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Rick Ross Allegedly Extorted for $3 Million By Gangster Disciples for using Alleged Leader’s Name in Rap Song.

Allegedly, Rick Ross ran into some issues with the Gangster Disciples, who didn’t like the rapper’s mentioning their leader’s name without compensation. Members of the gang were also alleged to have extorted Ross, news that was revealed in a 2016 indictment.

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William Leonard Roberts II, now known as rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross made the 2010 track “BMF” (Blowin’ Money Fast), in recording the song, Ross called himself “Larry Hoover,” He also called himself Big Meech named after the notorious leader of the Black Mafia Family on the same track).

The song and entire album became a huge hit for Ross, but also sparked public controversy and animus, particularly with former and current gang members of the Gangster Disciples, BMF, and even the real ‘Freeway Rick Ross’ aka Ricky Donell.

The problems began when Ross, on the 2010 track, Ross calls himself Larry Hoover but he was also set upon because they said he “threw” the six pointed stars GD hand signal.  Additionally, Ross posed with the six pointed Star of David on the album cover.  Larry Hoover is purportedly the founder and kingpin of Chicago’s notorious Black Gangster Disciples and is currently serving six life sentences for murder, extortion, conspiracy and running a criminal enterprise.

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The Gangsta Disciples allegedly demanded that Ross pay them for the usage of their names under the threat of violence, and Ross was further warned that he will also be shut out of live performances in several states such as Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and most conspicuously, Illinois until he pay.

Initially, some shows were cancelled in the wake of the drama and later, several members of the gang were indicted for extortion among a flurry of other charges.

A 2012 Indictment of several alleged members of the BGD that has become public and also includes audio of the trial and is now on YouTube references that: “Shauntay Craig, Alonzo Walton, Kevin Clayton and Donald Glass, and other Gangster Disciples members threatened rapper R.R. with physical harm unless rapper R.R. paid the Gangster Disciples for use of the gang’s name and symbols”

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Allegedly, former gang member Markell White is heard in the taped proceedings giving testimony against other gang members regarding the extortion along with other charges in the Allegedly, former gang member Markell White is heard in the taped proceedings giving testimony against other gang members regarding the extortion along with other charges in the top YouTube video, the song “BMF” that sparked the situation can be heard below.

RELATED: Larry Hoover was recently the subject of headlines when rappers Kanye West and Drake squashed their long-running beef and performed a benefit concert to help bring awareness to Hoover’s legal battle. 

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Los Angeles District Attorney Will Not File Felony Charges Against The Man Who Attacked Dave Chappelle At Comedy Show

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Comedian Dave Chappelle’ lawyer says the comedian is unhappy with Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s decision not to file felony charges against the man who allegedly attacked him on stage.

“It’s a travesty of justice that Gascón is refusing to prosecute this case as a felony,” Gabriel Colwell told the New York Post on Friday. “The city attorney, who filed the case, is doing his job but DA Gascón should also do his job and charge this as a felony.

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“… Entertainers in LA need to know this is a justice system that will protect them. There is no question here that when someone is violently assaulted by another in possession of a deadly weapon that it should be charged as a felony.”

Colwell echoed those comments to Rolling Stone magazine, telling the publication: “This is what Mr. Chappelle wants. Mr. Chappelle wants this case charged as a felony. … Ten thousand people saw Dave Chappelle assaulted on stage at the Hollywood Bowl last Tuesday night, and the assailant had a deadly weapon on him. The fact that this isn’t charged as a felony case by the DA is insane.”

Isaiah Lee, 23, was charged Thursday by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office with single misdemeanor charge of battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance and commission of an act that delays an event or interferes with a performer. He appeared in court Tuesday for a bail review hearing during which bail remained set at $30,000.

Lee is due back in court May 20 after pleading not guilty to the four misdemeanor counts.

Earlier Thursday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that it would not file any felony charges against Lee.

“After reviewing the evidence, prosecutors determined that while criminal conduct occurred, the evidence as presented did not constitute felony conduct,” according to a statement from the District Attorney’s Office.

The office opted to refer the case to the City Attorney’s Office, which handles misdemeanor prosecutions.


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​Hip-Hop’s Queen Latifah Breaks Ground On Community-Driven Real Estate Project In Newark

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Queen Latifah returned home to Newark on Tuesday, warmly welcomed by fans, family and public officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for a mixed-use project she is partnering with local developers to build on a block with a troubled past.

“I was born here, St. Michael’s Hospital, so this is definitely my home,” said Latifah, 52, who spent some of her early years in neighboring East Orange and Irvington. But getting back to Newark, she added, “This is where Sarah Vaughn is from, so I’m proud to be from here.”

Latifah, an award-winning rapper, singer, and actor who stars in “The Equalizer” on CBS, appeared before a crowd of about 150 people gathered at the site of the RISE mixed-use project between Springfield and 19th Avenues, west of 16th Street, near the boundary of Central and West wards.

The project will include 60 two- and three-bedroom market-rate apartments in four townhouse clusters, and 16 affordable units in a separate building. It will also have space for healthcare or other professional offices and nonprofit organizations.

Rent for the market-rate units will start at around $1,800 a month, said officials of GonSosa Development, the company headed by Alberto and Yacinda Goncalves and Ricardo Sosa that is partnering with Latifah’s development company, Blue Sugar, on the project. Blue Sugar’s CEO is her longtime friend and fellow Newarker Tammy Hammond.

Construction began this winter on the first phase of the project, a dozen market-rate apartments in a three-story building designed to look like a townhouse cluster, which is expected to be completed this summer. Additional phases will be finished gradually, including the affordable units sometime in 2023, with the entire project done by early 2024.

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One Person shot outside DaBaby’s North Carolina home, police say

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 One person was reportedly shot and wounded outside the North Carolina home of rapper DaBaby, according to police, in a statement Thursday. but it was unclear if he himself was involved or hurt.

According to reports, DaBaby and at least one other person were at the home when the shooting happened Wednesday evening (4/13), Troutman Police Chief Josh Watson told The Associated Press. But he wouldn’t divulge who was shot or who did the shooting, citing an ongoing investigation. He said the injuries of the unidentified wounded person were not life-threatening. It has since been reported, the person was shot in the leg.

A spokesperson for the rapper didn’t immediately respond to RhythmNations email request for comment on Thursday.

Troutman, located in Iredell County, is 35 miles north of Charlotte.



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Snoop’s Death Row Records Mulling A Collab With Bad Boy Records Founder, P. Diddy?

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Vibe.Com reports that a possible future collaboration may take place in the near future between new Death Row Records owner, Snoop Dogg, and Bad Boy Records founder P. Diddy.

Per Vibe, in a new short film, Bac on Death Row, which was released a few days after the Super Bowl LVI HalfTime Show, where Snoop performed. The two music icons teased at the potential collaboration in a conversation at one point in the film while discussing their respective legacies and the gravity of the moment.

“Congratulations, King. Great move,” Diddy said while giving Snoop a round of applause via a FaceTime chat.

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Kirk Franklin’s Son, Kerrion, Under Arrest In Connection To Murder Of Missing Woman

the woman who has accused singer Chris Brown of drugging and raping her on a yacht in late December 2020. In text messages between Brown and the accuser which was exclusively obtained by Radar, Jane Doe, the woman is seen courting Brown in lewd language and bare-naked selfies almost immediately after the alleged rape took place.

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After publicly feuding with his father on multiple occasions, gospel icon Kirk Franklin’s son, 33 year old Kerrion, now apparently needs his dads help after being recently arrested by Beverly Hills, California police while driving the car of a woman who is allegedly ‘missing.’ franklin was reportedly also in possession of a gun when stopped and is reportedly currently being held on “no Bond.”

In a call the Bad Boys Club star reportedly made from inside the L.A County jail to the Larry Reid Live Podcast, where Franklin stated that he was arrested by 8 cars of police, and that it was a wrongful arrest that stemmed from a busted tail light. franklin also addressed the llegedly mising woman stating “whoever sol him the car was alive when he bought it, noting how he had owned the vehicle in question for almost a year.

Among other topics shared with the podcast host, the musician and film producer also stated he believed that his legal woes stemmed from his inner circle “changing.”

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