YOUNG THUG'S RAP LYRICS TO BE USED IN COURT AS EVIDENCE: According to ABC News, lyrics belonging to Young Thug, who is currently behind bars on RICO charges, along with members of his Young Stoner Life record label, will be used in his case as evidence against him. Apparently, in the 56-count indictment against Thug and his other 27 affiliates, including rapper Gunna, Thug's songs “Anybody,” “Take it to Trial,” “Ski” featuring Gunna and “Slatty” will be used in court. Prosecutors are arguing that Thug's lyrics are “preserving, protecting and enhancing the reputation, power, and territory of the enterprise YSL.” Both Thug and Gunna have been denied bond and remain behind bars. As previously reported, Young Thug was arrested at his Atlanta-area home earlier this month.
KANYE WEST 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN CLAIMS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WERE STOLEN IN FRAUD: According to TMZ, Kanye West's 2020 presidential campaign sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday (May 24th), claiming that an unidentified person stole approximately $3,999 to pay off their own credit card bills. The person allegedly got access to Kanye 2020's bank account funds three times between December 2021 and February 2022. The campaign wasn't successful when trying to get the lost funds from the First Bank of Wyoming. The source has not been identified and no arrest has been made.
DRAKE SEEMS TO RESPOND TO PUSHA T'S CLAIMS OF BEING BANNED FROM CANADA: Did Drake response to Pusha T being banned from Canada? Chubbs, an associate of Drake's OVO Sound, posted a picture on Instagram of himself, Drake and a group of people with a caption that said, “We Don’t Ban N***az We Welcome Them With Open Arms,” followed by smiling devil and fingers crossed emojis. Drizzy replied to the post and said, “Come on over.” Pusha T wasn't mentioned by name, but during a recent appearance on Drink Champs, Pusha claimed he had been banned from Canada, where Drake is from, following a show that got too rowdy.
ISAIAH RASHAD TO SIT DOWN WITH JOE BUDDEN FOR FIRST INTERVIEW AFTER LEAKED SEX TAPE: Rapper Isaiah Rashad is speaking out for the first time after a video leaked online earlier this year of the rapper appearing to engage in sexual activity with two other men. A clip of Rashad doing an interview with Joe Budden surfaced the net on Tuesday (May 24th). The full interview will be released on Thursday (May 26th).
A LIL KIM BIOPIC IS IN THE WORKS: Lil Kim has revealed that a biopic on her life is in the works. She recently told the New York Post, “Everyone’s gonna know things that they’ve never known.” Kim added that she doesn't know who will portray her just yet.
BIG SEAN TRENDS ON TWITTER AFTER PEOPLE SUGGEST HE SHOULD BE ON HIP-HOP'S MOUNT RUSHMORE OF THE 2010S: A Twitter debate took place on Tuesday (May 24th) about which fourth rapper from the 2010s belongs on the hip-hop Mount Rushmore beside Kendrick Lamar, Drake and J. Cole. Many people mentioned Big Sean. One person tweeted, “See I’m putting Big Sean as the fourth. It’s crazy how y’all don’t respect that man smh…” Another person wrote, “Damn Big Sean haven’t earned Yall respect?? Lol that’s crazy.”
RICK ROSS HAS NEVER OWNED AN EMAIL ADDRESS: During an interview with HotNewHipHop about the transition of music going from CDs to streaming, Rick Ross revealed that he never owned an email address. He explained, “I’ve only really released one album since the streaming really been at its strongest point, so for me, of course my greatest times were when we was at Best Buy for the signings. That was the best feeling versus streaming. Ain’t no real connection with the fans now, to me.”
- He continued, “I loved going to autograph day, and the fucking line was from the door all the way down the street. So the love for the streaming, it’s cool. We still get money, but is it from the streaming, or is it from the brand or Da Boss Rick Ross? Cause regardless, I don’t care what we streaming, Da Boss Rick Ross got demands that’s gotta be met,” adding, “It’s different. When you talking about the streaming, you talking to a n***a who ain’t never had a e-mail.”