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Witness IDs Underage Girl in R. Kelly Sex Trial

R. Kelly. Thing took a turn for the worst for R. Kelly and his defense team on the second day of his trial when a prosecution witness positively identified the underage girl…

Remy Ma Sentenced to 8-Year Prison Bid

Judge sentences Remy Ma to 8 years in jail for shooting friend. A day after prison officials canceled her jailhouse wedding to fellow rapper Papoose because of a smuggled handcuff key, Reminisce…

Busta Rhyme's Hype Man, Spliff Star, Arrested in Sweden

Busta Rhymes’ hypeman, Spliff Star (William Lewis) was arrested in Stockholm, Sweden on suspicion of drug possession after police searched the performers’ hotel rooms. Swedish police raided the hotel rooms of Busta…

Papoose Attempts to Break Remy Ma Out of Prison; Fails

Papoose is no Michael Scofield. The Brooklyn rapper was caught by authorities, in a lame Prison Break attempt, trying to sneak a handcuff key into Rikers Island prison for his fiancée, Remy…

Suge Knight Knocked Out in Cali Nightclub

“Knighty-night, Suge!” That’s the opener of New York Daily News’ article about former Death Row CEO Suge Knight, who the paper is reporting got knocked out during a scuffle at a Hollywood…

Michael Jackson Saves Ranch from Auction Block

The LA Times reports that Michael Jackson successfully stopped the foreclosure sale of his Neverland Ranch. Neverland Ranch. The property, in the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County, CA was to…

DMX Arrested for Racing ’66 Nova on Arizona Highway

Rapper DMX, real name Earl Simmons, spent a day in jail after Arizona authorities reviewing months-old traffic camera footage spotted the Yonkers native racing down a Phoenix-area freeway at over 100 miles…

Jay-Z Setting Up Trust Fund for Bell Kids

Music mogul Jay-Z, aka Shawn Carter, is reportedly in the process of setting up a stock-based trust fund for Sean Bell’s two children. Mr. Carter, who recently signed a 10-year, $150 million…

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Get Married

Nick Cannon, in a bold display of emotion proposes to Victoria Secrets Model Selita Ebanks Mariah Carey. Fresh off the heels of the secret Jay-Z/Beyoncè wedding, word is circulating around the interwebs…

Music that is and similarly isn’t Hip Hop

It’s good to take a lil reprieve from the net, unplug and not pay attention to ya Gmail, Aim, RSS feed and what not for 24 hours. It recharges you and I…

Buju Banton agrees not to bash homosexuals in lyrics

Reggae artist Buju Banton will no longer use homophobic lyrics in his music. Banton recently signed the Reggae Compassionate Act, which renounces violence against gays. The Act which states, "We (as artists)…

Wyclef to star in untitled HBO comedy series

Wyclef Jean has cut a deal with HBO to produce and star in a comedy series loosely based on his life. The project is in the early stages of development, will be…

DMX may face short jail time

“Here we go again” exclaimed DMX as he left a New York courtroom in connection to an accident The Bronx this past April in which his 2005 Dodge SUV hit another car,…

Buju Banton to stand trial in gay assault case

EURweb reports that reggae signer Buju Banton is set to go on trial Oct. 19 for his alleged role in a 2004 attack against a group of gay men in Jamaica.

Fantasia Barrino can’t read

During an appearance on ABC’s ’20/20′ American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino revealed that she is functionally illiterate. “You’re illiterate to just about everything. You don’t want to misspell,” Fantasia told “20/20.” “So…

Death of a dynasty

Mogul Dame Dash released a state concerning the sale of his 25% stake in the Rocawear colthing company: “I feel like my partners don’t understand what I’m trying to represent. We were…