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Chris Brown was arrested on Thursday night, moments after wrapping up his concert in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The 29-year-old singer was taken into police custody by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for an out-of-county warrant, according to online court records.

Police waited for Brown to finish his set at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre before immediately escorting him into a cruiser, #TMZ reported.

He was booked at 11:00 p.m. local time and placed on $2,000 bond. Brown posted the bond and was released just before midnight, according to records.

The warrant was for felony battery and was issued in April 2017 by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, a spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told #PEOPLE.

Police said Brown allegedly “sucker punched” a 29-year-old club photographer in Tampa during a paid appearance at AJA Channelside around 1 a.m. local time on April 17. The alleged victim claimed that Brown attacked him because he was taking photos after Brown arrived at the venue for an afterparty “showing.”

Brown had left by the time officers arrived on the scene and the victim declined medical attention, though he suffered a “minor” cut to his lip, according to police. The victim said he intended to prosecute.

In a statement on Facebook at the time, the club wrote, “Incidents like the ones caused by Chris Brown and his team are very sad to see. As everyone witnessed he showed up to the club at around 1:30am. After only a few minutes of being there, Chris Brown himself and his team assaulted our club photographer and proceeded to walk out of the venue.”

“AJA Channelside and our employees apologize for the inconvenience,” the statement continued. “Assault charges were pressed and we are dealing with the proper authorities accordingly. We appreciate your constant support!”


#Nas is one who never has to worry about money…. He’s hit the jackpot once again. This time with his latest investment. #PillPack was just bought by #Amazon for $1 Billion… as if he’s not rich enough!

The artist picks the right kinds of business ventures. A recent announcement revealed Amazon’s acquisition of an online pharmacy called PillPack. The startup offers a door-to-door service, enabling their customers to stock up by ordering online and having their products delivered directly to their homes.

PillPack was backed by Nas’ Queensbridge Venture Partners as an early investor in 2014. The fund is said to have raised $8.8 million. Since then, a total of $118 million was amassed in private capital investments before Amazon’s involvement. The deal is set to be finalized this fall. TJ Parker and Elliot Cohen, the owners of the online pharmacy, are each making $100 million from the deal. Nas and his crew are more than like to have hefty cheques coming in too.

Nas has been winning big in business on the low. This is the second time Amazon buys out one of his investments. In March, the retail giant shelled out $1 billion to purchase Ring, a smart doorbell company. Nas came out of that deal with a cool $40M. Queensbridge Venture Partners also had a hand in Lyft, Genius (FKA Rap Genius) and more. It seems like the New York City native moves in silence for the most part. Folks should not be fooled by his humble demeanor. #maybachradio


Dover, DE – Eminem isn’t backing down following criticism for his use of a “gunshot sound effect” at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Slim Shady used the pyrotechnic concussion once again during his performance at the 2018 Firefly Music Festival on Saturday (June 16). But this time around, he had a warning message for fans.

“If you are easily frightened by loud noises or offended by explicit lyrics, you shouldn’t be here,” the message reads.

Eminem was criticized on social media last week for using the pyrotechnic concussion at the Bonnaroo Festival. Some attendees said they were scared by the “gunshot sound” due to the regularity of mass shootings in the U.S.

Paul Rosenberg, the longtime manager of Eminem, later responded to the controversy by clarifying what the noise was and noted its frequent use in Slim Shady’s live shows.

“Contrary to inaccurate reports, @Eminem does not use gunshot sound effects during his live show,” Rosenberg wrote on Instagram. “The effect used by Eminem in his set at @bonnaroo was a pyrotechnic concussion which creates a loud boom. He has used this effect — as have hundreds other artists — in his live show for over 10 years, including previous US festival dates in 2018 without complaint.”

Eminem has seemingly been unphased by it all, even having some fun with another polarizing part of his performances ahead of the Firefly Festival gig.

In an Instagram post shared on Saturday, the rap superstar joked about performing his entire set in the accents that frustrate some of his listeners.


Nas’ 11th studio album, Nasir, has arrived on TIDAL and Apple Music.

The Queens legend unveiled the project on Thursday night (June 14) at a waterfront listening party under the Queensboro Bridge in New York City.

Executive produced by Kanye West, the seven-track album boasts contributions from The-Dream, Puff Daddy, 070 Shake and The World Famous Tony Williams. It also boasts production from Che Pope, Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Plain Pat, BoogzDaBeast, Andrew Dawson and E*vax.

Super producer Mike Dean was evidently working on it until the 11th hour. In an Instagram video posted on Thursday, he wrote, “Nas. Coming soon.”

Reactions to the album have been mixed — some praised it for the superior production while others chose to boycott it after Nas’ ex-wife Kelis accused him of physical abuse in a recent interview.

Nonetheless, Escobar season has arrived.


It’s only been a week since Future unloaded the official Superfly soundtrack, but that hasn’t stopped the trendsetting Atlanta rapper from doubling up. On Friday (June 15), Hendrix unloaded vol. 2 of the star-studded album, with this iteration including another set of speaker-thumping bangers supporting the 2018 remake of the classic 1972 crime drama.

Checking in at 10 tracks, volume 2, which is really just a set of additional songs added onto the original soundtrack, includes appearances from Rick Ross, G Herbo, Young Thug, French Montana, Smif-n-Wessun, Rico Love, Rich The Kid, CyHi The Prynce, and, of course, Hendrix himself. Needless to say, these folks only add to what was already a dense collection of slappers that already featured the talents of 21 Savage, Lil Wayne, PartyNextDoor and more.

Future’s role in producing Superfly was first announced back in January, and though it might have seemed random to some, the Free Bandz boss has always had a knack for meshing his own cool with myriad sounds to mold inventive audio aesthetics. This quality rings through loudly on both editions of his Superfly soundtrack.

Check out both volumes of the Superfly soundtrack for yourself below.

Superfly Soundtrack Tracklist

1. “If You Want It” — Sleepy Brown featuring Scar
2. “What’s Up With That” — Future featuring 21 Savage
3. “No Shame” — Future featuring PartyNextDoor
4. “Walk On Minks” — Future
5. “Tie My Shoes” — Future featuring Young Thug
6. “Stains” — Future
7. “Show My Chain Some Love” — Future featuring Young Thug
8. “R.A.N.” — Miguel
9. “This Way” — Khalid x H.E.R.
10. “Bag” — Future featuring Yung Bans
11. “Drive Itself” — Future featuring Lil Wayne
12. “Money Train” — Future featuring Young Thug and Gunna
13. “Nowhere” — Future

Superfly Soundtrack Vol. 2 Tracklist

1. “Trappin’ So Hard”—Rich The Kid and Rico Love
2. “New Goals”—French Montana featuring Rico Love
3. “That’s How I Grew Up”—G Herbo featuring 21 Savage
4. “Rep Yo Click”—Lil Jon featuring Bangladesh, Freeway & CyHi The Prynce
5. “Please Forgive”—Lecrae, Sean Garrett and Crystal Nicole
6. “Capone Suite”—Rick Ross featuring Smif-n-Wessun
7. “Struggles”—Future featuring Sleepy Brown
8. “Find My Way Out”—HoodCelebrityy
9. “La Dueña”—A. Chal
10.”Georgia”— Future featuring Young Thug


@MeekMill finally got to celebrate with the Philadelphia Eagles and performed with @RickRoss at their Super Bowl ring party

Meek Mill wasn’t able to see his hometown Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LII but the rapper did get to put on a show for the team during their recent Super Bowl ring party.

Skipping a visit to the White House, the Eagles held their ring party on Thursday (June 14) and made sure to have Meek Mill on hand. Joined by MMG boss Rick Ross, the two performed “I’m a Boss,” along with a few other Meek songs including “1942 Flows,” “Litty” and the team’s unofficial anthem, “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro).”

Meek even got to hoist the Super Bowl trophy and told the crowd if he had to pick a best night in prison, it was the day the Eagles won the Super Bowl. “If I ever had to say I had my best night in prison it was the day the Eagles won the fucking Super Bowl,” Meek shouted.

The rapper later got to party with a few of the team’s stars including Alshon Jeffrey, Zach Ertz, Torrey Smith and LeGarrette Blount. The Wins & Losses artist also wasn’t the only rapper in attendance, as Philly native Lil Uzi Vert was on hand as well.

While Meek was still behind bars, the rapper shared a message following the team’s Super Bowl win, wishing he could celebrate with the team and fans. “I wish my current situation was different, and that I could be with my brothers on that team, and the other Eagles fans, in celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” he stated at the time.

The rapper will learn more about his fate next week when he meets with Judge Genece Brinkley for a June 18 hearing.


It seems like Kendrick Lamar is looking to add acting to his considerable list of talents. The Compton rapper explained in an interview with BBC Radio on Thursday (Feb. 22) that he plans to appear in the next Black Panther film. He doesn’t mean just a little cameo, either. Kung-Fu Kenny wants to play the role of a super-villain on the level of Michael B. Jordan’s polarizing character Eric Killmonger.

“Come on, I got to now!” Lamar told Claro Amfo when asked if he’d make a cameo in the sequel.

Amfo then asked him what type of a character he’d like to play. K. Dot explained why he’d like to portray someone similar to Killmonger, who was played by Michael B. Jordan in the film.

“I really enjoy Killmonger’s character, just off the simple fact, you know, he was a villain but he came with some real [talk],” he noted. “He was a villain, but he was loved and misunderstood. So if I could, I’d play a Killmonger for sure.”

Kendrick shared that Killmonger was “loved and misunderstood,” and he’d go that route if given the choice. Lamar already had a heavy hand in the blockbuster film, crafting the movie’s soundtrack with spots for his TDE labelmates SZA, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock, as well as up-and-coming Bay Area rappers SOB x RBE.

Black Panther continues to run amok at the box office, with the film grossing another $108 million during its second weekend on screen, for the second highest second weekend of all-time behind Star Wars: Force Awakens. To date the movie has raked in more than $400 million in U.S. theaters and was soaring past $700 million worldwide as of Sunday (Feb. 25). The Lamar-curated soundtrack has been a huge success too, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 while receiving acclaim from fans and critics alike. In our review, HipHopDX gave it a 4.5 out of 5.

In a candid and in-depth exclusive interview, rap superstar Kendrick Lamar talks to Clara Amfo about THAT Grammy’s performance, his plans to cameo in the next Black Panther film, how he goes undercover when he’s in the UK and the music that’s inspired him. Check out the interview here.


Rising Memphis rapper Key Glock recently had a setback, but he isn’t letting that stop him from obtaining his bag. On Friday (Feb. 23), the Paper Route Empire rapper revealed to fans he’d broken his leg.

“I got a message for all my fans,” he starts in an Instagram video posted to his feed. “Well, I got good news and bad news. You see the bad news. I fucked around and broke my leg last night on some dumb ass shit, some high shit. Tweakin,’ you know what I’m saying? But the good news is, I’m still doing every show. No cap. Pulling up in the wheelchair, with the gang. I do this shit for my fans. This shit ain’t stopping shit. I gotta go get my bag.”

Staying true to his word, he performed a sold out show at BLISS nightclub the same night. “This just something small to a GIANTI aint letting nothing stop me from getting mines ya dig?!” he captioned his explanation video. “AND TO ALL MY FANS don’t worry..I’m still pulling up and rocking shit.”

The Tennessee rapper has been blowing up on the scene, having recently inked a deal with Young Dolph’s indie imprint. Earlier this month, he released his new mixtape, Glock Bond. The new tape features production from Tay Keith, Sosa 808, Teddy Walton, Ramy On The Beat and DJ Squeeky.


Tallahassee, FL – YoungBoy Never Broke Again aka NBA YoungBoy found himself on the wrong side of the law once again. The up-and-coming Baton Rouge rapper was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant on Saturday (February 24) in Tallahassee, Florida.

YoungBoy, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was in Tallahassee to perform at The Moon nightclub. Police pulled over his tour bus for an unknown reason and realized he was a fugitive after running his name through their records, according to TMZ.

According to Leon County Sheriff’s Department inmate database, YoungBoy’s warrant comes from pending charges in Georgia. He’s reportedly facing charges of assault, weapons violations and kidnapping. He is due in court on Monday (February 26).

YoungBoy’s latest arrest comes at an inopportune time in his career. He’s been preparing for the release of his debut album, Until Death Call My Name, which is scheduled to drop on Friday (March 2) via Atlantic Records.

UPDATE: Surveillance video of an alleged altercation between YoungBoy and his girlfriend at hotel in Georgia has emerged online. The footage reportedly was the source for the arrest warrant. In an Instagram Live stream, his girlfriend Jania confirmed she’s the woman in the video but contends the two were “playing.”