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Man Arrested in Takeoff's Death
Arrest Made in Rapper's Death

Arrest Made in Rapper's Death

Police say rapper was an innocent bystander in dispute outside Houston bowling alley

(Newser) - Police have arrested a 33-year-old man in the fatal shooting of rapper Takeoff, who was killed last month outside a bowling alley in Houston. Houston police announced Friday that Patrick Xavier Clark has been charged with murder in connection with Takeoff's death. Police Chief Troy Finner said Clark was...

Rapper Takeoff to Get Big Send-Off
Rapper Takeoff
to Get Big Send-Off

Rapper Takeoff to Get Big Send-Off

Funeral will be held Friday at Atlanta's State Farm Arena

(Newser) - Takeoff will get quite the sendoff. A funeral for the rapper, who was shot dead at a Houston bowling alley a week ago, will be held Friday at Atlanta's State Farm Arena, home to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, which can hold some 20,000 people, TMZ reports. Kirshnik...

Takeoff of Rap Trio Migos Shot Dead at Houston Party

Migos member Takeoff, 28, was reportedly gunned down Tuesday at a Houston bowling alley

(Newser) - Initial reports of a man fatally gunned down at a Texas party early Tuesday didn't offer many details, including the identity of the deceased, whom they simply described as a Black man in his 20s. Now, TMZ (reader discretion advised: link contains graphic photos) confirms with law enforcement...

PnB Rock Fatally Shot in LA Robbery Attempt

Police say rapper may have been targeted after being tagged in Instagram post

(Newser) - Rapper PnB Rock was shot and killed during a robbery attempt Monday in Los Angeles. Per CNN, Rock was dining at a Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles when a gunman entered the restaurant, approaching the rapper directly and demanding "property," according to a witness. Following "a verbal...

Cops: 3 Hurt Fleeing Wiz Khalifa Concert

Rapper's show near Indianapolis got cut short after shouts of a possible shooting, and people fled

(Newser) - Rapper Wiz Khalifa cut short a concert in suburban Indianapolis as people began fleeing the outdoor venue, leaving three with minor injuries, following a disturbance, police said, per the AP . People started exiting the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville about 10:30pm Friday after a reported disturbance on part of...

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...

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