MTV News reports Beanie Sigel is behind bars, facing attempted murder charges, after turning himself in to police Thursday night in Philadelphia. The Roc-A-Fella recording artist and leader of the State Property clique surrendered around 11:15 p.m., shortly after performing with Jay-Z on the Rock the Mic tour, police said. Read more.
Details behind the latest arrest of Suge Knight have emerged. Reuters reports the Death Row Records founder has been arrested for allegedly punching a parking attendant outside a Los Angeles nightclub — a possible parole violation, a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections said on Monday. “Apparently he was upset that his car was not readily available,” prison spokesman Russ Heimerich said of the alleged altercation. “When you get out of prison, you have terms and conditions that you must abide by, and that includes no violence.”
Los Angeles Times reported Monday that Suge Knight reportedly has been arrested a second time this year for allegedly violating parole. The Times reported that Knight was jailed without bail, but the county jail inmate information web site didn’t show a booking, according to the Associated Press. Knight’s lawyer, Robin Yanes, said Sunday he wasn’t notified that his client had been arrested.
Associated Press reports that authorities arrested DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night before on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis, police said. The rapper was released on bail of $376 until Monday, when he is due in Basseterre Magistrate’s Court. “I’ll go to court on Monday,” he said before leaving on Saturday. “I just want to thank all my fans for showing the support they did show. It feels good to get out of jail, but it feels a thousand percent better when you get out of jail to see everybody say they love you.”
Eminem’s ex-wife Kim Mathers is facing possible cocaine possession charges after she was arrested Tuesday morning on a traffic violation and cops found two bags containing a white powder in her car. Kim was pulled over by St. Clair Shores Police Department cops at about 2:30 AM after she approached and drove past a stationary emergency vehicle on Interstate 94, about 15 miles north of Detroit, police told The Smoking Gun. Read more, including a mug shot, here.
AllHipHop.com reports that police have captured the man suspected of shooting Freaky Zeeky and murdering his friend, Eric Mangrum. Eric Mingo, 32, was staked out a Tremont Avenue Bronx apartment building Thursday morning, after receiving a tip that he was there. He’s the third man arrested in connection to the shooting.
The New York Post reports Master P has been busted at Newark Airport with six hollow-point bullets. He was due to board an America West flight to Los Angeles late Tuesday when he was stopped by Transport Security Administration agents to tell guards he was checking a small case which held a licensed, unloaded handgun. Officials found the six bullets in a separate magazine.
Launch.com reports New York City police arrested a second suspect, Herndon Williams, 32, of Brooklyn, New York on Saturday (May 17), and charged him with murder and attempted robbery for the shooting of rapper Freekey Zekey (a.k.a. Ezekiel Jiles) of Cam’ron’s protege group the Diplomats, and the murder of his bodyguard, Eric Mangrum, on April 25 during an attempted robbery.
AllHipHop.com reports Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke, who shares CEO duties of Roc-A-Fella Records with Damon Dash and Jay-Z, was arraigned Tuesday morning after 24 marijuana plants were found growing in his Cliffside Park, New Jersey penthouse.
Launch.com reports Chauncey Dillon of Brooklyn, New York has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shoot-out last Friday (April 25) which left 28-year-old Eric Mangrum, dead, and rapper Freakey Zekey of the Diplomats, wounded. Twenty nine-year-old Dillon was arrested early Wednesday (April 30) but according to police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Hayes, the investigation is still ongoing.