Friday, December 28, 2007
Earlier this year R&B singer Brandy was involved in a multi-car, fatal accident on an LA freeway. At the time, stories were swirling that Brandy caused the crash and that she'd be charged with vehicular homicide or reckless driving or something and the husband and parents of the victim immediately filed multi-million dollar wrongful death suits against Brandy. Well, it turns out Brandy wasn't at fault and won't be facing any charges. The accident investigation showed that the woman who was killed caused the multi-car pile up when she smashed into the car in front of her [toxicology reports showed traces of Marijuana in her system] so all those lawsuits filed against Brandy will be dropped
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
The alleged hit man, Eric (E-Bay) Moore, also is facing the federal death penalty for the Aug. 10, 2000, slaying of Ivory Davis, who was shot twice as he sat in his car outside Club NV at Hudson and Spring Sts. The mortally wounded Davis drove off and fatally struck a pedestrian, Swedish filmmaker, Johan Camitz.
Hardy was indicted on murder charges in 2005, but it's the U.S. attorney general who ultimately decides to pursue the federal death penalty. Hardy and Lil' Kim once lived together in her New Jersey mansion. He drove around in a Land Rover she gave him and the couple were believed to be engaged, a law enforcement source said.
Hardy, who served time for shooting at narcotics cops in Brooklyn, had a fearsome reputation at the Lafayette Gardens projects in Bedford Stuyvesant, where his crew controlled the drug trade, law enforcement officials said. In 2003, cops said he confronted rapper 50 Cent in a New Jersey hotel parking lot, sparking a gunfight after the rapper dissed Lil' Kim on the radio.
Hardy's lawyer claims he has undergone a religious conversion since those wild times, legally changing his name to Isa Ibn Jibril. He also is mentally ill, the lawyer said. Last week, a federal judge ordered Hardy to undergo a psychiatric exam to determine if he is competent to stand trial on federal racketeering and murder charges. "I am the Christ. I am the Messiah," Hardy ranted in court in 2004 after he was arrested at JFK Airport as he returned from a religious pilgrimage in the Middle East. "Do not be the one to go against the law," he went on. "Adhere to the law's command before I give you warning. A day that is drawing near. A day of grief and regrets. Boiling water will be poured over your heads."
Defense lawyer David Ruhnke wouldn't talk about Hardy's relationship with Lil' Kim or his mental condition. He also refused to say if Lil' Kim would be asked to testify at the penalty phase of the trial if Hardy is convicted. A representative for Lil' Kim could not be reached for comment. "He's become a very devout Muslim," said Ruhnke. "He maintains his innocence and the government does not allege that he personally killed any of the victims in the case."
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
If you ever thought Remy Ma acted a little mannish, there's a reason for that. This dude-chick claims she and Remy used to eat each other's boxes [her words]. She even calls Remy on the phone and talks to her for a minute, until Remy hangs up on her ass.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Here's what she said to Vibe: “If you look at what Perez [Hilton] does - and I don’t advocate for Perez, you know, he can write hurtful things about a lot of people - but what he does as a man of color, as a Latino, is he never dogs Latinos, ever. He actually breaks artists on his website. They can go from “Who the hell is that?” to Number One on iTunes in a day, just from what he says. So he’s trying to uplift his own people. I mean, he dogs everybody else, but as a man of color, I applaud you. I can’t dog you for not dogging your own people. He never says anything negative about Latinos, ever, and I just wish that we had more of that kind of “raise up” mentality and pulled each other up instead of dragging each other down. Especially like… If I got arrested, say whatever you want to say. If I had kids and left them in the car while I partied, or I got out of cabs showing all my private parts, you have every right to dog me. If I came out and dogged my own people, kill me in your blogs. But don’t make things up! I do enough, and if you really got spies everywhere you’d know what I was doing, you wouldn’t have to make things up. And if you don’t know your facts, then just don’t print them.”
Read the rest of the article here.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Plies manager got caught with 80 pounds of coke yesterday. You know his ass is going down. According to the Tampa Bay Tribune, Plies’ manager, David Lee Gay Jr., was arrested in his home Tuesday night during a drug deal gone wrong with Eleazar Gutierrez-Castillo. Castillo had been arrested hours earlier trying to sell to five ounces of cocaine to an undercover cop and agreed to rat out Gay Jr in exchange for some leniency. Castillo told authorites that he and Gay Jr. had entered into an agreement to distribute cocaine and that from September 21st through November 12th, Gay Jr. had received and sold a half-kilo to a kilo of cocaine at least six times. Castillo said Gay Jr. paid him $6,000 for a kilo of cocaine and owed $8,000 more to “consummate the deal". According to a criminal arrest affidavit, during the meeting at his house with Castillo, Gay Jr. ‘grew nervous’ saying he thought he noticed cops in the neighborhood. Sensing something was wrong he backed out of the deal asking ‘Gutierrez-Castillo what he had done to wrong him.’ But it was too late. In addition to the 36 keys, police found a 9mm Taurus handgun, 10 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and $7,902.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
If you're planning a trip to New York to see Fantasia in The Color Purple, don't be mad if get there and she don't show up. They say your girl missed 50 shows 'cause she simply isn't used to the grueling 8 show a week schedule. The production has been losing bu-ku bucks because when fans find out Fantasia's not singing, they've been demanding refunds. Producers really got pissed off when they found out Fantasia was outside the theater serenading would be concert goers after the production was shut down during the writers strike. One of The Color Purple's backers was overheard griping, "There's no show, and she's out there singing. Now if we could get her to perform when there is a show, we'd be in business."
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
UGK member Bun B had this to say, "While this nomination is bittersweet to say the least, I am thankful for the acknowledgement. And as this was a lifelong dream for Chad [Pimp C], it warms my heart to know that he has finally gotten the recognition from the powers that be that his talent, passion and relentless drive for music so rightfully deserved."
Pimp C was found dead in his hotel room last week in Los Angeles.