Associated Press reports Fabolous was arrested for the second time in two days on Thursday in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn after police said they discovered guns in a car in which he was riding. On Wednesday, Fabolous was arrested in Manhattan when he was discovered driving with a suspended license.
Associated Press reports 50 Cent was arrested Tuesday morning after police found two guns inside a car parked outside a Manhattan nightclub. John Mangan, the promoter for 50 Cent’s scheduled performance at the nightclub, said the police search was unjustified. “I think they’re trying to get him … to connect him to things that he has nothing to do with,” Mangan said. The rapper’s lawyer could not be reached by telephone for comment.
The LA Times reports Suge Knight was taken into custody Monday for alleged parole violations that could send him back to prison for a year, authorities said. Law enforcement sources said four violations relate to Knight’s alleged association with reputed gang members who authorities say are connected with a series of retaliatory shootings this year. Knight’s lawyer, David Z. Chesnoff, said he was surprised by the arrest. “Mr Knight has done everything within his power to avoid any kind of trouble and at the same time remain active in the hip hop recording community,” Chesnoff said. “His association with people that the parole board finds objectionable is in all likelihood, if true, directly connected to the music business and nothing else.”
The New York Post reports Ronald “Tinard” Washington, 35, a convicted drug dealer from Hollis, Queens and wanted for questioning in the murder of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay has been nabbed in an armed holdup on Long Island.
Queen Latifah was arrested early Wednesday for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, a California Highway Patrol official said. She was spotted in North Hollywood at about 3:15 a.m. for making an unsafe lane change.
The Smoking Gun reports Eminem was, until earlier Tuesday (November 12), listed on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office web site as having been arrested for possession of 250 rocks of crack cocaine and a marijuana stash. The bust of “Eminem Marshall Mathers,” which supposedly occurred on December 26, 2000 in Key West, never happened, according to red-faced cops. After TSG asked about the rapper’s purported drug-dealing arrest, Deputy Becky Herrin acknowledged that the sheriff’s office had published erroneous information on its web site, but was unable to say whether the bogus report “happened during training or if it was someone goofing off.” They also scrapped reports on ‘Joe Blow Gay’ and ‘Brew Brown Coffee’. Read more.
MTV News reports that while Ja Rule was in Jamaica for a performance at the 2002 Reggae Sumfest over the weekend, he negotiated a plea bargain in an obscenity case stemming from his performance at last year’s Sumfest. Ja plans to plead guilty and is expected to pay a fine of roughly $80.
Access Hollywood spoke with Wyclef Jean about his arrest last week at the New York rally against school budget cuts. Jean said despite media reports that said he was arrested for trying to perform without a permit, he insisted he was nowhere near the stage. “I was right behind the barricades,” he said. “I came around the barricade. An officer with a suit on came. He was like, ‘We’re taking no more entertainers.”
Wyclef Jean was one of 10 people arrested for disorderly conduct during a protest rally against proposed education budget cuts in New York on Tuesday (June 4), according to a spokesperson for the New York Police Department.
Looks like aggressively chasing after Master P for the past three years has finally caught up to Antwan Baker, who Launch.com reports was arrested yesterday and charged with trespassing and making criminal threats after he approached Master P in the lobby of the music mogul’s attorney’s office in Los Angeles. This was the final straw in a series of incidents that began in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in 1999, when he approached Master P about a recording contract and about financing opportunities for a movie through No Limit Films.