ALICIA KEYS TO PERFORM AT TAKEOFF'S MEMORIAL SERVICE: According to TMZ, Alicia Keys is set to perform at Takeoff's memorial service tomorrow (November 12th). Justin Bieber is also set to perform. Alicia posted a tribute to Takeoff after his death, saying, “This is too much. It's like every day. RIP Takeoff. Sending light to your family and loved ones. We are losing too many too soon!!” Meanwhile, tickets for Takeoff's memorial service are sold out.
SNOOP DOGG BIOPIC IN THE WORKS: A Snoop Dogg biopic is in development at Universal Pictures. According to Variety, the studio has enlisted Allen Hughes, who directed Menace II Society and Dead Presidents, to direct the film. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever co-writer Joe Robert Cole has written the script. The project will serve as the first production from Snoop’s Death Row Pictures. Snoop said in a statement, “I waited a long time to put this project together because I wanted to choose the right director, the perfect writer, and the greatest movie company I could partner with that could understand the legacy that I’m trying to portray on screen, and the memory I’m trying to leave behind. It was the perfect marriage. It was holy matrimony, not holy macaroni.”
YOUNG THUG'S ATTORNEY FILES MOTION TO DISMISS RICO CASE; ACCUSED D.A. OF 'EGREGIOUS' MISCONDUCT: Young Thug's attorney filed a motion to dismiss his RICO case due to prosecutorial misconduct. Brian Steel said the D.A. filed “fake” and “sham” grand jury subpoenas surrounding critical evidence in the case. Steel also claimed the D.A. abused “its authority by utilizing a sham Grand Jury Subpoena.” The documents claim that the D.A. issued a fake grand jury subpoena to obtain information surrounding a rental car. The D.A. used the illegal subpoena to connect Thug to criminal charges regarding murder and robbery. However, Steel said his discovery proves the D.A.’s misconduct. The subpoena was “not issued or authorized by any Judge, Clerk of Court, or lawfully or properly empaneled Grand Jury.” As a result of the discovery, Brian Steel said that there are grounds to dismiss the evidence and information related to the two subpoenas. The judge would be able to toss Thug’s trial if the motion is granted.
TIERRA WHACK ARRESTED FOR BRINGING LOADED GUN TO AIRPORT: Philly rapper Tierra Whack was arrested on Tuesday (November 8th) after bringing a loaded gun to the airport. According to XXL, Whack was taken into custody at the Philadelphia International Airport. Whack had attempted to go through TSA screening area and was flagged. That's when the gun was discovered. A spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department said in a statement, “On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 11:56 A.M., at Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal C security the checkpoint incident occurred. A 27-year-old black female placed a purse into the X-ray machine for screening. During the screening a firearm was determined to be in the purse. Philadelphia Police were notified. Recovered from the purse was a semi-automatic firearm, loaded with (6) live rounds in the magazine and none in the chamber. The defendant does have valid permit to carry in Pennsylvania. The checkpoint was shutdown while the investigation was conducted. The defendant was issued CVN for disorderly conduct and weapon was confiscated by police.” Whack has since been released from police custody.