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First Photo of DMX in Prison Surfaces Since Being Incarcerated for Tax Fraud

Previously, DMX was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to $1.7 million in tax fraud. Now, a photo of a rapper during his sentence has surfaced.

In the photo, X looks as if he put on some weight. He can be seen posing with another inmate as well. According to reports, this is one of the first photos that have popped up since the 47-year-old rapper was incarcerated.

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Man seen in video harassing woman in Puerto Rico shirt charged with hate crime

An allegedly intoxicated man, whose harassment of a woman wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt at a Chicago park last month was captured on video, has been charged with felony hate crime counts, a spokesperson for the Cook County prosecutor’s office said.

Timothy Trybus, 62, is charged with two felony counts of hate crime, Cook County State’s Attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

A man identified as Trybus is seen in a video accosting Mia Irizarry, 24, at the Caldwell Woods forest preserve in Chicago on June 14. Because of the Puerto Rican flag shirt Irizarry is wearing, the man in the video asks if she is a U.S. citizen and says “you’re not going to change us, you know that?” and “the world is not going to change the United States of America.”

The harasser didn’t seem to realize that Puerto Rico is, in fact, part of the United States America.

Irizarry had a permit for the space, officials said, and she says in the video she was there for a birthday party.

Felony hate crime is a class 3 felony, and carries a possible sentence of 2 to 5 years, but probation is also an option, Simonton said. She would not comment on whether prosecutors would seek probation or jail time in the case.

Trybus had also already been charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct. Those counts remain, but they could be dropped because the hate crime charges are the more serious, Simonton said.

It was not clear if Trybus had an attorney and a home phone number for him could not be immediately found. Trybus is scheduled to appear in court on a bond hearing on Friday, Simonton said.

The video of the exchange sparked outrage, and even Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, weighed in and called it “appalling” and he said “a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere.”

On Wednesday, Patrick Connor, a Forest Preserves of Cook County police officer who was being investigated for allegedly failing to act during the harassment resigned on Wednesday, and the county board commissioner on Thursday apologized and called the incident “truly appalling, gut wrenching, and a real wake-up call to everyone.”

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YG Arrested on Felony Robbery Charges Stemming from Vegas Casino Incident

YG has been arrested for his role in an assault on a man at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Bompton rapper is being charged with felony robbery for yanking the man’s chain off his neck and taking off with it. Unfortunately for YG, TMZ reports that surveillance cameras caught the entire incident including YG taking off with the man’s chain which is considered to be worth between $3000-$9000.

The alleged victim of the assault sued YG back in June claiming that he had his crew jump him and take his chain. The victim is seeking $25K.

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Shannade Clermont From Bad Girl’s Club Accused Of Stealing Identity Of A Dead Man

Shannade Clermont, the Bad Girl’s Club alum, found herself arrested by the police for identity theft.

According to a statement released by the US Attorney’s Office For The Southern District of New York on the 11th of July, Wednesday, the 24-year-old reality star faces charges of access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud.

Reportedly, Ms. Clermont used the anonymous man’s credit cards after she met up with him for a “prostitution date,” in January 2017. The following morning, the police found his dead body, presumably due to a drug overdose, but they didn’t know who he was with at the time of his death.

While she was in his apartment, she stole his credit cards and made $20,000 worth of fraudulent purchases on two of his cards in the succeeding days.

The US Attorney’s Office states that the woman used the money to pay her telephone bills, her rent, as well as flights, clothing, and other random items online.

The reality star also created a fake email account in his name, then used it to create a Western Union account, and then wire transferred $1,000 to herself. Geoffrey S. Berman said in his statement that Ms. Clermont lived up to her reputation as a “Bad Girl” in Bad Girl’s Club.

The prosecutor said in his official statement before the court that she stole credit card information from a deadman and used it to purchase thousands of dollars worth of merchandise under fraudulent pretenses.

The case is particularly malicious because rather than reporting that he had died to authorities, she capitalized on his death.  The Associated Press claims Ms. Clermont was arrested on Wednesday and then was released on $100,000 bail.

Shannade and her sister, Shannon, appeared in the 14th season of the reality series, which aired three years ago in 2015, and they also modeled for Kanye West’s Yeezy and were featured in several music videos. Unfortunately, it looks like her days as a reality and music video star are over.

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Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty To Alleged Florida Photographer Attack

Chris Brown denies any wrongdoing.

Last week, Chris Breezy was performing in Florida for his Heartbreak On A Full Moon tour and when he walked off stage police were there ready to handcuff him and take him in. Chris was arrested for an outstanding warrant that was linked to an alleged attack on a photographer from the previous year.

Apparently, Bennie Vines was hired by a club to take photos of Chris who was hosting an event. While taking pictures, Chris punched him in the face but got away before cops showed up. The victim denied medical treatment but went forward with a case against Chris since suffering a split lip. The Blast now reports that Chris pleaded not guilty to the assault. The singer was not in court to preach his stance but the plea was delivered by his attorney who also asked the court to set a date for a “disposition/pre-trial conference.”

Chris apparently paid $2,000 to get out of jail and continue his tour and even hit up Instagram to let his fans know he’s good. “What’s NEW🙄????? Show tomorrow!!!! ❤.”

Chris is set to hit up Virginia Beach tomorrow followed by, New Jersey, Brooklyn and many more for the handful of dates left on the road.

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LeBron James Officially Signs with Los Angeles Lakers, 4 Years, $154 Million

According to LeBron’s representative Klutch Sports, James has officially signed a 4-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

On Friday, LeBron became a free agent when he turned down a $36 million option with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Lil Yachty Holds Memorial Service for XXXTentacion in Atlanta

Many in and out of the music industry continue to mourn the death of XXXTentacion. The week surrounding his murder has been a whirlwind with suspects being brought into custody and the revelation that X was going to be a father. Memorial services and vigils have been held in his honor ranging from the more peaceful in Florida to the more raucous in Los Angeles. Lil Yachty decided to give the X fans in Atlanta a space to mourn the late rapper during the service he organized at Centennial Park in the A.

Yachty spoke to the crowd of fans that packed Centennial Park telling them, “Anybody who know me who know my music then they know I’ve been preaching positivity. And that’s what I’ma do, I’ma hold that legacy for X and gon’ keep promoting this positivity,” adding “All that hate, all that envy, all that bullsh*t. We gotta leave that shit in the past. Life is too short.”