Back in September 2011, rapper Petey Pablo was sentenced to three years in prison for a gun charge — and according to TMZ, Petey turned himself in to a medium security federal correction institution in West Virginia earlier last month. More details after the jump!
The former platinum selling rapper — who was arrested for trying to smuggle a gun through an airport … on SEPTEMBER 11 of all days — finally began his three-year prison term on January 4 by turning himself in to a medium security federal correction institution in West Virginia.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ, the court recommended Pablo receive “intensive substance abuse treatment, vocational training and educational opportunities” while locked up.
He is scheduled be released on July 17, 2014.
A hip-hop mogul is facing federal murder-for-hire charges - which could lead to the death penalty - for ordering the murder of an associate of rapper 50 Cent, a prosecutor disclosed Friday.
James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, already indicted in Brooklyn federal court on drug trafficking charges, faces the death-penalty rap in Manhattan, Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Kaminsky said Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court.
The prosecutor did not reveal details of the murder case, but sources said it was the 2009 rubout of Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher.
Rosemond has long been suspected of putting a contract on Fletcher in retaliation for slapping Rosemond’s then 14-year-old son.
Two years before he was gunned down on a Bronx street, Fletcher pleaded guilty to assaulting the teen, but investigators believed he took the fall for Tony Yayo, a member of Fiddy’s G-Unit, who had slapped the kid. Fletcher was a member of Yayo's posse.
Fletcher was murdered shortly after he was released from prison for a drug conviction and for assaulting Rosemond's son.
Rosemond, who repped rapper The Game, has been charged with running a coast-to-coast, multi-million dollar cocaine ring.
He has been engaged in plea negotiations with the feds in Brooklyn which could be complicated by the upcoming murder charge.
Jay-Z "Deeply Disappointed" In Rihanna For Getting Close To Chris Brown Again. Worries It Sends A Bad Message To Her Young Female FansPosted by: Cliff Po |
When Rihanna made the decision to get cozy with Chris Brown again she probably knew there would be some backlash from the media, fans and her mentor Jay-Z. Turns out she was right in all three cases--especially Jay-Z's.
RadarOnline is reporting that the man responsible for signing Rihanna to Def Jam Records at the start of her career is "deeply disappointed" in her decision to let Brown back into her life.
"Jay was absolutely disgusted by what Chris did to Rihanna. Jay doesn't understand how a man could ever lay hands on a woman; it just goes against who he is and about," a source told Radaronline. "Chris is absolutely dead to Jay, he wants nothing to do with him ever. Now that Rihanna is hooking up with Chris and recording songs with him, Jay is deeply disappointed in her actions. He can't fathom why Rihanna is doing the things she is doing. He understands the need for forgiveness, but he is adamant that Rihanna shouldn't forget what Chris did to her. Jay wonders what kind of message this is sending to Rihanna's young female fans. Rihanna knows how Jay feels about Chris, but she doesn't care, she is going to do what she wants."
Rihanna is 24-years old now. Is it time for Hov to let her live her own life or should he be concerned?
(AP/ABC7) After hours of waiting in line, hundreds of people who camped outside of The Mall at Prince George's Friday morning for Nike’s newest Foamposite sneakers were told the release was canceled.
In the early-morning hours, police announced that Friday’s release of the Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoe was canceled due to safety concerns with the huge crowd.
Officers say another release date would be announced at a later time.
Despite the news of the cancellation, long lines remained outside the mall, waiting for the chance to purchase the shoes.
At about 10 a.m., a group of people who remained gathered at the Hyattsville shopping center rushed the doors, but still were not able to get into the mall.
A man was reportedly detained and cited for disorderly conduct.
“It was endless people running,” says Timothy Clocker. “It was like mayhem. People running all over the place. Pushing over people everything to get the shoes.”
Marcus Bailey got in line at 10 Thursday morning. He was highly disappointed when the Foot Locker decided not to sell the shoes, saying the large, unruly crowd made it dangerous to release them.
“I think the window was about to break at one point in time because everybody was squishing against the window trying to make a line,” Bailey says.
The price is listed at $220; however, the coveted kicks are reportedly being sold on Ebay and Craigslist for as high as $2,400.
Urban apparel store DTLR said via Twitter that they will have the Galaxy Foams on Saturday at their Minnesota Avenue, D.C. and Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore locations. Both stores are set to open at 8 a.m.
A trio came here from New York hoping it would be easier to score a pair of shoes in Prince George's County than in the Big Apple.
“Right now you can sell them for five times as much,” says Helen Velazquez of the Bronx. “I'm a girl. They don't come out in girl sizes, so I'm buying a pair just to sell them.”
Meanwhile, at an Orlando, Fla. mall, more than 100 sheriff's deputies in riot gear broke up an out-of-control crowd waiting to buy the new Nike creation.
Authorities say there were no injuries or arrests outside the Florida Mall late Thursday. The crowd began getting unruly as hundreds packed the parking lot, waiting to buy the Foamposite Galaxy, which was timed to be released during the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando.
The Orlando Sentinel reported the crowd was asked to wait across the street when the mall closed. But one person ran toward Foot Locker and others followed. Authorities formed a line and used shields to push back the crowd.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.