“Yeah, they got me in P.C., man, Protective Custody,” Bobby Shmurda told Hot 97 earlier today. “[It’s] court orders.” While on a jailhouse phone call, the young Brooklyn rapper had only a few brief minutes to check in with Ebro, Laura Stylez and Peter Rosenberg, and it wasn’t long before his call was mysteriously cut short.

However, he did manage to say that he was doing okay behind bars but, along with Rowdy Rebel, he was recently involved in an altercation that put him in P.C. and his friend in the box. Shortly after, Bobby explained how his arrest was unjust and revealed how some of the arresting officers told him things like, “I don’t want my kids listening to your music” during his arrest. Bobby’s call was then cutoff without warning.

Listen to interview below…


afroman punches female fan

Afroman still rocks an impressive ‘fro these days, but he clearly wasn’t the lazy, lovable stoner we used to know while performing in Mississippi on Tuesday (February 17). The Palmdale rapper, who is best known for his 2001 hit “Because I Got High,” was arrested after socking a female fan in the face — in the middle of his set.

More details and footage below…



A pair of Bronx defenders, Kumar Rao and Ryan Napoli, found themselves fighting for their jobs after appearing in Uncle Murda’s “Hands Up” video. According to the Village Voice “at least one attorney who appeared in a controversial rap video has resigned from his position with the Bronx Defenders, a legal nonprofit that represents indigent clients in New York City.”

The video depicts explicit imagery of violence between young Black men between and the NYPD. However, do you feel the defenders were wrong for appearing in the video? They claim they didn’t know there would be violent scenes, but let us know what you think in the comments section.

“Kumar Rao submitted a letter of resignation this afternoon, according to his attorney. Meanwhile, NY1 reporter Dean Meminger has reported on Twitter that another attorney who was involved with and appeared in the video, Ryan Napoli, likewise resigned from the group. NY1 also reports that the organization’s executive director, Robin Steinberg, has been suspended for 60 days without pay.”

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This is definitely going to be a tough blow for Jagged Edge’s comeback. Currently, the ATL group is working on getting their name back on the Billboard charts, but member Kyle L. Norman was just arrested for aggravated assault.

As reported, Kyle’s fiancĂ©e was taken into the Atlanta Medical Center early Thursday (Jan 29) with “welts under her eyes, a golf ball-sized knot on her forehead, a cut to her nose and a blood clot in her right eye.” Police say they were called to a residence where the victim was visuably shaken and told officers that Norman “choked her with a scarf that she had around her neck, shoved her engagement ring down her throat, took her keys and broke her cell phone.”

He was later apprehended after being spotted running down a nearby street.

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Now, this is a story straight from Nat Geo’s Locked Up Abroad . In an exclusive story with The Fader, Future’s tour DJ, DJ Esco, talked about his harrowing tale of being locked up in a Dubai prison for 56 days. Like so many others, Esco was traveling with the team from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi for a show — and got caught with a small amount of Marijuana one of the crew members left in a backpack.

Esco just so happened to be pushing a cart of everyone’s luggage when he was stopped by airport security because his cameraman was filming. After an intense search of over 40 bags on his cart, the guard found about a half ounce of weed someone forgot to smoke up in Amsterdam. The next 56 days were some of the most scariest in the young man’s life.

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This is just a bad look for everyone involved. In a cameraphone shot video, August Alsina appears to be shown in a backstage brawl that took place over the week in St. Louis. To make matters worse, it all allegedly happened at an anti-violence themed concert called State of Emergency 2. It’s not clear what triggered the singer to fight but the video shows him shirtless — acting confrontational.

Fabolous, who was also on the bill, is seen towards the end holding a drink as the chaos ensues.

Watch the video below…


Joey Bada$$ reportedly got caught up with the wrong side of the law in Australia while performing at the Falls Festival near Byron Bay in New South Wales. Apparently, a 20-year-old security guard stopped Joey and asked him for credentials as he was heading to the stage. Things must have gotten heated because the man allegedly suffered a broken nose thanks to Bada$$’ fists. Billboard reports that he received medical attention and was brought to a hospital afterwards.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Brooklyn rapper, age 19, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm,” and must head back to Australian court on March 19. Police arrested Joey, and he was taken into custody for 1 night.

Update: Joey Bada$$’s camp released this statement.

“Joey can confirm that there was a misunderstanding with security at the Byron Falls Festival show, which resulted in charges being laid,” the rapper’s representative, Bradley Bledsoe, said in a statement, adding: “After fully cooperating with police, Joey was granted bail and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge.”

Check out a pic of Malia Obama rockin’ a Pro Era t-shirt below…


(Bobby Shmurda leaving the precinct after his arrest on Weds. night)

Bobby Shmurda (real name Ackquille Pollard) has pled not guilty to gun and drug trafficking charges.

During a press conference today at Manhattan’s One Police Plaza, Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan, Police Commissioner William Bratton and others displayed a table covered with 21 different guns and updated the media on their task force investigation into Brooklyn’s G-Stone Crips (GS9) gang activity which culminated in the arrest of 15 members, including rising rap stars Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel.

The statements included charges of crack sales, use of crack revenue to fuel gang activity, as well as serious accusations of violence.

At one point, the prosecutor alleged that Rowdy Rebel was involved in a shooting and then went to the Barclay Center and got onstage wearing the same clothes. (See photos from that night)

As of now, Bobby Shmurda and his crew are still in custody and Shmurda’s bail has been set at $2million dollars, a clear sign of the severity of the indictment…but his lawyer Howard Greenberg says bail will be posted. Earlier this year, Bobby was arrested for weed possession and then gun possession.

Here is a screenshot of Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel’s charges…it’s significant to note that Bobby’s conspiracy charges reportedly include “conspiracy to commit 2nd degree murder” and “conspiracy to commit 2nd degree assault.”:

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Explanation: According to one legal website, “Conspiracy to commit murder” means that you “aided” one or more persons’ plan to murder, and it could even just mean that you knew about the plan and didn’t do anything to stop it from happening.

Quotes and photos from local reporters in the room after the jump…



Bobby Shmurda is closing out his breakout year on an unfortunate note. According to various reports, the “Hot Boy” rapper — along with members of his GS9 crew and label boss Sha Money XL — were arrested at Quad Studios in New York City early this morning (December 17).

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Young Jeezy can finally breathe easy after being arrested this past summer on a gun charge. Back in August, police arrested the rapper and members of his entourage for possession of an assault rifle in Mountain View, CA. Initially, cops said that they had reason to believe Jeezy was involved in a local shooting and subsequently searched his tour bus when the weapon was found.

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