Earlier today, G-Dep was convicted for his role in the death of John Henkel in 1993. The former Bad Boy Records rapper was found guilty of second degree murder by the Supreme Criminal Court in Lower Manhattan, New York. While it’s still unclear as to how many years he’ll face, G-Dep’s attorney Anthony Ricco states he’ll possibly serve a minimum of 15-years to life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8. Back in December of 2010 G-Dep walked into NYC’s 25th Precinct and confessed to a murder he committed 17-years ago.
It’s deja vu all over again. Coming in at number one on Forbes richest hip-hop artist list is baddest boy of ‘em all, Sean “Diddy” Combs. The publication estimates Diddy net worth at $550 million. Rounding out the top three are Jay-Z and Dr. Dre.
1. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $550 Million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $460 Million
3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $270 Million
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams – $125 Million
5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson -$100 Million
During his visit to The Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97 last month, Nas revealed that a song we should look out for off his upcoming Life Is Good album was a follow up to “Black Girl Lost.” Well plans have changed, turns out the sequel won’t make the album and Esco’s team is letting this go for his dedicated fans. Stream the Hit-Boy-produced “Another Black Girl Lost” down below. The song may sound familiar as the beat was also used by Tony Williams for his John Legend collaboration, “I Know You Missed.”
New Music: Nas – “Another Black Girl Lost (Black Girl Lost Part. 2)” (prod. by Hit-Boy)
Props to Splash/DaJaz1
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A fight during an early-morning party in Stapleton ended with three suspects arrested on felony charges, accused of using a bat and a knife on two victims.
Police say the suspects — Jerry Canetebalbuena, 19, of the 1500 block of Castleton Avenue in Port Richmond; Adrian Rios, 28, of Vulcan Street in South Beach, and Gabriela Neri, 19, of Thompson Street in Stapleton — have ties to the MS 13 street gang.
The alleged attack happened at 1:17 a.m. Sunday, on the corner of Prospect and Bay streets.
The suspects used a knife on one victim, cutting a deep gash into the person’s faces that required stitches to close, police allege.
They used a bat on another, swelling the victim’s eye, nose and upper lip, police allege.
The trio face charges of first-degree attempted gang assault, second- and third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, said Peter N. Spencer, a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A traffic stop in Stapleton Friday afternoon led police to a loaded handgun, crack and marijuana in the possession of a convicted felon, authorities allege.
At 3:53 p.m.. police pulled over a 2005 Black Infiniti driven by Ilyas Tromp. 35, after noticing the car had excessive window tint and didn’t signal a lane change, police allege.
Police found Tromp at the wheel, and Keeran Mangroo-Tromp, 39, of Jake Court in Stapleton, in the front passenger seat, court papers allege.
Inside the rear center console, police found a loaded .25 caliber semiautomatic pistol, with a bullet in the chamber, as well as two zipper bags of marijuana, court papers allege. They also found two zipper bags of crack cocaine in the front top sunglasses compartment, court papers allege.
Tromp, a reputed Bloods member, spent nine months in jail after a 2003 felony gun possession conviction in Queens, according to court papers. He’s also accused of driving with a suspended license.
Both face a variety of charges, including felony weapon possession and misdemeanor drug possession charges.
Is the stress getting to Nicki Minaj? Her new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, debuted to semi-underwhelming critical and commercial response, selling 253,000 copies in its opening frame and averaging a 59/100 on Metacritic. Over the weekend, while a holographic Tupac was delighting 70,000 fans at Coachella, Nicki got into a Twitter altercation with NickiDaily.com, one of her many fansites. Nicki Daily had begun posting leaked songs, reportedly from Nicki’s NEXT album, when Minaj took exception and blasted the site on Twitter. Things quickly escalated, with Minaj tweeting “On 2nd thought I’ll just follow a new set of barbz. The ones I follow r very mean and ratchet. *side eyes them* *looks into the sea 4 more*”, which she then followed up with “Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good f*cking bye.”
Then, just like that, @NickiMinaj was no more. Minaj deleted her Twitter account and, along with it, her 11 million+ followers. This led the popular (yet not always reliable) gossip site MediaTakeOut to report that “there are signs that she may have had a NERVOUS BREAKDOWN” (caps theirs). The site claims that Minaj is suffering from exhaustion after an endless promotional campaign for her oft-delayed sophomore solo LP, including a controversial stop at the Grammys and a lip-synced performance on American Idol. At this moment, there is no evidence to back up the site’s claims, but either way, we just hope that Nicki is able to collect herself, brush off the haters, and get back to doing what she does best, soon.
Nicki Minaj Quits Twitter After Fansite Leaks Music [Billboard]
MTO WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Nicki Minaj DISAPPEARS . . . Friends Fear That NICKI Minaj Had A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN . . . Or WORSE!! (Details) [MediaTakeOut]
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Little Miss Sunshine, indeed!
On Saturday, Rihanna stripped down to nothing but a skimpy two piece when she and a couple of gal pals went tanning in the desert. Seen lounging in a recliner, the 23-year-old snapped a few sexy photos of her bikini-clad body before posting them on her Twitter.
But this isn’t the first time Rihanna’s swimsuit shots made its way online…
Apart from kicking back in the sun, Rihanna also joined the slew of celebs that attended Coachella in Indio, Calif. this weekend. The “You Da One” singer played eager photog at the music festival, snapping tons of photos to share with her Twitter followers.