Kanye Blackface Impersonator Said He Was Put Up to the Stunt

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER March 5, 2014 In a seeming trifecta of bad judgment, Kim Kardashian may have garnered some sympathies since the person behind a blackface encounter identified himself as a news reporter from Austria. But the first misstep could very well be her agreeing to accept payment for a public date. […]

Da Brat to Pay $6.4 Million For Cheerleader Bottle Attack

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER March 3, 2014 Proving that female rappers can be just as volatile as their male counterparts, Da Brat was ordered to pay $6.4 million for beating a woman with a bottle. Da Brat, real name Shawntae Harris, had already served three years in prison for the 2007 incident in […]

Kanye West, Rihanna, Jay Z Financials Named in Child Custody Case

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER February 28, 2014 The privacy of celebrity financial information may be tested as ex-wife Ariel Hakim of Def Jam Vice-President of A&R Abou “Bu” Thiam presses for more child support. Hakim cast doubt on Thiam’s claim that his income only counts $30,000 a month, and her attorneys are now […]

Jermaine Dupri Embroiled in $1 Mill Royalties Lawsuit

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER February 26, 2014 A lawsuit against Jermaine Dupri was lurking nearly unknown for over a month until RadarOnline discovered the filing from January 13. Former business partner Eddie Weathers is now seeking $1 million in what he claims are rightful profits from their joint venture Dieniahmar Music LLC. The […]

Twista Mourns Loss of Friend to Bullets and Fire

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER February 24, 2014 A security personnel for Twista was found shot to death inside a blazing apartment in the South Side of Chicago Friday. The rapper had sent out a message on Twitter and Instagram when his “close friend” Davy Easterling had gone missing for three days. Firefighters called […]

Dwele Launches “Drive the Future” Text-to-Give Campaign

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER February 21, 2014 Another of the Motor City’s celebrated citizens is giving back to Detroit: in the “Drive the Future” campaign, Dwele encourages fans of music and the arts to make education programs available by texting to a fundraiser that rewards its donors with his single by the same […]

Lil Wayne and Mack Maine Mourn Shooting Death of NOLA Friend

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER February 19, 2014 Lil Wayne and New Orleans rapper Mack Maine bid rest in peace to a friend shot by police this Sunday–a 31-year-old man killed by NOPD responding to a call of a convenience store shoplifting. “Twenty cases on the ground. What could he had done to deserve […]

Nicki Minaj Apologizes for Equating Iconic Malcolm X with “Lookin A** N***a”

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER February 14, 2014 It took some thought to fit the image of Malcolm X peeking out a window curtain, rifle in hand, with the song title “Lookin’ A** N***a,” but not enough to ward off reactions of distaste to the test single cover. Equating the icon’s mission against racism with […]

Suspect in Mazaradi Murder Acted on 17-Year Retaliation

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER February 12, 2014 After a month investigating the shooting death of Mazaradi Fox, The Daily News reported that an identified suspect may have committed a crime that was 17 years in the making. Jamal Scott allegedly unleashed gunfire onto multiple occupants of a Nissan SUV in retaliation for his […]

Lord Jamar Lists Things White Rappers Shouldn’t Promote

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER February 10, 2014 Having already expressed his opinion that white rappers are “guests in the house of Hip Hop,” Lord Jamar was not pleased by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Grammy win. “I don’t even consider Macklemore Hip Hop. He’s like Pop,” said Lord Jamar on HipHopDX. “Like, you don’t […]

Rick Ross Rumored to Open Huge “Crib” for Charity

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER February 7, 2014 After months of being put out to market by former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, the heavily watched Fayette County estate finally closed. Meek Mill posted a photo of Rick Ross scouting the 235-acre grounds in January; the sale was confirmed by MTV News yesterday. Not to […]

Teacher Suspended for Lil Wayne Assignment in Charter English Class

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER February 5, 2014 While college academics write reams on Kendrick Lamar, a Florida middle school teacher lost sight of how to select appropriate materials to connect with her class. An eighth grade English teacher at the Charter School of Boynton Beach was suspended after assigning her students Lil Wayne’s […]