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Nas previously had a problem with federal property taxes, owing approximately $6 million in unpaid debt. Now, the State of Georgia has another bone to pick with him, this time for $1 million.
According to TMZ, the State of Georgia has filed legal documents looking to collect $1,083,435 from Nas for the years 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. The Georgia Department of Revenue is commanding Live Nation to garnish wages made from Nas’ current tour with Lauryn Hill in an effort to garnish his wages.
A representative for Nas says that the matter has been settled, but the GDR’s case is still open and they’re looking to recoup the money.
The U.S. government previously took a similar approach for Nas’ federal taxes, claiming that he owed approximately $6 million. The IRS filed documents in Georgia to garnish his wages through BMI and ASCAP until his debt was settled.
Kid CuDi has given up on a bitter custody battle with his baby’s mother over the full custody of their daughter.
According to TMZ, the former couple has been in a quiet legal war over the past year. CuDi explains that he purchased a home in Chicago, Illinois to be closer to his daughter and gave her “generous support,” but the child’s mother denies that claim, stating that he gave only “sporadic and inconsistent amounts” of support. She also accuses him of being an absentee father, as well as having violent tendencies and a “long history of consistent drug and alcohol abuse.”
On August 3rd, Cudders finally agreed to let the mother have full custody of the child. She is allowing him visitation rights and he will also pay child support.
UPDATE: Kid CuDi has addressed a report that he had given up on the custody battle for his daughter. In a statement released by the rapper and his lawyer, CuDi says that he and his baby’s mother reached an “amicable agreement” and that those details will not be revealed.
A Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus was marred by gun violence Wednesday (Oct. 31). Four victims were injured in the shooting.
According to police, the violence erupted following an argument between two parties, at which point one person pulled out a gun and started firing. While the suspect hit the intended target, three other bystanders were also caught in the crossfire.
USC officials sent text messages to students telling them of the shooting at around 11:30 p.m. “Everyone started running. I saw a guy who was shot in the leg. He was limping and screaming for his friends to help him. ‘I got shot. Can someone give me a ride?’ His friends were helping him walk,” a witness told the Los Angeles Times. “People were screaming and running away.”
Police detained two suspects, one of which was said to be the shooter, and are looking into whether or not the second person was an accomplice.
None of those injured face life-threatening danger.
Asst. Chief John Thomas of the USC Department of Public Safety said the situation was“totally an isolated incident,” and stating that there was “no pending danger” to the university.
As of Thursday (Nov. 1) the campus had re-opened to students and faculty, but area where the shooting took place has been restricted, while LAPD officers continues their investigation.
There is a digital music service that is making it easy to discover, listen to and share music. The new service, Rdio (pronounced Ar-dee-o) has millions of songs with on-demand access and a slogan that reads, “Human powered music discovery.” Listeners can search for and play any song in a database of more than 18 million tracks and have a community with friends and music-industry insiders.
Promoted as a “music discovery” service that is “for the people, by the people,” Rdio allows listeners to discover new music from friends, critics, deejays and/or artists. Listeners can also explore playlists like the ones created by HipHopDX and enjoy them without any ads.
Rdio is presently available on all devices, from phones to computers. Rdio also boasts that one can sync and listen to music even when not connected to the Internet.
The feud between Mobb Deep members Havoc and Prodigy has become an on-going dispute. Along the way, Havoc accused Prodigy of snitching and said that he was hiding his homosexuality. There was even a rumor of the two being involved in a physical altercation and disses have been handed out. However, in a recent interview Prodigy declined to speak badly of Havoc, shouting him out and saying he feels good.
When the topic of Havoc came up, Prodigy refused to speak badly of his Mobb brother. Instead, he focused on what he’s been up to since being released from jail and even shouted Hav out.
“I’m getting a lot of work done. It feels good,” he explained in the interview with ThisIs50. “I’m independent. I feel I’m in a good place right now. I feel good. I’m just gonna continue doing that. Shout out to Havoc too. Shout out to Hav. That’s my dog.”
Later in the interview, Prodigy did say that some “people deserve to get shot.”
“Some people just need that. Some people deserve to get shot,” he said. “Some people deserve to get shot and die. Certain people just deserve the worst shit to happen to them.”
However, when asked if he was talking about Havoc, he said that he wasn’t, adding, “Nah. Hav don’t deserve that.”
Prodigy was also asked if he has ever participated in homosexual activity. When asked, he replied, “Hell fuckin’ no. Hell no.”
T.I. took a visit to BET’s 106 And Park yesterday. He’s laid relatively low since he’s been working on his new album Troubleman, and honestly, probably been trying to stay out of trouble as well. In this interview, T.I. talks to Rocsi about coming full circle since the last BET Hip-Hop Awards where he famously got knocked for having enough weapons to service a small army.
“I am proud to say that this year on the same day of the BET Hip-Hop Awards, I will close that chapter and be off probation on September 29th,” T.I. told the audience at BET. T.I. also announced another release date for his oft-delayed comeback album, Troubleman, which is now slated for December 18th. It will be interesting to see how T.I. being off probation will affect his music. Hit the jump to check out the video.
Tameka Raymond has filed paperwork to retry the custody case that gave her ex-husband, Usher, primary custody of their two sons. Tameka has accused Usher of buying the ruling in his favor, citing that his lawyers previously raised money for the judge presiding over the case.
Usher’s legal counsel was responsible for bringing in a large chunk of money for the judge’s 2008 re-election campaign.
The mother of five also feels that there was no evidence proving that she was unfit to care for the young boys. She has however called out Usher’s “past, current, and future inability” to take care of the children.
Tameka lost one of her older sons, 11-year-old Kile Glover, in July following a waterskiing accident, but fought to keep her custody hearing on schedule despite opposition from Usher.
With the battle somewhat behind him, Usher has returned back to his professional duties, performing at the iTunes Festival in London Saturday (Sept. 1).
“Man it’s just like shut-up and entertain, we don’t care about the personal stuff,” he joked of his fan’s thoughts on his very public relationship issues.
The 33-year-old has received support from his fans via Twitter, which likely helped him deal with the fight over his sons, that found him posting a photo of himself on Facebook looking somber and possibly crying. Tameka later blasted the picture as doctoring his true emotions, to garner public sympathy.
A judge has yet to rule on Tameka’s motion.
Michael Clarke Duncan, the actor most widely known for his role in The Green Mile has died, he was 54.
Duncan suffered cardiac arrest in July, but appeared to be on the mend. His fiancee, Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, broke the news to the Associated Press Monday (Sept. 3), revealing that he passed away earlier in the morning.
Stallworth is credited with saving Duncan’s life by her quick reaction to the medical scare two months ago. They were resting at home when he had the emergency, resulting in him being taken to a local hospital where he was later in listed in stable condition. She remained by his side throughout the ordeal.Doctors kept Duncan in the hospital to run extra tests on his heart.
The couple met at a Whole Food’s store in 2010, and have been close ever since.
Aside from appearing in the 1999 film alongside Oscar winner Tom Hanks, Duncan also appeared in films like The Scorpian King, and Sin City.
Fans were shocked when news broke that Beanie Sigel – already preparing to serve a two-year sentence for tax evasion – was arrested on drug charges earlier today. Now, in an exclusive from XXL, it looks like the Philadelphia emcee will begin serving his sentence earlier than anticipated.
The Broad Street Bully was supposed to begin serving his two-year bid on September 12, but now, after the recent arrest, authorities took him into custody today instead. Although the rapper’s lawyer Fortunato N. Perri did not indicate whether his client would serve any extra time for the arrest, he did say that he needs to review the specific nature of the arrest before moving forward with any kind of legal action.
“At this point, the Federal authorities will take him into custody and he’ll begin serving the sentence that he was going to start on September 12 anyway,” said Beans’ lawyer. “He had bail set on the new charges, but the Federal authorities have issued a detainer—a warrant, essentially—that will transfer him to Federal custody and he’ll start serving his sentence…we’re still reviewing the allegations and the circumstances of the arrest. I don’t don’t know a whole lot about the specifics at this point. We’re still reviewing specifics.”
As mentioned earlier, Sigel was arrested for possession of a bottle of codeine with the label scratched off and a bag prescription pills. A gun was also found the center dashboard of the vehicle in which Sigel had been riding.