge so pedestrian in the annals of modern rapper arrests that I didn’t even feel the need to do a post on it at the time. But this? This shit right here is a charge for a BAWSE. In any event, it would appear that this Georgia residence is not working out too well for the MMG founder.

UPDATED: Ross has been denied bond. Billboard has obtained a copy of the warrant issued for Rozay’s arrest, which details how him and James allegedly pistol whipped worker Jonathan Zamudio and forced him to remain in the guest house of the Fayette County estate against his will.

UPDATED: A Fayette County District Attorney tells the LA Times Ross could sit in jail for as long as a week before he sees a superior court judge who can set bond.

Previously: Rick Ross in Durban South Africa

Diddy Charged with Felony For Assaulting UCLA Coach

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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UPDATED: (7/2) TMZ reports that Puff will not be charged with a felony, but could still face misdemeanor assault charges.

Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested Monday afternoon after getting into a skirmish with UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi. According to a report by TMZ, Diddy tried to hit the coach with a kettle bell, which if you’re familiar with the weight training instrument, could easily take somebody’s head off.

Justin Combs was awarded a scholarship by the school back in 2012 and his time there has been relatively quiet, until now. Diddy is known to attend his son’s practices, but on Monday things took a turn for the worst when he allegedly confronted Alosi for “riding” his son Justin too hard during the session:

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Kanye Covers GQ’s Most Stylish Men Alive Issue

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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Mr. West graces one of the covers of GQ‘s new Most Stylish Men Alive issue. Kanye is joined on the twenty slot list by the likes of Jay Z, A$AP Rocky, Ryan Gosling and Russell Westbrook. Check out the full list here.

Kanye also joins Ricardo Tiscci and of Givenchy and Kendall Jenner on the new Vogue Japan cover, check that out below.

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Lil Wayne Announces Free Weezy Album Release Date

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

During a recent tour stop, Wayne revealed to the crowd that his Free Weezy Album will be arrive on July 4th, which I suppose is symbolic with it being Independence Day and all. The album is widely expected to be released through Jay Z’s TIDAL streaming service with which Wayne just acquired an ownership stake.

Check out the absolutely monstrous single “Glory” here.

Previously: Young Thug Associate Arrested for Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

Lil Wayne Says He Signed a Deal with Jay Z

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Lil Wayne announces he is now signed to JAY-Z

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On Saturday night at 106 KMEL’s annual Summer Jam concert, Lil Wayne told the assembled crowd that he just signed a deal with his “motherfuckin idol” Jay Z. What kind of deal is he referring to though? As we know, he’s still technically signed to Cash Money Records, so does he mean a Tidal deal? That would be a lot less interesting than if he went full Roc Nation, but I guess we’ll have to wait for somebody to elaborate.

UPDATED Wayne’s manager clarifies that he was in fact referring to a TIDAL deal.

It’s been a very Wayne heavy weekend.

Spotted: Miss Info

Previously: Bankroll Fresh ft. Lil Wayne, Juvenile & Turk – Hot Boy (Remix)

Drake Helps Launch Apple Music

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is in full swing at the moment and the tech giant just unveiled its newly revamped music streaming service, which is appropriately named Apple Music and rolls features previously found on iTunes Radio and the Beats service into a new platform. Jimmy Iovine and Drake were on hand to help make the announcement and Drizzy told the crowd that he is “tirelessly” working on Views From The 6 and he will be promoting it in part through the new Apple Music Connect feature.

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Apple to Pay Drake $19 Million to Make Playlists?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

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The New York Post is reporting that Apple, which is preparing for a major relaunch of its iTunes Radio platform, is looking to throw money at a number of celebrities to enlist their help in publicizing the service. According to the unuconfirmed report, the hardware and digital music giant has been negotiating with artists such as Drake, David Guetta and Pharrell to retain their services as “guest DJ’s” on the revampded streaming music service. A figure of $19 million has reportedly been dangled in front of Drake to help close the deal.

Who knows if any of this is true, but if it is, I would imagine it’s probably more of an endorsement deal than just the “guest DJ” gig it is being described as. Because otherwise, aren’t they effectively tossing obscene amounts of money at these guys for what amounts to putting together playlists? It’s likely that for $19 million, Drake will slip an exclusive new track or two into his set lists every now and then, but damn that’s alot of bread to pay for the privlege of passing somebody the aux cord.

UPDATED: Billboard has confirmed that Drake and Pharrel are negotiating some kind of involvement with Apple’s new offering, but a source shot down the $19 miliion number.

Previously: Drake Debuts New Verse in Detroit

Young Thug Associate Arrested for Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

Friday, May 29th, 2015

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Back in April, when an unidentified shooter let off at Lil Wayne’s tour bus after an Atlanta show, the smart money was on Young Thug being somehow involved. It appears the Atlanta police were thinking the same thing and they have now arrested Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, whom TMZ reports works as a tour manager for Thug, in connection with the shooting. As you probably know, Wayne and Thug have been involved in a public back and forth over the Carter 6 title, the affections of Birdman and the open spot as the rightful heir to the Iron Throne Cash Money empire.

Previously: Lil Wayne’s Tour Bus Shot at in Atlanta

Meek Mill Preps New Mixtape for June

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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Since he got out of jail, Meek has been giving us steady, calculated drops rather than flooding the streets with product, but it looks like that’s about to change as he has a new mixtape planned for June 5th called Meek Season.

Watch the new video for “Monster” here.

Previously: Meek Mill ft. Travi$ Scott & Strap – Miss My Dawgs (Chinx & Lil Snupe Tribute)

Drake’s 2015 Houston Appreciation Weekend Schedule

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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Drake will return to Texas this coming Memorial Day weekend for the second Houston Appreciation Weekend celebration. The festivities kick off on Thursday with a Bun B tribute event and a Future show, and will culminate with the Houston leg of The Jungle Tour at the Toyota Center on Sunday night.

Check out the full schedule below and stream the official HAW2 mix from Eric Dingus and OVO.

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