Crime


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Trick Daddy is regarded as a rap legend down in Miami, but it doesn’t look like things are going so well for him outside of music. According to NBC, the rapper, real name Maurice Young, was arrested last night after police found 1g of cocaine, a 9mm Sig Sauer and a box of ammunition in his home in Miramar, Florida.

The Broward County Drug Task Force had a “sniff warrant” to search Trick Daddy’s home and stopped him as he was leaving in his car. Ironically, on top of the cocaine and firearm charges, he also was charged with driving with a suspended license.

Related: New Music: Trick Daddy Feat. Young Jeezy “Can’t Leave The Streets Alone”

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Vybz Kartel has met his fate. After being found guilty of the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams following a 65-day trial last month, the Jamaican dancehall star has been sentenced to life in prison, The Gleaner reports. He must serve 35 years before becoming eligible for parole. The three other men convicted in the murder — Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John — were all handed life sentences, too.

Kartel’s defense plans to appeal the decision, citing “discrepancies, inconsistencies, missing data, and mismanagement in the collection of evidence as well as the integrity of the evidence,” but it remains to be seen what success they’ll have.

UPDATE: Billboard published a more comprehensive report on today’s sentence and possible appeal, as well as some details on whether or not Vybz Kartel will be able record music in prison.

More details after the jump…

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2 Chainz has been charged with felony drug possession, according to TMZ. The charge stems from Tity Boi’s arrest last June when he was caught with promethazine — a main ingredient used in sizzurp — in his baggage at LAX. 2 Chainz was also found with less than an ounce of weed on him, which incurs a simple $100 charge in the State of California. But he’s been hit with a more serious offense which is punishable by up to three years in prison. The rapper is due to be arraigned next week.

Related: New Video: 2 Chainz Feat. French Montana “A-Rod”

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Earlier this month we reported that Kanye West had been sentenced to two years probation, as well as 25 hours of community service and 24 anger management sessions for assaulting (and we use that term loosely) a photographer at LAX last July. Ye was also ordered to spend one day in county jail, but was expected to be in and out pretty quickly. How fast, exactly?

Well, according to TMZ, Yeezy was booked and released in just 49 minutes yesterday afternoon. He went to the Hollywood LAPD station to his get his mug shot and fingerprints taken before walking out a free man within the hour. Given he keeps his nose clean, that’ll be Ye’s last time in a police station.

Related: Kanye West Sentenced to Two Years Probation In Paparazzi Wrestling Case

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Migos were involved in a drive-by shooting in Miami early Friday morning, according to TMZ. The Atlanta rap trio were returning from a club and driving in a van on the highway when another vehicle pulled up alongside them and opened fire. The situation “exploded into a rolling shootout” as Migos returned fire with “at least 40 rounds being blasted on those n***as,” according to the group’s manager. He also claimed that no one in the van was injured, but reports suggest a member of Migos’ entourage was shot in the leg and hospitalized.

According to FHP Trooper Joe Sanchez, Migos were scheduled to perform at Cafe Iguanas in Broward, but “apparently for whatever reason there was an altercation or disagreement with management and they didn’t perform.” He also confirmed that a member of the group was in possession of a personal handgun and returned fire.

UPDATE: Migos have released a “statement” on the shooting. Read it below.

A picture of Migos’ van after the jump…

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Chief Keef has been taken into custody following a shooting early this morning at his manager Rovan “Dro” Manuel’s home in Northfield, Illinious that left one person injured. According to Complex, Keef wasn’t the shooter, he was only present when the shots were fired, but has been taken in by police. The victim is currently in ICU, but reportedly called into the WGN news room and said, “Chief Keef shot me.” Just a few days ago, Keef posted several pictures on Instagram of him and fellow GBE member Ballout holding an Uzi and an AK-47.

Related: Chief Keef Arrested For DUI

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Longtime Diplomatic representer JR Writer is gearing up to turn himself into prison to serve a short bid. As you know, it’s never a cakewalk for anyone serving time, even if its a skid bid. While the Uptown spitta remained silent about the details of his actual charges, he maintains that he is innocent of committing the actual crime but says he still has to face the music.

24 hours before he begins his sentence, JR went down to HOT97 and sat down with Peter Rosenberg for a candid 1 on 1. The topics ranged from his current status in the rap game to his relationships with his ol’ friends Cam, Jim and Juelz. What he says might surprise you.

Watch the interview below…

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Kanye West has been sentenced to two years probation, 250 hours of community service and 24 anger management sessions for attacking photographer Daniel Ramos at LAX last July, according to AP. Mr. West pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery through his attorney in a “special plea” today, in which he maintains his innocence. However, Kanye was also ordered to spend one day in county jail — a routine for first-time offenders — but is expected to be booked and released immediately. The judge also ruled that he must pay for the photographer’s equipment and medical bills.

Related: Kanye West Involved In Physical Altercation with Paparazzi in L.A.

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Chief Keef really meant it when he said, “Fuck rehab.” Just days after leaving a treatment facility in Los Angeles, the Chicago rapper was arrested for DUI earlier this month. According to TMZ, Keef was pulled over in Highland Park, IL in the early hours on March 5 for having expired tags. But when police approached his car, they smelled pot, and Keef eventually admitted to smoking before driving. He failed a sobriety test and was placed under arrest. The rapper was also charged with driving on a suspended license and cited for having no proof of insurance.

Chief Keef has since been released on a $300 bail.

Take a look at his mugshot below…

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Tyler, The Creator has been arrested for alledgely inciting a riot during his show at SXSW on Thursday.

As SPIN reported earlier this week, the Odd Future frontman encouraged hundreds of people to break down the gates and storm the already-packed 999 capacity venue during his headlining set at Scoot Inn. The sound was cut off, which almost sent the place into violent chaos. Fortunately, Tyler resumed his set and there were no reports of any injuries. Still, this came just a day after the horrific hit-and-run incident outside his House of Vans show which left two people dead and 23 injured.

Tyler was arrested at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport earlier today. Police say he “encouraged behavior causing an immediate danger and injury to persons.” Tyler is reportedly still in custody on a $3,500 bond.

UPDATE: According to a statement from the Austin Police Department, Tyler has been charged with a Class A Misdemeanor with bond set at $25,000. They’ve also released his mugshot, which you can see below.

Watch footage from Tyler’s chaotic show, plus a photo of him being arrested after the jump…

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