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.
Uncle Snoop Get Your Apology to Ari Lennox Ready
Apparently, everyone’s favorite uncle likes apologizing. Fresh off of his apology tour for his controversial comments towards broadcast journalists Gayle King, Snoop Dogg decided to comment on Ari Lennox’s Instagram live to instruct her to “grow your own hair.”
Yesterday, the Dreamville songbird took to Instagram Live in true Ari fashion to document her trying on a new lace front wig. Not known for wearing wigs, she struggled with figuring out how much lace to cut and securing the hair as she entertained her followers with hilarious gestures and commentary.
Eventually, a snippet of the video ended up on The Shade Room for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
Moments later, Snoop was unnecessarily commenting under the video.
In no time, women were coming to Ari’s defense, reminding the legendary rapper that his wife and daughter are no strangers to wigs.
You’d think men would know to leave their opinions to themselves when it comes to women’s hair, especially black women, but clearly, Uncle Snoop forgot to read that particular memo.
Once Ari caught wind of Snoop’s comments, she delivered a lovely little shade tree, posting a photo of Snoop wearing a blonde wig with the caption, “Uncle I just…I just thought we had an understanding….”
Following the backlash that he’s currently receiving, I can already envision the apology that’s sure to follow. Perhaps someone should remind Uncle Snoop that the best apology is changed behavior…
DJ D-Nice Has Spun His Way Into the Living Rooms of Thousands
Every day, legendary DJ D-Nice (a.k.a. Derrick Jones) spends countless hours helping thousands of global citizens forget about the coronavirus pandemic and financial woes with his “Homeschool” parties.
Initially jumping on Instagram Live to cure his boredom while “self-isolating,” D-Nice had an audience of a few hundred, mostly friends. As word began to spread, it grew to a few thousand. By Sunday, over 160,000 people joined his live for a virtual party that included the heavyweights such as Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett-Smith, 9th Wonder, Jimmy Fallon, and Vice President Joe Biden.
During a CBS This Morning interview, D-Nice shared, “I literally just played what feels good. I wanted people to feel good. I wanted their experience to be lifted through music, just one song at a time.” And he’s done just that. While on live, his comment section is a constant stream of cheers, shout outs, and music-lovers asking, “Where the drinks at?” It feels like the best VIP section you’ll ever experience but from your living room.
“No matter what your problems are, you can put on a good tune and it just takes you away and I was trying to do that,” he explained. “It wasn’t just the music, it was the whole experience and everyone escaping what’s going on today just for a few hours.”
While some of his neighbors have complained about the noise, D-Nice is committed to keeping the party going as the universal language of music is playing a vital role in keeping us all connected.
We have DJ D-Nice to thank for that!
Jay Electronica & Joe Budden Used Their Twitter Fingers to Exchange Insults
It took 10 years for Jay Electronica to release his highly-anticipated album, A Written Testimony. While some are singing his praises, others are incredibly disappointed. One such person is former rapper turned media personality, Joe Budden.
Budden used his platform, The Joe Budden Podcast episode Dry Snitching to express his disappointment. Budden proclaimed, “You’ve been missing for ten years- which is cool, ’cause you’ve been living life. But that confidence that I thought you might’ve been living life with is suppressed…that lens that I’m looking through paints the story of a different MC. And that MC is one that would get smacked around by Hov on every song.”
In response, Electronica took to Twitter and posted a video clip of DaBaby saying “fuck it,” directing the tweet at Rory, one of the co-hosts on Budden’s podcast.
Shortly after, Budden responded referring to Jay-Z’s performance on A Written Testimony, where he appears on eight of ten tracks. “I never got absolutely mopped around on my own project either… @ me, not Rory.”
Here’s how the rest of that conversation went:
The tirade ended with Electronica demanding credit for “lighting up” the podcast episode.
Electronica released A Written Testimony on Friday, March 13th. It’s his first solo album after more than ten years of delays with features by Jay-Z, The-Dream and Travis Scott, with additional production by The Alchemist, No ID, Swizz Beatz and Hit-Boy.