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Kevin Gates Sentenced to 30 Months

Kevin Jerome Gilyard, 31, known by his stage name of Kevin Gates, of Baton Rouge, La., pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with a 2013 arrest, according to court records. Police records show Gilyard originally was arrested on an unlawful possession of a handgun charge about 8:10 p.m. Oct. 29, 2013, in the 7200 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

Kevin Gates Sentenced 180 Days in Jail

Bridgeview Branch Court Judge Neil Linehan gave Gilyard credit for 34 days already spent in jail in the case, according to court records.

Gilyard at least twice had warrants issued for his arrest in the case, once in 2013 when he failed to show up in court, and once in December 2016, according to court records. He was back in custody at the end of March, according to court records, and had been held by authorities since.

Kevin Gates Sentenced to 30 Months

Gilyard, as Gates, broke onto the scene in 2013 with “The Luca Brasi Story” after a series of mixtapes that depicted the gritty side of his life. The critically lauded effort also brought the rapper into the major label sphere. He signed to Atlantic Records, and released “Stranger Than Fiction” shortly thereafter, the release that began his stint as a Billboard chart fixture.

Rapper Kevin Gates Found Guilty

Gates’ style couples rap and R&B-style singing, while hewing to the bleak, autobiographical style that he has said came from the “pain” of his life. His only studio album, the platinum-selling “Isiah” released in January 2016, reached No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200.

SOURCE: CT

Mel B Claims Husband Stephen Belafonte Brutally Abused Her

Spice Girl Mel B claims her estranged husband punched, choked, berated and sexually exploited her — and got their nanny pregnant.

The former girl band member who was known as Scary Spice, whose real name is Melanie Brown, detailed the alleged abuse in a bombshell court filing that won her a temporary restraining order Monday against Stephen Belafonte.

She said Belafonte’s brutal attacks often coincided with her career success, such as her finale on “Dancing with the Stars” and her judging work on the UK and Australian versions of “X Factor.”

Brown, 41, said it was shortly after she placed runner-up on the fifth season of “DWTS” in November 2007 that Belafonte — her husband of only five months at that point — pounced on her minutes before a live television interview.

“He was in a rage and I had no idea why,” she wrote in her statement. “He placed both of his hands around my neck and began choking me. He then slammed me down onto the hardwood floor.”

She said Belafonte punched her with a closed fist in July 2012, causing her lip to split and swell, after she and recording artist Usher taped a promotional segment in New York for the Australian version of “X Factor.”

She said Belafonte accused her of triggering his furor by flirting with Usher and threatened to release sex tapes if she reported him.

“He told me that no one would believe me because everyone thinks I’m crazy. He called me a ‘f—ing monkey,’ told me I was dumb and said that I was a ‘derelict,'” she wrote.

Brown covered for the abuse by telling producers she had an allergic reaction to shellfish, she said.

The violence continued to escalate, she claimed, with Belafonte allegedly punching her in the face with a closed fist and pushing her facedown on a carpet after she performed with the Spice Girls at the London Olympics in August 2012.

“My face actually scabbed over the rug burns,” she wrote. “Because the injuries were so obvious, and because the media had snapped pictures of me with the facial injury, (Belafonte) forced me to ‘tweet’ out that I injured myself by running in 7-inch Christian Louboutin heels,” she wrote.

She said Belafonte’s “mind games” and violence became so overwhelming she attempted suicide in December 2014.

“In a moment of emotional and physical exhaustion, I took an entire bottle of aspirin,” she said. “I immediately regretted the action and tried to call 999 (England’s version of 911), and (Belafonte) blocked me from calling for help.”

She said he locked her in a bedroom without a phone and told her to “die bitch!”

“Each time I could pry the door open and try to squeeze out, (Belafonte) would slam the door on my head,” she claimed. “I kept telling him that I wanted to get my stomach pumped and I begged him to let me out.”

Brown said she initially fell for Belafonte during a vulnerable period when she was pregnant with her second child but no longer with the baby’s father.

“I was giving birth as a single mother, my self-esteem was very low and my hormones were out of balance due to the pregnancy,” she wrote.

She said Belafonte recognized her weakness and used kindness as his way of “grooming” her for marriage.

Brown said he later hired a “quite beautiful” 20-year-old exchange student from a small town in Germany as their nanny and began sleeping with the young woman.

In the Spring of 2014, Belafonte told Brown the nanny was pregnant with his child and he wanted to have the baby with everyone living under the same roof, Brown wrote.

“I was shocked and in disbelief,” she said. “(Belafonte) later demanded that Lorraine have an abortion.”

She said he paid the young woman $300,000 for three years of nanny services without her consent.

Brown further claimed Belafonte “demanded” that she join in sex acts with “random women” he brought back to their hotel rooms.

“If I objected to participating, he would threaten to release compromising videos of me,” she wrote.

Attempts to reach Belafonte were not immediately successful Tuesday.

In an interview with TMZ.com, he claimed he was hearing the accusations for the first time and was “distraught” and worried about how they might affect their daughters.

Brown has two daughters from previous relationships and a 5-year-old daughter named Madison with Belafonte.

Brown said she finally worked up the courage to divorce Belafonte after traveling back to London to see her sick father shortly before his death.

She claimed Belafonte almost caused her to miss the last days she spent with her ailing dad because he allegedly swiped her passport.

Under the protective order, Belafonte must stay at least 100 yards away from Brown and move out of the couple’s house in the Hollywood Hills.

Brown was granted custody of the couple’s daughter with Belafonte getting no visitation until a follow-up hearing.

The court denied a request by Brown to travel outside the U.S. with the 5-year-old girl.

Brown said she’s worried Belafonte might seek retribution after law enforcement served him with a search warrant Friday but failed to locate a gun at the family’s residence.

Belafonte is not allowed to have a gun due to a prior domestic violence conviction but he allegedly kept one in a lock box in the bedroom closet, Brown’s filing stated.

“I fear that with (Belafonte’s) character trait for violence, my prior physical beatings by him, his willingness to violate both federal and state laws by possessing a handgun — he knows no bounds,” she wrote. “I believe he is extremely dangerous.”

SOURCE: NYDN

Brisco Pleads Not Guilty in Fraud Case

South Florida rap artist Brisco pleaded not guilty to fraud and fake money charges on Tuesday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.

Brisco Pleads Not Guilty in Fraud Case

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.

Brisco Arrested on Money Fraud

 

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..

SOURCE: SS

Judge Clowns Coolio’s Hairstyle

Talk about kicking a man when he’s down. Coolio had to stand before a judge to hear his fate after getting caught at the airport with a gun, and get his hair critiqued.

Judge Clowns Coolio’s Hairstyle

Court is never a fun place to be, that is unless you are the judge holding people’s fate in your hands. Rapper Coolio plead guilty to possession of a concealed weapon in court Wednesday after getting caught with a gun in his bag at LAX airport. He won’t face any jail time, but he was sentenced to three years probation and must commit 45 days of community service.

Judge Clowns Coolio’s Hairstyle

A sigh of relief there. However, Coolio didn’t escape the court without getting his hairstyle acknowledged. Midway through the sentencing, the judge took a moment to bring attention to the spider legs currently perched atop Coolio’s head.

Judge Clowns Coolio’s Hairstyle

“You’re a little bit different,” said the judge, inferring that this is not the first time he’s seen Coolio in court. “You’ve got a different little hairstyle going here than in the past, but it, you know, it suits you.”

SOURCE: WWF

Judge Gives Go Ahead For Trump Child Rape Case Trial

After a third attempt at filing a lawsuit against Donald Trump for allegedly raping a young teen, the case may finally get it’s day in court. According to Snopes, the rape case was dismissed in May 2016 in California, but refiled in New York in June 2016. As of October 4, Federal Judge Ronnie Abrams has ordered a status conference hearing on the rape case in December 2016.

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The woman, who would like to be known as “Jane Doe” to keep her identity hidden, came forward to report that Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein raped her when she was 13 years old. She and several other complainants and witnesses corroborated their stories in order to follow through with the allegations in court. After several attempts, the initial case was dismissed due to technical filing errors, as the address listed on the documents was found to be a foreclosed home.

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Judge Ronnie Abrams decided the case was worth a hearing after the women filed suit for the third time. According to the Status Conference Order, all parties must submit a joint letter providing any and all evidence at the hearing in order to continue on with the rape case.

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In the original complaint, billionaire (and now registered sex offender) Jeffrey Epstein threw sex parties in the early 1990s, which underage women attended. The young women were allegedly forced to perform various sexual acts on Trump and Epstein. The women claim that Trump and Epstein made promises to them about modeling careers, and that’s how they were lured into the situations to begin with. They also alleged that they were afraid to come forward at the time because the men threatened them with bodily harm if they attempted to do so.

SOURCE: LS

Will & Jada ARE NOT Getting a Divorce. See Their Response Inside

Update:

Under normal circumstances, I don’t usually respond to foolishness. (Because it’s contagious) But, so many people have extended me their “deepest condolences” that I figured – “What the hell… I can be foolish, too!”

So, in the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over-again-ness… Jada and I are…

NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! : -)

I promise you all – if I ever decide to divorce my Queen – I SWEAR I’ll tell you myself!

‪#‎Dumb‬ People Should Have to Wear Scarlet D’s
-Will Smith

My king has spoken.

Will and Jada: Close To Divorce

It’s over! After 17 years, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are ending their rocky marriage – with a blockbuster secret divorce deal.

“For Will and Jada, holding it together these past few years has been tough because their marriage has been on life support for a long time,” an insider told Radar.

“They’re exhausted from trying to maintain the façade of a happy union,” the source continued. “They’ve decided to pull the plug in a carefully choreographed manner, [and] agree announcing their split at the end of the summer is the right move.”

The A-listers have already “worked out a confidential settlement to protect their $240 million fortune, and prepare their kids [son Jaden, 17, and daughter Willow, 14] for the fallout,” said the insider.

Hinting at their split earlier this year, the Bad Boys stud, 46, admitted that their marriage had “died” during an interview. Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith, 43, seemed to acknowledge Will’s notorious wandering eye, telling Howard Stern: “I’m not his watcher. He’s a grown man.”

She later added that she’s fine with Will’s ways, “as long as Will can look himself in the mirror and be okay.”

Rumors have persisted since 2013 that Smith romanced his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie. He’s also been pictured without his wedding ring.

Pinkett Smith also allegedly cheated in 2011 with HawthoRNe co-star Marc Anthony.

“They tried to fix things with therapy, [but] it’s not happening,” explained the source.

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