Connect with us

Entertainment

L&HH Legal Woes for Stars Benzino, Juelz Santana & Tresure

mm

Published

on

Legal problems abound for members of the L&HH franchise. From Juelz Santana to Tresure P. to Benzino, it seems cast mates of the show see more jail time than screen time.

Neck High in Charges

Facing what could be the largest jail stint in the show’s history, Benzino could face up to 15 years in prison. Arrested in January 2017, Benzino is looking at some serious felony charges. With a search warrant, police found 22 grams of THC oil gummies, 6 ecstasy pills, and less than an ounce of Mary Jane. The 53-year-old producer has learned that his case could be heading to trial as early as next month. With two felony charges and one misdemeanor, Benzino’s legal team has learned that if he doesn’t take the deal, things could get ugly.

Juelz Santana has recently had legal troubles of his own. The on-again-off-again cast member estimated he’d get 27 to 37 months. Turns out he was right! Back in March, Juelz foolishly attempted to board a flight with a loaded handgun in his baggage. Not only was he carrying, he had eight oxycodone pills as well. When he was busted by TSA, Juelz attempted to run off, but he later faced the music. Pleading guilty to his charges, the 27 months isn’t all he’ll do. After he is out, Juelz will have one year of supervised release.

Pulled over in Atlanta last week for a DUI, Tresure claims the arresting officer had it out for her. Tresure is alleging that the unnamed police were extra rough with her because she’s on reality TV. Although she passed her field sobriety test, she was still taken to the station, but cops say otherwise. According to TMZ, officers say not only did Tresure fail her test, she refused a Breathalyzer. They also told TMZ Tresure has yet to file a complaint.

Her arrest came with some media buzz as the cops transporting her had to slam on the brakes, resulting in Tresure smashing her face on the cage. Although she hasn’t formally lodged a complaint, she has lawyered up. While news of possible jail time hasn’t been made public, penalties can be as light as a fine or as heavy as 3 years in prison.

Comments

comments

Entertainment

#BBHMM: The Game’s Royalties Seized Until $7.4 Million Judgment Paid

mm

Published

on

The Game’s attempt to avoid paying a $7M judgment after losing a sexual assault case has been put to a halt by a judge. Ruling in favor of Priscilla Rainey, who accused the rapper of sexual battery, a judge has seized the royalties of The Game’s catalogue until the debt is paid.

In 2015, Rainey lodged a complaint that the rapper assaulted her, forcing his hand beneath her dress to touch her bare genitals and buttocks. While The Game denied these allegations in court and on social media, the judge ruled in Rainey’s favor that he should pay $7.4 million to make amends. Approaching the court after months had passed without receiving any payment, Priscilla was determined to get what she owed from her abuser. The battle for restitution against the “How We Do” rapper began March 1st 2018, when Rainey filed documents demanding financial records.

Looking to prove The Game had been hiding money to avoid paying the judgment, Rainey hired several private investigators that stated he’d diverted millions. In addition to hiding cash, the investigation uncovered he’d acquired assets under pseudonyms controlled by himself and his business management. Now, with a new ruling, The Game has been informed that his royalties will be seized by Priscilla until the $7.4 million balance is paid.

According to court documents, “commission, royalties, contract receivables, deferred compensation, income, wages, payroll, salary, and accounts receivable” are all up for grabs. Should The Game attempt to disobey the court’s decision, he could be found in contempt of court and face some jail time.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Diddy Confirms Making The Band is Returning to MTV

mm

Published

on

Hoping to recreate pop culture history, Diddy and crew are on the hunt for the world’s most promising singers. The Bad Boy Records executive issued a global casting call through Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. But the fiercest competition will be using Smule.

For the first time ever, Smule has partnered with MTV. Offering their users a list of curated songs to choose from, wide-eyed prospects can use the app to create video auditions shareable on every social media platform. While anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to compete, contestants must also be able to comply with the rules and eligibility requirements. Looks like someone better be ready to get that Junior’s Cheesecake!

Making the Band has not aired since 2009, but fans spammed the hashtag #IWantMyMTB, prompting MTV and Diddy to come to the table. Using the hashtag #MTBCASTING, singers now have a new chance at getting discovered. However, the details of their talent search have yet to be revealed. Through a rabbit hole of links, you can view the Terms of Use and User Content Submission Agreement. Just be sure to read the agreements before submitting your videos as the contracts are effective once your clips are posted. There’s a lengthy segment titled “Rights Granted to MTV”, which gives them, in so many words, the right to use and otherwise exploit any ideas, concepts, or content displayed in your submission without any credit or compensation. So stay sharp!

Hopefuls are already posting their talents across social media. Will you be joining them?

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Entertainment

So So Deaf: Jermaine Dupri Critiques the State of Female Rap

mm

Published

on

During an interview, Jermaine Dupri was asked by two hosts to name his favorite female rapper. Believing he’d list Megan Thee Stallion or Cardi B, Dupri’s response caught both the hosts and music aficionados off guard. Comparing the current roster of popular femcees to “strippers”, Dupri’s glaring act of misogyny has gotten him checked by the artists themselves.

For decades, airwaves have been flooded with male artists rapping about their sexual prowess, bevy of hos, material expenditures, and sale of drugs. But Jermaine Dupri doesn’t find fault with the repetitive, and occasionally elementary, lyrics of his peers. His ire was directed toward women whose bars are about celebrating their bodies, turning up in the club, and dominating men. Failing to note the similarities in what content is released by both men and women in the rap game, Dupri posed a weak argument that female rap lacks lyrical diversity.

As pointed out in Cardi’s response video, there are plenty of female rappers that don’t write about their bodies at all, they simply don’t receive equal support. And as the acting CEO of So So Def, you’d think Jermaine Dupri would take the initiative to seek out talent that raises what he believes is the bar. But no, the “Grammy award winning songwriter and producer” has no female rapper signed to his label aside from Da Brat and Tyeler Reign. Tyeler is the winner of the fifth season of The Rap Game who unsurprisingly still raps about money and designer labels, the very things Dupri would find unimpressive.

Female rappers have been vocal in their disagreement of Dupri’s piss-poor analysis. Both Doja Cat and Cardi B made statements disagreeing with his comments. Ari Lennox even dropped a diss track as a response to his ignorance. But the best rebuttals have been references of Dupri’s track record. Twitter users have been quick to remind us that JD has a history of dismissing the career trajectories of women with potential to be powerhouses in the industry. Perhaps after this wake up call, Jermaine Dupri will take a bit of Doja Cat’s advice and look for the artists he wants to uplift.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending