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NEWS: Toronto City By-Laws Say Drake’s New Mansion Will Be Too Big! [KingpinTV.net]

Drake’s 21,000 square-foot mega-mansion will include a basketball court, spa, and jersey museum.

From a shout-out with his last album’s artwork and (initial) title to acting as the Toronto Raptor’s global ambassador, Drake has been recognized as a vocal supporter of his home city.

Still, because people have to bitch about something, the “what’s up with that?” contingent has taken pains to point out Champagne Papi seems to spend most of his time at his palatial California mansion.

Well, they can prepare to eat crow, because Aubrey’s bringing his fine-living ways back home and building a Toronto mansion that’s literally too big for the neighbourhood.
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NEWS: Drake’s New Lipstick By Tom Ford, Sells Out In Minutes! [KingpinTV.net]

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Tom Ford’s much anticipated 50-strong Lips & Boys collection was always going to cause a stir. In addition to 25 best-selling lippies came the arrival of 25 new Boys, named after men the designer admires. So, which one sold out within minutes? Drake. Obviously!

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NEWS: Shooter Of Lil Wayne’s Tour Bus Arrested, Connected To Young Thug! [KingpinTV.net]

Lil Wayne’s tour bus was allegedly shot up by a guy who has very close ties to Wayne’s rival, Young Thug … TMZ has learned. 

Atlanta PD got an arrest warrant for the suspect, Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, on May 21 … and he’s been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang activity. Continue reading

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**BREAKING NEWS** – Shots Fired At Lil’ Wayne’s House In Miami! [KingpinTV.net]

Florida news stations are currently sharing live reports that a serious shooting has occurred at Lil Wayne’s Miami Beach home. “According to a police spokesperson, an unnamed individual called saying that he had shot four people inside the home,” writes Local 10.

WSVN-TV has a live broadcast going. From it, we’ve learned that “the S.W.A.T. team has been requested” outside his $9.4 million, eight-bedroom mansion after a “caller said shots were fired, there may be Continue reading

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NEWS: Lil’ Wayne To Sue Birdman And Cash Money For 50 Million! [KingpinTV.net]

Even though he dropped Sorry 4 the Wait 2 earlier this week, Lil Wayne wants Tha Carter V out as soon as possible and he’s still anxiously trying to get off Cash Money, as well. TMZ is reporting that Wayne is taking Birdman to court and will sue him for $51 Million (including $8 million in advances). Continue reading

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VIDEO: DeJ Loaf ft. Young Thug & Birdman – “Blood” [KingpinTV.net]

Even with all the Cash Money internal strife, business goes on. Check out Dej Loaf with her brand of Detroit flava.

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NEWS: Lil Wayne Says He Wants Off Cash Money, Blames Birdman For “Carter V” Delay! [KingpinTV.net]

Lil Wayne took to Twitter today to voice his frustrations with Cash Money Records and Birdman, who he claims, are the reason for “Tha Carter V” delay. Look at these! These are his exact tweets in regard to his issues with the label.
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VIDEO: Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” [KingpinTV.net]


 
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NEWS: Lil Wayne Owes The IRS A Whole Lot Of Money! [KingpinTV.net]

Earlier this year in Miami, the IRS filed a tax lien for taxes owed from the Young Money CEO for 2011 and 2012 for a grand total of $12,155,084. (That comes out to $5,843,952 for 2011 and $6,311,132 for 2012.) Sheesh! It didn’t stop there, though.
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NEWS/VIDEO: Christina Milian Details YMCMB Debut, And ‘Tha Carter V’! [KingpinTV.net]

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The beautifully talented, Christina Milian has taken to Rap-UP to discuss her recent projects, and her latest label move to YMCMB! Milian has been busy juggling her career and beautiful daughter Violet, but has marked her musical return, on the Young Money compilation album, and ‘Tha Carter V’. Check out her full interview!

 

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VIDEO: Shanell ft. Yo Gotti – “Catch Me At The Light” [KingpinTV.net]

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Off the Young Money: Rise of an Empire album, YMCMB songstress Shanell delivers in the fast lane in her new music video Catch me at the Light f/ Yo Gotti.

Catch Me at the Light is available on ITunes.
Shanell’s “Nobody’s Bitch 2” EP coming soon.

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NEWS: Drake Gets $300,000 In Government Money For His OVO Fest! [KingpinTV.net]

In its first three years, Drake’s OVO Fest can only be described as a monumental success, and evidently, the Ontario government agrees. Yesterday, Global News reported that the two-day festival was awarded a $300,000 tourism grant. People weren’t impressed. At first glance, giving a millionaire rapper that much of tax payers’ money seems absurd, especially given the Continue reading

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NEWS: Nicki Minaj Gets Sued $30 Million Over Wigs! [KingpinTV.net]

Nicki Minaj’s former mane man is fighting back.

Terrence Davidson, Minaj’s ex-wig designer responsible for many of her colorful, over-the-top hair pieces, filed a $30 million lawsuit in a district court in Atlanta on Friday against the YMCMB rapper claiming she stole wig designs and sold and licensed them while cutting him out of the profits, TIME exclusively reports.

“Her lawyers may complicate it, but we don’t need to get into intellectual-property law. This is basic American morality. Nicki Minaj lied to this man and cheated him,” Christopher Chestnut, Davidson’s attorney, tells the news outlet.

In the complaint, Davidson says he and Minaj planned to create a wig line together and film a reality TV show with Davidson as the star. However, he says neither of those plans materialized, and that the MC’s team shut him out from residuals from Minaj-branded wigs sold through her website, as well as miniature versions that appear on the tops of her popular fragrances. He is asking for at least $30 million in damages if the case goes to trial.

After first linking up in 2010 creating memorable looks like Pink Upper Bun Wig and the Pink High Top, Davidson formally parted ways with Minaj in January 2013, citing creative differences.


 
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NEWS: The Game Officially Signs To Cash Money/YMCMB! [KingpinTV.net]

As has been rumored and wanted, Money Gang’s Game joins Rich Gang/YMCMB. Birdman just sent word that the signing is official, not just a tweet.

On his last LP (Jesus Piece) on Interscope, Game included a convo with Stunna recruiting him. The talk was on one of the album’s last tracks, “Freedom.”

“What up, blood?” Birdman said on the track. “What’s poppin’, my nigga” Look, I know this the last one. After this, it’s straight Cash Money, my nigga. So, it’s YMCMB.”

Now, it is not just something that was said during a song. It’s official! Welcome The Game to YMCMB! Rich Gang!


 
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NEWS: Drake’s New Album “Nothing Was The Same” Pushed Back! #NWTS [KingpinTV.net]

Drake’s album Nothing Was The Same was scheduled to drop on September 17th, but as rappers tend to do, the album has been pushed back.

Reports now say, retailers such as Best Buy will only get Drizzy’s highly anticipated LP on September 24th now, a week later than expected.

Drake dropped his first official single, the poppy and r’n’b “Hold On We’re Going Home” two weeks ago. Just recently it was reported that Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Hudson Mohawke are featured on Nothing Was The Same.


 
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VIDEO: Mack Maine – “Up Until Then” [KingpinTV.net]


 

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NEWS: Drake Announces Dates In “Would You Like A Tour?” In 41 Cities! [KingpinTV.net]

Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Drake today announced his 41-city North American WOULD YOU LIKE A TOUR? arena tour in support of his highly anticipated upcoming album release NOTHING WAS THE SAME, due out later this year. The tour starts Wednesday, September 25th at Portland’s Rose Garden Arena and will feature Grammy® Award-winning rising R&B star Miguel, who will support on all dates and feature special guests including rapper Future. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour go on sale beginning Friday, June 21st at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.

Check tour dates below.

September 25 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
September 26 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
September 27 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
September 29 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
September 30 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
October 2 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
October 3 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
October 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
October 6 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
October 8 – Saint Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
October 9 – Chicago, IL – United Center
October 11 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
October 12 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 13 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
October 15 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
October 16 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
October 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center
October 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
October 21 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
October 22 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
October 26 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
October 27 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
October 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
October 30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
October 31 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
November 2 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
November 3 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
November 5 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
November 6 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
November 7 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
November 9 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
November 10 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
November 12 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
November 13 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
November 16 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
November 18 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena
November 19 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
November 21 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
November 22 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 24 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
November 25 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center


 

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NEWS: Rapper Tyga Releases New “Pop Water” Drink! [KingpinTV.net]

Like his fellow Young Money counterparts, Tyga is now making business moves outside of music. The young Cali spitta has partnered with Pop Water to launch his own natural fruit water drink.

“I’m proud to announce My New Water @popwater all natural fruits check out http://www.popwater.com for retailers near you!!!!!,” he wrote on Twitter last week.

He also posted a photo of the bottles of his new product on Instagram. The fruit-infused drinks come in pineapple, grape, orange and apple flavors.

According to the container, the drink is only 30 calories per bottle, so it’s apparent Tyga is trying to target the health conscious with his new brand.


 

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**BREAKING NEWS** Cash Money YMCMB Signs Socialite & Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton! [KingpinTV.net]

Paris Hilton has inked a deal with Cash Money.

And the YMCMB signees just keep getting stranger and stranger. Today, the ever-expanding record label, with plans to dominate all genres of music, announced the signing of heiress Paris Hilton.

Paris Hilton has been associated with the YMCMB crew in the past. She’s linked up with Lil Wayne for her song “Last Night” last year, she partied with Weezy on her birthday back in March, and more recently, the socialite appeared in the music video for Birdman’s “Tap Out.” Now Paris’ association with the crew has been locked in, officially.

Paris Hilton announced the news of her signing to Showbiz411, saying that she hopes to have a follow-up to her 2006 debut with a new album this summer. Paris explained that her new album will be a lot more EDM content-wise, with hip-hop features, including labelmate Weezy F. “This is a lot different than my first album,” Paris said. “It’s really going to be house music.”

Birdman took to Twitter today to confirms the news.


 

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VIDEO: Drake – “5am In Toronto” [KingpinTV.net]

Drake drops the official viral video for the underground hit “5am In Toronto”. Shot at Beach Blast, the popular indoor beach volleyball complex in Toronto.


 

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NEWS: Michigan Radio Station Yanks Lil Wayne And Rick Ross Music! [KingpinTV.net]

They say if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything… Hip Hop has gone too far, says one Michigan radio station. In a bold move this week, WUVS-LP 103.7 The Beat has decided to take a stand against Rick Ross and Lil Wayne by pulling their music from rotation, after being fed up with the disrespectful and violent lyrics portrayed in some of their recent songs.  Just last month, Lil Wayne found himself under fire when he hopped on the remix to Future’s “Karate Chop” and compared assaulting a woman’s anatomy to the beating of Emmitt Till, “Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels/Beat that p—y up like Emmett Til.” Epic Records quickly pulled the track and issued an apology to Emmitt Till’s family after receiving backlash.

The tipping point came this week, when Rick Ross released a song titled,  “You Don’t Even Know,” where he raps about slipping a “molly” into a woman’s drink and having sex with her without her knowledge. He says, Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it. As soon as the record dropped, people were wondering why it was okay for a rapper to blatantly talk about drugging and raping a girl. Is this what music has come to?

In a statement, WUVS-LP The Beat says it’s time that hip hop starts taking some responsibility: The questions have been asked, Is Hip Hop Music Destroying America, Is Hip Hop A Threat To Our Children or Should Rappers Be Accountable For Their Lyrics? You be the judge.  Earlier this year the song “Karate Chop” leaked online featuring rapper Lil Wayne.  He raps, “Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels/Beat that (expletive/woman genital) up like Emmett Till.”  A few weeks later a song by rapper Rocko featuring Rick Ross was released called “You Don’t Even Know It.”  Rick Ross raps, ‘Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.’

Yes, we have our freedom of speech right, but when is freedom of speech taken too far?” “Many would say both rappers have taken their lyrical content too far and offended too many.  The family and estate of Emmett Till have released a statement of disapproval over Lil Wayne’s disregard and disrespectful lyrics. Though his record label issued a statement of apology, the rapper has yet to do so.  In the case of Rick Ross, a petition has been started over his blatant disregard for women and the issue of date rape. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that over 300,000 women are raped or sexually assaulted per year in the United States alone. That is a disturbing number and should not be taken lightly. His lyrics not only condone the behavior, but he boasts about it in the song.  While some feel it’s only entertainment, many feel it sends and encourages the wrong message.  Several individuals and organizations have taken a stand and so are we. 

Effective immediately Muskegon’s WUVS-LP 103.7 the Beat has pulled ALL Lil Wayne and Rick Ross music from rotation.  We pride ourselves on playing music that is non-degrading and non-violent. While we believe in freedom of speech, creative writing and individualism, we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone’s life.” I’m sure other radio stations will soon follow. It has to start somewhere. BET took a stand against degrading music years ago when they eliminated the late night show, “Uncut.” Since then, they’ve put such a strict policy in place that even a video like Ciara’s “Ride” or Nicki Minaj’s “Stupid H-e” can’t get airtime on their flagship show, 106 and Park.


 

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VIDEO: Mack Maine ft. Talib Kweli & Lil Wayne – “Celebrate” [KingpinTV.net]

Days after Lil Wayne’s second hospitalization for seizures, he’s the star of a new video for his Cash Money Records comrade Mack Maine. The “Celebrate” video, for a Maine song that leaked in April of last year, also features Talib Kweli and includes cameos from a few other rappers.

TMZ reported Friday night that Wayne, 30, was being “given his last rites.” That led a flurry of those close to Wayne — including Maine — to tweet that the TMZ story was not true. Eventually, that line was stripped from TMZ’s article on his condition.

T.I. took to Twitter to savage TMZ for their reporting, letting the gossip site know that plenty of Wayne’s “true to da game partnas” would “ride” to protect him.

It is, of course, all but certain that the “Celebrate” video was filmed in advance of Friday’s hospitalization news. At the end of the clip, a message to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting appears. “Sandy Hook: 26 angels, we love you,” the clip reads.

The video is available above.


 

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VIDEO: Drake – “Started From The Bottom” [KingpinTV*net]

Drake couldn’t have picked a better time to celebrate success: He released a video for his new song “Started From the Bottom” last night to coincide with his first Grammy win, in Best Rap Album, for his 2011 release Take Care.

“Started From the Bottom” is the first track the Canadian singer and rapper has released from his upcoming album, Nothing Was the Same. The clip finds Drake bouncing in a white convertible in a blizzard, kicking back in a private jet and receiving a coveted promotion at work, where’s there’s a interlude while his friends hit on a customer in a low-cut top.

It’s the second time Drake has collaborated on a video with Director X; they also worked together on his “HYFR” clip, which won Best Hip-Hop Video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Drake is recording Nothing Was the Same in Toronto and Los Angeles with producer Noah “40” Shebib. The album, his third, is due this summer.

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NEWS: Drake Wants A Check For YOLO Merchandise In Walgreens And Macy’s! [KingpinTV*net]

With his Take Care hit “The Motto,” Drake made YOLO (you only live once) possibly the most pervasive tagline of the past 12 months. And now that the acronym is popping up on merchandise everywhere, Drake thinks he’s entitled to a paycheck.

On Christmas Eve, the Toronto rapper posted a couple of photographs, one taken at a Walgreens store and another at Macy’s, both showing merchandise stamped with “YOLO.”
Under the image from Walgreens, which shows a stack of colorful caps being sold for six bucks a pop, Drake wrote, “Walgreens … you gotta either chill or cut the cheque.”

And under the Macy’s photo, which shows a T-shirt featuring Peanuts characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy imprinted with “YOLO is my motto,” he added, “Macy’s … same goes for you.”


 

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NEWS: Lil Wayne Hospitalized For Having Seizure-Like Syptoms On Plane! [KingpinTV*net]

Lil Wayne made an emergency landing in Texas after suffering seizure-like symptoms on a private jet … A source close to Weezy — real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. — tells us, right after the plane touched down … the rapper was transported to a local hospital to get treatment on Thursday afternoon. We’re told Wayne was at the hospital for several hours … he checked out around 6 PM local time. The exact diagnosis was a migraine and severe dehydration — we’re told Wayne is “doing better.”


 

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VIDEO: Lil Wayne’s Legal Deposition Suing QD3 For Documentary! [KingpinTV*net]

Seriously… What’s wrong with this dude??? He thinks he’s invincible. SMH!


 

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NEWS: ‘American Idol’ Officially Names Nicki Minaj As A New Judge! [KingpinTV*net]

Rumors regarding who would be the next “American Idol” judges have been swirling for months, and now a decision has been made. Deadline reports that Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban have been chosen for season 12 of American Idol. Nicki’s contract is rumored to be in the $10 million to $12 million range. “With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around,” said Mike Darnell, Fox’s President of Alternative Entertainment. “With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, American Idol’s star power has never been so great,” added Idol creator/executive producer Simon Fuller. Mariah Carey was added as a judge in late July. Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine is in talks to return to the show as well, but in the mentor capacity he already had.


 

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PHOTO/VIDEO: Drake Gets First Ever Vintage Cash Money Chain Made In 1993! [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

In recent years, Drake has be known to collect sentimental not-so-flashy jewelry. October’s Very Own got quite the addition to his collection recently as he was given the first Cash Money Records chain, made in 1993. DJ Scoob Doo catches Drizzy backstage while on his “Club Paradise” tour to speak on the special piece of history he received.


 

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NEWS: Drake’s Management Sued For Unpaid Royalties! [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

James “Jas” Prince filed a lawsuit, claiming that Drizzy’s management has failed to pay him and Drake himself in royalties…..

Once again, YMCMB’s business practices have come under fire. Yesterday, James “Jas” Prince filed a lawsuit against numerous parties, claiming Drake’s management have failed to pay the plaintiff (as well as Drake) owed royalties.

In a nearly 70-page court document that surfaced yesterday (July 30), Prince claims after discovering Drake, he introduced the Toronto rapper to the defendants (Aspire Music Group, Cortez Bryant, Laurant Management, Three Kinds, Gerald Roberson and Derrick Lawrence) with the understanding the defendants would use industry connections to secure Drake a record deal under Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint, and promote the rapper after his signing. According to Prince, part of this 2007/2008 oral agreement entailed that profits would then be split between him and the named defendants.

But Prince says that after the agreement was made, Cortez Bryant signed Drake to an exclusive management deal, cutting out Prince’s role in Drake’s career. Additionally, Prince claims he was never paid and was told that Drake hasn’t been paid either. As of press time, neither Drake nor Cortez Bryant have responded to the lawsuit.

This isn’t the first time that people have taken issue with YMCMB’s business practices. This past April, Weezy and producer Darius “Deezle” Harrison, who claims he produced several songs on Tha Carter III, including “Lollipop,” was never paid for his work and was suing for $20 million. The two sides finally settled via a confidential, out-of-court agreement. Producer Jim Jonsin too took issue with not getting paid, but his dispute was resolved as well.

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NEWS: Former Lil Wayne Bandmate B.G. Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison! [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

B.G., the former Cash Money Records rapper and a member of the group Hot Boys with Juvenile and Lil Wayne, was sentenced to 14 years in prison (as well as three years of supervised release following the completion of his sentence) after pleading guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, MTV reports.

The rappers, real name, Christopher Dorsey, was arrested back in 2009 along with two others when police stopped him in New Orleans and found three guns and a loaded magazine in the car. Two of the guns had previously been reported stolen, while it also turned out that the car had been stolen from an Alamo rental car parking lot.

Dorsey was convicted three times on felony drug charges between 1998 and 2003.

One of the other men arrested, 20-year-old Demounde Pollard, claimed that the guns were his, but police later determined that he did so at Dorsey’s request. Both Pollard and the third man, Jerod Fedison, pleaded guilty when the state criminal case moved to federal court, with Pollard recieving a 30-month prison sentence and Fedison receiving 20 years due to previous convictions.

During the trial, prosecutors attempted to link the MC to Telly Hankton and Walter Porter, two of New Orleans’ most high-profile murderers, whom Dorsey mentioned in online videos. The prosecution pointed to the clips as proof of his criminal activity in hopes of securing a 25-year prison term.

Dorsey’s attorney, however, said his client was simply “posturing and marketing” in the video, adding that while “many people would frown upon his art . . . it is art.”

U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan said Dorsey’s “career has just been deplorable and sad,” and added that she believed the videos “may have contributed to the murders of young people” in New Orleans.

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