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  • Lil' Boosie announces he has kidney cancer via Instagram, deletes post

    November 25, 2015 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rapper Lil’ Boosie announced Wednesday via Instagram that he has kidney cancer. In the caption of an image on his Instagram page, the Louisiana rapper, real name Torrence Hatch, asked for his fans to pray for him after receiving news that he has “cancer on his... more »
  • Testimony ends in trial over Jay Z's rap hit 'Big Pimpin"

    October 20, 2015 4:23 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Testimony has concluded in a copyright infringement case against rapper Jay Z over his 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'." Lawyers for the rap superstar played deposition testimony Tuesday from a former lawyer for the heir of an Egyptian composer who wrote flute notes included in the song.... more »
  • Afroman fined, ordered to get counseling for punching fan

    September 3, 2015 7:20 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - Rap artist Afroman has been given a suspended six-month jail sentence, fined $330 and ordered to undergo anger management and impulse behavior counseling for punching a woman who jumped on a stage during a concert earlier this year. The Sun Herald reports Municipal Court Judge William... more »
  • 50 Cent's bankruptcy papers show 7 cars, businesses in red

    August 4, 2015 12:11 PM

    HARTFORD, CT - Rapper 50 Cent says in a Connecticut bankruptcy filing that he owns seven cars valued at more than $500,000, including a 2010 Rolls Royce and a 1966 Chevrolet Coupe. His Farmington property is his most valuable property. It's listed in papers filed Monday at nearly $8.3 million.... more »
  • Police: Unfounded report of shots at rapper Lil Wayne home

    March 11, 2015 1:01 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - Police say no gunman or victims were found after an apparent hoax report of four people shot at the Miami Beach home of rapper Lil Wayne. Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez says police units responded Wednesday after an unknown person called on a police non-emergency... more »
  • Charge dropped in 2010 slaying of N.O. entertainer

    August 24, 2013 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Orleans Parish prosecutors have dropped a second-degree murder charge against a man who's been accused in the November 2010 slaying of a local celebrity known as Messy Mya. The Times-Picayune reports 27-year-old Jason Hamilton was released from prison Friday after spending almost three years in custody. Prosecutors... more »
  • Hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown dismissed

    August 15, 2013 2:40 PM

    LOS ANGELES- A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a hit-and-run driving charge against singer Chris Brown. The judge said Brown had reached a civil compromise with the other driver and City News Service says the misdemeanor was dropped Thursday. Brown didn't attend the hearing. Brown claims he traded insurance information... more »
  • Police: Shots fired, rapper Ross crashes Rolls

    January 28, 2013 11:33 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- Police in South Florida say rapper Rick Ross crashed his Rolls Royce into a building after hearing shots fired nearby. Fort Lauderdale police say Ross and a female companion reported hearing multiple shots fired in their direction at around 5:00 a.m. Monday. Police say Ross lost control... more »
  • Houston rapper free on bond, following arrest

    December 27, 2012 4:16 PM

    MANSFIELD, La. - A Houston rapper is out on bond after spending a night in the DeSoto Parish jail. Wesley Eric Weston, 31, also known as the rap artist Lil' Flip, was arrested Wednesday after deputies pulled him over for speeding on Interstate 49 and they allegedly found marijuana and... more »
  • Flavor Flav jailed in Las Vegas on felony charges

    October 17, 2012 12:55 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Police in Las Vegas say entertainer Flavor Flav is jailed on felony charges stemming from a domestic argument with his fiancee and threats to attack her teenage son with a knife. Officer Bill Cassell says no one was injured before the arrest around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at... more »
  • Lil Wayne's skate park opening delayed

    October 10, 2012 4:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans skate park opened by Lil Wayne and corporate sponsors less than three weeks ago appears to be shuttered. Ward McLendon, who manages the Lower 9th Ward facility where the Trukstop skate park is located, said Wednesday there was a "misunderstanding" over when the park... more »
  • N.O. rapper gets prison in firearms case

    July 18, 2012 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans rapper who pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and conspiring to obstruct justice has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Christopher Dorsey, known as "BG," also was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan to three years of supervised release following... more »
  • Rapper G. Dep sentenced for shooting

    May 8, 2012 10:56 AM

    NEW YORK - Rapper G. Dep will spend at least 15 years in prison after being convicted of a 1993 New York killing. The case was reopened when he went to police to say he'd shot someone years earlier. The 37-year-old rapper got the minimum sentence Tuesday for his... more »
  • Simmons: Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys dead at 47

    May 4, 2012 12:55 PM

    NEW YORK - Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons says Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced Beastie Boys rapper who co-founded the seminal hip-hop group, has died at age 47. Calls and emails to representatives for the Beastie Boys were not immediately returned. Simmons' Def Jam label released the Beastie Boys' first album,... more »
  • Jury selection continues for rapper trial

    May 2, 2012 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors and the defense team have agreed on seven jurors to decide the fate of Torrence Hatch also know as rapper "Lil Boosie." He's accused of hiring Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding to kill Terry Boyd in October of 2009. Jury selection continues as both sides... more »
  • Jury selection begins in Lil Boosie trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2012 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Jury selection could take the rest of the week in the murder-for-hire trial of Torrence Hatch, the rapper known as "Lil Boosie". Security was tight at district court, with dozens of police officers, mounted patrol, and SWAT members securing the area around the downtown building. Inside,... more »
  • Prosecutors want sentencing delay for rapper B.G.

    February 20, 2012 3:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors want to delay the sentencing date of a Louisiana rapper convicted on weapon and witness tampering charges. Christopher Dorsey, 31, of St. Rose, pleaded guilty in December and was scheduled for sentencing March 14. He raps under the moniker B.G. or Baby Gangsta and... more »
  • Rapper's murder conviction, sentence upheld

    December 29, 2011 3:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana appeals court has upheld the murder conviction and life imprisonment sentence of rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller for a teenager's 2002 shooting death. A three-judge panel from the state's 5th Circuit Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected Miller's argument that he didn't get a fair trial.... more »
  • Rapper pleads guilty to gun charge

    December 8, 2011 2:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans rapper B.G., an original member of the late-1990s rap group Hot Boys, has pleaded guilty in a gun case that may lead to 40 years behind bars. The rapper, whose real name is Christopher Dorsey, pleaded guilty Wednesday to being a felon in possession of... more »
  • Rapper Lil Boosie to appear in court

    November 29, 2011 2:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Rapper Torrence Hatch, known as "Lil Boosie", is heading back to court Tuesday in his murder case. He is accused of ordering a hit on Terry Boyd two years ago. Hatch has filed a motion to remove District Attorney Hillar Moore from the case. ... more »
  • Rapper T.I. returned to federal prison in Atlanta

    September 2, 2011 7:29 AM

    ATLANTA- Grammy-winning rapper T.I., who was moved to a halfway house this week after months in prison, is locked up again at a federal penitentiary, with his lawyer citing a flap over using a luxury bus to report to a halfway house. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website Friday shows... more »
  • Judge allows confession in murder trial of local rapper

    August 9, 2011 4:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A judge has ruled that prosecutors can use a suspect's taped confession in the first-degree murder trial in the killing of local rapper Chris "Nussie" Jackson. Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding, 18, is facing murder charges for allegedly shooting Jackson in 2009. Louding requested to be tried... more »
  • Rapper Big Boi arrested on drug charges in Miami

    August 7, 2011 3:16 PM

    MIAMI - Grammy-winning OutKast rapper Big Boi has been arrested in Miami for possession of drugs including ecstasy and Viagra pills. The rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia on Sunday.... more »
  • Lil Boosie faces new charges

    July 15, 2011 4:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge rapper, Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch was indicted Thursday and is accused of trying to smuggle drugs into a second state prison. The 28-year-old rapper is accused of trying to get codeine into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Hatch, who is serving time on... more »
  • Rapper's death 1st murder trial for teen

    July 9, 2011 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors say an 18-year-old charged with murdering six people in 14 months will be tried first for the death of 33-year-old rapper Chris "Nussie" Jackson, who was shot in the head in 2009. A grand jury charged Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding last month... more »
  • LSP still investigating threats against EBR DA's office

    June 15, 2011 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A State Police spokesperson said the investigation into threats made against District Attorney Hillar Moore's office is still ongoing, and that it led to more charges against Baton Rouge rapper Torrance Hatch, also known as "Li'l Boosie". Lt. Doug Cain said Hatch was arrested May 26... more »
  • Rapper Ja Rule pleads guilty to $3M tax evasion in NJ

    March 22, 2011 3:01 PM

    Rapper and actor Ja Rule has pleaded guilty to tax evasion in New Jersey. The platinum-selling rapper admitted Tuesday that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income earned between 2004 and 2006. He entered his guilty plea in a federal courtroom in Newark.... more »
  • Family members identify murder victim as up-and-coming rapper

    February 21, 2011 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Family members of a woman who was beaten to death then set on fire over the weekend identified her as an up and coming rapper named, "Sheen Marie." Her real name is Sheena Barnett. Her grandmother told News 2 she is in the process of making... more »
  • Rapper arrested after search reveals 150 lbs. of marijuana

    January 17, 2011 7:08 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE – A rap artist known as “Big UNK” and two other people were arrested after authorities said they found them with around 150 pounds of marijuana. Reggie Smith was arrested by narcotics agents after a search of his home in Breaux Bridge Saturday morning. St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s... more »
  • Two suspects tied to Lil Boosie in court

    January 12, 2011 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Two people with ties to Torrence Hatch, the rapper known as Lil Boosie, were in district court today. Eddie Stewart and Ryan Carroll were indicted in connection with the killings of six people over the course of a year in Baton Rouge. A new date was set... more »

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