Being a celebrity definitely has its perks especially when it comes to serving jail time for DUIs. The original bad boy of R&B Bobby Brown served a mere nine hours in jail stemming from his latest DUI arrest. The initial sentence was for Brown to be in jail for 55 days. Bobby Brown turned himself on Wednesday at 9:58 in the morning and was free again around 7pm that night. As usual, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office is saying the reason Brown was released so fast is due to extreme overcrowding. What’s funny about the overcrowding excuse is the Sheriff’s Office said Bobby Brown would serve no less than nine days behind bars. The singer was arrested back in October after he was spotted driving erratically. Brown plead no contest driving with a suspended license and to the DUI charge. In conjunction with his jail sentence, Brown will be on probation for four years and must attend alcohol education classes for a year and a half. Bobby Brown is proof that escaping addiction is one of the hardest things ever. But how many DUI arrests is it going to take for him to really get his life back in order? Probably never if he keeps getting sprung from jail in nine hours.
A couple weeks ago, Ja Rule was released from upstate prison only to be taken into federal custody. It turns out the Queens rapper is in a Brooklyn jail and will be released in late July after finishing out a two-year sentence for tax evasion.
The Associated Press reports:
The 36-year-old rapper left a state prison in central New York last week after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession and went straight into federal custody in a tax evasion case. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says he has since moved from an upstate jail to Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, which houses prisoners awaiting court dates or having short terms left on their sentences. The bureau said Thursday his expected release date is July 28.
The “Put It On Me” rapper had been serving time for a weapons possession charge. The tax evasion sentence was to run concurrently but Ja was released early for the gun rap thanks to good behavior. In early 2012, Ja infamously said “prison is amazing” when discussing the new friends he made in the bing, including former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi and former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski.
As expect, Ja Rule was released from prison in upstate New York today. However, he was promptly taken to a federal prison.
The Queens rapper, born Jeffery Atkins, served out most of his two year sentence for a gun possession charge under protective custody at Mid-State Correctional Facility. However, he still has time to serve on a 28-month sentence he was handed after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges; thus he isn’t coming home, just yet.
The Associated Press reports:
Ja Rule may have less than six months left and may be eligible for a halfway house, defense attorney Stacey Richman said. An order to pay $1.1 million in back taxes is one of the main reasons he wants to get back to work, she said. “Many people are looking forward to experiencing his talent again,” Richman said. …
Ja Rule, who went to the prison in Marcy in June 2011, is getting out at his earliest release date, state correction spokeswoman Linda Foglia said. He had two misbehavior reports for unauthorized phone calls in February 2012 and had work assignments on lawn and grounds crews and participated in education programs, she said.
Around the time of those aforementioned “unauthorized phone calls” (January 2012), Rule called in to Vlad TV. In March 2011, the “Holla Holla” rapper admitted in federal court that he didn’t pay taxes on the $3 million he earned between 2004 and 2006 while he lived in New Jersey. The previous year, Ja Rule took a plead guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon after NYPD found a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun in his car during a traffic stop after a concert at The Beacon Theatre in Manhattan back in 2007. Early last year, Ja Rule told the New York Daily News that jail was “amazing” when discussing the connections he was making in the bing. In early 2013, while incarcerated, Ja Rule released an album titled Pain Is Love 2 that received little fanfare.
DMX was arrested this morning in South Carolina for driving without a license. He was detained at County Jail and has been released.
“When I could have just paid the money right there on the spot,” Simmons told FOX Carolina. “Basically it was just five hours wasted for nothing. I don’t have a court date or a court appearance.” He said he also had his five-month-old daughter in the car when he was arrested.
DMX can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble.
According to FOX Carolina 21, Dark Man X was arrested for driving without a license in Spartanburg, South Carolina earlier this morning. He claims that he left a local gas station and an officer followed him a short distance, only to pull him over and arrest him. He was booked into the Spartanburg County jail around 2 a.m. “When I could have just paid the money right there on the spot,” said DMX, who had his five-month-old daughter in the car at the time of arrest. “Basically it was just five hours wasted for nothing. I don’t have a court date or a court appearance.” At 6 a.m., the gruff rapper went before a judge and was released shortly after. Deputies say that he had been issued tickets in Greer and Duncan, accused of driving without a license and only had a state ID card on him. After pulling him over, deputies claimed that the car was turned over to a different licensed passenger who was in the car. In July 2011, DMX was released from prison after serving a seven-month bid for violating probation. A judge said that X, who at the time had been incarcerated 13 times, had “an undiagnosed mental condition” and possibly suffered from bi-polar disorder. Last May, X said that he wanted “less trouble” and was going to try to clean up his act. He released his comeback album Undisputed in September, though it only moved 17,000 copies in its first week. The project is the point of a multi-million dollar legal war between Seven Arts Entertainment and In The Zone Entertainment over distribution rights to the LP.
Kat Stacks is out of prison and at it again, well sort of. Before prison, Kat was known for putting rappers on blast for pretty much anything. She posted pics of Soulja Boy with coke and a couple of times leaked rappers’ phone numbers to the public. She seemed to be everywhere before she got nabbed and taken into custody due to immigration issues. Now that she’s out of prison, she’s going at a new rapper but not for her usual bullsh*t. Kat set aim at Juelz for a comment that he made on her Instagram and Juelz fired back on Twitter. Apparently Kat’s close friend a rumored jump-off of Juelz, Jenna Shea, caught the comment and they didn’t appreciate it. Juelz made the comment in regards to Kat getting hit by a group of men and Kat dragged Kimbella’s name into he mix. I really was hoping this chick would just fade right away after being released but it seems that this bird just won’t go away. Watch what she said to Juelz below in the video and check his response in his tweets below video.