Troy Ave has been out of jail on bail in July, after serving about two months on attempted murder charges for the May shooting at Irving Plaza. The conditions of his release bar him from touring or performing anywhere, as well as from going to clubs. He also has to be at home by 11pm. Of course, anything is better than jail, but his lawyer says even these restrictions are hurting him, and “he’s barely able to get by.”
Matthew Apperson has just been sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempted murder after he shot at George Zimmerman in a road rage incident. Apperson claims he shot in self defense. He claims due to Zimmerman’s intimidating reputation, especially for his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, he was in fear for his life.
At the age of 63, Kalief Browder’s brother Venida Browder died Friday in the Bronx. Though she suffered a heart attack, many would say she ultimately died from a broken heart. In 2010, the then-16-year-old Kalief was arrested after being accused of stealing a backpack by a fellow teen. Since his family couldn’t make the $3,000 bail, he ended up spending three years at Rikers – where he was mercilessly beat by guards and even spent 400 days in solitary confinement. The charges were later dropped and he was released, but his depression was so severe, he ended up hanging himself last summer. He was 22.
During a charity basketball game last month, Chris was served with court papers and ran for the hills according to the process server. This was the same game on September 11th that Chris refused to stand for the national anthem and wound up beefing with security too. The only thing Chris is being sued for right now that we know of is beating up his former manager Mike G.
Peter Thiel, the co founder of the payment service PayPal, is said to be set to donating 1.25 million to the Donlad Trump Presidential campaign. Naturally people who use the service are livid, and I mean livid. Customers have already declared to not use the service as #BoycottPaypal has now become a trending topic on twitter. More on the story after the jump.
Lupe Fiasco has been in the news recently for having a bit a feud with fellow emcee Kid Cudi. Now Kid Cudi decided to take to twitter to let his fans know that there probably won’t be any albums coming from him this year.
Former World Champion Tyson Gay has lost his beautiful daughter to gun violence. 15 year old Trinity Gay was caught in the middle of gunfire last night at a restaurant car park in Kentucky. Trinity was shot in the neck during the exchange and later succumbed to her injuries. Our hearts go out to Tyson and all the family and loved ones of Trinity gay. More on the story after the jump.