Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta on Tuesday was arrested on felony weapons charges in connection to the Young Dolph shooting in Charlotte during CIAA Weekend. Young Dolph, who was present for the festivities, was on his way to a show when his SUV was lit up with more than 100 rounds of ammunition.
Earlier today [May 16th] Youngsta turned himself into police custody in connection with the shooting, although it is not clear to what extent he was involved. A representative for Youngsta had this to say: “Memphis-based rap artist Blac Youngsta has turned himself in on charges filed in Charlotte NC. The warrants served were based on lyrics from rapper Young Dolph’s Bulletproof mixtape. Youngsta will await arraignment while he maintains innocence and no involvement with the incident.”
3 charges of “diss weap occ dwell/moving veh,” are listed, each with a bond amount of $15,000. Blac Youngsta, given name Sammie Marquez Benson, was arrested in North Carolina.
The story is still developing.
YFN Lucci spent a bit of time in police custody on Saturday, April 1. In fact, the ATL rapper’s arrest is said to have involved drama, as he reportedly found himself facing the barrels of several police firearms before being detained.
According to the police report, YFN ignored orders to pull over as police trailed his ride in downtown Atlanta. The rapper did eventually get around to complying, but did so under duress, with officers having trained their guns on him as he slowly exited the vehicle. While no substance was recovered, the car reportedly reeked of marijuana. Three weapons were reportedly recovered.
YFN Lucci would later take to Twitter to confirm his arrest on Sunday, writing, “I went to jail last night man I swear when u living they just won’t let u live.” Shortly after being taken in he was released and flown out to Florida on a private jet, where he’d perform a show at around 2 a.m. in Ocala.
Today, rapper Kevin Gates completed his sentence for kicking a woman at a concert in 2015 and was scheduled to be released from jail.
But as Gates was being processed out of jail, authorities discovered an outstanding weapons-related warrant. Gates was re-arrested and led back inside the jail.
Kodak Black has landed himself back in jail after violating his probation, according to XXL. The Florida rapper appeared in court on Tuesday (February 28), and he was taken into custody for violating terms of his house arrest. He’s currently serving five years probation for various charges, including kidnapping and assault, and gun possession.
Documents reveal that Kodak failed, “to remain confined to his approved residence except for one half hour before and after approved employment, public service work, or any other special activities approved by the officer […] on various times and dates, as evidenced from the pictures on video showing the offender at various places that were not approved.”
Among the places Kodak wasn’t approved to visit include Club Lexx strip club in Miami on or around Feb. 1, and Adrien Broner‘s boxing match in Cincinnati on February 18. Kodak also failed to attend anger management classes “and be responsible for the payment of any costs incurred while receiving said treatment, unless waived.”
The “Tunnel Vision” rapper is currently on tour and expected to perform in NYC tomorrow, March 1.
The Kim Kardashian robbery finally has its first busts. French police arrested 17 people Monday in connection with the violent jewel heist in October of the reality star — a high-profile crime that has remained a mystery.
Paris police announced the arrests of suspects ranging in age from 23 to 72, all of whom were known for prior robberies and crimes. During the morning raids, authorities uncovered a stash of firearms, plus about 140,000 euros ($147,500) in cash. Police released no details about the people in custody and announced no charges. Kardashian will be expected to identify suspects through a video feed in New York City.
Kardashian’s French lawyer Jean Veil told the magazine L’Express the arrests were “a nice surprise” that might lead to some answers. This is the first breakthrough in the heist since five masked and armed robbers escaped Kardashian’s Paris abode Oct. 3 on bicycles — and with more than $10 million in snatched jewelry. The 36-year-old mother of two said the thieves had her bound, gagged and held at gunpoint after storming into her semi-secret hotel room during Paris Fashion Week.
Kardashian and her husband, rapper Kanye West, have kept quiet about the incident since her return to America, even as speculation ran rampant about the robbery’s unsolved details. But Kardashian opened up about her trauma in a clip from the upcoming season of “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” and said she feared for her life as the bandits raided her room.
“They’re going to shoot me in the back,” she recalled through tears in the clip, released last week. “There’s no way out….It makes me so upset to think about it.” She escaped unharmed. The robbery was one of two high-profile troubles to plague the Kardashian family in 2016. West, who notoriously ran off the stage of a sold-out show when he heard about the robbery, nixed the rest of his Saint Pablo tour in November and briefly went under psychiatric hold in Los Angeles.
Young Thug was arrested at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Ga. on Thursday (Dec. 22). The JEFFREY creator was taken into custody for missing a court date.
According to TMZ, officers were responding to a stolen vehicle report and were looking for a suspect in the mall. During their search for the suspect, one of the cops recognized Thugger walking through the mall and remembered he’d recently skipped a court date for excessive window tinting. The cops arrested Thug for the warrant, booked him and released him on $500 bond.
For real, though: who can blame Thugger for wanting to tint his windows? As one of the biggest names in hip-hop at the moment, it makes sense that he wouldn’t want to get recognized in his own car. It’s also a safety issue.
It’s been a rough couple weeks since Thug spazzed on a couple airport employees, calling them names and offering them money to quit their jobs. First, he got dropped while trying to crowd surf at a concert in New York City. And, yesterday, he was booked for missing a court date, which must’ve been another annoying ordeal.
In other Young Thug-related news, the ATL artist recently spoke with Paper Magazine and talked about his desire to help fight poverty in Atlanta this holiday season.
“I think people only care about what affects them. It’s selfish, but I think it’s the truth,” he says. “If they are not affected by being poor, they don’t typically fight for it. I remember not having anything, so I want to always stay involved. Whenever I go back to my side of town – Cleveland Ave – I know I have to bring money, because there’ll be friends or cousins or people I knew from 6th grade who are going to ask me for money. My fiancée always says I look like Santa Claus, because I’m just giving everyone something.”
South Florida rap artist Brisco pleaded not guilty to fraud and fake money charges on Tuesday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.
Brisco, also known as British Mitchell, 34, is charged with selling counterfeit cash and being part of a fraud ring that operated in South Florida. He is linked to at least $200,000 worth of fraud, according to court testimony.
Mitchell, who was featured on Lil’ Wayne‘s 2009 Grammy Award-winning album Tha Carter III, has been jailed in Broward County since he was arrested earlier this month.
Authorities said he had been on the lam since August when he led law enforcement on two chases in one day when they tried to arrest him. Mitchell is tentatively scheduled to go to trial in federal court in Miami early next month on eight federal charges linked to identity theft, fraud and selling counterfeit currency..