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Rapper Coolio arrested in unpaid Vegas ticket case

11 Mar

Rapper Coolio was arrested Friday in Las Vegas on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a traffic ticket almost two years ago.

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Coolio, 48, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was a passenger in a vehicle officers stopped about 2:20 a.m. several blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip, Officer Laura Meltzer said.

Ivey was sought on a warrant charging him with failure to appear on an illegal stop and driving without a license summons issued in June 2010.

He was freed later in the day.

Teen Mom 2′s Jenelle Evans Arrested Again On Cyber Stalking Charges

6 Mar

Reality show, “Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans found herself back in the Brunswick County courthouse yesterday on charges of misdemeanor stalking. According to E! News,  the 20-year-old mom’s recent arrest is due to accusations made by her former boss James Duffy, which resulted in an arrest warrant.

Jenelle’s agent, Leo Daniels claims that Jenelle turned herself into authorities in order to clear her name after returning home from the Teen Mom reunion in New York City.

He tells E!, “Duffy filed cyberstalking charges against the MTV celebrity. She has not posted anything about him in a long time. Duffy came up with these accusations…Jenelle was aware of the warrant because Duffy posted all about it on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. Jenelle was in New York over the weekend. When she returned home, she went up to see what was going on. She was read the charges and they let her go.”

Jenelle and her old boss have participated in a hateful merry-go-round of nasty Facebook and Twitter harassment after Duffy, allegedly, posted pictures online of Jenelle’s wild, party girl ways. As if anyone was shocked by that. Yesterday’s arrest marked the third time this year the young mom has been put behind bars…and it’s barely March! This time around, Jenelle was released a few hours after she was booked, having to post $1000 bond.

Jenelle is due back in court on March 23.

 

Source: RealityTea

Rapper Jim Jones Arrested By Police After Fight At Casino

27 Feb

Jim Jones was involved in a fight outside of a Connecticut casino that ended when police intervened and arrested The Capo. Apparently five officers weren’t enough to intimidate Jones who allegedly resisted arrest until police subdued the rapper with pepper spray.

Jim Jones was on his way out from a party hosted by Diddy at the MGM Grand in Foxwoods when a man, who remains unnamed, approached the rapper. The man, who may have been intoxicated, wasn’t a fan of Jones and apparently began harassing him, and the rapper managed to ignore the individual until the man became violent and clocked Jim Jones in the face.

Jones claims he was only trying to protect himself when he responded to the attack in kind, and the scuffle soon turned into a brawl after the crews of the two men entered the fray. Police soon arrived on the scene and attempted to put down the fight, but found the fight had grown out of control and say they had to use force to subdue those involved.

Jim Jones was among those arrested and the rapper was later released on bond. The rapper has yet to comment on the event but, according to TMZ, police charged him with disturbing the police. Whether or not the individual who allegedly initiated the scuffle was charged remains to be seen.

Source: http://thisbeatgoes.com/hip-hop-news/rapper-jim-jones-arrested-by-police-after-fight-at-casino/

New Details On Scott Storch’s Cocaine Arrest Unveiled

20 Feb

New details have emerged abut music producer, Scott Storch’s arrest for cocaine possession.  He was busted  in Las Vegas.

From SOHH.com

While celebrity producer Scott Storch made headlines last week for recently getting busted in Las Vegas on a cocaine possession charge, new details have emerged claiming it all began with a hotel bill dispute.

Music producer Scott Storch was arrested earlier this month (February) for cocaine possession – and RumorFix has the mugshot. A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Police Department confirmed that Storch was arrested on Saturday, February 4, for possession of a controlled substance; that substance being cocaine. The rep adds, “Police encountered Storch in connection to a dispute call allegedly concerning his Cosmopolitan Hotel bill.” Storch, who has produced music for artists like Christina Aguilera, has since been released. No word on when he’s due in court to face the possession charge. (RumorFix)

Details surrounding his early February arrest emerged online last week.

According to law enforcement, Storch was arrested at a Vegas hotel around 8:30 AM on Feb. 4. Sources tell us … the arrest went down after an employee called police to complain that Storch wouldn’t pay for his room. When cops arrived to the scene, we’re told officers discovered Storch was in possession of cocaine. Storch was hauled to a nearby police station … where he was released on $5k bond. 10:38 AM PST — Storch tried to hide a baggie of cocaine in a trash can at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas before cops arrived … this according to the police report, obtained by TMZ. In the report, the arresting officer says cops fished out the baggie after receiving a tip from hotel security … and discovered it contained 2.7 grams of blow. (TMZ)

In late 2009, Storch spoke on hip-hop artists helping him fight drug addiction.

“It’s just a matter of regaining respect and trust, but as far as track record, I think I have done way above the average producer in the world,” Storch explained in an interview. “My addiction was based on being trapped in it through, not so much, depressionor escape, but it was more like partying too much and having too much fun until it got unhealthy. I just made a change in my life. It really isn’t a battle or a constant thing. Its just something I don’t want to do. I like the way I feel so it hasn’t been a thought…Dre was there for me. I remember Ludacris came over to check on me to make sure I was ok, just having heard stuff. Different people that care about me…my boy Adam. You know, just various people have remained loyal to me. Quincy Jones. I would have to say Timbaland.” (All Hip Hop)

The hitmaker previously talked about the efforts he made to better himself and get back to his music grind.

“I’m taking it back to square one,” he explained in an interview. “I found myself slipping a little bit, got involved in doing drugs and you know, I had to get myself into recovery, realized I was powerless over it and you know, being in the life that I was living, very fast moving, option to do or buy anything you want, go anywhere you wanna go definitely takes its toll on you. And you lose your concept of reality with the drugs and everything, had to get it under control so I’m taking it back to the beginning, back to the Hit Factory where I made a lot of my hits.” (MTV)

Source: Sohh.com

Rapper Suge Knight arrested in Las Vegas on traffic and drug charges

10 Feb

Rapper Suge Knight was arrested in Las Vegas after a traffic stop last night.

The 46-year-old hip-hop star was detained on suspicion of possessing marijuana.

Police noticed his black Bentley make an unsafe lane change and pulled him over on a street just off Flamingo Road west of the Las Vegas Strip.

There were multiple warrants out for his arrest, stemming from minor traffic violations.

A search of the vehicle allegedly found a small amount of the drug.

Knight was booked into jail and later released.

According to TMZ.com, the rap mogul is currently on three years unsupervised probation for driving on a suspended license.

Knight’s court date wasn’t immediately available.

The producer, real name Marion Knight Jr, founded the iconic hip hop label Death Row Records and was one of the most powerful music figures of the 1990s.

His stable of rappers included superstars Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre and Tupac Shakur, who was shot and killed back in 1996 while travelling in Knight’s car.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2098969/Rapper-Suge-Knight-arrested-Las-Vegas-traffic-drug-charges.html#ixzz1m08cjoOD

Celebrity Drug Arrests Draw Attention To Small Texas County

28 Jan

Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and actor Armie Hammer have been among the thousands of people busted for drug possession at a Border Patrol checkpoint outside a small West Texas town in recent years, bringing a bit of notoriety to one of Texas’ most sparsely populated counties.

The Huffington Post ran in article today that reports many celebrities have spent time in the Hudspeth County Jail…

Border Patrol agents say people busted with small amounts of weed often say they have medical marijuana licenses from California, Arizona or New Mexico – three states along I-10 that, unlike Texas, allow for medicinal pot prescriptions – and claim to believe the licenses were valid nationwide.

But they are not and once these folks leave their state’s jurisdiction, they are subject to arrest as marijuana is a controlled dangerous substance under Federal and most state laws…

The town, Sierra Blanca, has less than 1,000 residents but has thousands more passing through it daily because of the interstate highway.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/28/hudspeth-county-jail-celebrity-arrests-pot-bust_n_1239061.html

 

 

Floyd Mayweather’s 90 day Jail Sentence Postponed so he can Fight in Las Vegas Boxing Match!!!!

7 Jan

There is good and bad news for boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t have to turn himself in to a Las Vegas jail until June 1, 2012 … so he can fight in Las Vegas on May 5th … the judge just ruled.

Floyd was supposed to turn himself in today to begin his 90-day sentence for beating up his baby mama, Josie Harrisafter pleading guilty to two counts of harrassment and one count of domestic violence — but his attorney had asked the judge to postpone the boxer’s turn-in date to June 1 … to give Floyd time to train for a massive fight on May 5th against an undetermined opponent at the MGM Grand.

His attorney’s justification … Floyd’s a pro who brings in hundreds of millions in profits for the city of Las Vegas — and hey, thing’s get rescheduled all the time … no bigs.

Several of Floyd’s famous friends came to court to support the boxer — including Ray J and Lil Kim who told media on their way out of court, they showed up for Floyd as an act of solidarity.

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Floyd Mayweather is not properly licensed to fight in Nevada on May 5 … despite having the judge’s blessing … officials are demanding to speak with Floyd in person before they will allow him to fight.

Keith Kizer, Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, told TMZ that all fighters must apply for a license annually … but fighters with a conviction are sometimes required to plead their case to the commission in person.

Rapper B.G. pleads guilty to felony gun charge

9 Dec

New Orleans rapper B.G., an original member of the late-1990s rap group Hot Boys that included big-name rappers such as Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Young Turk, has pleaded guilty in a gun case that could lead to 40 years behind bars.

The Times-Picayune reports that the 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Christopher Dorsey, pleaded guilty Wednesday to being a felon in possession of a firearm and witness tampering.

Prosecutors allege that Dorsey has ties to some of the city’s most high-profile criminals. But they said no plea agreement has been made with Dorsey.

Many of Dorsey’s songs have a “no snitch” motto. In “I Ain’t Tellin”, he raps: “I won’t snitch, never tell, if the law comes and get me, I’m gonna sit my ass in jail.”

B.G.’s sentencing is March 14.

 

Source: AP News/ Times Picayune

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