Chief Keef was arrested in Atlanta yesterday (May 20) for smoking kush in his hotel room. We’re going to assume this wasn’t a way for the rapper to make his recent alignment with Gucci Mane’s Brick Squad all the more official.
Chief Keef — the 17-year-old rap sensation — was arrested in DeKalb County, Georgia yesterday for disorderly conduct … TMZ has learned. The details surrounding the arrest are unclear. According to the booking sheet, Keef — real name Keith Cozart — was listed at 5’9″ and 160 lbs. After the arrest, Keef tweeted, “Jus Got Out Of Dekalb County jail In Atlanta Mad As f**k.” Keef is considered a prodigy — and has rapped with huge stars like 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa.
Keef is no stranger to the law … he’s been arrested at least two times before — and even has a gun conviction under his belt. It’s been a rough year for the rapper … We broke the story, he was recently sued for child support by his middle-school-aged baby mama who claimed Keef fathered her kid — born in 2011 — when he was only 15.
Actually it hasn’t been all that bad a year for the rapper. Besides connecting with Big Guwop, Sosa was recently living it up in Paris while he was in town to record with Kanye West. There is also the rumor that he is engaged to a model named Pretty Mesha. He may want to dial back on all that lean before he sees the judge, though.
Gucci Mane just announced that he has dropped his once good friend Waka Flocka Flame from his 1017 Brick Squad label. At this point we’re unsure what happened to make Gucci reach this decision. La Flare said via Twitter that he is currently fielding offers for Waka’s services.
What this means for Waka’s solo career we’ll have to wait and see, but he does have his own label, Brick Squad Monopoly, which has it’s own artists.
Gucci Mane has never been one to hold back his feelings and the Trap God 2 rapper has now set his sights on A$AP Mob member, A$AP Ferg. “ASAP whoever calling his mixtape trap lord ni**as need to get off my d**k and let they momma get on it,” Gucci recently tweeted in reference to Ferg’s upcoming tape Trap Lord. La Flare released his brand new mixtape last night, Trap God 2, and has been a trending topic on Twitter for the entire day. Ferg, who has been burning up the country with his breakout single “Work,” responded to the Bricksquad rapper by calling him “washed up.” He went on to say that “there is a difference between Lords and Gods. Lords never worry, Trap Lord!” Ferg performed in New York City last night at the famed SOB’s and brought out A$AP Rocky among other artists for the energetic show. Ferg recently signed a record deal with RCA Records, the same label that houses Rocky, and is planning to release his solo debut album Trap Lord under the imprint. Check out the tweets below exchanged between the two. Hopefully trap Gods and Lords can learn to get along.
Someone is getting fired. Last week, Gucci Mane made headlines when photos he shared online revealed that the rapper was a guest speaker at an Atlanta middle school. Now parents and alumni of the Atlanta Public School system are irate he was chosen to speak to the young students. La Flare was dropping…ahem…knowledge to the kiddies at Crawford Long Middle School’s career day. However, the “Lemonade” rapper’s lengthy criminal record did not sit well with parents and former students.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
Leisle Moody, an APS graduate, said she was stunned to hear Gucci Mane was talking to kids, given his graphic lyrics and arrest record. “How do you justify bringing someone who is not even at the top of his game in the rap industry, who has a rap sheet because he’s been in so much legal trouble?” she told Viteri.Davis was arrested in 2008, has been in jail in Fulton County and most recently, in DeKalb County. Channel 2 Action News crews were in court with Davis in 2011 after police said he pushed a woman out of a moving car. “I don’t think he was such a good role model. They could have selected another individual,” parent Kevin Hall said. Some parents didn’t know about the visit. It sparked controversy on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, with many questioning who deemed the rapper an appropriate speaker.
An APS representative said there will be a follow-up with the school about the visit and added, “We want to make sure people who serve as role models to our students are in line with our ethical and integrity standards.” Playing devil’s advocate for a moment, Gucci Mane is technically a role model considering he is a former (we hope) drug dealer who found success in the legitimate business of selling records. However, his extensive rap sheet, no pun intended, makes it difficult to justify bringing him in to a school when there are certainly less controversial artists out there that could speak to the youth.
Let us know where you stand in the Gucci as role model to the students debate in the comments.
Just days after speaking to vulnerable young middle school students in Atlanta for career day Gucci Mane reportedly beat a local DJ to near death for playing an unreleased track from the rapper. According to All Hip Hop, Gucci was in a strip club having fun when all of a sudden his track came on, and set him over the edge. Gucci reportedly stepped to the DJ, beat him down and destroyed his equipment. The fight was allegedly so bad that police and paramedics were called to the scene, but Gucci had already fled with his entourage. The DJ is reportedly recovering in the hospital in stable condition.
Future has to pay up after confirming that he has a son.
Future has settled his baby mama drama, but it looks like it’ll cost him. TMZ reports that the rapper recently took at DNA test which confirmed that he’s the father of a 10-year-old boy. Future was sued in 2012 by Jessica Smith, who claimed that the rapper had impregnated her in 2001. Smith sought child support. Reportedly, the DNA test confirmed with 99.9 percent certainty that the child was his. As a result, Future entered into a settlement with Smith, agreeing to be legally recognized as the father, pay $1,662 in child support per month (he listed his monthly income at $16,516.30) and pay the $889 tab for the DNA test. Future most recently released his new mixtape, F.G.B. (The Movie) for free download this month, and is contemplating recording a mixtape with Drake. In recent years, much has been made of high-profile child support cases like those of Nas, Gucci Mane and Scott Storch.