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(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.

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The year of 2014 belongs to Nicki Minaj. With her new album The Pinkprint out, the rapper-actress-mogul is closing the year off with a bang, appearing as the face of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. “I am so honored to be the face of the new #RobertoCavalliSS15 campaign,” said Nicki, who posted photos from the vibrant photo shoot on Instagram.

The Queen Barbz is seen modeling various beautiful garments, in shades of black, white, navy, red, and peach. Shot by Francesco Carrozzini, Roberto Cavalli spoke on choosing the Young Money rapper as the face of his new campaign. “I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman,” said the 74-year-old Italian designer. “In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes. With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body, who is not afraid to show her curves, rather she make them as a strength.”

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Drake and the Toronto Raptors returned with the 2nd annual “Drake Night” on Tuesday night. The celebration centered around the NBA franchise and Toronto’s Grammy Award-winning artist, kicked off during the Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets matchup at the Air Canada Centre. Along with a special edition OVO x Raptors t-shirt given to the 19,000 in attendance commemorating the night, the 28-year-old rapper returned to the scorer’s table as PA announcer, introducing the starting lineups with a comedic twist.

Sitting down with ESPN’s Mark Jones and Jon Barry for an in-game interview, the Raptors Global Ambassador spoke on the team’s recent success, changes he would make as NBA Commissioner, and championship goals. “Yeah, I’m working on some great things for the beginning of the year, just trying to keep people excited,” Drake closed the live chat with, possibly alluding to a rumored mixtape coming in the new year? Watch below.

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KITH returns with their second “New York Natives” capsule collection. Honoring the ’90s heritage of New York City, the modern collection focuses on the year 1996. With Brooklyn MC AZ modeling last year’s lookbook, this year, KITH creative Ronnie Fieg keep it in his native borough of Queens, enlisting Prodigy and Havoc of Mobb Deep to star in this winter’s lookbook. The legendary rap duo are seen sporting various pieces from the line, which focuses on retro and bold logos, multi-paneled and color-blocking schemes.

Along with the apparel, Mobb Deep are seen wearing Ronnie Fieg’s latest sneaker collaboration, the Ronnie Fieg x PONY M-110, a red Italian leather sneaker that’s limited to 500 pairs. The KITH “New York Natives” Collection and the Ronnie Fieg x PONY M-110
will be available Saturday, December 20 at 11 a.m. EST at both KITH locations (644 Broadway and 233 Flatbush Ave) and online.

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‘Nuff said.

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The past 48 hours has been one unforgettable ride for Taylor Swift. The country pop star celebrated her 25th birthday into the early hours of Saturday morning with a few high-profile friends. Just hours after performing in front of 18,000 at New York City;s Madison Square Garden on Friday night, Swift hosted a birthday pizza party at her Tribeca apartment shortly after midnight on Saturday.

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, and Sam Smith were some of the stars who popped up at the celebration, even posing for a group shot which Taylor posted on Instagram. “So this is being 25….. #WHAT #bestbirthdayEVER,” said Swift in the photo’s caption. Selena Gomez, models Karlie Kloss and Chrissy Teigen, Charli XCX, Nick Jonas, and Emma Roberts were other spotted arriving at the intimate shindig. Taylor Swift’s magical day began early Friday, receiving Billboard’s “Woman of the Year” honor during a luncheon at NYC’s Cipriani Wall Street. Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea, Jessie J, and Ariana Grande were also present during the event, where the legendary Aretha Franklin presented Swift with a birthday cake and singing “Happy Birthday.”

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The stars came out for a greater cause on Thursday night, in support of Rihanna’s first annual Diamond Ball. Held at The Vineyard, a private 157-acre enclave located in Beverly Hills, California, the inaugural Diamond Ball is a black-tie fundraiser benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, some of the 600 attendees at the star-studded dinner and live auction included actresses Salma Hayek, Ellen Pompeo, Kat Graham, Nikki Reed, plus Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Big Sean, Fabolous, Tyrese, and Earth, Wind, & Fire’s Verdine White.

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GQ got the skinny on Pusha T’s rumored adidas collaboration with an exclusive interview and the first look at the sneakers. For this collabo, Pyrex went left and put his midas touch on the Adidas EQT Running Guidance 93.

Pusha T’s customized pair feature Fish scale accents, cracked leather, and a gum sole. If you’re looking to cop, these joints will be released for $200 and will be available on December 23 online and at adidas Originals retailers.

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It was a celebration of southern music, as Usher welcomed everyone on stage during his “UR Experience” tour stop in Atlanta on Tuesday night. The pop star turned ATL’s Phillips Arena into a star-studded party featuring a few familiar faces. Ludacris, Lil’ Jon, and Jermaine Dupri joined Ursher for “Lovers & Friends,” while Jeezy popped up on stage for “Love In This Club.”

T.I. and Young Thug blew the roof off with “Ain’t About the Money,” while Usher and Juicy J performed their latest single ‘I Don’t Mind.” If that wasn’t enough, Usher welcomed duo Rae Sremmurd to perform their two hit songs “No Flex Zone” and “No Type.” Check out some footage and photos below.

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