Highland Park police in Illinois have issued an arrest warrant for the rapper after he failed to present himself at a pretrial hearing for a DUI charge from March.
Less than two weeks after his 19th birthday, an arrest warrant was issued for Chief Keef in Highland Park, Illinois on Friday (August 22). The $50,000 warrant was issued following the rapper’s failure to appear at a pretrial hearing in a DUI case stemming from an arrest in March.
In March, Chief Keef was pulled over for expired tags on the 2010 Jeep Cherokee he was driving and then subsequently arrested after he failed a field sobriety test. Prior to the sobriety test, Keef apparently admitted to smoking marijuana. After the arrest, the rapper was released on $300 bail less than two weeks after leaving a rehabilitation center in Orange County, California.
According to BET, Chief Keef’s lawyer Laura Starkman explained that the rapper failed to show at the pretrial hearing due to a work obligation. The Chicago rapper was scheduled to appear at a Santa Anna house party last night (August 23) according to a post on Instagram. Starkman did not comment on the Highland Park arrest warrant according to BET.
The missed hearing is just the latest in a long string of criminal charges levied against Chief Keef in the past year. The 19-year old was charged for failure to pay child support last year and has already spent time in jail twice due to marijuana-related charges. Additionally, Keef was sued last year for a missed show in Washington D.C., arrested for speeding (driving 110 mph in a 55mph zone), served time for a probation violation, and more. Earlier this year, Keef was evicted from his home in Illinois apparently due to excessive partying at the rented residence.
A club where numerous celebs were partying evacuated after gun shots last night.
UPDATE: An eyewitness has confirmed to ET that Suge Knight, former CEO of Death Row Records, was shot multiple times at Chris Brown's pre-VMA party, and Knight was the target of the gunfire. The witness told ET that Knight was seen pacing inside the club and speaking with R&B and hip hop producer Irv Gotti. 1OAK co-owner Scott Sartiano ducked down before four shots rang out, our witness reports, but Chris Brown continued dancing, unaware of the shots fired. Knight dropped to the floor after being shot multiple times, then crawled out of the club, and reportedly said, "Put your guns up. Hide me. They are shooting at me." Knight hid in a police car for 20 minutes until the ambulance arrived, according to the witness, who places the shooting at approximately 1:15 AM Sunday morning.
Our witness also shares details about one of the other victims. A young woman was shot, but is in stable condition. Our witness says that contrary to reports, she was not paralyzed.
ET has also confirmed the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department responded to calls of shooting around 1:30 AM Sunday at 1OAK. Upon on arrival, 3 unnamed victims were injured. They were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
In an eerie example of history repeating itself, this isn't the first time Knight has been shot at a pre-VMA party. In 2005, Knight was shot at Kanye West's pre-VMA party. He was also with rap legend Tupac Shakur when Shakur was shot and killed at age 25 in 1996.
ET will continue to update as more details come in.
Shots were fired and multiple people were reportedly injured at a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown Saturday night in West Hollywood, California. Brown wasn't the only celeb in attendance, as numerous stars, reportedly including Justin Bieber, joined him at the party at swanky 1OAK nightclub. Witnesses told ABC News that four shots were heard.
Thomas Clark was at the 1OAK during the incident. He told ABC News, "It was scary. When a DJ gets on at a club like that- a high line club- and tells everyone to get the F out, it was scary... I was to the left of Chris Brown's table. There was words exchanged. Someone confronted someone else. There was pushing. Right after that-- it wasn't very long, it certainly wasn't going to be a fist fight. Guns were in house, and you hear the shots clears as day."
A long running joke about the Nick Cannon/Mariah Carey six year marriage was that Mariah wore the pants in the relationship. Even as the union between the two entertainment stars appears to be collapsing, it looks as if MC is still in charge.
According to TMZ, Mariah and Nick have signed a confidentiality agreement as part of their pending divorce, but reportedly Cannon is the only one who is not allowed to speak about the split.
Apparently, Nick can talk about how the two are now living separately, but he cannot talk about the actual divorce or face “severe financial penalties.” Mariah is allegedly open to announce the divorce on her terms.
Recently, Nick did publicly confirm the couple has been estranged for a while. He told The Insider they are going through a “rough patch” and have been living in separate homes for months.
The New York Police Department's verified Twitter account says Budden is wanted for stealing a woman's CELL PHONE. He replies by saying he will sue the PD.
The New York Police Department's verified Twitter account has posted a message on the social media platform regarding Joe Budden.
The post says Budden is wanted for robbery, taking aCELLPHONE of a 25-year old woman on August 18.
The Twitter post from the NYPD is available below.
This follows news regarding an alleged incident between Joe Budden and a woman recently. The woman, who is unnamed in a TMZ report, says Budden abused her physically after seeing photographs of her with other men.
There still hasn’t been an official statement yet on the status of these two, but unofficially its looking like they’re done. From the sounds of things Future couldn’t commit to being completely faithful just yet.
“Ciara left her rapper fiance Future, after she learned that her baby daddy was cheating on her with his wardrobe consultant, Tyrina Lee, an insider reveals to Us Weekly.
As Us broke the news last week, the “I’m Out” singer, 28, called it quits with Future just three months after welcoming their newborn son, Future Zahir Wilburn. According to the insider, Ciara learned of her man’s infidelity through the rumor mill, too.
“She found out about the affair through multiple sources in recent weeks,” the insider tells Us. “There was clear evidence when she approached Future about the cheating. This was clearly not just a one-night thing.”
Lee was Future’s stylist specifically for his music and photo shoots, as well as his personal shopper. According to the same insider, Ciara was “devastated” about her fiance’s betrayal.”
Check out the rumored sidechick:
What’s worse is that allegedly Future has been flying ol’ girl out on private jets and showering her with gifts and she purposely posts pics for Ciara to see.
It seems like these rappers keep breaking Cici’s heart…maybe you need to move around and find a decent R&B singing dude.
With all the drama stirred up on last season’s LHHNY, looks like Joey may be looking at some real trouble if these accusations are true. MediaTakeout is reporting that Budden allegedly beat up his girlfriend pretty bad.
“Rapper Joe Budden got upset because [JOE'S GIRLFRIEND] dumped him after discovering he was cheating and hooking up with strippers. She then went out (clubbing) with a couple of friends to blow off some steam. One of her friends boyfriend uploaded pictures of [JOE'S GIRLFRIEND] clubbing on Instagram and someone forward the pictures to Joe.
Joe [must have] thought [JOE'S GIRLFRIEND] was out clubbing and flirting with other men so he showed up Sunday morning, where she was out eating with friends (in Washington Heights) and told her to get in his car. When she entered his car he immediately bashed her head into the dashboard of the car and drove off with her to his house [in neighboring Ne Jersey] when they arrive into his drive way he dragged her out the car her kicking and screaming and he repeatedly punched and kicked her in the ground.
Once inside the home he choked her to the point she thought he was going to kill her. She said he had to fight her way off him, gasping for air. He spitted in her face and threatened her not to tell anyone. She said the look on his face was dreadful like he had no soul. She managed to escape his home and contacted the police. Currently there as been no arrest made. A police report has been filed for New York and New Jersey.”
Do you think Budden went upside ol’ girl’s head like that???
Cannon spoke with Entertainment Weekely’s The Insider stating “There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months.” This seemingly confirms reports that the pair have been separated since June and are in the midst of an impending divorce.
An Us Weekly source revealed that Cannon has been more despondent on the set of America’s Got Talent and “he never talks about Mariah, and she has never been to set in all the seasons he has hosted.”
The couple have two children, Moroccan and Monroe, born in 2011.
“50 Cent couldn't have done better because he can't throw a baseball,” Bob Costas says during an interview with TMZ. "It was gonna go sideways again."
Costas himself asked for and was granted an opportunity to redo a first pitch attempt he made earlier this week at a St. Louis Cardinals game. "I knew I could do better because I had done better my whole life," he says, "and then I did.”
“MediaTakeOutcom EXCLUSIVELY LEARNED that two weeks ago Kris called a major family meeting and told Khloe that French is NOT WELCOME IN THE FAMILY!
At first Khloe did not listen to her family. BUT MediaTakeOut.com EXCLUSIVELY LEARNED that a couple days later Khloe ALLEGEDLY found freaky text messages & pictures in French Montana phone of Love And Hip Hop NY Tahiry. We’re told that Khloe BROKE IT OFF with French and told him she rather deal with Lamar drug habits then to deal with French cheating habit !!!!!
Now get his . . . Over this weekend French Montana was seen all weekend in Miami with Tahiry. The two were in South Florida for The South Beach Invitational Weekend.”
Instead chasing all these different women maybe he needs to chase down his son….#butthatsnoneofourbusiness.
Gucci Mane’s sentence includes three years of travel restricted supervision upon his release. According to Gucci Mane’s lawyer Drew Findling, the 34 year old rapper requested to serve his sentence at a facility with a drug treatment program in order to deal with his addiction to “lean”. Gucci Mane also requested to serve his sentence at a facility on the West Coast in order to “avoid distractions” according to ABC News.
On September 14th, Gucci Mane was arrested in Atlanta after threatening to shoot police, according to the police report. Gucci Mane reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors and pled guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Ok now make sure you have a few minutes to spare, because this one takes awhile to get out…
Rumors have been circulating a minute now that Future and Rihanna may have a ‘thing,’ but it gets even messier because BlindItem is reporting that another party may be involved, Keyshia Cole.
“This relationship started out with the best of intentions. Two good-looking and successful people – both at the top of their game – fell in love and got engaged. Of course there was the obligatory giant diamond ring (which he helped to design), the open displays of admiration for each other, and declarations of happiness all around when the engagement was announced. Sweet, right? Oh, hell no! He was so used to women flocking to him that he just couldn’t seem to settle into only having one woman. In the past six months alone, he has cheated on her at least twice… and both of the women that we know about are famous! Mistress 1 is probably the most famous person in this story. She was working on a project with Fiance, and there were some whispers that the two of them had gotten close. Our Bride-to-be initially dismissed the rumors as gossip, but later found out that the rumors were all true. Bride was furious… but her Fiance managed to convince her that it was nothing more than a few casual hookups and that it was totally over. Groom-to-be and Mistress 2 worked on a project together a few years ago. Nothing happened then, but as soon as Groom got engaged, Mistress 2 was suddenly all over him! This was no one-night stand either. It was an honest-to-goodness full-blown affair. Bride has no clue about Mistress 2, and you know that there is zero chance that Groom will voluntarily tell her about it. So we will. Bride-to-be: Groom-to-be: Mistress 1: Mistress 2: BONUS CLUES on Twitter! BONUS CLUE: Mistress 1 is single. Mistress 2 is married. This affair may have broken up M2′s marriage. BONUS CLUE: One woman was pregnant while these affairs were occurring! SOLVED! August 13, 2014 Bride-to-be: Ciara Groom-to-be: Future Mistress 1: Rihanna Mistress 2: Keyshia Cole We were not at all surprised when it was announced today that Ciara and Future broke up. The reports are saying that Future cheated. Blind Gossip told you about this two months ago… and we also told you with whom he was cheating! While Ciara was pregnant with Future’s baby, Future was screwing around on her with Rihanna and Keyshia Cole. Ciara gave birth to their son, Future Zahir, three months ago. However, by that time, the relationship with Future was broken. Now you know why. All of the details of the cheating scandal are contained within our original blind item (above).”
Too much right? If this has any truth to it Future is definitely doing the most. SMH.
Heiress Nikki Mudarris, hopeful rapper Hazel E, radio deejay Yesi Ortiz and club promoter Sincere are also slated to appear on the show.
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood follows the success of Love & Hip Hop: NY and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment, as well as Toby Barraud and Stefan Springman for Eastern TV.
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood is scheduled to premiere September 15 on VH1.
Meek Mill's appeal for an early release was denied by a judge.
Meek Mill will remain in jail until at least October 11, according to a story on nbcphiladelphia.com.
The rapper went before a judge today (August 18) and asked to be released from jail in order to return to his career and to support his son and others. Instead, the judge ordered the Philadelphia artist to take anger management classes and a parenting class.
The MMG rapper has been on probation for about five years and has not been accused of committing any crimes during that time, the story says, though he failed a drug test in 2014 and also appeared to feature a gun in a music video this year. His attorney said that he had a prescription for the OxyContin after an injury and that the weapon used in the video was a water pistol, not an actual gun.
In July, one of Meek Mill’s attorneys requested an emergency hearing to get an explanation of why the rapper was incarcerated. He was reportedly apprehended because of his behavior while on probation. Among his alleged infractions were posing with a gun in a clip from a music video that was posted on Instagram. He was sentenced to three-to-six months in jail.
So its obvious that Kanye and Kim West feel some type of way about Jay-Z and Beyonce not showing up to their wedding. Kim recently spoke of a certain celeb couple who didn’t bother to call and say they were showing up to the show ceremony.
Kimmy recently shared a pic via Instagram that now everyone is saying is throwing jabs at the “elevator incident.”
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So is she really shading The Carters or are looking to deep in to things?
This one may come as a shock, considering how crazy in love they seem to be, but word is Wiz Khalifa is ready to be a free man and Amber ain’t haven’ it.
A source shared with MediaTakeout a few details of what’s been going on within the marriage:
“The insider told MediaTakeOut.com that during his tour, Wiz has gotten accustomed to sleeping with GROUPIES – and he’s ready to be single again. The snitch told MediaTakeOut.com, “Don’t get me wrong, Wiz loves her and she’s a cool [girl]. But he needs to be single right now.”
So why is it MESSY??? Well the insider told us that Amber has been PRETTY OPEN WITH WIZ during their many arguments – that if he leaves, she’s getting the most VICIOUS LAWYER IN THE WORLD – and is gonna hit him for the MAXIMUM CHILD SUPPORT that she can get.”
Mmmph. This is one we’re keeping an eye on. SMH.
Drake once rapped “know your self, know your worth” and the Toronto Raptors just showed him what they think of his value. According to reports, the NBA offered to revoke the $25,000 “public recruiting” fine over Drake’s actions if the Toronto Raptors let go of Drake.
Last September, Drake was announced as the Toronto Raptors’ “global ambassador”, however his limitations and roles were not disclosed. The NBA fined the Toronto Raptors for $25,000, alleging that Drake publicly attempted to recruit Kevin Durant during his OVO Fest.
Canadian news outlet The Globe and Mail reported yesterday (August 12th) that the NBA offered to revoke the fine if the Raptors relinquish Drake of his global ambassador title. The Raptors declined.
If it has been difficult for you to exactly describe what DJ Khaled’s contribution are to his music Hip Hop, he is ready to help. During an interview with Larry King, DJ Khaled explains how he is the “Quincy Jones of Hip Hop”, not visiting the Middle East in 30 years and more.
DJ Khaled has sold over 14 million singles and has contributed numerous hits. After informing Larry King that he does not rap, he does explains that he arranges the songwriters, the producers and the artists. But, he compares himself to Barry Gordy and Quincy Jones for those qualities and what he considers “doing the Khaled”:
I don’t sing, I don’t call it rap. I call it doing the Khaled. I might be on the hook, I might be on the intro. But at the end of the day it’s like how Quincy [Jones] would put together a record. Salute to Quincy Jones, icon. I’m like the Barry Gordy, the Quincy Jones of Hip Hop.
Future and Ciara are reportedly no longer engaged to be married.
Future has reportedly proposed to Ciara.
Future surprised Ciara with a 15-carat diamond ring over the weekend, according to an Associated Press story, as per abcnews.go.com.
The story was reportedly confirmed by their publicist, Chris Chambers.
The couple had a year-long courtship. No wedding date has been finalized.
The proposal took place as Ciara was celebrating her birthday. She later tweeted about her joy.
Future has collaborated with several artists, including Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and his fiancee. The rapper-singer-producer is currently on Drake's "Would You Like a Tour?" tour. Future and Drake had a reported feud and reconciliation before the tour run began, but have since publicly declared peace with one another.
Ciara is currently working on new music. Ciara's Goodies debut album was certified triple platinum and earned the singer-dancer a Grammy award in 2005. She has also had eight Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles. Ciara has worked with several acts, including Justin Timberlake, Bow Wow, Missy Elliott and her fiancee, Future.
(October 28, 2013)
UPDATE: Ciara and Future have reportedly called off their engagement, according to UsWeekly.
The publication cites a source who says infidelity from Future was the cause for the engagement's ending.
The couple has a son, Future Zahir Wilburn.
Tyga and Blac Chyna call off engagement after years of dating. Chyna is reportedly in denial.
Tyga and Blac Chyna are no longer a couple, according to TMZ.
The report does not cite a reason for their separation, but it says Blac Chyna is "in denial" and that she has kept many of her things in the house.
The site says Tyga hosted two pool parties recently, including a celebration in honor of reality personality, author and model Kylie Jenner. Blac Chyna was reportedly not invited to any of the festivities.
The couple, who gave birth to their son King Cairo two years ago, reportedly began dating in 2011 and they were engaged in 2012.
Chyna was reportedly involved in the feud between Lil Durk and Tyga.
"It was just a line about Blac Chyna,” Durk said earlier this year. “I said ‘What do strippers swallow? Maliah, Blac Chyna, just don't tell Tyga’…Yeah, the same day we was in the studio. He was like ‘Shout me out. I got you.’ I’m like ‘Fuck it. I got you. We gon’ do music together.’ So he’s like ‘Send me something over.’ He steady calling me like ‘Send me something over. Send me something over. Did you change it yet?’ So, I started like—After a while I started thinking he trying to bamboozle me. Like just to change it. You know what I’m saying? Don’t do a song. So, I felt that he was trying to fake me out. That’s why I got mad at him."
Well, I bet you didn’t see this coming: Nicki Minaj this week pulls ahead of Michael Jackson on Billboard's official tally of artists with the most Hot 100 hits. Minaj logs her 51st Hot 100 hit as her new “Anaconda” debuts at #19. Jackson has amassed 50 chart hits, from 1971's “Got To Be There” to two hits this year: “Slave to the Rhythm” and “Love Never Felt So Good,” a from-the-grave collabo with Justin Timberlake.
Not to put too fine a point on it, how on earth can this possibly be? Minaj is a hot artist, no question about it, but she didn’t appear on the Hot 100 until February 2010 (when she was featured on Lil Wayne's “Knockout”). She didn't make the Hot 100 as a lead artist until June 2010 (when she charted with “Your Love”).
Jackson, it goes without saying, is one of the most successful artists in music history.
Has Billboard's adding machine shorted out? No. This is all about changing customs and practices in the music business. Nowadays, featured credits allow artists to rack up huge numbers of hits in a hurry. In Jackson's day, artists had to earn every hit on their own.
"Anaconda" is just Minaj’s 20th Hot 100 hit as a lead (or co-lead) artist. The rest of her hits have been featured credits. By contrast, Jackson was in the lead (or co-lead) spot on all 50 of his Hot 100 hits. Jackson could have padded his tally a little bit if he had elected to take a featured credit on Rockwell's “Somebody's Watching Me” (#2 in 1984) or Diana Ross's “Eaten Alive” (#77 in 1985), but he didn't.
The situation with featured credits has gotten so out-of-hand that Joel Whitburn, the author of a definitive series of chart research books, stopped listing them in the 14th edition of his flagship book, Top Pop Singles. Now, if you look up a given artist, you’ll find only the hits on which that artist was in the lead position — along with a quick rundown of the names of artists on which the artist had featured credits (so you can look them up on your own, if you wish).
In its June 14 issue, Billboard made a move of its own along these lines. It stopped using the same typeface on the Hot 100 for the names of lead and featured artists. Now, the lead artist’s name is in big, bold type and the featured artist’s name is in light, itty-bitty type.
In both cases, these moves make perfect sense.
"Anaconda," which is this week’s top new entry on the Hot 100, borrows heavily from Sir-Mix-a-Lot's “Baby Got Back,” which logged five weeks at #1 in July 1992 (when Minaj was 9 years old). “Anaconda” is from Minaj's upcoming third studio album, The Pink Print.
Minaj has a second song on this week’s Hot 100: “Bang Bang,” a co-equal collabo with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, which drops from #6 to #9 in its second week. Will Minaj have two songs in the top 10 before long? Stay tuned.
One can only wonder what’s really going on inside the walls of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s marriage, but according to a publicist, the couple is putting on a major show to laugh all the way to the bank.
Jonathan Hay shared with The Sun:
““If you look at the timing of these stories I don’t think this is a coincidence.
“They are driving interest for the tour.
“Ticket sales started off slow and I am sure they were notified they weren’t through the roof as they expected.
“So then we had the elevator fight and since then the tour has been written about every single night and ticket sales have increased.”
Jonathan, who knows Jay Z from working with his protegee Rihanna early in her career, continued: “I believe they are using this for publicity.
“We are just talking about Jay Z and Beyonce the characters — not Shawn Carter and Beyonce Knowles the parents.
“Once the tour is over they will put a stop to these stories and show everything is fine at home.”
We hope so because all these rumors circulation need to be put to rest ASAP.