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Punjabi Rapper Shot Dead After Security Curtailed
India Rapper Was Shot 24 Times 

India Rapper Was Shot 24 Times

Sidhu Moose Wala was killed in India's Punjab state after his security was curtailed

(Newser) - Popular Indian rapper Sidhu Moose Wala was fatally shot 24 times in Punjab on Sunday, one day after the state lifted security for hundreds of celebrities. Thousands of fans of the rapper, who was born Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, have now descended on his home village of Moosa, not far from...

Young Thug Busted in Gang Indictment

He allegedly rented car used in murder, approved another murder attempt

(Newser) - Young Thug was arrested at his Atlanta home on Monday and is now in jail facing charges that he co-founded a criminal street gang. The 30-year-old Grammy-winning rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, is charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation...

Video May Undermine DaBaby's Self-Defense Claim

Rolling Stone: Video suggests rapper was 'initial aggressor' in fatal 2018 encounter

(Newser) - Before he hit it big as a rapper, Jonathan "DaBaby" Kirk shot a man to death in a North Carolina Walmart in 2018. DaBaby claimed self-defense, and police did not charge him in the killing of 19-year-old Jaylin Craig. Now, however, Rolling Stone has unearthed security video of the...

Dead Rapper Was Propped Up on Stage for Final Party

'I’m pleased with how I sent my son away,' Goonew's mother says

(Newser) - Rapper Markelle Morrow, better known as "Goonew," joined friends and relatives for a party in a Washington, DC, nightclub Sunday—more than two weeks after his death. The 24-year-old was propped up on stage at the Bliss nightclub, wearing designer clothes and a crown, USA Today reports. Morrow...

After Clashing With Her Fans, Doja Cat Says She Quits

Singer posts resignation from music in angry exchange after show cancellation

(Newser) - After a back-and-forth Thursday with fans on Twitter, Doja Cat announced in a post that she's quitting music. "I'm out. Y'all take care," the rapper posted. She then changed her Twitter name to "i quit," the AV Club reports. The singer and fans...

Ice-T's Tale From the Gas Pump Draws Shock, Then Snark

Rapper joke-tweeted that he was robbed ... by high prices at the gas station

(Newser) - A tweet from Ice-T this week prompted immediate concern from those reading it—until they got to the end of the post and realized the 64-year-old rapper and Law and Order: SVU actor was making a pointed joke about a timely topic. "I was robbed at a gas station...

Rapper Settles Beef With McDonald's Via Harsh New Arby's Ad

Pusha T says he didn't get paid enough for 'I'm Lovin' It' jingle; hence, the 'Spicy Fish Diss Track'

(Newser) - Not since Paul Marcarelli defected from Verizon to shill for Sprint has there been such a brand betrayal. In the early aughts, a one Terrence LeVarr Thornton (better known as rapper Pusha T) claims he penned McDonald's famous "I'm Lovin' It" jingle, and he apparently isn't...

Rapper Fatally Shot Minutes After Jail Release

Baby Cino, aka Timothy Starks, was gunned down in Miami

(Newser) - Miami police are investigating a brazen daylight shooting that took the life of an aspiring rapper who had been released from jail only minutes earlier. The Miami Herald reports that 20-year-old Timothy Starks, aka Baby Cino, was gunned down in a car in rush-hour traffic as the vehicle he was...

Kodak Black Among 4 People Shot at Justin Bieber Party

None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening

(Newser) - A late-night melee led to four people being shot in Los Angeles, and two celebrities factor in the headlines. Rapper Kodak Black, 24, was among the four shooting victims who ended up in a hospital early Saturday morning, reports NBC News . Black, aka Bill Kapri, was shot in the foot...

Arrest Warrant Issued After Murder of Rapper Young Dolph

Authorities are seeking Tenn. man Justin Johnson, 23, in connection with fatal November shooting

(Newser) - Update: An arrest warrant has been issued for a Tennessee man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph, who was gunned down in a daylight ambush at a popular cookie shop in November in his hometown of Memphis, authorities said Wednesday. A first-degree murder warrant was...

LA Music Festival Ends in a Sudden Tragedy

Drakeo the Ruler confirmed dead Sunday after backstage altercation

(Newser) - A rapper was stabbed at the Once Upon a Time in LA music festival on Saturday night, and the show ended early. The rapper, Drakeo the Ruler, died Sunday morning, his attorney, John Hamasaki, confirmed. He had been scheduled to perform at Banc of California stadium that night, and was...

Rapper Slim 400 Shot to Death
Rapper Slim 400
Shot to Death

Rapper Slim 400 Shot to Death

He was killed in Inglewood, California

(Newser) - The rapper Slim 400 cheated death in 2019 when he was shot at least eight times but survived. On Wednesday night, however, the rapper was shot once again, this time fatally, reports NBC News . Slim 400's real name was Vincent Cochran, and reports differed on whether he was 33...

Travis Scott Took the Stage. Then, a 'Mass Casualty Incident'

Officials say 8 are dead after crowd surge at Astroworld music fest in Houston

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated to add information about the victims. At least eight people died and numerous others were injured in what officials described as a surge of the crowd at the Astroworld music festival in Houston while rapper Travis Scott was performing. Officials declared a "mass...

FBI: Fetty Wap Helped Flood Long Island With Drugs

Rapper busted by FBI Thursday at music fest at NYC's Citi Field

(Newser) - Fetty Wap has had his fair share of legal trouble over the past few years, and he's now got another woe to add to the list. WABC reports the 30-year-old rapper, real name William Junior Maxwell II, was arrested Thursday by FBI agents at Citi Field in Queens, NY....

Murder of Star Rapper Is a Stunner in Sweden

Einar, 19, was shot to death in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting

(Newser) - An award-winning 19-year-old Swedish rapper was shot to death in southern Stockholm in an incident that media reports on Friday said was likely to be gang-related, per the AP . The case has shocked the Swedish entertainment world and highlighted what officials said was the urgent need to deal with growing...

Kanye Claims Donda Release Was Unauthorized

That's 'preposterous,' Universal insiders say

(Newser) - The long-delayed Kanye West album Donda broke streaming records after its release Sunday morning—but West says he never signed off on the release, Pitchfork reports. "Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked Jail 2 from being on the album," he said in an...

Tom Hanks' Son Doubles Down on Anti-Vax Stance

'There's more evidence for UFOs being real than that vaccine being healthy for you,' says Chet Hanks

(Newser) - The rapper son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, some of the first celebrities diagnosed and then hospitalized with COVID-19 last year, says he's fine without the vaccine, thank you very much. Chet Hanks—whose rap name is Chet Hanx—was derided Tuesday after posting a video on Instagram,...

Kanye Finishing Album in an Odd 'Private Space'

Rapper is holed up in tiny room in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Newser) - It's not really surprising that Kanye West's latest album didn't drop on the day it was supposed to. What is odd, however, is where he appears to be holed up as he finishes Donda, named for his late mother. On Tuesday, the 44-year-old rapper posted on Instagram...

'Just a Friend' Singer Biz Markie Dead at 57

He was battling diabetes

(Newser) - Marcel Theo Hall, better known to most as rapper Biz Markie, has died. The "Just a Friend" singer was 57. Per TMZ , he'd been suffering complications from diabetes. “We are grateful for the many calls and prayers of support that we have received during this difficult time,...

2 Swedish Rappers Jailed After Gang Trial

Top soccer player was also among 26 convicted

(Newser) - After one of the biggest gang-related trials Sweden has ever seen, two rappers and a former member of the country's national soccer team were among 26 people to receive prison sentences Wednesday. Chart-topping rapper Yasin Mahmoud, who was named Artist of the Year earlier this year at an event...

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