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Rapper Killer Mike Handcuffed & Questioned by Police at 2024 Grammys for Involvement in ‘Physical
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Rapper Killer Mike Handcuffed & Questioned by Police at 2024 Grammys for Involvement in ‘Physical

Killer Mike was escorted out of the 2024 Grammys in handcuffs on Sunday, hours after winning three awards in the pre-show telecast. The Atlanta rapper, 48, was seen being detained by authorities in video captured by The Hollywood Reporter writer Chris Gardner and shared on Twitter (now known as X). As Killer Mike was walking out of the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, an onlooker could be heard in the video saying "Free Mike." It is unclear if Killer Mike, whose real name is Michael Render, has been booked or charged. TMZ reported that the incident occurred after an "alleged physical confrontation. Gardner reported that a police official said the music maker may be "released later from the arena." PEOPLE reached out to the rapper's representative for comment. A public information off...
Rapper Edem granted GH₵50K bail after allegedly knocking and killing woman
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Rapper Edem granted GH₵50K bail after allegedly knocking and killing woman

Popular Ghanaian rapper Edem known in private life as Anthony Denning Agbeviadey has been granted a GH₵50,000 after he was arraigned in court for knocking down a woman believed to be in her 40s. The woman was pronounced dead on arrival at the Police Hospital in Accra. He was charged with two counts of careless and inconsiderate driving and negligently causing harm. According to the facts of the case, the Ghanaian rapper was driving from Abeka heading towards Spintex Road through the George Walker Bush Highway when the incident happened. The ‘Nyedzilo’ hitmaker is alleged to have occupied the middle lane but a few meters away from the Dimples roundabout he knocked down the victim. His plea was, however, not taken. He is to re-appear on February 15, 2024. Source: Cit...
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs: Singer Cassie accuses rap mogul of rape and abuse
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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs: Singer Cassie accuses rap mogul of rape and abuse

Rap artist Sean "Diddy" Combs has been accused of rape and sex trafficking by a female singer. In a lawsuit seen by the BBC, ex-girlfriend Casandra Ventura said she was trapped for a decade in a cycle of abuse and violence. Mr Combs - who has also gone by the stage name Puff Daddy - denies the allegations, accusing the singer of trying to extort him. His lawyer said the claims were "offensive and outrageous". Ms Ventura - an R&B singer and dancer who performs under the stage name Cassie - alleges that the rap producer raped and beat her over 10 years starting when she was 19 and he was 37. with his friends when it happened. Around that time, Kid Cudi's car exploded in his driveway." A spokeswoman for Kid Cudi told the New York Times that Ms Ventura's account was true. She releas...
Rapper Drake taking break from music to focus on health
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Rapper Drake taking break from music to focus on health

Rapper Drake has announced that he is taking a break from his music career, saying: "I need to focus on my health first and foremost." Just hours after the release of his new album, For All The Dogs, the multi-Grammy winner said that he has had stomach issues for years. "I probably won't make music for a little bit, I'm gonna be honest," he said on Friday on his radio show. Several upcoming performances have been postponed following his announcement. "I need to focus on my health, first and foremost — and I'll talk about that soon enough," said the Hotline Bling rapper. "Nothing crazy, but just like, you know, I want people to be healthy in life, and I've been having the craziest problems for years with my stomach." "I'm going to lock the door on the studio for a little bit," he said...
Nigerian Rapper and Singer MohBad Dies At 27
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Nigerian Rapper and Singer MohBad Dies At 27

Nigerian Rapper and Singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba known in the entertainment industry as MohBad is dead. The former Marlian record signee reportedly died Tuesday at the age of 27. Music executive Ovie shared the sad news on his X page #Ovieo on Tuesday evening. "Confirmed. MohBad is dead. Sad, sad day," he tweeted. Rapper Olamide, who also confirmed the sad news on X tweeted, " Damn! MohBad," his tweet simply read.
South African rapper Costa Titch dies
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South African rapper Costa Titch dies

The South African music and entertainment scene has been hit with another tragedy with the passin of rapper Costa Titch. The musician, whose full name is Costa Tsobanoglou, reportedly collapsed while performing at the Ultra music festival last night Johannesburg. The 27 year old rapper and dancer, was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in 1995 and is known for several hits, including Nkalakatha and Activate. The news of Costa Titch’s death was confirmed by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela on Twitter just before midnight and was followed by a string of sombre reactions from industry colleagues. Fellow musician Junior Da Rocka and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema are among those to seemingly reference the rapper’s passing. The passing of Costa Titch co...
Megan Thee Stallion: Jury finds Tory Lanez guilty of shooting rapper
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Megan Thee Stallion: Jury finds Tory Lanez guilty of shooting rapper

Rapper Tory Lanez has been found guilty of shooting fellow hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. A jury in Los Angeles convicted the 30-year-old Canadian of felony negligent discharge of a firearm, assault with a semi-automatic firearm, and carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm. He faces more than 20 years in prison. Megan Thee Stallion, a 27-year-old Grammy-winning rapper, earlier testified that she was shot in the feet after leaving a pool party. Lanez showed no reaction as the verdict was read out. He was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on 27 January. It was not immediately known whether he planned to appeal. Speaking after the case concluded, one of Megan Thee Stallion's lawyers told reporters "the jury got it right. I am thankful there is...
US rappers Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa have finally announced the official Black Star Line Festival line-up.
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US rappers Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa have finally announced the official Black Star Line Festival line-up.

The free concert will feature performances from Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Erykah Badu, T-Pain, Jeremih, Sarkodie, Tobe Nwigwe, Asakaa Boys and M.anifest. Occurring January 6, 2023 in Accra’s historic Black Star Square, Black Star Line Festival is a celebration of Pan-Africanism, building bridges between Black people and artistes of The Diaspora with The Continent. “Since 1957, Ghana has been a support system and stronghold for Black liberation globally,” explains Chance the Rapper. “This year Accra became a second home to me, and my Ghanaian friends have become my family. We’re incredibly humbled and honored to build something from the ground up that creates community and memories for Black people of the diaspora and continent for years to come. Akwaaba!!” Historic Black ...
Rapper Fetty Wap arrested at a music festival in NYC on drug charges
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Rapper Fetty Wap arrested at a music festival in NYC on drug charges

William Junior Maxwell II, better known as the rapper Fetty Wap, was arrested Thursday at Citi Field in Queens, New York, on federal drug charges, according to a law enforcement official. Maxwell was arrested during the Rolling Loud Music Festival on charges stemming from a drug-related conspiracy involving heroin and fentanyl, a law enforcement official told ABC News. He was allegedly part of a six-member drug distribution ring charged with dealing heroin and fentanyl. He will be in federal court in Central Islip on Friday. The 30-year-old rapper was arrested in September 2019 for punching hotel workers at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Source: Abcnews.go.com
Rapper Amerado drops single to celebrate Fathers
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Rapper Amerado drops single to celebrate Fathers

VGMA’s Best Rapper and Ghana’s multitalented musician Derrick Nana Kwabena Sarfo Kantanka mostly known with his stage name Amerado has dropped anew single titled "Daddy". The song is way the rapper is sending a Happy Father’s Day message to fathers all over the World. Though he lost his biological father in his senior high school days, the rapper highlighted touching moments he shared as a child with his father. He also added we should love our fathers as they are the source of joy to the family. The song was produced by IzJoe Beatz and was mixed by Azee Ntwene.